Archive for the ‘Warehouse Flooring’ Category

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


Three Myths About Garage Floor Coatings

Monday, November 14th, 2016


Professionally coated flooring systems are a great way to keep your home in tip-top shape.  Coating systems in a garage can turn a relatively unused area into another room in your house.

Even though the area is not used as frequently, garage floors tend to get the most benefit from a coating system.  Garage floors usually develop cracks and pitting after a few years due to settling and weather.  The porous nature of concrete harbors dirt, bacteria and encourages enduring stains from fluids and car debris.

These stains make the floor appear dingy and can be very difficult to clean.  A floor coating system protects the floors and makes them easy to clean. Floor coating systems are also low maintenance and require little upkeep.

There are many do-it-yourself products that claim to make the process as easy, durable and high-quality as having it done professionally.  We have tested and disproved many floor coating myths. Here are a few examples:


MYTH #1 – Floor Coating Systems are just “fancy” paint.

Generally speaking, epoxy is paint. In fact, the definition of paint is “a colored substance that is spread over a surface and dries to leave a thin decorative or protective coating.” The difference is that while epoxy may be classified as paint, not all paint is epoxy..

Epoxy is defined  as “very tough, very adhesive, and resistant to chemicals….used to make protective coatings and glues.”

The level of protection this coating provides far exceeds the paint purchased at a hardware store.


MYTH #2 – All garage floor coatings are the same.

All coating materials are not created equally.  Jim Melchert, founder of, explains, “epoxy, polyurea and polyaspartic are various coating systems that use various polymer resins and curing agents that are all packaged separately, but then are mixed, just prior to use. However, when mixed and cured, the coating system becomes a solid polymer system that offers characteristics such as superior adhesion, hardness, UV stability and chemical resistance. These characteristics are dependent on the type of resins, curing agents, solvents and fillers used. The quality, cost, and durability of the coating system is related to the purpose. Be sure to consult a certified installer and review product specifications to ensure the correct product is used for your purpose.”


MYTH #3 – A quick sweep and clean of the floor and it’s ready to be coated.

If you want your flooring to bond and make sure it seals and coats properly just a quick clean is not enough.  If the floor is not prepped correctly, it will not result in a beautifully coated floor.

The concrete must be resurfaced with a diamond grinder or short blaster to remove imperfections in the surface as well as debris.  The cracks/pits are then repaired.  After the prep work is done the coating can be completed.

As you can see, a applying a coating system is so much more than just painting on some epoxy and calling it a day.  Services provided by a professional usually go beyond what the typical DIY kit can provide.  So, if you want it done right and you want a beautiful garage floor call a professional.  Check out our Flooring Page to see how quickly and conveniently we can transform any floor – inside or out.

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.