Not Your Father’s Garage Anymore
As our time on earth increases, our personal standards change. Usually for the better, and it’s no different regarding our personal spaces. The large sized home or car of today is not the same as the one thirty years ago, similarly regarding the demands of our garages.
In today’s homes, you may find it to function as a small recreation center, an exercise studio, a library, a martial arts dojo, a home theatre, or even another bedroom. Consequently, the standardized cement floors of drab grey and suspect leveling do not suffice. Instead, the finishing floor touches in garage homes today demand similarity to the grade and design appeal of the floors appropriately placed for any other room of the house, from kitchen to master bath.
Today’s builders receive orders for not just proper garage floor leveling and drainage, but also edge sealing, electrical heating, close crop carpeting, a garage cement floor with an epoxy sealant, interlocking tiles, and so much more for these once neglected floors. Furthermore, families and owners do not necessarily consider resale values when selecting garage flooring. Instead, they can focus on their and their family members’ planned usage for the space since any nontraditional type would likely outbid any comparables.
Certain designs and materials lend themselves favorable to certain activities. For traditional usage but with modern day flare, you may want to consider a durable, plastic, rubbery material like interlocking tiles or nitro roll which allow your floor to breath and can withstand heavy poundage. For use that requires close and frequent contact between your person and the floor, say exercise gym or Legos play area for toddlers, you’ll want to consider ‘dance tile’ grade flooring. But if you really want to dance, perhaps as an adjunct stream of income, consider epoxy flooring coatings with a polyurethane finish.
There are innumerable ways to add appeal and function to your garage floor. In all cases you will want to assess the following possible needs: leveling, stripping, priming, subflooring, concrete painting, underlayment, aeration during the rebuild, sealing, and optionally tile midflooring, leather buck tiling, 3D imaging epoxy, adding decorative flakes, heated top flooring, tile carpeting, resin finish application, modular polypropylene tiling, area carpeting, terracotta tiling, metallic epoxy, slate tiling, etc. The options are literally endless, only limited by your imagination and willingness to put in the sweat equity and/or hard cash.
Once a relic of shame and hideaway places, today’s garage represents creativity, industry, and maximization of covered space. Cars have almost been banished from it, and even paint and shop materials have a shelf whereas they used to indiscriminately monopolize the whole area. Yes, it’s time to upgrade.
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.