Is Your Garage Dusty and Dark?
Do Spiders Enjoy Your Garage More Than You Do?
The increase in appearance, cleaning ease, brightness and livable square footage makes installing a high grade epoxy garage floor a must-have. Whether you are building a home or your residence is established and the garage floor user-embellished with debris chips, cracks and multiple stains, don’t resign your garage to the category of a cast off space. By retaining a highly recommended garage floor resurfacing company you can turn your garage into one of the most serviceable rooms of your home for a fraction of what a complete renovation would cost for a typical bath or kitchen.
Adding Storage Built Ins Adds to Floor Space
Storage space can also be factored in by your garage flooring company so that either built in wall cabinetry or overhead storage spaces enable much more efficient use of the garage floor square footage. Select an installation company with local expertise and references, and settle in for an informative conference in Epoxy 101 to learn the grade, pattern, color and many other epoxy options a qualified installer is expert in providing. Describe to the flooring company your goal, favorite colors or finish patterns and the uses beyond parking vehicles you desire for the garage. Finish is important because it should withstand not only foot traffic and rolling equipment, but the daily abrasion of tires, and still looks brand new many years after installation and guaranteed to last even longer.
Three Important Ratings
When considering installation of epoxy flooring, three ratings are important:
Abrasion Rating is Lifetime
Abrasion rating is based on the CS-17 Taber Abrasion test with 1000 gram load at 500 cycles which is the industry standard. The lower the mg loss number the better resistance epoxy has to losing shine or wearing off. A small difference here equates to a huge difference in life expectancy. Abrasion rating above 20 is not heavy duty and abrasion rating above 40 is not even worth putting on your floor.
Car Hobbyist? Work Out Gym?
Metallic Epoxy is the new decorative coating impressing homeowners. The process involves 100% epoxy resin mixed with metallic flake. Dynamic effects are created by using air movement to disperse the metallics throughout the floor. This creates a beautiful 3D effect matched by no other floor covering. There are also many patterns and unique color options from which to choose. Consult your installation company for additional ideas.
What Began With Mansions Has Spread to Neighborhoods
Installing granite-appearing flooring to garages and exercise rooms was first only for the high-ended builder or home owner. Today, residential homeowners are finding the attractive, low maintenance and high durability of quality epoxy flooring actually comprise a budget friendly cost effective option that keeps on giving. Recognition that your garage represents a large percent of your home structure can result in an epiphany regarding your use of it.
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.