What Dad’s Really Want for Father’s Day!

Screen Shot 2017-05-24 at 12.02.28 PM.pngYour husband is a great father, but you might be struggling to think of something to get him for Father’s Day. Since he works so hard, you might want to help him relax and reduce some of his stress; while a bubble bath or a day at the spa can help you decompress, this type of relaxation often does not appeal to men.

So, what’s the answer? If your husband is like many dads, he probably puts a good deal of time toward maintaining and improving your home. What if you bought him a home improvement that would appeal to him and even give him a place to kick back and relax? Have you considered custom epoxy garage floor for your husband (or your dad!) this Father’s Day?  Not sure whether this is the right gift for the special man in your life? Consider the following:

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  • Garage flooring raises the value of the home

    Whether you’re installing upgraded appliances in the kitchen or investing in landscaping, most home improvements are done with an end result in mind; that end result often includes boosting the home’s resale value. People who are looking to buy a home love seeing upgraded garages, and epoxy flooring looks great and improves overall function of the garage. You can look at this as an investment in your home.

  • Epoxy garage flooring is easy to take care of

    Unlike concrete floors, which absorb stains and can be difficult to keep clean, our epoxy floors are easy to maintain and look great all the time. All your husband needs to do is hose off the floor and use a squeegee or a damp mop to dry it off. The coating is stain-, fade-, and slip-resistant, so minimal care is necessary.

  • Epoxy garage floors shine

    Have you ever walked into a car dealership and marveled at the shiny floors? Those are epoxy, too; it’s a great material because it stands up to a lot of traffic, can be driven on and shines even when it’s not freshly cleaned. If your guy has ever admired that showroom shine, now he can enjoy it in his own garage.

  • Upgraded garage flooring lays a foundation for the whole garage

    With a shiny floor, the garage will be easier to keep neat and tidy. On its own, it’s an inspiration to keep the garage looking nice, but you can also combine a new floor with other custom garage features, like shelving, overhead storage, garage cabinets, wall storage and more.

  • Our garage flooring comes in different colors

    With many decorative chip shades to choose from, your husband or father can pick the flooring that will best suit his sense of style. One of our garage designers can help him choose what would look best based on his decorating style, if he doesn’t have a clear preference.

If investing in epoxy garage flooring for Father’s Day sounds like something you’d like to pursue, contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation, in-home consultation appointment. We can go over all of your options to make this a Father’s Day to remember. Call today!

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Why Use a Professional for Epoxy Flooring?

Go with a pro if you want your dream garage to last!

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First, the floor coatings used by a professional are so much more than garage floor paint and colored acrylic flakes that make up the epoxy paint kits. While DIY garage epoxy kits make the “after” pictures look beautiful, the product itself is actually far more inferior in strength to professional products. DIY kit materials are no more than fortified latex or enamel paints, and they lack durability and are inclined to chip and peel away. This will quickly leave you disappointed and frustrated.

When you hire a professional, you’’ll get true industrial-strength epoxy and polyaspartic floor coatings. The materials we use on your garage floor are the same as those used in fire stations and trucking facilities. If it can hold up to those heavy trucks, it can certainly endure the wear-and-tear of your vehicles.

Prepping the Space

The lengths a professional will go to in prepping your concrete floors before applying any floor coating is something that you simply can’’t achieve with a DIY epoxy paint kit. We use diamond grinders to strip off the top layer of concrete – they can rip off any previously applied coatings or sealants. This is a critical step because it makes the concrete porous and adds a deep scratch pattern, ensuring the floor coating adheres to the concrete – and not simply laying over the top of it.

Scratch-Resistant Clear Coating

Perhaps the biggest difference between a professional garage floor coating and the DIY epoxy paint kits is in the clear sealant we apply after the epoxy has dried. This special urethane or polyaspartic coating provides tremendous protection against scratches, chips and stains. Gasoline, oil, road salt and anti-freeze won’t leave a mark. Simply mop it up.

If you want a coating that is durable, you won’t find it with a DIY epoxy paint kit. A professional garage floor coating has all three elements to be long lasting: superior product, properly surface preparation and a scratch-resistant clear coating. It is going to last.  Concrete Resurfacing Solutions specializes in epoxy garage and basement flooring giving you high quality beautiful epoxy floors.

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Garage Organization for Your Kid’s Stuff!

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If you have kids, your garage probably looks like every other storage closet in your house a hodge podge of stuff! Our garages store all our kids fun stuff like bikes, scooters, roller skates, basketballs, tennis rackets, football… you see where I am going with this. Before you know it, you have a complete mess on your hands!  Coming up with proper storage and organization can be a tedious task. The worst part is that once you “organize” it just takes a few days to get ‘unorganized’ again- but you can change that by having set places for everything. Instead of just “cleaning” it, you need to “organize it.”

Before you begin, you need to think about your garage. Make a game-plan. Do you have set spaces for things or is everything just wherever it fits, without any rhyme or reason. What do you want for your garage? Storage? A place for your car? A work-shop? In most homes it functions as all of these things. Once you have decided what you want to do with your space, its time to plan it out and get working.

A clean garage looks like this: piles of things, the middle area cleared, stuff pushed to corners & walls.

An organized garage looks like this: A place for everything, surfaces clear, wall space being utilized.

1) Store sports balls using bungee cords. This genius storage solution allows you to easily access your ball collection, and it’s a cinch to put together.

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2) Outdoor Toy Bins 
Outdoor Toy Bins are a great way to organize toys, and are fantastic for the porch. The chalkboard labels are a great design feature, as they look good and can be easily changed. Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 2.19.04 PM

3) Large Toy Storage Bins
Large Toy Storage Bins are great for really outdoorsy kids who have lots of outdoor equipment and toys.

4) All Access Toy Storage 
This is a great outdoor toy storage option for the not so DIY savvy. It’s great for sports equipment, and is perfect for kids, as they can see what’s in the boxes without opening them.

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Have some unused space in your garage behind the garage door? Here’s what to do with it — install  shelving units, and kiss your outdoor toy clutter goodbye.

The whole family will benefit from a clean and organized garage.  Concrete Resurfacing Solutions specializes in giving families their dream garages with beautiful epoxy floors.  Now not only is our garage a perfect space for play dates but extra room for birthday parties and special occasions!

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Helping You Get Your Dream Garage!

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At CRS we help home owners make their dream garage a reality!  Here are our tips for achieving your dream garage:

What’s your idea of a dream garage? Is it a large building filled with prized vintage cars? Maybe it simply means an organized space where there’s ample room to park your vehicles.

While everyone’s definition may vary, there’s no question that a redesigned garage adds value to your home. You’ll want your dream garage to be a comfortable space that impresses visitors and that can be accomplished with the proper design.

The garage is an all-too-neglected area of the home often used to store anything deemed unworthy to occupy the rest of the house. The garage doesn’t have to be the sight of unkempt clutter. Why not convert it into a functional, attractive and even fun room?

1. Transform your space with a new garage floor coating

Redoing your floor with a garage floor coating can really transform your space. Durable epoxy coating can turn your dirty old garage floor into a beautiful, smooth surface that sets the foundation for the rest of your dream garage’s design.

Our epoxy garage floor coating is one of the best floor coating available on the market and comes in many colors.  Once your garage floor is finished, you’ll appreciate how much nicer it looks and how incredibly easy it is to maintain.

fb_img_14855580384832. Get your tools organized with garage cabinetry

Installing a high quality garage cabinet system will achieve a couple of the design goals for your dream garage:

  • garage cabinets are the best organization solution for your tools and belongings, keeping everything in its place, easy to find, and dispensing with workbench or countertop clutter
  • the sleek, modern look of a garage cabinet system will add a notable upgrade to your garage’s aesthetics

3. A slatwall storage system reclaims garage floor space

A versatile slatwall storage system can maximize the storage capacity in your dream garage. Slatwall panels and their accessories make effective use of your garage’s underutilized wall space for better organization. Get items like yard tools, extension cords, and bikes on your garage wall and off the floor. That allows you more room to park your vehicles and function better in your garage.

4. Use overhead garage storage racks for bulkier items

Garage cabinets and slatwall storage are a great start towards achieving organizational contentment in your dream garage. Go even further with some of our specialty storage rack solutions for your garage’s bulkier items. Overhead storage racks are ideal for seasonal items like tires, patio furniture, and sports equipment. Just imagine how much garage floor space you could free up by storing these large items up in the air.

5. Gain more parking space in your dream garage with a car lift

Installing a car lift in your dream garage is a smart way to double your garage’s parking space. Car lifts take advantage of your garage’s unused vertical space, allowing vehicles to be stacked on top of one another. They’re a perfect storage solution for your second everyday use vehicle, or for storing that prized classic car during the winter.

6. Upgrade the garage door, your home’s most noticeable feature

It would be counterproductive to invest time and money in making over your dream garage’s interior and then leave its exterior looking less than optimal. Upgrade your garage door to complete your garage’s dazzling transformation.

Garage doors are the most noticeable feature of your house’s exterior, so how it looks matters. Create an inviting space that enhances your home’s curb appeal. There’s a multitude of garage door design options available, ensuring you’ll find a combination that both reflects your tastes and complements your home’s exterior.

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