Refinishing Your Garage Floor In 2016
If the slab that makes up your garage floor is not making a good impression, maybe it’s time to find a professional garage floor resurfacing company to give it a facelift. Restoring the concrete, which has become pitted or cracked with craters in various places, will make it look just like it did when it was new and give you confidence every time you use it. However, this is not a job that should not be left to amateurs. Only experts can guarantee the project will be finished properly.
Here is what you can expect from true professionals who know how to resurface your garage floor and make it come to life again.
When working with garage floor coverings or resurfacing it, the contractor should begin with a thorough cleaning. Although it might take you a week or two to get everything stored in the garage resituated in another location, it should only take a day for technicians to complete the project and have it ready for you to use again. Of course, this will also depend on the humidity at the time the work commences.
If the concrete has been sealed, your contractor will need to remove that first before adding the resurfacing material. They will also check for loose concrete that must be removed and refilled with some of the resurfacing material. Cracks, pits and divots should also be filled to maintain the integrity of the floor. All of these should be smoothed with a cement trowel so that they are flush with the original surface.
If the original floor was laid with expansion joints, they will make sure to maintain these by pushing weather stripping into the groove. Once all of this has been done, the next step is to start applying the garage floor resurfacing material. This should be done in sections to prevent the resurfacer from setting up before they have time to apply it correctly. To achieve the best results, only 150 square feet should be covered at a time.
To move things along more rapidly, a contractor will use a helper or two to make the work go faster.
The concrete should be damp, but not wet, when the resurfacing material is applied to help it adhere better to the floor. A squeegee is often used to spread it over the top of the original surface and this is done quickly, but if you want a nonslip texture added, the technicians might use a push broom and drag it in one direction across the wet material. This should be done within five minutes while the surface is still wet.
Generally speaking, professional concrete resurfacing companies recommend that you not drive on the new surface for 24 hours. After that, let it cure for a few days to a week before adding a sealer to protect the slab against stains, like oil.
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
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- 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.