Why Use a Garage Floor Epoxy as Opposed to Other Methods?
There are areas of a home that truly take the brunt of the wear and tear that comes with living in a house. The top area that begins to show such signs of aging and usage is most definitely the garage. This is especially true for those who park their cars in the garage, use the garage for hobbies and work on vehicles inside of the garage as most of us do. In fact, many view the garage as an extra room of the home and thus it gets used a lot and between vehicles moving in and out all the time and the drips, spills and stains that can come with working in a garage; many opt for a garage floor epoxy coating to restore life to the flooring.
The reason many use garage floor epoxy is that it coats the floor of the garage and provides a barrier of protection as the epoxy does not absorb oil, spills and stains as concrete and other garage flooring does which causes those garage floors to look soiled and stained. The application of the epoxy, and once dry, provides that extra level of protection for the floor as anyone who has ever had to have a garage floor replaced can attest to the fact the project is costly, lengthy and truly inconvenient for the homeowner.
Though a garage floor epoxy layer does help to protect the floor underneath; the epoxy coated floor itself still needs to be routinely cleaned and maintained so it always looks good and helps to extend the life of the epoxy and the floor itself. This is why the right tools and techniques need to be used for cleaning epoxy and that alone is reason enough to bring in professionals who are accustomed to working with such materials. Though many can maintain the floor on their own from time to time by brushing away and sweeping up loose dirt and debris from the floor; when the time comes for a deeper cleaning job it is best left in the hands of those who can help ensure the epoxy will not be compromised, chipped or cracked due to the deep cleaning process.
The top solution to get a deep down clean for a garage floor is through pressure washing. It is when the right team of professionals handles such a job that everything is cleaned just right and floor looks its absolute best in the end. Far too many people have ruined or destroyed floors, exterior siding and other areas of the home simply by attempting to pressure wash on their own without truly understanding how powerful that stream of water can be. It requires the right touch, skills and tactics to get the floor clean in the right way and to ensure nothing is damaged in the process. There really is no better way than to use a certified pressure washing specialist to handle the job. Simply having the right machine is not enough as it is that trained and experienced pressure washing specialist that can make sure the job is done right.
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.