How to Get Garage Floors as Clean as Your Kitchen Floors
It’s unlikely that you’ll be preparing and eating a meal in your garage. Or arguing with your mother that the “five second rule” applies if a tasty treat falls to the garage floor. It’s also unlikely that you’ll be spending as much time in the garage as you will in the kitchen, your house’s most visited room. But you do spend a fair amount of time in the garage all the same, and if you’re not careful, you will be bringing it into other parts of the house with you. Why? Unfinished and poorly finished garage floors don’t just retain grease marks and other unsightly stains. This type of floor not only makes it easier to track spilled residue, it’s a safety hazard. Slipping and falling are far more likely on unsurfaced or poorly surfaced floors, and spills are far harder to clean up.
And as we approach winter, now is the time to be thinking of cleaning and epoxy flooring Wayne, PA. Pretty soon your garage will be storing lawn furniture, tools and other yard implements in addition to vehicles. Early autumn in a good time to address your garage flooring, and you’ll be glad that you did. Not only does a finished garage floor make for a cleaner, safer home much like a finished basement, it can increase the property value of it. But as you contemplate garage floor coverings Philadelphia PA, is this a project that you yourself should be undertaking?
When “epoxy” is mentioned as an option when garage floor coverings Wayne, PA are being considered, it should be noted that isn’t referring to epoxy paint. Instead, epoxy garage floors refer to the hard, shiny surfaces most associate with the interior of a car dealership. You say “the showroom treatment” seems a little much for your garage? But consider this. These epoxy surfaces last for years without touchup maintenance, and are easily cleaned, saving time and money after installation. A properly installed epoxy floor can also correct or keep garage floor defects like cracking from worsening.
But this type of garage floor coatings Wayne, PA isn’t installed with a product from a hardware store. It’s true that you can find “epoxy” paints on the shelves of “Hardware Mart”, but that name is somewhat misleading. True epoxy is actually a epoxide resin that is mixed with a polyamine hardener, curing and strengthening it. The cured epoxy is then applied to floors in the form of a coating. But before the coating can be put down, the floor itself must be prepared. And not just prepared, but prepared properly, or else the epoxy coating will not adhere. Prep work begins with cleaning, but not of the bucket-and-sponge variety. Instead, professional cleaners will grind, shot blast, or acid-etch the floor to expose bare concrete. Repairs are made to the floor at this time as well. Contractors often then apply a coat of primer, followed by multiple coats of epoxy, usually including a base, final, and top coat.
The cost of having a garage floor professionally coated varies depending on floor size and condition, but the average price of a coated (three coats) floor in a two car garage is generally around $1,600. Homeowners who have this done can expect to be without the use of their garage for about a week as the epoxy coats dry. But the finished product is well worth that time and money, as it has been transformed into a safer, cleaner garage with a floor you can literally eat off of.
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.