Archive for May, 2012

Convert Your 2 Car Garage Into A 4 Car Garage

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Four post vehicle lifts provide the perfect solution for increasing parking space without having to resort to any permanent changes to your garage or shop. Our Chicago garage vehicle lifts allows you to double your parking space instantly, and is a versatile tool which can be used for any automotive lift and storage needs. Here is a video that will show you how our garage vehicle lifts can help expand the use and storage of your garage.


Contact Garage Store today to find out how we can help solve your garage storage needs and make your garage more efficient with garage vehicle lifts and other storage solutions.

Do’s & Don’ts For Cleaning Your Epoxy Floor Coatings

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Garage Store’s epoxy, polyerua and polyaspartic floor coating systems are tough and non-absorptive, however, harsh cleaners may damage a polymer floor top coat.  It is advisable to use materials that are neutral with a pH factor between 7 and 10.  Garage Store recommends that you avoid all-purpose cleaners or soaps containing water soluble, inorganic or crystallizing salts, harmful high alkali or acid ingredients. As your professional garage, basement, commercial and exterior floor installers, there are some suggestions that we provide our customers on ways to properly clean and maintain there epoxy floor coatings. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts for your epoxy floor.

DO test all cleaning products in a small test area before cleaning the entire floor.

DO dust mop your high traffic floors daily, this not only picks up the dust, but also the grit tracked onto the floor.  The grit acts as an abrasive on your hard surface floor and will eventually dull the surface.

DO scrub your new decorative polymer floor a minimum of once a week for the initial two to three months in order to limit dust which may adhere to the surface.  After this period, a weekly scrub is advised, depending on the amount of foot and automobile traffic.  Always rinse your floors well to prevent a build-up of cleaner residue that could become slippery.

DO allow your cleaner time to react as designed to loosen foreign matter.  Several minutes should be adequate, but DO NOT allow the cleaning solution to dry on surface.

DO use a 3-M white type pad under the scrubbing machine during normal maintenance procedures.


DON’T use surface waxes or sealers.  Use of such products can result in slippery surfaces.

DON’T use cleaners containing water soluble, inorganic or crystallizing salts, harmful alkali or acids.  Use of such products could prove harmful to your decorative polymer floor.

DON’T try miracle cleaners on your floor without performing a small surface test first.

DON’T mix cleaners and always follow manufacturer instructions.

For more information on epoxy floor coatings and how to maintain and clean your floors, contact Garage Store.

Garage Floor Coating Solutions

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Did you know that there are hundreds of choices and products on the market for flooring restoration and coatings. Garage Store is the leading Chicagoland provider of epoxy floor coatings and with our experience and knowledge in flooring repairs and restoration to help make the selection process easier. We work with many different commercial and industrial grade epoxy, polyurea, polyaspartic and polyurethanes on the market. We believe that your finished garage surface should always enhance as well as protect the floor.

As your garage floor restoration and coating experts, our goal is to provide you with many different coating solutions. Below are a few of our most popular coating solutions our customers choose to use for their flooring.

Neat Coatings/Systems are among the most popular often used as an epoxy, polyurea or polyaspartic systems. Typically applied in two to three coats, Neat Coatings/Systems has the ability to endure rough usage such as cars driving over it and children’s outdoor toys and bicycles. The number of coats will depend on how much your garage is being used and the number of coats also depends on the strength of coatings required.  Many choices are available to chose from, such as the color and types of flakes.  This is one option to your Garage Floor Coating Solutions.

Applied in a one life system to create thickness, Slurry Systems or Trowel Systems are great for repairs and filling concrete imperfections. In order to meet the needs of the application, polymers need to be blended. This Garage Floor Coating Solution can help enhance your floor by adding silica sand to wet polymer. At this time there should only be dry sand on the surface of the floor. Finish off the floor with a top coat pigment or a clear coat.

Contact the Garage Store for more information about Flooring Restoration and Coating Solutions!

Garage Store; Your Qualified Professionals

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Garage Store is your local garage flooring, garage organization, garage overhead storage and garage accessory provider. Garage Store promises to only deliver the best work and best results guaranteed.

This is our guarantee to you…

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your interest in Garage Store. We look forward to serving you and solving all your flooring, organizational and overhead storage needs.

Garage Store is a designer and installer of custom garage organization solutions and commercial grade decorative concrete coating systems. We are proud to be the approved Gladiator Garage Works designer and installer for Illinois. We are a full service Chicagoland owned and operated company. We staff insured, professional, in-house contractors specializing in drywall, painting, carpentry, organization installs and decorative concrete coating systems. Our commercial grade, decorative concrete coatings are valued for their strength and durability. Distinctive eye-catching and beautiful stylish patterns will enhance the surrounding decor and recreate any concrete surface into a durable work of art. Beautiful and long-lasting floors are a trademark of Garage Store. We are devoted to achieving your organizational and flooring needs—not only for your garage, but any space in your home or business.

Garage Store is committed to quality and customer satisfaction. We strive to make your Garage Store experience effortless and stressfree, while we customize your personal space. Our experienced and professional staff will work with you to design your personal space. Then, we create it, you enjoy it!

Jim Melchert
Founder and CEO

Stationary and Adjustable Garage Overhead Storage

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Do you have too much clutter or not enough space in your garage to fit everything you need to store? Garage Store offers the most versatile and affordable adjustable and stationary garage overhead storage solutions.

Garage Stores overhead storage systems are guaranteed to provide you with the storage space you need in your garage. Our storage racks are professionally installed and are safer than having to step around clutter and other items on the floor. Another advantage of overhead garage storage is that it allows you to keep items out of the reach of young children who we all know get into everything and can help you store away seasonal items that don’t need to be used for quite some time.

Whether you’re in the market to buy stationary or adjustable overhead storage, Garage Store has a solution for all your clutter problems. Our overhead storage solutions offers customers the option to have customize the height of the storage unit, the various size, purchase several accessories and use the overhead garage storage units in a number of possible combinations to fit your personal needs.

Contact Garage Store today, your stationary and adjustable garage overhead storage leader for an overhead storage system or to find out more about Garage Store’s other services such as, flooring, organization systems, accessories and more.