Garage Floor Coatings Can Enhance Property
Today, many property owners routinely seek the application of garage floor coatings to enhance their property. While a homeowner may prefer to hire someone to complete the unpleasant application process, the benefits of an attractive, newly coated garage floor delight most people.
Why Apply a Coating?
Residential property owners usually apply paint in order to beautify a room’s appearance. While coating a garage floor can accomplish this goal also, generally the motivation behind applying a new finish in the garage extends beyond simple appearance enhancements. Coatings serve several additional functions.
First, consider that garage floors must generally support far heavier weights on a daily basis than most other types of surfaces in a home. Many families also store heavy items in a garage, such as tools, spare auto parts and, sometimes, athletic equipment. Floors in garages need to stand up to massive pressures on a regular basis sometimes. Second, remember that vehicles, the typical asset stored in garages, travel frequently across unclean roads. Tires splash through mud puddles, get dirty from accumulated exhaust and sometimes pick up small pebbles or other items of debris. All of that material potentially gets tracked across a garage floor. Third, even under the best of circumstances, most households concentrate the majority of cleaning efforts on the interior floors of a residence; the owners may spend hours vacuuming and cleaning carpets in the living room and other entertainment areas, while devoting only cursory attention to cleaning a carpet-free sections of a garage or workshop.
These factors mean that garage floors generally must bear up well under heavy use, dirty conditions and minimal daily attention. To assist these structures, owners frequently consider the application of a protective coating essential.
Types of Protective Coatings
Tough, protective coatings come in many forms. Two of the most widely used substances are epoxy or polyurethane based solutions.
These chemicals can lend additional protective coverage to the surface of a floor, safeguarding it from small scratches and nicks, while also providing a better seal against damaging materials, such melting snow covering a vehicle roof in the winter. The protective coating seeps across small roughened areas of the surface of the floor at a microscopic level, helping to close and protect them.
Although coatings sometimes also modify the appearance of the floor, by enhancing attractiveness and adding a glossy shine, their aesthetic benefit typically remains the least important concern. Garage floor coatings offer that extra layer of protection against inclement environments that help keep garages functional under tough conditions.
For this reason, most manufacturers recommend the use of a primer, plus multiple coatings of the basic sealant. Applying this type of chemical product effectively generally requires excellent ventilation, plus a specific range of temperatures. For this reason, homeowners often decide to out source the process of applying protective coatings to experienced professionals. A well applied, protective coating can enhance a garage floor’s durability and utility for years.
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.