The Different Garage Coverings – From Mats and Tiles to Paints and Epoxy Floors
If you are a homeowner who no longer can stand the dull and the great concrete floor of your garage, then join the thousand of savvy home owners who have chosen epoxy as their new garage floor coverings. There are plenty of different epoxy flooring options that you can pick from depending on what you are expecting in terms of color and shape, implementation methods and price. Other types of garage floor coverings include roll out mats, paints, coatings and tiles.
Epoxy coating or floor paint is known for being the most affordable solution, especially when it comes to garage floors. There are plenty of DIY kits that can be found at any department store. In order to get the results you are looking for, make sure that you pick a high quality kit that is not the cheapest one on the shelf and make sure to follow all of the preparatory instructions and steps to the letter.
Epoxy floors, whether paints or coatings, are durable and can withstand heavy traffic. They are also water resistant, so you can feel free to clean the floor with as much water and soap as you want without any fear of damaging the floor. They are also resistant against any fluids that may leak from your car as well as corrosive materials. This is why, besides garage floors, epoxy flooring is used in areas that are subjected to unimaginable heavy duty circumstances such as industrial plants and aircraft hangars to name a few.
For those who are unwilling or unable to get the job done because they have no time and no patience to devote themselves for such a project, there are professional epoxy installers that can get the job done for you. This will guarantee you a quick turn around and a high quality installation.
Garage Roll-out Mats
The roll out floor mats lie between the price range of epoxy paint and the high end garage tiles. The installation of the floor mat is quite simple, but still, needs a bit of work. You will have to empty the space in which the roll out mat will be placed as well as clean the floor and give it a thorough sweep, so when the mat is placed, it will be placed on a clean and a smooth surface. You would also need to trim and adjust the mat to fit the space by using a utility knife or scissors. On the other hand, in the case of a large area that requires two mats, there are many seaming compounds that can create a powerful bond between the two adjacent mats.
Garage mats are quite durable, they are also unaffected by gasoline, brake fluid, road salts and plenty of other mechanical liquids that can leak from the vehicles stored in the garage. They come in different patterns and they also come with a texture that is secure and prevents slipping.
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.