Garage Floor Resurfacing Options
Garages aren’t just for parking cars anymore. Instead they’ve become workshops, showrooms for cars, tools and toys, practice areas for bands and apartments for teens and others. One key to transforming any garage is the type of floor covering that’s used on the floor. There are many very effective aesthetically pleasing options. Some people choose polyaspartic coating, epoxy coatings, paint, tiles or mats. All of them work well and are available in a range of colors and textures. These coverings look good and withstand grease, oil and harsh chemicals as well.
High performance polyaspartic coatings are a garage floor covering that’s growing in popularity. They give the garage floor a terrazzo-like seamless finish that looks great yet can withstand car and truck traffic. It also resists oil and grease as well as the many chemicals that commonly spill on garage floors. Some people add decorative vinyl chips to it to enhance its looks.
Garage floor containment mats are another excellent option. The mats are ideal for protecting the garage floor from road salts, oils and all manner of fluids. They also help prevent slip and fall accidents and stop water from freezing on the floor overnight. The mats help keep the garage floor clean and can hold gallons of water that drips off your vehicles for days. This keeps it off the garage floor.
Epoxy coatings are probably the most common choice when it comes to garage floors resurfacing. Two-part epoxy floor coatings are tough, long-lasting and very attractive. It leaves a thick, hard surface that cures within hours. It can stand up to foot and vehicle traffic for years. Plus it’s relatively inexpensive so most homeowners can afford it.
Tiles are another type of floor covering that can transform a garage floor from a mess to a beautiful foundation. There are three common types of tiles that are used on garage floors. They are plastic or flexible rubber tiles, rigid plastic tiles and wood composite tiles. All of these can be used to quickly turn your garage into a showplace or a useful addition to your home. The tiles are easy to install, affordable, durable and look great.
Many people opt for stampable overlays when redoing their garage floor. The overlays provide a textured surface that can look like wood, brick, tile, stone or any natural material. Ranging in thickness from 1/4 to 5/8 of an inch, the overlays are a breeze to install, cures in 24 hours, comes in a variety of colors and can take light traffic within 36 hours after installation. The result is a 3-dimensional textured look that lasts for years.
Microtoppings use a thin coat of polymers to create a great looking, abrasion-resistant, durable floor covering. They are easy to apply, dry quickly and come with a range of finishes. People often use them in combination with concrete dyes or stains. Many people use this floor covering in commercial and residential spaces.
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.