The Many Benefits of Getting Garage Flooring
Many homeowners neglect one room in their home. The garage is used either for the storage of vehicles or a place to store junk. Smart home owners can easily add value to their home and create extra living space with the simple addition of an epoxy garage floor coating. Garage floor coverings can come in different styles and materials. The purpose is generally the same. Garage floor coverings can protect the garage floor from the elements, salt, oil and other debris that can be dragged into the garage by one’s vehicle or vehicles.
The process of applying epoxy to one’s garage floor may seem simple, but it is one best left to the professionals to handle. There are many colors and types of epoxy surfacing that can be chosen by the home owner. The floor covering can be designed to match a specific design selected for the garage. For example, a person’s favorite sports team can be the design basis for the garage flooring selection. There are also various types of surfaces that can be applied. The surface can be selected to provide the home occupant more traction and more surer footing during inclement or bad weather.
An epoxy surface is also very easy to clean and maintain. Most epoxy garage covers can be cleaned by simply washing away any dirt or debris with a standard garden hose. This saves the home owner from having to buy special materials and chemicals to clean the standard garage concrete floor when a spill occurs. Once an epoxy floor is installed, there are no more maintenance issues regarding materials which need to be purchased.
Done properly, a covered garage floor can help the home owner create an extra space for entertainment or a place for relaxation. It can also provide a space for a more efficient use of the garage. Such an addition will add value to one’s home and will create an entrance presence to the residence before a prospective buyer even examines the inside of the home.
During the application process, the owner should be aware that it will take two to three days to apply the epoxy and to permit the epoxy to dry properly. Depending on whether the garage is directly connected to the house, it may be wise for the homeowner to keep young children away from the garage area during the application process. It is also useful to simply stay out of the home for the period of the installation as the epoxy, once applied does generate a strong odor. If inhaled directly the fumes can be dangerous to one’s health but after the surface has properly dried the material is perfectly safe.
A homeowner should look at several samples before having an epoxy surface applied. Once applied, it is difficult to change over to a new color and design. Most contractors will have select tiles with different floor sample colors and materials for the homeowner to choose.
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.