Garage Floor Coatings and Garage Floor Resurfacing
Successful resurfacing of your garage floor can be performed if you have good knowledge of how to prepare the surface, and how to apply the resurfacing material.
Garage floor coatings are usually used to enhance garage floors and provide you with that appealing look that you have been looking for.
Garage Floor Coatings
Garage floor coatings are designed to extend the life of garage floors. They are usually made of epoxy, which repels oil, water and other materials, providing resistance against the contaminants that destroy the garage floor and consequently cause it to fail. They also make clean-up quick and easy.
Epoxy coating is a tough and highly durable finish for garage floors. Not only does epoxy coating provide protection for your garage floor, it can give ugly or boring cement a beautiful appearance.
Used for both commercial and residential applications, epoxy will certainly give your shop or garage a professional, showroom shine that gets attention.
Before doing floor resurfacing, it extremely important to determine if there is a coating on the floor. Epoxy coatings are known to react with other floor coatings, so keep in mind polyurethane and latex floor paints cannot be used as substrates for epoxy coating. If one of these are on your garage floor, a professional will need to strip it before applying the epoxy.
Garage Floor Epoxy Application
It’s extremely important that garage floor epoxy is applied correctly or it will not adhere properly. It is also necessary to repair or patch any cracks in the concrete prior to the epoxy being applied.
Certain types of repair work better than others and only professionals have expertise in the use of popular and effective methods.
Quality epoxy floor products usually require multiple coats to ensure a tough and resistant coating that is highly durable. Many times an epoxy primer is applied first in order to achieve the desired result.
Types of Epoxy Floor Coating
When deciding on the type of epoxy floor coating to use, it is crucial to consider first their pros and cons. Each category of epoxy floor coating is mixed with a different type of fluid. Epoxy floor coatings are categorized as solvent-borne epoxy, 100% solids epoxy and waterborne epoxy.
Professional Garage Floor Resurfacing
Resurfacing a garage floor is not a job for amateurs. Hiring a professional to handle the task of resurfacing your garage floor is a smart choice. Why struggle or put yourself through the hassles and inconvenience of resurfacing your garage floor when a professional service is effective, affordable and timely? It takes experience and knowledge to ensure the resurfacing project is done properly.
Epoxy coverings for garage floor resurfacing should always be handled by certified professionals who have proper training in the use of epoxy and its applications.
Their experience working on concrete construction projects, including concrete repair, installation, and concrete floor finishes equips them with the knowledge of what causes garage floor coating to fail.
Professionals can help you achieve a durable, high-quality epoxy floor finish for your garage floor.
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.