Monday, February 24, 2020

Garage Floors

Are you looking for garage floors? Potomac Garage Solutions has been offering a wide variety of floor solutions in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC areas, for both residential and commercial applications, since 2003. Our flooring professionals install garage floor systems and warehouse floor systems that are durable, precise, shiny and new. Our floor solutions come in a variety of colors, designs and materials to give you an array of options to fit your new floor to a design of your choice.

Choosing tiles for your garage floor

When remodeling your garage, one of the most important areas you’ll need to put into consideration is the floor. Your floors stretch everywhere, and apart from the aesthetic benefits that tiling them will provide, you also get a flooring area that is stronger and able to accommodate just about everything.

However, there are various types of tiling available to you, and you can’t just go on choosing anyone. Perhaps these considerations will help you out:

The purpose of the area

We all know what the garage is used for- storing tings we only ever need once in a while and parking vehicles. However, there are also some other uses that not everyone applies garages with. Things like watching movies, washing, and much more are prime examples of this.

So, the first tip for choosing the best tiles for your garage flooring will be to understand the purpose of the garage. It will aid you in making the right choice, while also ensuring that you don’t have to change your tiles soon enough because of damage

If you’re still not sure what you would like to use your garage for at some point in time, then you might want to just flip the switch and get heavy-duty tiles. This way, you know that no matter what, you and your floor are protected. However, if you have a lower budget and you’ll want to stick with that, then you might also need to consider the force and weight that the garage floor will need to endure over time.

There are garage flooring tiles that won’t last for so long when they’re used with cars. Others also can’t withstand things like water penetration and contact by chemicals (battery acid, gasoline, antifreeze, brake fluid, etc.), thus making them sensitive for specific uses.

Coating compatibility

You could also protect the tiles on your garage floor with a separate layer of coating. However, keep in mind that not every form of files is compatible with coating as well if you’re planning to add coating from the beginning, then make sure that you consider whether a tile option you have in mind will be compatible with it as well.

Some of the most popular forms of coating include vinyl mat latex, and epoxy coating. They can be used as single floor protections as well, but they will need to be compatible with the type of tile you want to install in your garage.

The installation process

Also, it’s important to note that you can’t install every type of garage floor tile without some technical knowledge. So, while some tiles can be installed as a DIY project, others just can’t. some tiles might need extra coating, adhesives, and much more. Apart from the fact that you won’t be able to work with them on your own, installing them will require some additional services- thus, an increase in your budget.

For a free garage makeover consultation with one of our experts or for more information about our garage floors, contact Potomac Garage Solutions today at 240-650-2622.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Garage Parking Lifts

Are you looking to maximize parking or storage capability? Have you considered a garage parking lift? Potomac Garage Solutions has been offering a wide variety of garage parking lift options for many years throughout the Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC areas with expert attention to detail, craftsmanship and professionalism.

The tips for shopping for paring lifts

Parking lifts are incredibly helpful tools to have around your home, especially if you have several cars and you need some additional parking space in your garage. However, like just about every tool you’ll purchase, you need some pointers to help you make the best out of this;

You get more with a smaller footprint

If you have a residential parking lift that takes too much of the space available in your garage, then there really is no point. The smaller the footprint of the lift, the more utility you’ll be able to get. it’s possible that wide steel posts and columns look awkward in a place where a homeowner’s association doesn’t approve. They also restrict options and might not be the best choice for garaged that don’t have much in terms of space.

Take it easy with installation

When shopping for residential parking lifts, it’s very important that you call a company to help you out. Your installation company will be able to help install the lift easily, thus ensuring that you don’t see any mishaps along the way. For all their strength, parking lifts can be rather delicate, and you need to be very careful with them.

Make sure that you get safety locks

For modern parking lifts, automatic devices have become the most essential safety feature. Most of the parking lifts you see will have variable height locking positions, with each engaging automatically as the ramp on the parking lift goes higher.

Essentially, these safety locks help in two primary ways- in the event that there’s a terrible failure on the load-holding component, they ensure that the lift doesn’t fall. They also provide various height park positions, which will be able to take care of vehicles of different heights.

Of course, there are options that don’t have any chains or cables, which means that they don’t have any risk of failure. Still, the requirement for safety locks is a very important one.

Don’t confuse them with maintenance lifts

It goes without saying, but it should be said anyways. The only reason for you to get a residential parking lift is to create extra parking space, and not anything else. When you start to use them as maintenance lifts, you risk putting really heavy stuff on there, and they could be detrimental in the long run.

Working around weight capacity

Here’s one thing you should know about weight capacity; it’s not the final deal breaker. Essentially, if you have a vehicle that weight 7,000 lbs. and you get a parking lift that weighs about 6,000 lbs., it just means that you shouldn’t raise the vehicle with the parking lift.

As soon as you determine that a parking lift can accommodate weight capacity, however, there are several elements that will need to be determined. When a manufacturer starts to tout the weight capacity as opposed to things like drive-through space and visibility when collapsed, make sure to do your research before getting that lift.

For a free garage makeover consultation with one of our experts, or for more information about our garage parking lift services, contact Potomac Garage Solutions today at 240-650-2622.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Garage Cabinets

Are you looking for garage cabinets? Potomac Garage Solutions has been offering a wide variety of garage cabinet services for many years throughout the Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC areas with professionalism, craftsmanship and great customer care. Since 2003, our expert garage professionals have been installing quality garage cabinets with precision and durable materials that are built to last.
  The garage is one of the most difficult areas of the house to maintain, because it usually contains quite a lot of junk and combing through everything can be quite a drag. However, if you ever clean the place and you don’t want to face the issue of clustering again, then the following tips could help you out:

Update the interior door

The interior door doesn’t quite get as much attention as the main door of the garage. However, if you’ve got one, then you really shouldn’t ignore it. There’s a lot you could do with your interior door, so make sure you maximize it. 
If you find that the interior door is faulty, then you can replace it. If it’s still in proper shape, then try adding fresh paint to it, and see how you can recreate the entire space. 

Work on the floor too

If you want to make your garage truly beautiful, then you need to do some work on the floor as well. If you have concrete floors, you could cover it with a new coating and polish it as well to get a beautiful and durable surface. 
It’ll even make you want to spend more time there. 

Make storage space

One of the most important uses of the garage is to organize things. From tools and documents to your vehicle and other large items, your garage space is primarily meant to help with storage. However, what a lot of people tend to do is keep things in there and not do so in an orderly manner. 
The sad thing is that no matter how much work you put into organizing the garage, there won’t be considerable progress if you don’t solve the problem of how you place things. To help out, consider installing garage cabinetry. From movable shelves to cabinet components and other combinations, there’s a litany of options available to you here, and you can easily incorporate them into your garage.
Just get to a convenience store close to you, and check out some garage cabinetry options open to you. If done right, you should have enough space for quite a lot of stuff. 

Make your garage a versatile space

Depending on how much space you actually have, you could just make the garage a collection of compartments- with each having its own specific use. If you have your garage as much more than just some storage space, then you’ll have more of a reason to go there, and even more of a reason to keep it in proper shape this time. 
You could simply compartmentalize the garage and turn it into different spaces- one for storage, one to park your vehicle, or even one for an office. Divide the place into as many zones as you think will be sufficient, and you’ll be able to maximize the space available to you.

For a free garage makeover consultation with one of our experts, or for more information about our garage cabinetscontact Potomac Garage Solutions today at 240-650-2622.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Polished Concrete Flooring

Are you looking for polished concrete flooring? Potomac Garage Solutions has been offering a wide variety of polished concrete flooring throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC areas since 2003. You might have been to your local hospital, supermarket or neighbor's home and realized that your floor type is not as good as the one out there. The one at the hospital or supermarket might look glossy, attractive and unique; this is simply because it is a polished concrete floor.

Polished concrete floors: Procedures and benefits.

We’ve heard quite a lot about polished concrete floors and how they’re all the rage right now. However, not much has been given into how they work or what makes them so popular.
Here’s a simple and straight exposition for you:

The polished concrete procedure

Here’s a simple, step-by-step process that goes into making polished concrete flooring:

  • 1. Usually, the first thing that needs to be done is to prepare the surface through grinding. The concrete surface itself needs to be prepared by taking out any existing coatings; a process that can be carried out with the use of a diamond abrasive measuring about 16 to 20 grit.
  • 2. If you have cracks or joints on the concrete surface, then you will need to seal them with epoxies or fillers
  • 3. When it’s sealed, the surface can be ground with diamond abrasives. The grit you use could measure between 30 and 40. Then, you use a metal-bonded diamond grinding of 80 grit.
  • 4. After all that grinding, the surface can be made dense with a chemical hardener
  • 5. You polish the concrete with a resin bond diamond that has grit between 100 to 200. However, you could combine both.
  • 6. The next polishing is done with a 400-grit, as well as an 800-grit resin bond diamond
  • 7. The last finishing round is performed with a 1500 or 3000 grit resin bond diamond
  • 8. It’s also important to have a coat of stain guard over the surface to maintain it.

  • The benefits of polished concrete floors

    Undoubtedly, the most significant benefit that polished concrete flooring has is the fact that it’s cost-effective. When you consider cost per square foot, polished concrete flooring is much more acceptable than having tiles or even carpets. 
    You also need to remember that a polished concrete floor is smooth and non-porous; factors which will prevent issues such as staining and dusting. They also make the floor easy to maintain, unlike a lot of other flooring options that could be porous and difficult to keep. 

    Polished concrete flooring also makes for ease of maintenance; especially if you’re considering a floor that will be useful for private facilities. They’re easy to clean, and they hold their own against heavy use and foot traffic. You also don’t need to worry about coatings or waxes, as well as the time and labor required to have them applied. 
    With polished concrete flooring, you also get the benefit of high reflectivity, which is great for public spaces that ant to project a clean and bright aesthetic (hotels, car dealerships, offices, restaurants, etc.) Polishing provides greater shine, thus making polished concrete a proper alternative to granite for businesses that won’t be able to afford granite or marble floors but still want to have a vibrant, mirror-like finish to their floors.

    For more information about our polished concrete flooring, contact Potomac Garage Solutions today at 240-650-2622.

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    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    Garage Organization Installation

    Are you looking for better garage organization? Potomac Garage Solutions has been offering a wide variety of choices for garage organization throughout the Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC areas for many years.

    A garage never gets off from work since it is frequently used. And a frequently used place requires more attention and more work. A garage is a place where we deal with our all broken things related problems. It is the most secure place where you will not get hurt and will find everything you require to work on something. Everyone is not the same some people require more space because they like to handle every problem on their own and some require less space because they do not mind hiring help. The more cabinets and storage there is the more space there will be.

    Here are the services we provide for garage organization.

  • Garage cabinets
  • Garage storage
  • Overhead garage storage
  • Garage wall storage
  • Garage accessories
  • Garage Slat wall
  • Garage workbench

  • Potomac Garage Solutions has been working with people and making their garages amazing since 2003. As time has passed we understand people’s needs better. We also have consultants in our team to help you with your problems. The consultancy service is free. Say if you have a problem with deciding if you want a cabinet or wall storage then our experts will advise you after analyzing your storage area.

    There are a lot of reasons why you should choose Potomac garage solutions. Some of them are here.

  • We understand how important customers are and we will never leave them dissatisfied.
  • More than 15 years of experience.
  • Experienced team.
  • We provide complete makeovers.

  • After we are done with your garage our supervisor will inspect it. And if he finds the work satisfying only then the work will be considered done. We have worked with many families and left them with happy faces. They were amazed to see how much space they had in their garage after we organized it.

    For a free garage organization consultation with one of our experts, or for more information about our garage organization services, contact Potomac Garage Solutions today at 240-650-2622.

    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Garage Parking Lift

    Are you looking to maximize parking or storage capability? Have you considered a garage parking lift? Potomac Garage Solutions has been offering a wide variety of garage parking lift options for many years throughout the Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC areas with expert attention to detail, craftsmanship and professionalism.

    Whether you are working in your own garage or you are a professional mechanic who works at a commercial garage, we understand the importance of space. And hence we recommend using parking lifts, with which you can accommodate more vehicles in your garage more than you otherwise would have.

    Also, car lifts are necessary equipment in the garage using which you can fix anything on wheels in an easy and quick manner. But choosing these garage lifts wisely is of supreme importance otherwise you may have to repent your decision later. Hence in this article, we will tell you how you can choose the proper car, auto, truck, or motorcycle lift for your application.

    How to choose garage parking lift wisely?

    What is your purpose

    Now the first thing to consider while you are choosing a garage lift is your purpose. Are you buying it to use in your garage shop are you getting for your own personal garage? How much space will you have there? Think over these factors wisely before making a choice.

    How often will you use it?

    When you are making a decision regarding your garage parking lift, consider how much would you use it and how frequently?

    Which type suits your purpose best?

    There are different types of garage lifts available in the market, think for a while to determine which type of lift will support your purpose best. Do you need a four-post car lift that uses a pump to force a fluid through cylinders which in turn gives the lift its power and safety or will the air-powered lifts which use basic air pressure from the compressor to raise and lower the platform be the best?

    What are the features the lift offers?

    Each garage lift has its own sets of features and downfalls like two post lifts save you money and time while four post lifts offer dual safety.

    Consider the tips well before determining your choice and in case you need any pro advice or aid, then contact us at Potomac garage solutions for the best services. Our skilled and experienced workers who have been providing our clients with assistance for years will be happy to provide the necessary aid to you as well.

    Our designers will work with you to customize a layout that will suit your specific storage needs. For a free garage makeover consultation with one of our experts, or for more information about our garage parking lift services, contact Potomac Garage Solutions today at 240-650-2622.

    Thursday, December 26, 2019

    Garage Lighting

    Are you looking for new garage lighting? Potomac Garage Solutions has been offering a wide variety of garage lighting solutions for many years throughout the Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC areas.

    Today the garages are not only space where you park your car, but in the modern houses, garages are used for multiple purposes. These motives include utilizing the place as a work space or as the site for recreation and storage facilities. And this is exactly what makes garage lighting important.

    It is of supreme significance that your garage has proper lights. The best lights has to be bright, easily accessible, safe and bright. So, here in this article, we will discuss some types of lighting that your garage space can use.

    1. Selecting Garage Lighting

    Now while there are different types of lights that your garage can use, still there are some basic guidelines that can be followed while selecting the perfect lighting, like:

  • Use an 8-foot fixture for per vehicle space.
  • Florescent lighting are usually the top choice for people while lighting garage space. However, if      you are residing in a colder space then choose a fluorescent fixture that is based on the lowest              temperature of your garage.
  • Buy fixtures that have electronic ballasts.
  • Try to install light fixtures that use 4-foot bulbs.

  • 2. Install additional garage lighting

    With indoor lighting, your garage can usually use some supplement lighting as well. You can choose-

  • Camp-on lights

  • These lights are inexpensive and easily portable. You can easily use these lights for when you are working and then put them away after your work is over!

  • Under-cabinet fixtures

  • While choosing the under-light fixtures you will have to pay attention to your nature of work. You can either go with the individual lights or tube lights depending upon that.

  • Task lights

  • This lighting can be used to focus right on your work area. Install these lights while taking care that the light beam does not direly fall into your eyes.

    3. Florescent lights

    Florescent lights have become a popular choice among people in the past few years. This is probably because the cost to replace these florescent hangings or ceiling fixtures can be prohibitive especially when you are lighting a big space.

    4. Shop lights

    Shop lights are the traditional choice of people when it comes to lighting the garage space. This is basically because these lights are easy to install, quick and an inexpensive way of lighting it up.

    So these are some types of lights that you can install in your garage depending upon your choice, your budget, and your nature of work. Now if you need some pro aid in installing these fixtures and lighting up your garage space, then feel free to contact us at Potomac Garage Solutions!

    For a free garage makeover consultation with one of our experts, or for more information about our garage lighting services, contact Potomac Garage Solutions today at 240-650-2622.

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