Which Garage Flooring is Best for My Purposes?
Because garage flooring is a subjective topic, this question is asked all the time. There is no single answer to this question because it is such a huge investment and making the wrong decision can be extremely costly. There are three main types of garage flooring that are focused on for dependability and durability. They range greatly in price, so knowing which option is right for you will reduce the risk associated with installing your new flooring.
Do-It-Yourself Epoxy Flooring
There are many different options to complete a Do-It-Yourself garage epoxy coating on your garage floor and ensure that it is done properly. If properly installed, the epoxy flooring remains durable for at least 20 years. The space is dramatically brightened, and the surface is non-stick, which makes cleaning the surface easy and pain-free. An epoxy floor can be done in a number of color epoxy to match other surfaces and contrast can be added with flakes if you choose. Different chemical compositions provide the ability to handle various traffic loads, any necessary acid resistance, add waterproofing, or even provide the ability to oil stain the floor if you would like to now or in the future.
There are some benefits and downfalls to epoxy flooring, including the amount of work and the dry time associated with its installation. Grinding or etching the floor can be time-consuming and the dry time will depend on the type of kit you purchase. This can range from 1 service day to 3 service days, depending on the kit you use.
Roll Out Garage Mats
Roll Out Garage Mats are a great option to eliminate some of the cost associated with your garage flooring. They are the easiest to install and they can easily be trimmed with basic shop equipment. Installation can vary from between 15 to 30 minutes per mat, which is dramatically shorter than other options available. Since the only preparation needed is sweeping the floor, you can easily have your entire garage floor resurfaced in less than one business day.
Garage mats range in price but the cost will be between a tile and epoxy flooring.
Garage tiles are considered to be high end in the range of tiles. It provides a lot of the benefits garage owners are looking for from their flooring. It is quick and simple to install, and it can be installed on floors that are considered lower quality. Most tiles come with lifetime durability, so they are worth the cost associated with installation. They come in countless styles, thicknesses, and colors to suit the needs of any garage.
While the price of each of the three flooring options may be different, the purpose is the same. Improving the quality of the flooring in your garage can improve the quality of the work you are able to do in it. It also decreases the work necessary to complete clean up duties on a project basis and on a daily and weekly basis.
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.