DIY Garage Flooring vs. Garage Design Source Floors

It’s easy to turn a blind eye to the abuse your concrete flooring puts up with. Garage floors are meant to take a beating.  You park your car, store heavy equipment, work with caustic and abrasive chemicals, and do all your messiest jobs in that space. It’s the workhorse of the home, and you aren’t expected to treat your concrete garage floor with kid gloves.

Still, wouldn’t it be great to be able to protect your concrete, avoid the damage that comes from one too many projects, the stains from hot tires, and the degradation from winter’s road salt, and preserve the concrete for life?  It’s possible to prevent damage to your concrete, make your floor look appealing, and create a sealant so impenetrable, you can do just about anything to your garage floor, and it will clean up as good as new.

Why DIY is a DON’T

Many homeowners believe a DIY garage flooring project to be a simple endeavor.  Sweep it out, maybe a little pressure washing, then slap down that epoxy floor coating from the big box home improvement center.  Set up some fans, let it dry, and voila!  your floor is protected against the Washington, D.C. elements and anything else you choose.

For all the expense and effort that goes into a DIY garage floor project (prepping the area, complete application, drying time between applications, etc.), at best, your floor will be protected 1-5 years.  At worst, you missed a step, or were a little impatient and careless, and your floor begins to crack and peel within a few months.

Not only do DIY kits often fail quickly, they can actually increase the costs for garage floor protection in the future if you decide to go with a professional installation. Many customers for professional garage flooring companies come from failed DIY systems. When additional prep work is required to grind the failed coating off the floor to create a well profiled surface for installation, there is added time and added cost.

Professional and Unsurpassed Protection

Garage Design Source has been serving homeowners in and around the greater Washington, D.C. area for nearly 30 years. Our professionally installed floor sealing system is made of polyurea, a substance that is 4 times stronger than epoxy floor coating.  And your garage floor comes with a lifetime warranty.

When you choose to protect your concrete garage floor with Garage Design Source, we’re confident you’ll be more than satisfied with the outcome.  Our professional installation team will prep your floors, including repair all cracks, install the polyurea coating, creating a lifetime bond and protection, in just one day, most cases.  We leave you with a floor that’s as beautiful as it is functional.  Our polyurea coating is slip resistant (even when wet!), stain resistant, and increases the value of your home.

Schedule a Free Garage Flooring Consultation in Washington, D.C.

For more information on how you can ditch the hassle of DIY, and create a beautiful and strong garage floor, contact Garage Design Source .  We’ll provide you with a free, no-hassle estimate, and in-home consultation.