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It’s time to start taking control of your fitness, and you have the perfect space ready to go. Converting your garage into a home gym gives you extra living space and a convenient workout area. Best of all, you never need to worry about expensive gym contracts or waiting to use the equipment.

We want you to start your gym on a firm footing, which means starting with the right flooring. In this article, we’ll look at setting up your garage home gym from the ground up.

Choosing the Best Spot

Check your garage house plans and see if you have enough floor space already. If not, are there walls that you can remove to create more space? Will all your equipment fit comfortably?

In terms of your exercises, do you have enough vertical height to lift barbells high? Can you perform pull-ups and stretch out properly?

Is there space to store the equipment? Do you need an additional changing area and maybe a shower? Prioritize the features that will make your garage gym work best for you

Garage Coatings for Your Dream Gym

Now that the basic home designs are out of the way, it’s time to protect your floor. You’ll need a durable floor that can withstand the impact of dropped weights and foot traffic. Ideally, there should be a little bounce on the floor to cushion your feet if you’re skipping or running.

You also want a surface that is easy to clean. Sweat, water spills, and marks from running shoes can cause significant damage to luxury carpets, so it’s better to look for something more practical.

Tiles are easy to clean but are likely to chip or crack if you drop a dumbbell. Epoxy flooring offers you an ideal surface for your garage home gym. It’s:

  • Comfortable underfoot
  • Excellent at absorbing impact
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Low maintenance

Epoxy flooring comes in various color and design options, making it a versatile tool for converting your space.

What Workouts Will You Do?

Now that we’ve dealt with the garage coatings, we get to the fun part. It’s time to create zones within your gym. First, decide what types of exercises you will perform.

Do you need a spot to run or skip in place? Where will you place your machines? You might, for example, line the walls with your devices, leaving space in the middle for extra cardio.

You can also delineate the space properly with the use of floor mats. A slightly thicker mat is ideal for areas where you’ll perform exercises with more impact. The squishy pile will absorb some of that impact, reducing the load on your joints.

What Equipment Should You Get?

As far as garage equipment goes, we recommend setting up sections for:

  • Cardio
  • Cross-fit exercises
  • Weight training
  • Stretching

You don’t need to spend a fortune. Tempting as it is, buying every gadget out there will not get you fit. Choose the gear you will use rather than something that is trending.

There is no need to rush your acquisitions. Start with the basics, and plan on building up your equipment collection as you go.

What Accessories Should You Add?

Lastly, it’s time to personalize your garage home gym. Think about things that will be useful while working out, like a curl bar or weight vest. Consider items that allow you to get in a quick session when you don’t have time for a complete workout.

The idea is to be excited about heading to your gym daily.

Decor Options

Your new gym should motivate you, so don’t leave it drab and dreary. You can start with a killer floor with a 3D metallic design to lift the space. After that, you can add small touches to make the place your own.

Decor touches include:

  • Motivational and workout posters
  • Plants
  • Curtains, if applicable
  • A good-quality cabinet in which to stow your stuff

You could, as time progresses, consider additional renovations to upgrade your space. You might, for example, add a sauna or hot tub to relax after a hard day.

Speak to Con-tek Floors to Launch Your Gym Successfully

High-quality flooring is crucial when tackling a renovation or room transformation. Start your garage home gym the right way with floor coatings that can handle the abuse. At Con-tek floors, we have experience providing durable, UV- and moisture-resistant floor coatings to various surfaces.

Call Con-tek Floors at (970) 632-0648 to get your free estimate today.

What are concrete coatings?

Our epoxy floor coatings are a concrete resurfacing option that is installed over existing concrete floors for both interior and exterior concrete. All of our coatings are installed by hand (we do not use any stamps), thus giving our clients a true, one-of-a-kind floor. We install a wide range of flooring systems such as: 100% solid epoxy, concrete stain, acrylic cement, and rubber based products.

Clients have the ability to customize any coating with our various color options and design techniques. Concrete Coatings are used not only in residential, but industrial and recreational settings as well. ConTek Coating uses only the highest quality, industrial products on the market to ensure every customer is getting the best value.

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Durable Are Your Epoxy Concrete Coating Systems??

We use only industrial products on all of our epoxy floor projects. They are designed to give clients the most value and longevity over any other coating material on the market. Just to give you an idea of how strong our products are, we installed an epoxy flake floor in the garage of a Fire Station in 2008 to protect the firehouse’s garage from dirt, debris, salt, and the extreme work environment. Due to our expertise and industrial coatings, we have yet to receive a repair call. Those same products are used in all of our residential projects.

How long does a typical epoxy flooring project take to complete?

A typical residential project takes approximately 3 – 5 days to complete depending on several variables. Variables include, but are not limited to: size of job, repairs and/or preparation requirements, weather, additional design details, customer requests, etc.

What if I already have an existing concrete coating?

We must grind off any existing coating and repair materials before we can install any of our concrete coatings. This ensures the integrity and longevity of our flooring systems.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

If using 100% solids epoxy, your floor will be cured and walkable in about 12-18 hours. You can return to full heavy traffic after about 24 - 72 hours. Wait for at least 24 hours before moving light weight furniture on your brand new concrete coating flooring. Before moving anything heavy (car, equipment and furniture).

How do you prepare concrete for resurfacing?

We start every project by first preparing the concrete for our products. It is imperative that we have a fresh concrete surface before installing our concrete coatings on your project – this will allow our products to have only the BEST mechanical bond.

We spend approximately 66% of the project prepping your floor which may either be by diamond grinding or shot grinding the concrete (depending on the location of the project) and in some cases we do both! Some contractors will come in and just acid wash or not even prep your floor – we get calls all the time about botched installs with customers asking if we can save their project; we must start fresh every time.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

What If My Concrete Floor Has Cracks, Chips And Is Old?

No worries, we are experts in repairing existing problem areas of concrete. In some cases we have been found to be a cheaper alternative over tearing out and replacing existing slabs of concrete. Once we have saved your concrete we then install our decorative designs to hide the flaws and repairs.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping or mopping. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Epoxy floor coatings are extremely resistant to most hazards, including cleaners, gas, oil, transmission fluid, and even most industrial chemicals. Our epoxy concrete coatings system is both oil and moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyurea Coatings?

Andy Phelan, director of business development and training at Rhino Linings Corporation, explains, “Polyurea was invented in the early 1980s when a less moisture-sensitive form of polyurethane was desired. By replacing the hydroxyl group in the urethane with an amine group, a product we now call polyurea was formed.

What Are Polyurea Concrete Coatings?

Polyurea is useful for concrete floors, as it quickly and strongly bonds to concrete while providing a smooth, virtually impermeable surface that protects the floor from impact, water damage, chemicals, heat, and sunlight.

What Types Of Environments Can Epoxy Floor Coatings Be Used?

Epoxy flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts or garages.

How Are Epoxy Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Epoxy Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, prime floor with epoxy primer, fill all cracks, holes with epoxy grout, then apply epoxy paint. 

Can I Apply Epoxy Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Epoxy can be used at cold temperatures but must be handled and applied with techniques adapted to cold temperatures.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Epoxy Floor Coating?

Installing Epoxy Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! 

Does My Concrete Floor Coating Come With A Warranty?

We provide a 10 year warranty on your concrete floor coatings against peeling, delamination and wear for as long as you own your home.

Where We Service

We service Weld County, CO cities and the surrounding areas including:

Weld County, CO

Location

Con-tek Coating and Polishing of Greeley, CO

EVERY job is done right and our customers are 100% Satisfied.

710 11th Ave Ste. E302, Greeley, CO

Our List of Services

Here are the Different Services We Offer!

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High-Performance Coating

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Industrial Floor Coating

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USDA Approved Coatings

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Polished Concrete

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ESD Coatings

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Diamond Grinding

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Line Striping

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Corrosion Resistant Coatings

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Waterproof Deck Coatings

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Non-Slip Safety Coatings

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Moisture Vapor Barriers

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Impact Resistant Coatings

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Crack Bridging & Joint Fill

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Mastic & Glue Removal

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Shotblasting

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Surface Prep

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"Austin applied a polyaspartic epoxy solid-color coating to our garage. The work -- which included grinding off the old coating and the application of three coats of polyaspartic (primer coat + 2) -- was done meticulously. The new coating looks great and the sand added to the primer coat has eliminated the slippery nature of the old coating. Austin was exceptional to deal with from start to finish. He communicated by phone, e-mail & text...always in a timely and totally professional manner. I highly recommend this company."

Robert M.
Verified Client

"Finally built a shop and I had the concrete floor coated by Con-tek Floors. No regrets, awesome job! I am a very detailed person and Austin did a great job. You can tell he takes great pride in his work. Great customer service. I highly recommend Con-tek Floors!"

Craig B.
Verified Client

"We hired Austin to level our basement floors before we installed vinyl flooring. He was on time, a pleasure to work with, clean, reasonable and our basement floors look amazing. We recommend and we would use his services again. After the floors were completed he was kind enough to drop off a thank you and some delicious coffee for us try. Thank you Austin!"

Katrina Y.
Verified Client