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Granite Garage Floors: Providing a Surface that Looks and Lasts Like Granite

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It takes more abuse than any other area of your house except for the roof, and it gets little TLC. It’s the first thing you see when you arrive home. It’s your garage, most notably, your garage floor. Chemicals, salt, sludge and automotive goop take their toll on the concrete, and over time, damage mounts. To protect their investment, thousands of homeowners in the KC metro have turned to Greg Slicker and his team at Granite Garage Floors for help.

“The system we offer at Granite Garage Floors helps homeowners protect and beautify their garages with a product that’s easy to clean, easy to maintain and looks fantastic,” shared Greg. “We provide solutions for areas people may not have solutions for, such as garages, basements, screened-in porches and more. The challenge we have is that people look at this as a cosmetic enhancement, but the unseen benefit is the protection the product provides for concrete. It seals and protects it, allowing the home to survive longer.”

Beautiful and Durable
Granite Garage Floors employs a propriety epoxy coating system that looks and lasts like granite. Greg and his experienced team focus on preparation and the use of industrial-grade products. Both are critical to a long-lasting system that’s durable, stain-resistant and easy to clean. Customers can choose from hundreds of designer color finishes that look like granite, quartz, terrazzo or marble. Granite Garage Floors stands behind its professionally installed system with a lifetime satisfaction warranty.

“Our coating system goes on the top of existing substrates and protects it while providing texture and aesthetic value. There’s also a safety factor; it’s not slick like regular concrete,” noted Greg. “It’s cosmetic with the added benefit of protection that prevents the concrete from deteriorating.”

With nearly ten years working at Granite Garage Floors, Greg knows his product and the local environment well. In the KC area, the weather is extremely hard, with wide variations in moisture and temperature that are not only hard on people but on their concrete as well. The climate’s thermal expansion is extreme, and it warrants robust protection and maintenance. That’s why many of your neighbors call upon Granite Garage Floors to help.

Prepped for Success
“Sixty to 70 percent of our time is spent on prepping your concrete floor to ensure the application process goes smoothly. We diamond grind the entire floor, which etches the surface so the epoxy adheres to it. We don’t use harmful chemicals,” outlined Greg. “Then we identify the imperfections, addressing any cracks or deterioration with an epoxy patch prior to coating. The most important part of this process is diamond grinding the concrete to a porous state so the epoxy can wick in and bond with the concrete. This ensures a long-lasting protective coating.”

The process begins with grinding, patching and applying a base coat containing polymer chips that protects and provides the decorative look in the Granite Garage Floors system. A layer of chips is spread over the base coat across the entire surface of the garage. It’s left to set up overnight, but the exothermic reaction starts about an hour after crews leave. The next morning the residual chips that didn’t adhere to the epoxy are scraped off and reclaimed; then high-powered vacuums remove any residue. A polyaspartic urethane top coat is applied, which takes two to three hours. Normally, the crew is wrapped by 11:00 a.m. and you can walk on your new garage floor later that afternoon. The second day you can put back storage containers; cars can return in four to five days. This gradual process allows the product to seep in and bond with the substrate, delivering a tough, durable floor.

Looks and Lasts Like Granite
“It’s very difficult to damage the surface of a Granite Garage Floor. In fact, it has a lifetime warranty,” commented Greg. “We’re able to do that because we put so much energy and effort into prepping the surface to allow for an extremely durable coating.”

Not only is it durable and beautiful; it’s cost effective. Depending on the project, Granite Garage Floors start at about six dollars a square foot. Greg estimates it’s about half the price of carpeting, a third the cost of tile, and a fraction of the cost to replace your entire garage floor if it deteriorates.

With all of the benefits, doesn’t it make sense to have a Granite Garage Floor protecting the concrete in your garage or basement? You’ll get a great product, backed by a lifetime warranty and installed by a well-respected KC company. “We want to be as easy to work with as possible, and we stand by our product and our process. We try to be old fashioned in doing the right things from a business standpoint. At Granite Garage Floors, we want to bring a beautiful look to your concrete floors and protect them as well. For us, it’s about making an exterior area of your home look and feel like an interior area.” ■

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