A backyard patio can transform the form and function of your home. The right space can serve as an extension of your property, offering you a relaxing and tranquil spot to sip your morning coffee or enjoy a barbecue with friends. 

If you’re designing yours from the ground up, you know that the type of flooring you choose matters. 

No matter how you intend to use your patio, you expect it to be sturdy, reliable, and built to last. With so many options on the market, it can be hard to know which material will make the right flooring for your project. 

Today, we’re sharing a few considerations to keep in mind as you make your selection. 

Check Durability

Let’s start with the most important factor: durability. The flooring you choose for your patio should be more than capable of standing up against decades of wear and tear. 

Think about it: Your family members will be walking all over it on a near-daily basis. Your heavy patio furniture and conversation sets will be situated on top of it. Then, there’s the issue of weather. 

Your patio will be exposed to adverse weather all throughout the year, from heavy rain to hard wind. It will also absorb heat from the sun. Depending on where you live, you could even lose sight of your patio under feet of snow when the temperatures drop!

That’s why you need a patio floor that’s up to the challenge. 

While there are many different options, including ceramic and composite wood flooring, poured concrete is among the most rugged of them all. As long as you properly maintain it, concrete can last a lifetime. This is especially true when you coat it with Garage Force’s special polyurea floor coating

Twenty times stronger than epoxy, our coating will protect your patio floor from a host of threats, including:

  • Ultraviolet light
  • Staining
  • Scrapes and scratches
  • Extreme temperatures

Even after continued exposure to sunlight, our UV-resistant coating will not turn yellow or fade. It also cures quickly, so you don’t have to worry about any bubbles forming as the material hardens.

While traditional epoxy coatings can take three to four days to install, our coating only takes 24 hours! This gives you an extra two days to enjoy your new patio. You also don’t have to worry about temperature or the time of year affecting your installation, as we can complete the project in any condition between -30 degrees to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ensure Resistance

Resistance and durability go hand-in-hand. The floor you choose for your patio should effectively resist all types of intruding elements, such as:

  • Fire
  • Water and moisture
  • Chemical corrosion 

Again, this is where coated concrete shines. Our polyurea coating beautifully seals and protects your floor, creating a strong barrier that keeps unwanted intruders away. The coating is strong, hardy, and stands up well against all of these potential concerns. 

Chemical corrosion is an especially important feature, giving you the peace of mind that your patio is not only beautiful but safe to use. Our coating is completely resistant to all common chemicals, including:

  • Salt
  • Gasoline
  • Calcium
  • Oil
  • Grease

This way, your patio floors will never degrade due to chemical exposure. If there’s even an accidental spill, it should clean up smoothly.

Ask About Customization

Your patio should be as unique and special as the rest of your home. It can be difficult to achieve this level of customization with some flooring options, but that isn’t the case when you work with Garage Force. 

We offer a variety of different coating systems designed to give you autonomy and control over the way your project looks. Our design team will work with you to share all of the different colors, systems, and styles available.  

You don’t have to settle for a generic flooring solution that looks just like every other one on the block. We’ll help you design a one-of-a-kind look that fits your design aesthetic and personal style. We also offer extras, such as anti-slip additives, that can enhance your patio and make it as beautiful and functional as possible. 

Understand Cleaning

An intricate patio flooring system might sound like a good idea but think about the steps required to keep it in great shape. A sealed concrete floor looks great and is a cinch to keep clean.

Our ultra-durable coating keeps all dirt and debris at bay, so you don’t have to worry about anything slipping through the cracks. When it’s time to spruce up your patio, this flooring is easy to wash down and dries without any residue. 

Compare Pricing

The patio floors you install should fit comfortably within your construction or renovation budget. If you have a few different materials in mind, it can help to request a quote from each different manufacturer so you can crunch the numbers and compare the options. 

At Garage Force, we’re happy to prepare a quote to help with this process! Once you contact us and tell us a little more about your project, we’ll help you plan every aspect of it, starting with a cost breakdown so you know what to expect. 

One advantage of choosing a concrete patio floor is that once you seal it, you won’t have to worry about replacing it any time soon. While it might cost a little more to add our premium seal, this is an investment that yields an incredible return. 

Choose the Right Flooring For Your Patio Project

Your patio is your spot to unwind and relax. It can also be a wonderful gathering spot for all of your loved ones. To get the most use out of your space, it’s important to start with the right flooring.

While there are many options to consider, you can’t go wrong when you choose concrete. Yet, don’t stop there! Finish your floors with a Garage Force polyurea coating to really help your outdoor oasis shine. 

Have questions? Want to learn more about the different coating systems we offer? Go here to find the closest Garage Force near you!