Just recently we received some photos with a story about how to turn your garage into a posh office. We already have an office but are entertaining the thought of turning an area of the garage into an exercise space. We followed up that idea with an interview with a representative from Global Garage Flooring and Design. They have products designed to provide a solid color finish to any concrete surface. If this is something you are thinking about, here is more information along with some stunning photographs for inspiration.
Q.: Can you tell Readers the basics of who is Garage Flooring & Design?
A.: As one of the premier garage refinishing and coating companies in North America, Global Garage Flooring® and Design through its network of dealers, offers complete garage finishing solutions from custom industrial strength concrete floor coatings to an exclusive offering of top of the line wood and steel cabinetry.
A secondary component of our business entails a focus on commercial and industrial flooring applications. The unique characteristics of the coating systems we employ are ideal for applications requiring resistance to heavy foot or vehicle traffic.
Q.: Are these commercial-type products or can the layman or common homeowner attempt this?
A.: This is definitely commercial type products. For example, we use our own patented Polyaspartic coatings on floors – and using this takes extensive training. A common homeowner, however, can purchase an epoxy flooring kit from Home Depot. However, it would have to be redone/replaced after a couple of years. Our techniques have lifetime guarantees.
Q.: What happens to the floor? What are the benefits?
A.: Our patented Global Garage® One-Day floor coating systems can be applied all year round, exhibit excellent color and gloss retention, and are 3x stronger than conventional Epoxy and Urethane coating systems. Global Garage® polyaspartic flooring systems offer the highest quality available on the market today and come in a wide variety of solid colors and simulated granite paint chip or “fleck” finishes.
We pride ourselves on exclusively offering only the best products available at the most reasonable prices. Our products have been installed on thousands of applications throughout North America, and have been extensively tested to certify their outstanding performance. We also specialize in excessive crack repair.
We also do Garage Floor Inlays, which is one of the best ways to put your personal touch on a garage floor. They are dramatic and are only limited by your imagination. Company Logos, Sports Logos, School Logos, a personal drawing, hey, if you can dream it we can do it!!
Q.: Do you have an appropriate cost?
A.: The cost depends on the size and technicalities of the job. But the bigger your garage is (in terms of square feet), we will charge you less per square foot. It is a sliding scale.
Q.: What tools are needed?
A.: Our experts usually arrive with around $25,000 worth of tools including diamond grinders, special spikes on their feet, generators, and much more for preparation.
Q. How long can one expect this to take?
A.: This takes around 1-2 days. Majority of the time, people are able to walk on the floor the very next day.
Q.: Is there anything else you would like to tell Examiner Home and Living Readers?
A.: The garage refinishing business continues to be one of the fastest growing segments of the multi-billion dollar home improvement industry. We are in the process of allowing many people who are interested in learning more about this industry, to become franchisees through our network. At Global Garage, we view the garage as not only the main entry-way but also one of the primary focal points of the home.
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Global Garage also left us some tips to offer you:
* Remember to add storage to your garage with a makeover so you are not moving Christmas supplies or looking at stuff you use once a year.
* Think about wiring for temperature control; what good is a space you can’t sit in in the winter or summer?
* Don’t underestimate the amount of lighting required.
* Landscape the entrance for a complete look.
* And finally, don’t overplan when considering the add-ons–costs can mount fast.