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
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- Jenny P.