What Your Garage Floor Needs from You
In today’s world there are a lot of people trying to save some money by doing things around their home and workplace, such as projects or repairs, by themselves instead of contacting and hiring a licensed professional to do the job instead. With most things, this is not as big a deal as it sounds. Fixing a fence, painting a shed, and even building Some shelves for storage are things that the average homeowner or renter could easily accomplish with minimal effort and knowledge.
Some things, however, are tasks that are highly recommended to be done by a professional to both save you time and get the job done right. One of these tasks is the administering of epoxy onto your garage floor. The process in which epoxy is administered to a surface, particularly a garage floor, is slightly complex and, if not done correctly, could cause but the cosmetic and sometimes even physical damage to your floors.
To understand what garage floor epoxy is, you could compare the epoxy material used to a clear coat finish on your fingernail polish. Garage floor epoxy is used to both seal the floor of the garage in order to prevent staining, scratching, and other light damage that results from normal wear and tear on the floor, and also to make the floor look more cosmetically appealing.
The issue that most people have with hiring a professional is that money is often times tight and they would rather attempt to do it themselves. What homeowners don’t realize, however, is that by attempting to do this project yourself, you run the risk of administering the material to your floor incorrectly and having to do it again, which wastes both time and money. To be sure that the job is done safely and effectively, try calling an outside contractor and ask them for their rates. With the margin for error fairly small, this kind of project could be difficult if you do not know what your doing.
There are different types of epoxy, and different ways of applying it, depending on the job and what it entails. Floor epoxy can come in water based and material based, which means that the epoxy material inside the liquid is either more or less potent. The more potent, the better the quality and the higher the price. There are also speculations as to how many coats a person should put onto the floor. Should you use primer? How many coats of epoxy should you use? What type is the best for your garage? These are all things you need to know, and the best way to make sure that all these processes are don’t correctly, is to find someone who’s job it is to know.
In the end, the decision is up to the home owner. There are pros and cons to attempting to do it yourself, as well as to hire someone to do it for you. With this particular project, however, it is almost always recommended to seek the help of a professional.
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.