From snowy winters full of slush and ice to the sweltering days of summer, garage floors in Chestermere face a lot of wear and tear. At The Garage Store, we understand the importance of getting the longest life and best performance out of your garage floor. So, whether it’s where you store your boat when you’re not out on Chestermere Lake or it’s simply the place you pull into each night after work, we’ve got everything you need to choose and maintain the right garage flooring for your Chestermere home.
Your garage is more than just a storage area for a car or boxes of junk. It’s an extension of your home – a space where you can get good at your latest hobby, store your equipment, or just hang around on a lazy afternoon with your friends. That’s why it’s essential to choose the right garage flooring to suit your needs. Not everyone is a car enthusiast, but everyone can appreciate high-quality garage flooring and the value it brings to your home and peace of mind.
Chestermere is known for its extreme weather conditions throughout the seasons, which can be tough on garage floors. That’s why it’s crucial to choose a material that is not only stylish and functional but also takes a lot of punishment. With so many affordable garage flooring options available now, you no longer have to settle for the dirty, dusty concrete floors of past generations!
Whether you live in West Creek, The Cove, or any other neighbourhood in this beautiful city, you can find an equally beautiful garage floor. The right floor will not only improve the look of your garage but also enhance its functionality and longevity. Reach out for a free consultation today!
There is a huge range of products available on the market today – which is great for customization, but it can be overwhelming if you’re not familiar with how they differ. How can you tell which one will work best for your garage? Let’s take a look at the most popular ones.
For more than a century, epoxy has been the most popular garage flooring material. It’s a term that encompasses a range of coatings using a thick resin and hardener to achieve the desired look and functionality. They are incredibly versatile, with options like thermal resistance, wear prevention, and electricity resistance, to name a few. Epoxy flooring also has great durability while looking aesthetically pleasing. However, it must be applied in warm, dry conditions (so it can’t be done during a Chestermere cold spell – sorry!) and over time, it tends to yellow and fade.
Polyurethane is a commonly used material for concrete floors. It has a higher elasticity than other coatings, making it perfect for waterproofing (like on a pad where you store your boat) and protection against snow and slush. However, polyurethane is more expensive than epoxy, and you’ll want to hire some professional help is necessary to apply it correctly.
Acrylic flooring is common in driveway sealants and single-component paints, though use of it has declined in the last decade. It dries quickly and it’s fairly durable, but this is also its main disadvantage. Acrylic coatings dry so fast that it’s nearly impossible to DIY – you need a professional, experienced installer, or you might end up with a difficult clean-up and restart to your project. Acrylic coatings are also known for off-gassing volatile compounds as you work with them, necessitating more precautions and safety considerations.
Polyaspartics are UV-resistant coatings that cure rapidly and can be applied basically anytime through the year. You can blend, tint, or mix them with other compounds to enhance the way they look, the amount of grip, etc. These coatings are easy to clean and durable for many years with proper maintenance. However, one thing to note is that some polyaspartics emit harmful solvent fumes, and any defects on the underlying surface (cracks, dents, holes, and so on) must be smoothed over before applying.
There are actually multiple types of materials that fall into this category: cement overlays, sealants, polished concrete, decorative floor sealers, and densifiers are all various alternatives to other flooring and deliver an endless range of finishes. If you already have a concrete garage floor that has cracked, but you don’t want to replace the entire thing, cement overlays are one of the most wallet-friendly options you can choose.
Tiling systems are a popular alternative to traditional concrete and coatings, as they are relatively simple to install. If you’re looking for something one-of-a-kind for your floor, or you want to put a geometric design down, tiling is a great option. As with the other types, there are countless options to match every taste and budget.
At The Garage Store, we offer a range of garage flooring products that are perfect for Chestermere homeowners. The products we carry are designed and tested for durability, style, and functionality, installed by professionals, and are manufactured by some of the leading names in the industry.
In Chestermere, life can be busy. You can be working in your garage in Rainbow Falls on a hot August morning, stop by the Chestermere Show & Shine around noon, go boating on the lake in the afternoon, and then make a mad dash down Chestermere Boulevard to hide from the southern Alberta hail in the evening. Through it all, the heat, moisture, and rapid swings in temperature are trying to defeat your garage floor – coming in the open door and tracking in with your tires. Those factors will always be here, so let’s make sure your floor is up to the challenge!
Are you looking for a garage floor that complements the décor of your home or one that can withstand the wear and tear of long hours spent working on your car? When deciding on the perfect garage floor, consider…
• Aesthetics – What visual appeal are you seeking?
• Durability – How long do you want it to last?
• Maintenance – How much effort are you willing to put into maintenance?
• Function – Will it only be used for parking, or will it double as a workspace?
• Ecofriendliness – Are you looking for environmentally-friendly options?
• Budget – How much are you willing to spend?
In addition to exceptional products, we also offer exceptional service with our installs so that you don’t have to worry about anything. We have the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools to complete even the most complex project quickly and safely.
Reach out to our team for a free on-site consultation, where we can give you an accurate estimate based on your needs. We’ll do any necessary measurements, make a digital model, and work alongside you every step of the way.
It’s the first step towards a new garage floor, and we can’t wait to see what we can do for your home!