Archive for July, 2015

Unexpected Benefit of a Garage Makeover: Better Health

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Photo by: Mark Welsh | Daily Herald Staff Photographer


When a local Arlington Heights couple won the Daily Herald’s “Garage Makeover Contest,” The Garage Store of East Dundee not only organized the space, but repaired the cracking concrete floor and added a polymer coating. This not only improved the look of the space, but could save their son’s life.

The polymer coating the Garage Store installs for their residential customers uses the same materials and technology they use for clean rooms, restaurants, food storage facilities and other commercial applications.  This type of floor is not only easy to care for (dirt that comes in on automobiles can be quickly hosed off) but also vastly improves air quality.  This was extremely important to the winning family, as their son suffers from three immune deficiency diseases.  Tracking dirt, dust and road salt into their home could lead to a life-threatening event.

However, adding a polymer floor is not only for people with serious immune disorders, but for anyone who wishes to keep their garage healthier and cleaner.  And for people suffering from asthma and allergies, having a healthy, germ-free environment has become more than a convenience.

Concrete floors are porous and can harbor bacteria and dirt. As water and other liquids seep into the concrete, it can break apart, releasing dust particles in the air.  When adding a polymer floor, the dirt and debris are removed, crumbling concrete and cracks are repaired, and the floor is sealed with a non-porous coating that is easy to clean and maintain.

This flooring is not only for garages. Basement floors also harbor dust and dirt.  Encapsulating the dusty concrete with a healthy polymer coating can not only improve the air quality throughout the entire home, but also keep dust to a minimum, making the entire home more pleasant and easier to keep clean.

The Garage Store can install a healthy, durable and abrasion resistant floor to almost any area – residential or commercial. The floor can also incorporate various textured and anti-slip surfaces, further enhancing the beauty and safety of the area.  Call today to hear more (847) 428-8862.