Why You Should Consider an Epoxy Floor Covering in Your Garage This Fall
Fall stands just around the corner, and many people are trying to figure out where to spend their home improvement dollars. Garage floor coverings made from epoxy can be a sound investment that will keep a floor in good shape for many years. This translates into more dollars for the home owner for other projects in the long run, because he doesn’t have to replace your flooring.
Absorbing Spills, Goo, and Other Mishaps
As we mentioned in another blog post, one of the chief benefits of considering epoxy garage floor coverings is that your floor can absorb more wear and tear. Let’s face it. A home’s garage gets not only a lot of traffic — no pun intended — but it’s often rough traffic.
We repair cars and bikes in the garage, accidentally scrape the floor when we pull our hockey sticks down from the attic, and even drop tools on the fllor. An epoxy coating will create a shock absorber of sorts for these types of eventualities. It does this by adding layers to the floor surface, not only in the form of a primer (usually), but then also in the form of several coats of the epoxy.
The reality of the matter is, anything that a person does to his garage floor is probably not going to be nearly as bad as what some commercial outfits do to their floors. Epoxy is regularly put down in airplane hangers as well as industrial plants. If these floors remain in tiptop shape after a flooring treatment, a home owner can be assured that his garage floor will also remain intact.
The Resale Value
A worthy corollary to mention alongside of this is the fact that grease spills and other unintentional sins get cleaned up much quicker. This keeps the floor looking good. This motivation isn’t only for cosmetic reasons, either. Although many homeowners aren’t thinking about selling their homes when they make home improvements, these additions add value to their house. Curb appeal, it’s sometimes called, and it’s not just outside the house. A garage that has a shining floor without blemishes will appeal to potential home buyers. They know upon seeing epoxy garage floor coverings that they won’t have to do repairs in the garage.
Options for Flooring
Although epoxy flooring is very often applied to the floors of industrial businesses, it can actually be quite lovely. Yes, it can take on the high shine of a polished wood or even a metallic finish worthy of an industrial-style loft in the big city. However, it’s also possible to replicate a stone floor pattern such as granite with an epoxy floor covering. While most people may not think of beautifying their garage floors in the same way they would other floors in their homes, there’s really no reason not to.
Adding floor epoxy to a garage floor can keep it beautiful and blemish-free for many years. Although it may not be the first home improvement task that people think of when they’re considering their fall improvements, it actually makes a great deal of financial sense. It prevents serious “injuries” to a floor and also makes a floor more attractive to potential home buyers.
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.