Updating your Garage with One Simple Change
Your garage is where you park your vehicle, work on projects and store odds and ends. But couldn’t it be much more than that? Yes, it can. You just need to update your garage with a simple change. This simple change increases the value of your house and makes your garage more practical as well. So what is the change you can make? You’re standing on it.
Look down at the garage floor. Isn’t it kind of grungy and dirty. After all, it is just a cement slab collecting dirt from bike tires, oil and grease from the car and all sorts of other random spots and stains. Wouldn’t you love a new flooring on the garage that can repel stains, help you avoid slipping and reflect lighting better so it is easier to see in the garage at night (or really any time at all)? This is where you need an epoxy garage floor. It doesn’t cost much when compared to other flooring options and you don’t need to rip up what you currently have. In fact, the epoxy works with your current cement floor.
How Does the Epoxy Flooring Work
The epoxy flooring is a product you apply to the top of the cement. You’ll want the cement cleaned so there isn’t any dirt or other debris stuck to it. When the epoxy is applied, it provides the secured coating that not only protects the cement, but prevents liquids and other items from absorbing into the pores of the cement. It provides a new texture and it also allows you to change the color of the cement.
If you are looking for a bit more grip in the epoxy, that can be done as well. With the garage floor coverings, a material is spread into the epoxy that helps add as grip. This way, you don’t need to worry about walking on the floor in the middle of winter and wondering if you are going to slip on a random patch of ice. It can really look beautiful as well and break up the texture as well. After all, the cement flooring of your garage doesn’t do much. The contractors who built your home poured the cement, smoothed it out and that was it. It is right along the lines of an unfinished basement. By just making a few upgrades and improvements, you can drastically improve upon your home, the functionality of the basement and the overall value of your house, should you decide to sell.
When it comes to selling your home or just upgrading it, you need to look at all possible options. Upgrading the garage might not be the most common idea but it is an extremely practical one and it is going to help make your garage more user friendly while also increasing the value of your home on the market.
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.