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.

Floorguard can help you do this with epoxy garage floor treatments and epoxy flooring of all types.

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.