Adding Value to the Home by Improving the Garage Floor
Almost all homeowners become quite familiar with the concept of home improvement and renovation in order to increase its value. However, an area of the house that is often overlooked for renovation is the garage. The garage has traditionally been an area to store cars, lawn equipment, and other tools that are not wanted inside the house. As it turns out, this part of the household can be transformed by applying garage floor coatings and turning it into a clean, attractive area that adds considerable value for a low cost. The overall value stems from numerous benefits that garage floor coatings provide once applied.
Coating the garage floor has immediate benefits. The special epoxy composition used is incredibly resistant to the most common elements that make the floor dirty. This includes anything from dirt and debris that is blown in from outside to the more troublesome effects of oil leaks and stains. Essentially, the coating works as a protective barrier on the floor and keeps it looking clean, while also allowing for easy maintenance of its appearance when sweeping or mopping. Not only do garage floor coatings look great, they also double as functional protection for the surface of the garage.
Keeping the garage floor clean is one aspect, but impact damage can also affect the concrete in a much more severe fashion. If heavy tools or equipment are kept inside the garage, the concrete floor is susceptible to being cracked or chipped when something falls, tips over, or is dropped. The benefit of coating the garage floor with an epoxy floor application if that the new surface adheres to concrete with a seamless bond, and it is sturdy enough to absorb the force of impact from something that could otherwise damage the floor. With enough abuse over time, having to replace an entire concrete garage floor becomes an expensive reality. However, including an epoxy treated surface as an alternative can prevent that from happening.
Mother nature always has an impact on the garage. Bad weather or constant exposure to sunlight can have a negative effect on the floor of the garage. With the addition of an epoxy surface, these factors can be kept in check. A treated garage floor with the epoxy coating repels rain and keeps the porous concrete from getting soaked. In addition, the surface can withstand UV rays from sunlight for a long period of time, meaning that the floor will stay looking pristine for years.
The garage should be an important part of making choices about improving the home, and it offers a cost-effective way to add value and keep an area of the house clean and low-maintenance. Coating the garage floor is a simple process that has plenty of advantages both in the immediate future and for years to come, offering aesthetic appeal and real protection against everything that could potentially harm the floor. Opting for epoxy coating can change the garage from a forgettable eyesore to an instant increase in home value.
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.