Garage floors take a beating over time
Garage floors take a beating over time, and they often end up with stains or cracks. Rather than replacing it, there are a variety of ways to fix these issues. Cracks can be the result of the house settling, but there can also be structural issues that need to be corrected first. Stains occur for a variety of reasons, and choosing a floor covering may be the best option to control this issue. In all cases, it is best if the homeowner seeks professional assistance before making their decision on garage floor resurfacing.
When cracks are an issue, seeking a qualified professional to look into the reasons for these cracks will help determine the correct remedy. They may just be a part of the normal settling of the concrete slab, but there could be other reasons such as structural defects in the original slab. Experts have the tools and knowledge needed to assess the damage, and they will have a range of solutions available.
Cracks that are not the result of structure damage often require filling, and homeowners who are not familiar with adding new concrete to old should seek professional assistance before committing to a repair plan. New concrete that is added must bond to the original surface, or a new crack will reappear over time. Knowing how to ensure adhesion between the new and old concrete is important for longevity, and it will become an issue if not solved correctly the first time. Other than the cost difference, few people understand the difference between concrete resurfacing material and regular concrete. Hiring a professional to resurface a cracked floor is an investment that will pay off over time.
Stains are often an issue with garage floors, but this condition can be dealt with by adding an epoxy floor covering. The current garage floor must be prepared properly before application begins, and it is best to understand how the current stains and concrete will affect the finished product. The first step is emptying the garage completely to pressure wash it, and the homeowner must then assess how well the cleaning has done. If there are still stains, it is best to consult a professional in the flooring business before making any choices. While an epoxy covering will generally prevent most stains from bleeding through, it may not adhere properly when applied over them.
When a garage floor receives an epoxy coating, the reasons are to cover existing stains and seal the flooring from future stains. There are several layers that are applied, and each one has its own special needs. If any layer of the coating is not applied correctly, the top epoxy layer will not adhere properly, and it may come loose. Staining with badly applied epoxy coatings can also occur, and this defeats the original reason to resurface the floor.
There are many ways homeowners can add value and longevity to their home, and taking care of the garage floor is one of them. Resurfacing a cracked or stained floor can add years of life, and it will enhance the value of the property. Hiring a professional may appear to cost more, but it will save time and money in the long run.
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.