Archive for July, 2013

Epoxy flooring systems transform unfinished basements

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

As the weather gets hotter and the tornado horns blast, wouldn’t it be nice to have a basement retreat that is clean, uncluttered and inviting?  Even if your budget doesn’t include a full renovation, adding a flooring system in your basement can be an intelligent and attractive solution to a currently dank and dusty basement. However, choosing the right floor is important, and must meet the challenges of below-ground environments.  Traditional materials, such as carpet, vinyl and even laminate may not be the best options.  Epoxy systems, such as Garage Store’s decorative concrete coating systems can significantly reduce humidity, mold and mildew and can transform any basement into a brighter, more attractive and functional space.  The floors are easy to clean and maintain and reduce the moisture normally emitted through a concrete floor.  With a 30+ year life expectancy, these flooring systems are also terrific value.

Adding a storage system to one (or two) walls can dramatically reduce the clutter, provide the extra storage needed for busy families,  and open the space even more.

Having an unfinished basement with the right flooring system can provide open spaces for activities that might not be possible in a more formal, finished space. When the heat index nears 100 degrees, and It is just too hot to play outside, having a safe open area can give children the perfect spot for roller skating, tricycle or scooter riding, or for almost any game or craft activity.  A craft table can provide a great area for almost any art or craft.  A bonus is that unfinished projects can be left out without cluttering the main floors of the home.

Garage Store is your Chicago basement flooring leader servicing all of Chicago land’s northwest suburbs such as Cary, Barrington, Crystal Lake, Palatine, Schaumburg, Naperville, and all surrounding suburbs including southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.