You can have the most organized garage or basement in the world, but an unattractive concrete floor can keep you from having your perfect dream garage. There are a number of options on the market for covering your garage or basement floor, including an epoxy coating or a roll-out rubber mat, but the most durable and one of the most attractive is a polyurea coating. Considering the seasonal conditions, you want garage and basement flooring that will be resistant to harsh temperatures as well as chemicals. Polyurea is considerably more durable than an epoxy floor covering (about four times more durable), and is flexible, which makes it more natural and comfortable.
Using polyurea as a floor covering is a newer idea, but polyurea has been around for the past couple of decades as pipe coating, sewer lining coating, and in any other place that demands the most durable coverage. It is the perfect choice for garage floors especially, because it is resistant to temperature damage, chemical erosion, staining, chipping, and tire indentations. The environment can be extremely damaging to any flooring, particularly flooring that is not protected from the elements as well, such as basement and garage flooring.
Polyurea is also great for the basement also because of the high moisture content that basements usually have. Concrete floors are usually unattractive, but paint is usually only a temporary fix, because paint will fade and peel due to time and moisture. Tiling or carpeting will also not last long because of moisture; carpeting also invites dangerous mold. Applying a polyurea coating will keep you from having to re-carpet, retile or repaint your basement floor every few years. Often, when a company applies a polyurea coating to your floor, it is accompanied by a lifetime guarantee. If a company does not offer a lifetime guarantee with polyurea flooring, then you may want to consider going with a different company.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, a key factor in a polyurea floor coating is safety. Vinyl or acrylic chips are mixed in with the coating to provide a non-slippery surface. Even when it is wet, your polyurea garage or basement floor will not be slick, nor will moisture sink into the flooring. Additionally, polyurea is versatile; it comes in, or can be ordered in many different colors to match any décor. In many cases, you’ll also have a choice about the color of chips, and the amount of chips in the coating. You may have never thought you’d be able to put so much thought in the coloring and decoration of your garage, but polyurea flooring lets you do just that! Your basement and/or garage will be transformed from dirty catch-all rooms to places that you can feel proud of, and comfortable in.
You can apply polyurea coating yourself, but you can also hire professionals to do the job. There are plenty of companies that will do garage and basement flooring, and many of them will do free consultations. Polyurea floor covering is just what you need to have the exact garage and basement you’ve always wanted!
Richard Schulman started White Rabbit Garage Organizers in 1988, because hed had a passion for organizing and there was a need for such a company in Chicago. Since then, White Rabbit has grown into a versatile, highly reputable business that has gained an A+ from the Better Business Bureau, received an Angie’s List Super Service Award, was selected for EBSCO Research’s Best Picks. Additionally, White Rabbit has appeared in major Chicago newspapers: Chicago Tribune, Sun Times, Daily Herald, and Pioneer Press and has been featured on NBC and HGTV. Richard does not expect his enthusiasm for organizing to ebb, and plans to continue writing about his company, and helping his clients obtain their dream garages, basements, and offices!