Epoxy Garage Floors Have So Many Advantages
You’ve got your car all polished and looking fabulous. Now, you pull into your garage with the concrete floor and you feel kind of let down. You feel a bit like a balloon that has lost its air. Sure, you’ve always wanted a garage floor that is functional, but why does it have to be so drab, with oil stains on it?
If your garage floor was an epoxy garage floor, it would look like many of the floors used in auto showrooms and in classic car display areas. Not only do epoxy garage floors look nice, they also have many fantastic advantages over a plain concrete or painted floor.
The Advantages Of Epoxy Garage Floors
Garage floor epoxy provides many advantages over other types of garage flooring materials. It is strong, durable, water and stain resistant and keeps its shine, enduring even the most punishing conditions effortlessly. The main advantages of an epoxy garage floor are:
– Water simply beads on the floor
– You can wipe it clean with a rag
– It gives you an oil, antifreeze, road salt and chemical resistant surface in the garage
– Creates a professional looking finish for your garage
– Done right, epoxy garage floors add resale value to any home
– Helps to create an extra, useful room
– If anti-skid ingredients are added to the epoxy, you will have extra traction on wet or snowy days
– Paint chips added to epoxy help disguise imperfect spots on the concrete
Garage floor epoxy is an excellent material choice for anyone who wants the experience of a very low maintenance, beautiful garage floor. Application of an epoxy garage floor is best left to professionals who are trained in proper application techniques, to experience the best results.
What Is The Best Epoxy Floor Treatment?
The best garage floor epoxy treatment consists of a layered epoxy system. This means that several coats are applied, including a primer coat, a high quality base coat and acrylic paint chips if desired. These coats should be followed with one or more coats of polyurethane or clear epoxy for a shiny, durable finish.
A primer coat is necessary to let the epoxy absorb more deeply into the concrete, creating a great base for the epoxy to adhere to. Use of a good, high quality primer can also keep a bubbled and pin hole look from appearing, which can detract from the good looks of your new garage floor.
Have Your Epoxy Floor System Applied Correctly
When an epoxy garage flooring system is applied correctly, the result is a beautiful garage floor that can last twenty years or longer. The floor will be stronger and more durable, and will be able to withstand common everyday use. It will also be able to endure rougher treatment from things like chemicals, road salt, gasoline, antifreeze spills, leaks and moisture. Having an epoxy floor in your garage makes it seem like an extra room, versus simply a place to park vehicles.
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.