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2017 Auto Show Flooring Specials

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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We have all heard about people who say, “The floor is so clean, you could eat off it.”  While no one really wants to eat off any floor, many companies need floors that will store food and food preparation equipment.  Floors in these facilities must meet local and federal health department inspections.  They need to have surfaces that meet FDA guidelines for food preparation. Having this type of floor is not just good for warehouses, but also for residential applications since, we all know that kids don’t always follow the “five-second” rule when it comes to eating food that has fallen on the floor!

Garage Store has options that can give any residential or commercial space a beautiful, functional and healthy floor system.


Whether you are showcasing automobiles machinery or almost anything, your showroom will be enhanced by a sparkling epoxy floor coating that will make whatever you are showing off stand out.  The advantages of this type of floor coating over concrete cannot be underestimated.  Anyone coming into the showroom will notice how much better the items look on a gleaming floor.


Garage Store began their company life as a garage accessory company. Their flooring systems, along with their many storage solutions, can turn even the dingiest, dirtiest garage into a place you will want to park your car – or store your stuff, or use as a shop space.  With a few appliances and heater, your garage can become a functional “room,” perfect for entertaining or just “kicking back.” No matter how you want to use your garage, Garage Store has options that will really make it a showstopper.


If you have ever lived through a flooded basement with soggy carpet, popped tiles or a filthy, cracked concrete floor, you will understand the value of an epoxy floor coating system that can withstand any flood. Once the water is mopped up, the floor will be as good as new, perfect for the children to ride their big wheels, roller skate, or just watch television.  The area can also be used for the kids to bring snacks – even if they don’t always follow the “five-second” rule for food that falls on the floor.

Commercial Spaces

Whether you are responsible for maintaining a shop floor, a high school locker room or any commercial space that has a dusty, cracked or pitted concrete floor, the value of an epoxy floor coating system cannot be overstated. Workers will enjoy working on a clean, non-skid floor, students will appreciate their environment and patrons of commercial spaces will be happy to see an attractive floor.  Maintenance people will be delighted with how easy these floors are to maintain.

Whatever your requirements, our concrete floor coatings will meet and exceed your needs.

Auto Show Specials 

Now is the right time to turn your dusty, dingy floors beautiful during our 2017 Auto Show Special offers. Even if you couldn’t visit our booth, you can still enjoy the savings.

Garage Store Flooring Specials


Decorative Epoxy Coatings Can Save Basements

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Garage-store epoxy floor coveringAs three friends had breakfast on a recent Sunday morning, the conversation turned to basement floors.  While this was not a normal topic, one of the friends had recently purchased a home with a basement finished with top-of-the-line wall-to-wall carpeting.  When she moved in, she realized that while there was an electric sump pump, there was no backup in case of a power failure. Before she could have a backup pump installed, the worst happened – a power failure and a flooded basement.  She not only lost all of her carpeting, but had to pay to have it removed.  While the walls survived, the basement floor was a total mess.

She mentioned that she was thinking of having tile installed instead of carpet.  Her friend, Pat, shook her head.  “I had tile in my basement when it flooded.  The tiles started popping up almost immediately.”  What a mess!

Anyone who lives in the Chicago area understands the very real threat of flooded basements.

The third friend had an answer: an epoxy decorative concrete coating system.  She told her friends that the Garage Store in East Dundee installed these floors throughout the Chicago suburbs, and that they solved many of the problems with basement floors.

Besides flooding, concrete floors are prone dusty and prone to mold and mildew – a problem that exists even when the floor is covered with carpeting. Both friends mentioned a “musty” smell in their basements even with carpet and tile.

For many homeowners, finished basements are an economical alternative to home additions, and can provide a lot of usable space for children to play, for a workroom for dad or even a home gym – away from the main living area.  However, the below-grade space presents its own set of problems.  In fact, a basement floor makes up over 40% of surface space that generates moisture.  Floor coverings such as carpet, vinyl or laminate can harbor mold, mildew and other allergens.

The Garage store concrete coating systems significantly reduce humidity, mold and mildew, while transforming any basement into an attractive and functional living space.  These systems permanently bond to concrete, creating a flood-proof floor.  They are extremely easy to clean and maintain and significantly reduce the moisture emitted through a concrete floor.

After breakfast that day, all three friends were convinced that while flooding may be a fact of life in Northern Illinois, having an epoxy concrete system might be the best way to mitigate any damage, while still enjoying the extra space their basements provide.

Spring 2015 Project Portfolio

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

We have been busy!  Our crews have been to places like the Olympia Fields Police Garage to put in a new floor, to a food pantry in South Chicago to renew a tired janitor closet, and to Crystal Lake High School to complete a locker room makeover. (The job had to be started and finished during Spring Break.)  We also took on outfitting a trailer. By covering the wooden floor and drop-down door with a tough, bacteria-resistant polymer, we made the trailer useful to haul whatever cargo the owner wants – and makes cleanup a breeze.

No matter how big or small, thing of the Garage Store for all of your floor (or wall) coating needs.

Garage Store installs Floor System at United Food Group, Elgin

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Garage store installs floor for United Food Group, Elgin, IL from Sandy Ketcham

When United Food Group, Inc., located in Elgin, Illinois needed to expand its facilities to include space for a new line of powder mixes, they turned to East Dundee’s Garage Store for their floor coating.  The new space includes state-of-the-art production and packaging, along with dry storage and distribution amenities.  In order to pass federal and local health department inspections, the flooring had to conform to specific requirements.  They needed a surface that met FDA guidelines for food preparation.  When they contacted Garage Store in East Dundee, Illinois, company owner, Jim Melchert, was able to give them a floor coating that would allow the plant to pass even the most stringent of inspections.

In fact, Garage Store provides commercial flooring to many Chicago area commercial establishments, as well as many residential installations. Garage Store routinely installs garage floors, basement floors and even patios, driveways and sidewalks.  Their flooring is healthy, durable and abrasion-resistant.  Their proprietary system, including epoxy, polyurethane and polyaspartic concrete provides a healthy and safe environment and is approved for the food industry – from manufacturing to storage and distribution.  This translates well to residential applications, where children may end up eating food that has dropped on the basement floor or even the patio.

So while concrete floors are porous and can harbor dirt, mold, mildew and harmful bacteria, Garage Store’s coatings provide a barrier that resists bacteria. The added benefit is that it is very easy to clean. So even when the warehouse has a spill or junior drops his peanut butter sandwich on the basement floor, cleanup is a breeze.

For more information on floor coatings and storage and organization products for residential and commercial facilities, contact Garage Store  or call them at (847) 428-8862.