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.
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.