When you are thinking about updating and making your garage floor more practical, then you should approach it in an organized fashion. Simple adjustments like getting a head start on garage cleaning before new garage floor coatings will make your garage renovation be a breeze.
Why get your garage floor coated?
When you are thinking about having your garage floor coated, you are already on your way to improving your space. A garage floor coating is a great way to make your garage not only look better, but also improve its overall function and durability. Traditional concrete floors will flake and produce dust on a regular basis. This is because although they are sturdy, the surface isn’t impervious to wear and tear and also can be easily stained. That, in turn, can prove to be very annoying for those of us who hate dust and dirt, especially when it gets on a freshly cleaned car.
Additionally, if you work on your car often, an untreated concrete floor can also be very stressful because of the fear of spilling oils and other chemicals on the floor and leaving marks. But when you decide to get your garage floor coated, you will help to alleviate yourself and everyone else who uses the garage from all that stress.
A garage floor coating will not only help to stop the constant dust accumulation, but will also make your garage floor stain resistant and looking better. Whether you decide to go with a simple floor coating or give the floor a more unique and textured look, you’ll be increasing the durability and appearance of your floor. But before you get the coat on it, you should take the time to get clean and organized.
Garages too often become a dumping zone for your stuff. Tools, equipment, boxes, and other items often get stored in the garage, and quickly become forgotten. So when you are going to get your garage floor coated, it’s a great opportunity to go through all the items in your garage and get them organized and cleaned.
By cleaning the space and moving items, you will make getting your garage floor coated even easier. Additionally, it provides you with an opportunity to take stock of everything that you have, and decide whether or not you need to keep all the items stored in your garage. You’ll know exactly what needs to be moved out and where it will need to be moved back, which will simplify your experience.
Especially since you’ll come away from the project with a brand new floor, you should take the time to get organized. That way, when you move everything back, you’ll have the perfect spot for everything. You may even want to consider storage cabinets in order to get more organized, especially if your garage currently has no extra storage space.
Lastly, you should clean your garage so that the surface is ready for the floor coating. Cleaning out your garage will help the process go even faster. Your garage floor will need to be prepped in order for the coating to have the best adhesion, and also look as good as possible. This means that cracks will need to be fixed, and the surface will need to be coarse and porous in order to have the coating adhere properly and get the best look and longevity from the coating.
When you decide that you want to make your garage floor not only look good, but be cleaner and more durable, you should be sure to get clean and organized before you start. To find the best look for your garage floor and learn even more about the entire process, please contact us.