Refinish Your Garage Floor This Winter
It is common to see floors made of slabs having cracks and holes a while after installation. Fixing the cracks and holes in slabs is made possible through floor resurfacing. Garage floor resurfacing can be easily done within a day as long as your garage has been cleared beforehand. The main requirement for resurfacing is a concrete resurfacer, which is a coating made of cement. The resurfacer creates a smooth and brand new surface on top of the old concrete.
The best time to do garage resurfacing is during the winter period. This is because the warm temperature quickens the hardening process of the resurfacer. This way, the garage will be fit for use in a short period. Aside from the resurfacer; some special tools are used in the spreading of the resurfacer. It is important to enlist the services of a professional so that the garage floor coverings can have a smooth finish. Such professionals aids in performing the tasks for purposes of safety and convenience. You run the risk of ending up with having ridges and rough spots on the floor, if you do it by yourself.
Epoxy is the most commonly used substance in garage floor coverings. It is created by mixing part of polyamine hardener and part of epoxide resin. The hardener in this case is the catalyst while epoxy is the strength agent in the mixture. Epoxy has curing properties and bonds well as long as the surface is well prepared. The coating is thicker compared to the veneer that one would have been achieved in case of painting. Garage floor epoxy is achieved through acid etching, floor grinding or shot blasting the surface in order to create a flat profile. If holes are present on the surface, they are filled up and patched up before the epoxy mixture is applied.
Epoxy flooring is the best finishing for garage floors because of its numerous benefits. The material is durable and protects your garage floor from stains, chipping, abrasions and any damage from fallen objects. Because the coating is thicker, it can easily cover up flaws and any imperfections on the concrete.
With epoxy flooring in your garage, you do not have to worry about dusty garage floors because the material serves as a sealer. The floor does not shed or emit any dust. This ensures that your car, floors and other items remain dust free. The coating makes it resistant to moisture. This situation is suitable for people living in moist or snowy climates. Those who live in places that experience snowy climate can easily clean up the snow that gathers on the floor around winter. With soap and water, your floor is as good as new. Debris and other form of trash can be cleaned using a broom or a mop.
Depending on the finishing that one chooses, the garage floor can have the beautiful look desired. The garage is also made safer especially when a slip resistant agent is mixed on the top coat. The aggregate creates a non-skid surface, which is safer, especially for those living in wet climatic areas.
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.