Home Improvement With Garage Floor Coverings
Priorities seem to be changing in the world of home improvement. It seems like many years ago garages were used as a storage area filled with boxes and the floors were covered in oil, dirt and grime. Recently, it seems like more people are converting their garages into an extra room for hanging out in. According to The National Association of Homebuilders more than $2.5 billion dollars is being spent by Americans to upgrade their garages. One of the most popular things being done these days is garage floor coverings. When you decide to resurface the floors there are many steps involved to make sure everything is done correctly. Hiring a professional will help ensure that the garage floor coverings are properly applied and the job gets done right the first time.
The first step in resurfacing the garage floor should be an inspection of the floor. A professional should be looking for any cracks, splits or any other damage that needs to be repaired before the floor is prepped for coating. After an inspection has been complete the next step is to clean the entire floor. In order to proceed to the remaining steps the floor should be free of any stains, oil and even old dried paint. Once the cleaning is complete and the floor is fully dried an application of muriatic acid should go down. Once the muriatic acid is dry the floor can be prepped for primer using a polymer coat. The primer needs to be completely dry before any sanding that may need to be done to smooth out the surface of the floor. After these steps have been completed the final step is to add two coats of epoxy paint. It is important to allow enough time between each application for the floor to fully dry before applying the next coat. During the epoxy paint application it is important for there to be adequate ventilation because the paint produces very strong fumes. Once all these steps have been executed the new garage floor coverings will look amazing with a beautiful decorative finish.
After your garage floor have been complete you can admire the new floors which are now sealed. The floors being sealed will help protect the ground from grease, grime and oil. Another advantage to having the floors sealed is for cleaning purposes. A newly sealed floor will be a lot easier to clean which helps maintain the beautiful new look.
There are many types of floor coverings that may be applied to enhance the look of your garage. It just depends on personal preference and style to choose the perfect flooring for your 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.