3 Tips for Maintaining Your Refinished Garage Flooring
You work there, you play there, and you store your toys there (with or without wheels!). Your garage is a safe haven in your home and it deserves a little extra T-L-C to keep it looking and feeling its best. Refinishing your garage floor can be a great investment into both the appearance of this favorite space, but also its function. If you’ve ever wanted to make your garage an even better place to spend time in, refinishing can be a perfect option that’s built to last.
Looking to extend the life of your floor? Start by giving your garage some attention before and after refinishing with these tips:
– Make Time for Proper Prep Before Refinishing: The best way to extend the life of a refinished garage floor is to invest time in proper preparation before you apply a floor coating. Make sure to do a thorough cleaning of your garage concrete as well as a check for any cracks, holes, or damage that could otherwise compromise the integrity of your refinishing work. Luckily, at Floorguard®, we take the guesswork out of prep with our exclusive concrete preparation process, ensuring your newly finished flooring using Floorguard® products will adhere to your concrete effectively and stay beautiful for years to come.
– Clean Refinished Floors Properly: Once you’ve finished your garage floor with Floorguard products, caring for it comes down to keeping things clean and tidy. Keep a broom handy to sweep up dirt and debris. Have a spill? Need to clean up oil, antifreeze, or other messes? Use water and if needed, a mild cleaning solution (ask us about recommended cleaning supplies by contacting us!). Avoid any acid-based or abrasive cleaners that can harm the coating.
– Use Mats in Messy Zones: If you tend to do a lot of work on cars, motorcycles, or small engines in your garage or want to minimize the effects of foot or wheel traffic, or keep your messes more contained, think about adding rubber garage mats to protect your refinished flooring. Rubber mats can also be great for entryways or other high foot traffic areas, especially to reduce salt, dirt, or other debris that may be tracked in on shoes.
Refinishing your garage floor with Floorguard® products can show your garage a little extra love, but once you’ve upgraded your floor, maintenance is going to go the extra mile to keep it looking beautiful!
My garage was so cluttered and a total mess, I was always embarrassed to have the door open! Not anymore!! Floorguard® helped me design a perfect system for my family, it’s amazing!! Now I keep my garage door open for all to see, it’s organized, and absolutely beautiful!!!
- Pam Orland Park, IL
Really Pleased! Our garage needed some major help – not only was it a mess but the floor was just ugly with all the stains and such. I will agree with the reviewer below – do not go with the cheap imitators! Floorguard not only has a great product, but their installers and service is well worth any extra cost, which is minimal anyway. Our neighbors have commented on how good our garage looks and we’ve recommended them to Floorguard without hesitation.
The garage looks so good! A+ company on every level. Wish I had another garage to resurface!
My neighbor had a floor done by another company that was new to the industry, boy were they sorry. I went with the experts, Floorguard did an incredible job!!
- Tom T., Orland Park
When it comes to adding value to your business, you can’t go wrong with the superior technology and materials from Floorguard
- Jenny P.
Covering our old, gray garage floor was a great aesthetic and functional improvement. This project requires 2 days: first day preparing the surface (major job requiring right equipment), putting down first coating and sprinkling the flakes. This requires about 4 hours. After this dries, they come back next day and apply the topcoat. They notified us when they would start the work and arrived as promised. They worked diligently, completed the work efficiently, left the work areas and our driveway clean. The owner Steve is a great guy to deal with.
- Bob H.
It was a pleasure dealing with the company’s owner Steve Chaloult. When we called him to give us an estimate, he arranged to come within a few days. We have a very large two car garage. His estimate was a bit more than the first company we called but he seemed very well prepared in showing us samples and very knowledgeable about his product and we just liked him. For personal reasons , we had to delay installation for about a month and he could not be more accommodating. we finally we able to have it done this past week and it was worth the wait. The garage floor is just beautiful and I never would have thought I would say that about a garage floor! We also had the lower walls around the floor done and very glad we did. At one time we were thinking we could do this ourselves using a kit. WHAT were we thinking? This is a job for a professional and we are so glad we used Steve.
- Moira J.
The owner Steve Chaloult was easy to work with and he’s very good at what he does. I highly recommend Floorguard as your contractor if you’re wanting to have a garage floor finished with a durable epoxy like colored finish. Floorguard came when they said they would and cleaned up after they were finished. Floorguard also installs garage storage cabinets.
- Andrew A.
Very responsive, good communicator. Was on time and did a top quality job. Very happy with the outcome.
- Anonymous Homeowner
Great eexperience. Quick and dependable service. High quality. Fair cost.
- John H.