An updated, fresh garage cabinet design is the perfect way to set the tone for the beginning of a new decade. The holidays have come and gone and though your guests have left, the mess lives on. After your hasty search for old holiday decorations, a quiet chaos now lurks behind your garage door. So, before you waste hours cleaning up the mess and stashing away the Christmas lights, let us introduce you to your new best friend, our amazing garage cabinets. Read more “Life-Changing Garage & Closet Hacks of 2020”
One of the main issues facing epoxy flooring and other coatings for the garage is how slippery it becomes when wet. With manufacturers recommending a wide array of anti-slip additives from aluminum oxide, sand, or polymer-based grit such as shark grip, it can be overwhelming.
Resinous garage floor coatings like epoxy, polyuria, and polyurethane are non-porous, which is why the surface tends to be extremely smooth. Although this type of surface works fine when dry, it becomes slippery, which can pose a threat with a mere introduction of water, oils, or mud.
So let’s help you determine whether your garage epoxy flooring needs a non-slip additive, then look at the best ways to make your epoxy floor less slippery.
Factors to Consider Before Applying a Non-Slip Additive
Before you decide whether your floor needs a non-slip additive you must consider the climate in your area. If your garage experiences excessive moisture then you need a non-skid floor. On the other hand, if you live in an arid area, a non-skid additive may not be necessary.
The primary function of the garage floor is another thing to consider. If you do projects that involve liquids such as water, oil, and chemicals that can cause harm, an anti-slip additive is needed.
How to Make Your Epoxy Garage Floor Less Slippery
1. Shark Grip
This is the easiest way to make your garage epoxy flooring slip-resistant, reduce gloss as well as fine texturing your epoxy garage. The best thing about shark grip is that you can add it to most paints and coatings. It also mixes perfectly with almost all latex and oil-based paints as well as stains.
Its lack of sharp edges makes it easy to clean, and its less abrasive texture gives it a comfortable feel even when walking on bare feet.
However, it is less effective when used on thick final coats since it will sink below the surface.
2. Aluminum Oxide Additive
This is the most ideal additive for an industrial setting where maximum grip is needed. It adds an extremely aggressive, durable, long-lasting, and tough anti-slip and texture profile when added to the garage epoxy flooring. It does not change the coating’s physical properties and bonds well into the coating.
However, aluminum oxide is coarse and not kind to the skin and feet. The coarse texture also makes it difficult to clean since it holds up a lot of dirt and mop strings.
3. Silica Sand
You can add sand on a final coating to form a bumpy skid-resistance surface. And since sand is visible when added with a clear coat, you can use a colored topcoat to make it more appealing.
However, silica sand forms small cracks after some time and can break down due to heavy traffic. This is because silica has brittle, sharp points that can easily break off especially when trampled on.
4. Using Containment Mats
If you live in an area prone to precipitation, containment mats are your ideal solution. The mats are designed to collect lots of water and you can hang them to dry faster. They are also made to absorb fluids, thus making the epoxy floor skid resistant. However, the mats offer a temporary fix, so you might need at least two sets to interchange when the wet containment mats are drying.
5. Indoor or Outdoor Carpet Runners
The best thing about these carpets is that you can choose among various colors, shapes, lengths, and widths. All these available options will help choose what fits your needs and preferences while keeping your garage flooring less slippery. Another added perk is that they are stain-resistant and easy to clean.
All the above options are quick and permanent remedies to make your garage epoxy flooring skid resistant. However, the condition of your floor and your financial position will determine your choice. But if your garage floor epoxy coating becomes slippery, frequently it’s advisable to go for a permanent solution.
Is your garage cluttered and filled with things you don’t need? Does it give you a headache every time you enter? If that’s the case, it might be time to give this area of your home a makeover.
After all, having an organized and put-together home extends to the garage as well. If you wish to learn more about garage cabinets, their benefits, and how they can clear the clutter in your home, continue reading.
Benefit #1: Garage Cabinets Make Your Garage Safer
Do you have children that love running around your home? Do they often get into places they shouldn’t? Well, garage cabinets can keep them from getting into the dangerous tools you keep stowed away in the garage. With a proper set of cabinets, you can lock away hammers, nails, saws, cleaning supplies and more.
You can keep these things away from overly curious pets too.
Benefit #2: Garage Cabinets Clear Clutter
It’s one thing to shove your clutter in a corner and forget about it. However, ensuring that every item has a place where it belongs will give you peace of mind. Cabinets can make a huge difference when cleaning and organizing your space. After all, an average household in the United States will have up to 300,000 items in it — which is an overwhelming amount!
Benefit #3: Garage Cabinets Will Make Your Space More Accessible
If you feel like your constantly losing things, consider installing some cabinets in your garage to make navigating this area easier. When every item in your place has a home, you may find yourself feeling more put together and relaxed too.
Benefit #4: Garage Cabinets Are Customizable
Another great perk about garage cabinets is that you can customize your set to fit your unique personality. Choose between different finishes or colors to add some flair to your garage.
Benefit #5: You’ll Have More Room
Did you know that 25% of people don’t even have enough room in their two-car garage to park their vehicle? 32% only have enough space for one car.
Your garage was made to keep your car safe from hail, rainstorms, and even theft. However, if you cant squeeze your car through, you may be losing out on these benefits.
Proper storage can combat this, however.
This way, you won’t fight with your family members over who gets to keep their car in the garage. With all your items out of the way, you’ll both be able to park your cars without much hassle.
For Custom Garage Cabinets, or Closet Design, Give us a Call
In conclusion, garage cabinets make your home a safer and more organized place. They also make your tools more accessible and can help your home’s value skyrocket. Yes, the garage is a valuable part of your home, so make sure it’s not just a throwaway zone for clutter.
If you’re interested in learning more about installing custom garage storage cabinets, contact us today for more information.
Happy New Year! The beginning of the year is the perfect time to get organized. The start of a new decade means a fresh start for you and your family. Why not take advantage of new beginnings and transform your Phoenix home with our storage solutions and organizing features? Having an organized space to cook, work, sleep, and spend time with family is essential to having an amazing new year. Read on to learn how tidying up your space can set you up for success both mentally and physically. Read more “New Year’s Resolution: Get Organized with Arizona Garage & Closet Design”
The holidays are fast approaching! If you are planning to play host or hostess this year, the first item on a long list of things to do is to get your house ready for guests. Cleaning, decorating, and stocking up on ingredients for the all of the vigorous cooking you’ll be doing, is made simpler with Arizona Garage & Closet Design. We offer storage solutions that will make getting your home holiday-ready, a breeze.
Read how you can stay organized and prepared to have the best holiday season possible, surrounded by your loved ones.
Prepping the kitchen
The holidays are centered around love, laughter, family, and of course, food. If you are hosting this year, that means you are responsible for whipping up a delicious array of entrees, snacks, and desserts for your guests.
The first step is stocking up on all the supplies you’ll need to make the best meal possible for your friends and family. Arizona Garage & Closet Designs’ kitchen cabinets will transform your pantry into an organized space so all of your ingredients will be easily accessible while you’re cooking. Our pantry organizers come in a variety of styles and you have the option to install adjustable shelves, custom cabinets, slide-out wine and can racks, slide-out spice racks, scoop front drawers, and basket liners.
Prepping the guest room
Whenever you have guests over, you want to provide them with the best stay possible. Add a functional and stylish wall-bed from Arizona Garage & Closet Design! Your friends and family will have a wonderful experience without the hassle on your part. Our murphy beds are not only practical but will be a beautiful addition to any room. Whether you have a devoted guest room reserved for family visits or a corner nook in the living room that needs to accommodate multiple purposes, we have the answer.
Arizona Garage & Closet Designs wall-beds are disguised behind a gorgeous cabinet that comes in 11 different colors and 6 different styles. We also add drawers and hanging rods to create a wardrobe for your guests. Custom upgrades include bookshelves, built-in desks, luggage storage, and wardrobes.
Prepping the decorations
It’s time to untangle the Christmas lights and break out the endless boxes of ornaments from the garage. What if retrieving the decorations didn’t have to be a huge hassle? With our garage accessories, neatly storing your holiday decorations will be easy and will take less time. Our slat wall panels are perfect for hanging strands of lights. Also, our custom cabinets will allow you to have a dedicated space for all of your knick-knacks that you love to put out for the season!
Make prepping your home for the holidays quick and simple with Arizona Garage & Closet Design! Contact us today!
Color is an elemental part of any home. It has the power to affect dimension, inspire emotion and create an atmosphere. In 2019, blue was voted the color of the year for its versatility and replenishing effect and the trend has been popping up in homes everywhere. Blue kitchens have been popular in the interior design world lately, so Arizona Garage and Closet Design is spreading the color to other areas of the house. Our Galaxy custom cabinet fronts are the perfect way to incorporate blue into your home this year in a subtle and chic way.
Fall is officially here. Scottsdale temperatures will start to drop, and the holidays will be here before we know it. What better way to welcome the season than to let it through your front door? Home décor reminiscent of Autumn is a beautiful way to bring warmth and light into your space. Make your transition simple with our storage solutions as well. Read more “How to Transition Your Home Décor from Summer to Fall”
Mixing old and new décor in the home is a beautiful way to create a unique space. On one end of the spectrum, modern houses often feel sterile and one-dimensional and on the other end, vintage houses can feel, well… old and out of style. Marrying the two is the perfect way to create a space that has character while remaining chic and polished. Read more “How to Mix Old and New Home Décor”
Summer in Arizona is the best time to be a lazy cook. The thought of turning on the oven or running around the kitchen to cook an extravagant meal is less than appealing. Here are some helpful tips to prepare fresh, light meals with minimal effort.
Simply reach into your pantry or fridge and find all the ingredients you need. Install our pantry organizers to make your cooking life even easier than we’re going to make it with these pointers. Read more “Tips for Easy, Summer Cooking”
A multi-use space can be overwhelming and hard to manage but if it’s organized and well-planned, a garage laundry room can free up valuable space home and extremely convenient. Arizona Garage & Closet Design offers storage solutions and surface options that will make your laundry nook more than ideal. Here’s a list of tips to make the most of your space. Read more “How to Make the Most of Your Garage Laundry Room”