Practical Garage Floor Coating Solutions
Protecting your garage floor is very important for some people. Many homeowners want to protect the floor from oil, paint, dirt, weather, and damage. Installing a protective cover on top of the garage floor is an option to achieve this kind of protection. There are a few different ways to accomplish this defense. They include polyurethane and polyurea coating, interlocking floor tiles, and a garage cement floor with an epoxy sealant.
Polyurethane and polyurea coatings are impact resistant, flexible, durable, and skid and skid resistant. They can provide protection to just about anything and have a long life. The protection will keep the garage floor looking like new. Additionally, they allow for easy cleanup. However, it does not bond to concrete as well as epoxy, so this should be taken into consideration.
Interlocking tiles are easy to install and provide great protection for the floor. In addition, they provide a surface that reduces impact and is comfortable to walk on. Most of these kinds of tiles come with a system to interlock the tiles, therefore, there is no need for adhesive. This, of course, would make it possible to remove the floor if you want a different color or design.
Epoxy coating is used regularly in businesses because it protects a concrete floor. This can also be used in residential settings. It is one of the strongest coatings that can be put on the garage floor to protect it. Epoxy can come in a variety of finishes and colors. You can add things, like glitter to the epoxy, and you can make it the color you want. You can also add non-skid components to the coating so it is not slippery.
It does take a bit longer to have this process done. Most installers can get it done in one day, but it has to be hardened before anything is put on top of it, otherwise it can cause dents and impressions on the floor. The epoxy flooring coatings you get from a professional installer are different than the kind you can pick up at the local store. The commercial grade epoxy is thicker than the store bought kind. This is important if hot items, such as tires are placed on the floor. It will prevent any pulling of the epoxy as the tires cool and contract.
Whether you are looking to give your garage a basic, clean looking appearance, or you want some cool design, garage floor coatings can give you what you need. Epoxy, polyurethane, and tiles are all options. However, epoxy is the most durable and will provide your garage floor with long-lasting protection from stains, oils, tools, and weather.
Whatever you decide, you need to make sure you reach out to a professional. They can let you know what is best for your needs. For instance, if you live in a place where it gets snowy or rainy, you may need to add something to the epoxy to make it slip resistant. These are things that the professional can help you decide before the job is done and it is too late.
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.