Helping Out Your Garage Floor to Look Great
Everyone wants their home to look its best. That usually takes the form of ensuring that every room in the house looks great. There’s usually one big exception to the rule though. People tend to ignore their garage. It’s an understandable situation. There’s really not a lot one can do on one’s own with a garage. The nature of a concrete floor can be difficult to work with. Not to mention that it’s an area used for heavy machinery and long term storage. That’s why professional help can be so important. Because when professionals work at it, they actually can make a garage look like new.
The methods in which this can be done are varied. Sometimes it’s through a floor covering. This is the easiest and fastest method. Basically, the workers will come in and cut material to fit one’s garage floor. The material is then laid out, and that’s the end of the job. It’s a fairly quick process.
The other method involves use of adhesive layers such as an epoxy based solution. This method can take longer, but it also comes with significant advantages. One of the biggest comes from the fact that it’s a sealed surface placed directly onto the garage flooring. This means that any existing holes will be filled up and sealed. Any additional material growing there such as potentially dangerous molds will be destroyed and sealed away in the process. Mold and fungus can release spores which might hurt one’s health, and might create and promote cracks within the garage floor over an extended period of time. As such, protection from fungus is a very significant benefit. The adhesive coverings are also fully waterproof. The waterproofing will prevent pockets of moisture which could promote similar growth.
The end effects of either method can be quite amazing. Most people have noticed that a garage has a very different feel to it than the rest of the house. Really, the biggest reason for this is the nature of the flooring. A traditional concrete floor simply has too much of an outside feel to it. With covering and resurfacing, the floor feels like part of one’s house. A good example of this is the floor of museums with cars in them. These are usually quite strong structures, but they feel like a traditional building. Despite the extra strength of the underlying material, and the fact that cars are there.
With resurfacing, the same effect can be seen in one’s own garage. The entire feel of the garage epoxy flooring quickly shifts into a more homey and comfortable place. However, it goes beyond just feeling like another room in the house. It gives all the benefits of a different type of flooring as well. For example, the traction is far superior to concrete and can reduce slips and falls.
Further, it’s not just protective of people. It’s a friendlier environment for one’s vehicles as well. The resurfacing is far easier to clean oil and other leakage off of. In general, resurfacing is a cost effective way to vastly enhance the overall quality of one’s garage.
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.