What You Need To Know About Garage Floor Resurfacing

As with most things in life, nothing keeps looking new forever. The same reasoning goes with your house. These man made buildings will begin to show signs of deterioration over the years such as by cracking or fading in color. Your garage floor is one area in particular that will require maintenance over the years. A garage floor resurfacing project is not an easy task especially with today’s fast paced lifestyle.

Most homeowners are busy working and raising a family to find extra time to take on a do it yourself project, such as garage floor resurfacing. Garage floor resurfacing projects require a lot more time and skill to make your garage look brand new. A licensed professional has specific training pertaining to resurfacing garage floors.

A local handy man, or even the homeowner, can perform this project, but when an issue arises they have limited resources to help fix the issue. A licensed professional has a lot of resources available to help him fix any problem that may arise. Plus, a licensed professional usually offers a warranty on their work because their profession is their job security. This project is not easy and a lot of mishaps can go wrong, which is why it is typically better to have an opinion of a professional handy.

There are many options available that a homeowner can choose from when resurfacing their garage. If money is an issue, then laying down a type of modular flooring is a good choice. This project is great for do it yourself beginners, and involves laying down pieces of a rubber, modular floor that interlock together.

The only detailed task that might be cumbersome would be to fill in any cracks in the garage floor. This involves using a special epoxy filler to smooth out the surface of the garage. The other option involves more work, and is typically done by professionals. This approach is to apply an entire new coat of concrete to the original floor. This approach also requires the use of an epoxy based filler prior to completing the project.

There are different types of filler available, such as an Epoxy based filler. These fillers help to smooth the surface of a concrete floor that requires resurfacing. Epoxy based fillers are resistant to the heat of tire marks, resists to salt, oil, and other chemicals that might be dropped on the floor, and is easily to maintain.

The maintenance of your new resurfaced garage floor is simple. The interlocking flooring can be hosed off with household detergent. Also, a household floor cleaner will also provide extra protection on the appearance.

Power washing can also be used, if desired, but typically a garden hose and squeegee completes the job great. For those projects where a new concrete floor is poured over special coating, the maintenance is even simpler. A damp dust mop or damp tee shirt is all that is required to go over the floor. These types of floors are virtually maintenance free.