Epoxy Flooring Solutions for Your Garage
Garages in American homes can take on many forms and functions from simple car storage to extra bedroom or even a man cave or hangout for the kids and their friends. Unless you constructed your home new, chances are the floor of your garage is simple poured concrete. While this is a simple and cost-effective solution, it is not terribly durable, stains easy and is not very visually appealing. With a simple upgrade to epoxy floors, your garage could be ready to take on years of changing roles and functions.
Epoxy is great for garages because it is easy to maintain and extremely durable. Many industrial, healthcare and sports facilities use epoxy flooring for these same reasons – so if it works in high impact or high traffic professional areas, it should work fine in your garage. You should consider garage floor coating if you currently or plan to ever do any kind of work in your garage, or if you think the space might change use over the next few years. For example, maybe not you currently garage your car but are planning on starting or expanding your family. That garage would make a great extra room, home office etc.; but not with the wrong flooring! Adding Epoxy flooring will allow you to clean up any fluids the car may have leaked, make interior changes to suit the use of the room, and continue to utilize the space until needs change.
You might be concerned with the visual appeal of the flooring, and that is another reason to consult the help of professionals. Flooring companies with the ability to do Epoxy flooring can add different materials into the epoxy to make it visually appealing. The most common additions are flakes and quartz. Epoxy Flake floors mix different flakes or chips into the epoxy to give vibrant color to the floor. The flakes come in a wide variety of colors, materials and combinations to suit your needs. Quartz epoxy floors, similarly, add colored quartz grain to the epoxy to add beauty to the flooring while still maintaining the durability of the material.
The appeal of these styles of flooring is that they are strong and visually appealing enough to be used on their own, but sanitary enough that you can put carpet down over them if the bare epoxy will not fit the role of the room. The best part of this option is that any staining on the carpet cannot get through the epoxy, so if the garage becomes the kid’s playroom and they destroy the carpet; it is an easy fix to replace or throw away the carpet.
While doing an epoxy floor yourself may sound easy, a quality and durable job requires the assistance of professionals. There are a variety of companies offering flooring solutions, including epoxy flooring, all across the country. Do some research to see what companies are available in your area and the different options they have. You can also research the different applications epoxy flooring has, the places it is commonly used and get an idea of what they might look like to see if it is a fit for your garage.
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.