Why it’s important to treat your floor
Everyone knows cement is a great building material. It’s resistant, resilient and cheap. When we fly over a city, we look down to see a sea of cement, it’s grey texture spread out over the landscape. We see cement trucks and cement mixers far more often than trucks carrying lumber or Timber, and much more frequently than trucks carrying stone.
But for all its resilience, cement has several key downsides. It is brittle, and can crack. It stores and conducts heat more than wood, making it hot to walk on a summers day. But perhaps the biggest disadvantage if cement is a quality is has known as porousness. Porous materials are not sealed. This means that liquids that rest on them will eventually be absorbed into the cement itself. Once this happens, the substances are often very hard to remove and can remain there indefinitely.
This is particular disadvantage when it comes to garage flooring. Of all the toxic and harmful chemicals around the modern house, most of them exist in the garage. Moreover, the garage is where we spend a good deal of our time. These two factors, when combined, can be a dangerous mix. Hazardous chemicals can be spilled, such as motor oil or coolant, and it can seep into the floor, leaving unsightly stains and creating a hazardous environment.
The best way to remedy this predicament is not to rebuild your garage from scratch, but to use a substance such as epoxy to treat your exposed cement, known as epoxy flooring, creating an impermeable layer that will prevent chemicals from contaminating the flooring. The layer protects the floor beneath and allows you to clean up any spill before the chemicals are absorbed into the concrete.
This will make your garage cleaner, safer and a more pleasant place to spend time. It will also improve the resale value of your home and allow you to rest easy, knowing that your environment is contaminant 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.