Cantor’s Corner: Finished Garage Slabs
by Gregg Cantor Resident Pro, The Approved Home Pro Show
President, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
Your garage can be valuable living space for a kid’s play area, home gym, man cave and a place to park your cars. A quick and easy, multi-purpose and cost effect home improvement that provides valuable living space is slab resurfacing.
Even if your garage slab is cracked, a brand new surface can be applied without going to the expense of breaking out concrete. For an easy to clean non-slip finished floor, here are the options:
1. Polyspartic Coating
By far the best option, as long as there is no existing moisture in the slab.
A little cheaper than polyspartic, but the down side is epoxy doesn’t last nearly as long, it yellows over time and hot tires may cause damage.
3. Concrete Polishing With a Clear Coat
On slabs with high moisture, polishing and sealing may be the only way to go as long is your garage is in good shape structurally.
Before you throw away money on a do it yourself garage floor kit from a big box store, I recommend calling a professional. You can easily find reputable pros on approvedhomepros.com by searching for “garage floor coatings.”