Creating Great Looking Safe Play Places in Garages with Epoxy Floor Sealant
Families that have children often look for good additional safe places for their children to play in. This is in addition to the traditional family rooms and basements play areas that many parents use. While most families love their kids to have a yard to play in as well as play rooms, during inclement weather and when the children are very young it can be important to have a great place where they can play and be safe and still get some fresh air. That is why many families have looked to expand their children’s play area by creating a garage space that is designed to be childhood safe.
However, one of the concerns for garage area play spaces is that it can cause damage such as cracking and chipping in the concrete flooring over time because the area is exposed to a great deal of wear and tear from childhood traffic and toys. The good news is, there are ways to provide a great play space in a garage and protect the floor of the garage at the same time.
Epoxy Sealants for Garage Floors
One of the more modern ways homeowners have enhanced garage floors to provide additional play space for kids and still provide protection for the concrete flooring by finishing off part or all of the garage cement floor with an epoxy sealant. The addition of epoxy flooring coatings can make a garage floor much more durable against spills, cracks or damage that can be caused by aging and wear and tear.
What Is Epoxy Flooring Coatings?
Epoxy is a coating that covers the surface of concrete flooring. It is designed as a sealant and protective coating that helps ensure the concrete does not crack or crumble as readily under extended use, traffic and toys that can degrade regular concrete over time.
In addition, Epoxy Flooring Coatings are chemical-resistant and stain-resistant which is also good for the more traditional garage users. This durable concrete flooring coating also beautifies and adds luster to the garage flooring space making it a pleasant warmer looking place for children to play.
Is Epoxy Sealant Safe for Pets And People?
Many parents that would consider using epoxy coating on a garage floor have some concerns about whether the epoxy coating is safe since it is a chemical based coating. The overall answer is that epoxy coating once dried is usually very safe for children, pets and people. However, it should be noted that as with all coatings, children, pets and adults can have allergic reactions to them. While it is not common, people that are more allergy prone to different chemicals may have a reaction to it.
In order to ensure safety for pets, children and adults after the sealant is first put on, there are guidelines that should be followed. It is generally advised that pets, children and adults not spend any time in the garage area while it is drying. The initial curing period is 48 hours but free play with pets and children is safest to start after two weeks of drying and curing of the floor epoxy is completed.
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.