A Vehicle’s Impact on the Garage
Many individuals who own a house also have a vehicle for transportation. Owning a vehicle is essential for commuting to and from work, as well as getting to other places for various needs. While storing that vehicle to keep it safe is important, the effect that it has on a garage can make the floor deteriorate over time. Because of this, garage floor resurfacing becomes a priority in maintaining this area and keeping it clean. A quick and affordable process will lead to less problems and a more inviting appearance, making garage floor resurfacing a worthy investment for home improvement.
When the vehicle is parked in the garage, it brings in the elements from outside. This includes debris from the road, dirt that is picked up on the tires and frame, as well as rainwater in times of inclement weather. Even though this is common for any household, it becomes a nuisance when the floor becomes dirty and needs to be cleaned up. A benefit of garage floor resurfacing is that the epoxy coating offers a strong layer of surface protection that repels virtually every type of outside factor that can lead to a dirty floor. In addition, the composition of the new epoxy surface makes cleaning much easier. This will lead to a much more appealing garage area and less hassle on the weekends when maintaining the house.
The vehicle’s tires can have a troublesome effect on the garage floor over time. For traction, the material on tires is designed to break down, and this residue can left on the floor of the garage when the vehicle is parked. A concrete floor accumulates these markings and it can be difficult to remove after a while. Epoxy coating used in garage floor resurfacing works as a barrier that is resistant to the markings left by tires and other items coming in contact with the surface. The coated floor will stay looking cleaner and brighter for much longer compared to concrete that is left untreated.
Oil is possibly a garage floor’s worst enemy, and many vehicles are notorious for leaving oil where it is not wanted. The porous characteristics of concrete combined with an oil leak from a vehicle means that once the stain gets into the floor, it may be impossible to remove. These stains are quite common in the garage and leave a very undesirable appearance. However, even oil stains can be repelled by the epoxy coating that a treated garage floor includes. Instead of absorbing into the floor, the oil remains on the surface and can be cleaned before causing any damage. Getting rid of this headache alone can make all the different for a homeowner who has an older vehicle or even pesky lawn equipment.
vehicle and garage floors simply do not get along. While both are important to the homeowner, their combination can prove to be a hassle as the garage is exposed to various types of damage. Resurfacing the garage floor with epoxy coating is a valuable addition to the home, because it eliminates the need for unnecessary cleaning in the immediate future or floor repair down the road. Every homeowner with a vehicle can benefit from the addition of an epoxy-sealed garage floor.
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.