Garage Floor Coverings before Expoxies
Prior to modern epoxies, there were few options for garage floor coverings. The main floor covering of those times was merely paint. However, paint solved a lot of issues related to the problem with garage floors. Concrete is porous by nature and because of this, fluids leak easily into the concrete surface causing irreparable stains.
Additionally, water and other fluids that leak into the surface could swell due to freezing and crack it causing unsightly cracks and not leveled, dangerous floors. This becomes a hazard in both residential and commercial garages. Paint prevented these issues but only somewhat. Paint could also be easily installed by non-professionals and still be effective.
However, there are still many issues that painting a garage floor does not prevent. Additionally, maintaining a painted floor requires a lot of maintenance. This required maintenance often involves repainting the entire floor multiple times annually. In a commercial operation, this would involve much work and expense.
For the homeowner, this is also an expensive endeavor and requires much time to apply. Even when the surface is applied properly, it can be slick if the proper measures were not taken in choosing the paint. Painted floors are also limited in the scope of customization that is possible, and they do not improve the floor’s structural integrity.
With the advent of modern epoxies, a covering was invented that not only advanced the benefits of a painted floor, but in the correct application, epoxies can also add structural integrity to the floor. Epoxy products are available in most home improvement stores.
They vary in effectiveness and in type, but they are made to be installed by novices and common homeowners. Additionally, these products are limited in their available types. However, in order for epoxies to be effective, they must be installed properly. In many cases, homeowners lack the ability, knowledge and equipment to properly install these amateur-based products.
The most effective and attractive epoxy floors are installed by professional installers. Professional installers possess the knowledge and experience needed to insure the proper installation, adhesion and final product. These professionals can assess the situation and adjust installation to suit the myriad of circumstances presented with covering a garage floor with an epoxy coating. They also have greater access to superior products. This is not only necessary for a proper installation, but it also offers an almost unlimited amount of options by which the covering can be customized.
However, the most important determinant of the proper outcome is the preparation and the right garage floor covering Wilmington DE installers. Garage floors must be cleaned and prepared properly. This is even more important when considering that an improper job may be permanent. This fact alone makes hiring professionals to install epoxy floor coverings the only method to ensure that the final product is beautiful, impervious and effective. The professionally applied coatings are also a very thick application as compared to over the counter epoxy products.
These professional products can also be opaque or transparent with a myriad selection of logos and other beautification products embedded.
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.