It takes more abuse than any other area of your house except for the roof, and it gets little TLC. Yet, it's the first thing you see when you arrive home. It's your garage, most notably, your garage floor. Chemicals, salt, sludge, and automotive goop take their toll on the concrete, and over time, damage mounts. To protect their investment, thousands of homeowners throughout the country have turned to the professionals at Granite Garage Floors for help.
"The system we offer at Granite Garage Floors helps homeowners protect and beautify their garages with a product that's easy to clean, easy to maintain, and looks fantastic," says the company founder Alan Mishkoff. "We provide solutions for areas people may not have solutions for, such as garages, basements, screened-in porches, and more. The challenge we have is that people look at this as a cosmetic enhancement, but the unseen benefit is the protection the product provides for concrete. It seals and protects it, allowing the home to survive longer."
Granite Garage Floors employs a propriety epoxy coating system that Looks and Lasts Like Granite and our team of professionals focus on preparation and the use of industrial-grade products. Both are critical to a long-lasting system that's durable, stain-resistant, and easy to clean. Customers can choose from hundreds of designer color finishes that look like granite, quartz, terrazzo, or marble. Granite Garage Floors stands behind its professionally installed system with a lifetime satisfaction warranty.
"Our coating system goes on the top of existing substrates and protects it while providing texture and aesthetic value. There's also a safety factor; it's not slick like regular concrete," noted Mishkoff. "It's cosmetic with the added benefit of protection that prevents the concrete from deteriorating."
"Sixty to seventy percent of our time is spent on prepping your concrete floors to ensure the application process goes smoothly. We diamond grind the entire floor, which etches the surface so the epoxy adheres to it. We don't use harmful chemicals," outlined Mishkoff. "Then we identify the imperfections, addressing any cracks or deterioration with an epoxy patch prior to coating. The most important part of this process is diamond grinding the concrete back to a porous state so the epoxy can wick in and bond with the concrete. This ensures a long-lasting protective coating."
The process begins with grinding, patching and applying an industrial primer and base coat of epoxy followed by polymer flakes that protects and provides the decorative look in the Granite Garage Floors system. It's left to set up overnight, but the exothermic reaction starts about an hour after crews leave. The next morning the residual flakes that didn't adhere to the epoxy are scrapped off and then high-powered vacuums remove any residue. The final step is the application of a polyaspartic urethane topcoat, which is a technical install because of how quickly the product dries after it is activated and is best left only to professionals. You can typically walk on your new Granite Garage Floor a few hours after the crew is finished and move all your contents back into the garage the following day with full return to service with vehicles after seven days. This gradual process allows the product to seep in and bond with the substrate, delivering a tough, durable floor.
"It's very difficult to damage the surface of a Granite Garage Floor. In fact, it has a lifetime satisfaction warranty," commented Mishkoff. "We're able to do that because we put so much energy and effort into prepping the surface to allow for an extremely durable coating."
Not only is it durable and beautiful, it's cost-effective. Depending on the project, Granite Garage Floors start at about five to six dollars a square foot which equates to roughly $1200-$1500 per vehicle that fits in the garage. Mishkoff estimates it's about half the price of carpeting, a third of tile, and a fraction of the cost to replace your entire garage floor should it deteriorate.
With all of the benefits, doesn't it make sense to have a Granite Garage Floor protecting the concrete in your garage or basement? You'll get a great product, backed by a lifetime satisfaction warranty, and installed by a well-respected national franchise company. "We want to be as easy to work with as possible, and we stand by our product and our process. We try to be old fashioned in doing the right things from a business standpoint. At Granite Garage Floors, we want to bring a beautiful look to your concrete floors and protect them as well. For us, it's about making an exterior area of your home look and feel like an interior area."
Visit the website at GraniteGarageFloors.com and inquire at one of our locations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Fort Lauderdale, Raleigh-Durham, and Richmond.