FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT: Forget greasy concrete, these garage floors shine
The manspace is a trend that just keeps growing, and guys continue to find new ways to stake a claim in their own homes. The garage is prime real estate for a space of their own where men can decorate and say what goes on the wall and on the floo...
The manspace is a trend that just keeps growing, and guys continue to find new ways to stake a claim in their own homes.
The garage is prime real estate for a space of their own where men can decorate and say what goes on the wall and on the floor. And that's just the beginning.
John Kantarski is taking advantage of this with his Ultimate Mancaves. "Tricking the garage out is what you want to do to make it a useful room, a functional room and pleasing to the eye. I think what it does is satisfy both the woman's need to be organized and have things in its place and not have junk strewn around the garage, and it also satisfies the man's thought of 'Hey, this is my little room and I can have my tools in here and my motorcycle and everything else.'"
Kantarski says this also gives the garage back the meaning for which it was designed; for example, parking cars inside.
The core product of Ultimate Mancaves is the epoxy floor, which offers a polished look that's durable, easy to maintain and complements the six-figure automobile as well as the soccer mom's daily ride. With 40 chip colors and about eight base colors, as well as custom logos, the combinations are plentiful. Plan to allow up to four days for installation and drying time for an epoxy floor.
Scott Netherton, a Colleyville, Texas, resident who counts among his cars a vintage Corvette and Corvair, saw the flooring during a home tour and hired Kantarski to redo his two-car garage (which manages to hold four cars thanks to some creative parking).
"I wanted to host a party for my car club, and the floor was a big hit," Netherton says.
More than floors
In addition to the epoxy floors, Ultimate Mancaves, which services the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area, offers modular cabinet and wall organization systems. Prices for the epoxy floor range from $3 to $5 a square foot. Custom options include glow-in-the-dark chips, non-skid surfacing and baseboard finish outs.
Learn more at www.ultimatemancaves.com .