The Benefits of Deciding to Go With Epoxy
When looking to improve the appearance of your home, your garage might be an afterthought depending on how it’s used. The reality is that the garage itself can be improved to increase the value of a house, and all it takes is the addition of an epoxy coating. A garage cement floor with an epoxy sealant provides different benefits, some apparent and some that you may not think about. Once you understand the perks of having epoxy flooring installed, you’ll be able to make the right decision about your garage. Check out some of the best benefits of a new epoxy coating.
Cars and trucks are an important part of making the commute to work, and just getting around to run errands. However, vehicles take possibly the biggest toll on a garage floor simply by the way they operate. Tire marks and oil spots are unsightly and can quickly ruin the quality of a garage floor. Using an epoxy coating on the garage floor will make cleaning tire marks incredibly easy. In fact, epoxy flooring coatings can help to repel these rubber tread marks in the first place. Epoxy even keeps oil from seeping into the concrete, keeping your garage floor in better shape for much longer.
Epoxy flooring adds a layer of slip-resistant quality to your garage floor. If you spend a lot of time in the garage doing work, or if you’re just getting out of your car, a garage floor can sometimes become slippery from moisture. This is especially dangerous considering the risk of injury from slips or falls. For the same reasons that epoxy is used in commercial establishments like restaurants and showrooms, it can also provide a safer surface for your own garage. Epoxy coatings can be customized to add various levels of anti-slip quality. It’s a great benefit that goes beyond appearance and durability.
The coating that you apply to your garage floor doesn’t have to be boring. Most people might envision the typical epoxy flooring as some shade of gray. However, the product is available in numerous colors that can be accented with chips for a textured look. If you plan on turning the garage into an extra living space, you can choose a color of epoxy that will go along with the furniture and other items placed in the area. Epoxy flooring can turn a boring garage floor into a beautiful part of a new space for exercise, crafting, or just hanging out.
Trust in a professional company to create the coated garage floor that you want. The process of applying epoxy will require that the floor of the garage is first cleaned. Grinding and sanding may also be a necessary step to make the garage floor surface more even for application. Chips or cracks in the concrete surface must be properly repaired before applying epoxy. The coating itself will be applied in layers for additional durability and a high-quality appearance. Using the experts will give you the best-looking garage floor that can withstand the test of time.
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.