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Options for restoring your concrete garage floor.


A deteriorating, stained concrete floor can not only ruin the look of your garage, but it also devalues your home, laments Mike Padden, owner of Encore Garage Ohio. Here, Mike explains the options for restoring your garage floor.

Q: What can a homeowner do to replace a deteriorating concrete floor?

A: There are four main options. The first is to do nothing and agonize over the way it looks, but it’s only going to get worse.

At the other extreme is having your concrete floor torn out and replaced. That is a messy, expensive process that puts you back to square one with another high-maintenance, porous concrete floor that will begin the same slow deterioration process that befell your original floor.

The other two options both involve covering and protecting your floor with an epoxy coating.

One is doing it yourself with an over-the-counter product from a home improvement retailer. You’ll save money on your initial investment, but it can cost you in the long run. The do-it-yourself products are not of durable, long-lasting quality. Not being installed with professional equipment by skilled professionals, they typically begin to delaminate and wear out after a couple of years.

The final option is a professionally installed epoxy-based product like Encore’s Flex-Core advanced polymer floor coating that not only beautifies your garage floor, but also protects it from damage.

Q: Why is epoxy better than concrete?

A: Our Flex-Core epoxy flooring is seamless and non-porous, so liquids can’t seep down and attack the concrete below. It is stain resistant, even against oil and grease, and couldn’t be easier to maintain. All you need is a water hose and a squeegee to keep the floor looking like new for many years. Flex-Core has a nearly unlimited variety of attractive colors and patterns, it’s long-lasting and you can only get it from Encore.

Mike Padden is the Owner and President of Encore Garage of Ohio and West. PA. You can call Encore for a no-cost estimate at 440-668-8953, or 330-922-4411, or learn more at

EncoreGarage is a full-service garage makeover company that offers custom installed garage cabinets, organization systems and FLEXCORE™ advanced polymer Floor Coating Systems. EncoreGarage of Ohio serves clients in the Greater Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Columbus, and Pittsburgh areas.

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