Garage Floor Coating – Why do you need them?
In most cases, the floor coatings that are applied over the floor surfaces are designed and applied in order to protect the surface. This is why, being protective layers, they are developed to be durable and tough so they can withstand the pressure and the foot traffic. As a result of the durability, they are most likely to be used in areas where the floor surface is exposed to tear and wear like manufacturing floors, chemical plants and warehouses.
Apart from being used in industrial and commercial facilities, they can also be used as garage floor coverings. This is because they can protect the garage floors from corrosion and heavy abuse. These floor coatings can also be used in order to enhance the garage floor by repairing any damages and cracks which will prevent them from spreading and affecting more areas. This way, these coatings can actually help you save money that you would spend on repairing and maintenance expenses because they will enable your floors to live longer without needing any maintenance.
In the past, some of these garage floor resurfacing materials were not exactly Eco friendly, which made many people avert away from using them. Since more and more people are now aware of the climate change and the effect of the things we use on the environment that surrounds us, many companies are now producing co-friendly coating materials that meet the VOC regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency, which guarantees you the protection of your floors and the safety of the environment. These coatings also have less solvent in order to decrease the level of contamination and evaporation, which makes them basically odorless and safer.
There are three different types of coatings, these types are ceramic coatings, polyurethane and epoxy coatings. The first one, garage floor epoxy, is the best-suited one for refinishing, patching and resurfacing exposed surfaces. The shrinkage of the epoxy coatings is quite low and its durability is high. This is why it is used in industrial facilities as well as garage floors. Another reason is because it does not only help protect the surface of the garage but it can also enhance its appearance, especially with all of the new decorative epoxy coatings available today.
Epoxy garage floor coverings are also stain and water-resistant. This means that whenever you wash the floor or whenever something is spilled over the surface of the garage floor, it will not be able to seep into the cracks of the concrete. Being stain resistant is important in garages because the floor of the garage is always exposed to water, grease stains and oil stains from the cars. As for the water resistance, it is equally as important because people tend to work on their cars in the garage, which can cause a lot of mess that will need to be cleaned. Therefore, with this kind of concrete coatings, you will be able to use as much water as you can without any worries.
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.