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Earth Day Garage Cleaning Gains Space and Green

Earth Day is April 22nd and that’s an excellent time to clean out your garage. Chances are that you have a lot of things in your garage that can be recycled, upcycled, sold or repurposed so you’d be doing your part for the Earth and your garage and you might make a little cash in the process. At Global Garage Flooring & Design, we want everyone to have a garage they can be proud of so whatever your motivation; spring cleaning, Earth Day or getting ready for a new garage floor or makeover, we have some suggestions of where to get rid of your stuff.

 

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Recycle Locally.
Most municipalities have recycling centers so naturally that can be your first stop. There is usually someone there that will direct you where things go in other words, TVs go in a different place than mattresses. The only downfall is depending on the size of your recycling center, they may not take large items, or hazardous materials and that could include many things from fluorescent lights to TVs. In fact some places make you pay to leave a large console TV.

The first directory is simply a recycle search.  In using it, many of the places were far so it depends on what places are registered, but it’s a place to start. You can plug in your location and what the item is and it will show you via a pin on a map as well as a list of places nearest you that will accept your items.

 

Electronics Recycling.
It can be scary thing if you are getting rid of a computer or something that contains personal information. It’s always best if you can wipe the information but sometimes chargers get lost etc. and you don’t have that option. For these reasons you want to take it to a certified electronics recycler. There are no guarantees unless you wipe the device yourself but this is highly preferable to surrendering it to garbage pickup. Check out this electronics recycling site to find out more about certified recyclers. There is a map, so you can find places all over the U.S.

Dispose Properly of Hazardous Waste.
You may want to read this before you dismiss the fact you might have Hazardous Waste to get rid of. It’s almost guaranteed that every household has at least one if not more items that are considered hazardous waste. A few common examples are:
Harsh chemical cleaners
Paints/thinners
Antifreeze
Weed killers
Insecticide/pesticide
You can be fined if you don’t dispose of them correctly, and even worse, you can potentially harm a person or the environment. 

Sell stuff Online.
Do you have Outgrown kids toys or other things that cost just enough that you don’t want to throw them away? Those things can be put on Ebay, or a town-wide Facebook Marketplace  or Let Go. Additionally, here is a directory that lists a bunch of sites and apps you can use to get some cash for your gently used items like clothes, instruments, electronics and much more. 

Have it hauled away.
If you have sorted everything out and you are left with junk, you can always call 1-800-GOT JUNK or click the link and have it hauled away. 

Once your garage is clean and you have some extra cash, Global Garage Flooring & Design can help you design a space that you can store new stuff more efficiently employing walls, and ceilings and have a beautiful new floor that can cut down on dust so you can use your garage for more than just storing old junk!

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Step by Step – Discover This Summer’s Hottest Garage-Stockton, NJ

A clean and well organized garage is a wonderful thing, but what does it take to make an ordinary garage extraordinary?  Global Garage Flooring & Design of Central New Jersey takes us step-by-step through the process of creating this summer’s hottest garage!

Step #1 – De-clutter

This important first step is pretty self-explanatory.  The less you have to store, the cleaner your garage will look.  Start by emptying everything out of your garage.  Create 4 groups, “keep”, “donate”, “sell” and “toss”.  The experts advise to stay ruthless during this step and if an item doesn’t serve a real purpose, let it go.  You won’t miss it when you see the final results!

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Step #2 – Treat your Concrete

Your garage interior upgrade will begin with the floor treatment.  Global Garage Flooring installs the best Polyaspartic designer floors using quality product by factory certified technicians.  Flooring is available in a wide variety of colors, styles and textures.  This article’s feature garage shows Metallic Flooring in Gunmetal Gray.  Metallic floors are applied using a unique hand application, no two metallic floors are the same.  With their high gloss and mesmerizing patterns, these floor instantly transform your dull garage into a sophisticated space.

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Step #3 – Organize your Storage

Cabinets – Global Garage Flooring & Design installs beautiful cabinets, available in contemporary styles with several configurations to help customize your garage interior.  The burgundy and black powder coated cabinets featured here provide ample storage for tools, gardening equipment, sports gear and seasonal storage.

Slotwall® – Vertical storage Slotwall® is the ideal way to maximize your storage space.  Choose from dozens of hooks and baskets that will keep the clutter off the floor.slotwall-vertical-storage

Wire Racks – Wire shelving is adjustable storage perfect for pantry items or “grab and go” equipment.  Its versatility provides endless storage opportunities for your garage.

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Some homeowners upgrade their garage interiors in phases to work inside their budget.  For example, installing the flooring in the spring and adding the cabinets during fall.  Global Garage Flooring & Design has many repeat customers that invite us back again and again to add and refine their space.  

Why not treat your home to an extraordinary garage?  Contact Global Garage Flooring & Design of Central New Jersey to explore your options and receive a free estimate.  www.globalgarageflooring.com/centralnewjersey

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These Chips Don’t Lie

Global Garage Flooring & Design of Austin has been hustling to keep up with a huge demand from customers that want Polyaspartic Chip floors installed in their garages.  Why has such a sudden craving for garage transformation swept over Texas?  Probably because people are tired of their dirty concrete floors and have fallen in love with the look and feel of our concrete coatings.  We’re featuring a few gorgeous garage interiors that Global Garage of Austin recently installed with Polyaspartic Chips.  Our professionally installed polyaspartic floors are the best, these chips don’t lie!

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Sparkling rich earth tones predominate this chip floor we call Dark Earth Tone Sparkle.  These decorative aggregates are available in multiple sizes and a variety of colors, making it simple to tailor the color palette for each customer.  Global Garage of Austin has added a clear coat finish to the entry apron of the garage, providing a clean and shiny protective coat and the perfect finishing touch.

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Soothing Coho colored chip invigorated this dirty and drab concrete.  After repairing all cracks and prepping the untreated concrete with our diamond grind process, we applied the Polyaspartic resin matrix system that holds the colored chips.  The fast turnaround of our concrete coatings means we can have your garage interior complete in only one day!

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Our Scottish Blue Trout colored chips completely transformed this 2,200 sq. ft. garage interior.  Our seamless flooring provides non-porous protection and easy maintenance and is perfect for large warehouses and showrooms.

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Finally, Harley Chrome colored chips add a touch of pizazz to this pristine new garage interior.  The trifecta of a beautiful floor coating, fresh paint and organized garage storage will absolutely create a stunning addition to any home.  Our customers are consistently amazed how clean, comfortable and livable they find their garage after a Global Garage makeover.

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Don’t let yourself get left behind from the latest home interior movement, contact Global Garage of Austin and schedule your garage remodel today.  www.globalgarageflooring.com/Austin

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Trend Alert – Metallic Floor Makeover

Global Garage Flooring & Design has taken two of the hottest topics in the interior design industry and merged them into one, Metallic Colors and Concrete Floors.  Together at last, this pairing guarantees a fantastic metallic floor makeover!

Imagine you just bought a new home and all that comes with it, including a concrete garage floor with a failing epoxy finish.  These days, there’s no reason to live with stained and damaged concrete.  Global Garage Flooring & Design specializes in garage floor repair and resurfacing.  With so many concrete coating design options available, it’s never been easier to reinvent your garage.

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The new owners of this home in Watchung, NJ wanted a complete design transformation for their 800 sq. ft. home.  The design experts at Global Garage Flooring & Design of Central New Jersey led them through the design process, helping them choose this dazzling Chrome Metallic floor coating with a glossy Polyaspartic Top Coat. 

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Global Garage polyaspartics are extremely durable, easy to clean and protect the floor from leaks, spills and extreme temperature changes.  When coupled with metallic pigments they provide a dramatic emphasis on sparkle and shine.  Most residential garages can be repaired and refinished in only 1 day, making this one of the easiest and hottest design trends in the country right now. 

Not only do we offer stunning garage floor makeovers, our factory certified technicians will also install custom wall cabinets and vertical slatwall storage to maximize your storage.  Now imagine your garage with all your belongings neatly put away in attractive storage and a clean, decorative floor.  We guarantee you will fall in love with your garage and it will become one of the favorite rooms in your home.

Ask yourself, is your garage interior so clean, so welcoming, and so gorgeous that you want to invite your friends over to hang out there?  If not, schedule your garage makeover estimate today, www.globalgarageflooring.com/CentralNewJersey 

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Garage Storage Binge!

Spring is right around the corner and our customers are on a garage storage binge!  These homeowners in Ringoes, NJ found it was the perfect season to reinvent their garage with flooring and storage expertise from the certified experts at Global Garage Flooring & Design of Central New Jersey.

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Bottoms Up

Starting at the base of the garage remodel was a heavily damaged floor in need of significant crack repair.  Not a problem for experienced technicians at Global Garage.   We fill all the cracks and prepare the floor with our diamond grind process, leaving the untreated concrete stable and ready to adhere to the new floor.  This floor was treated with our Rainbow Trout Chip and topped with a Polyaspartic top coat that leaves the floor smooth, glossy and protected.  Our floor pigments and chip selection are available in a wide range of colors and styles to fit any home décor.

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Organized Chaos

Storage cabinets and slatwall go a long way when you’re solving garage organization problems.  This combination of Redline Garage Gear® Cabinets with a Sandstone powder coat finish paired with Taupe Slotwall® to create a system that will keep all the garage gear neatly stored and ready to use.   Four tall lockers work perfectly to hold long term storage and randomly used tools.  The workbench is available for projects with tools that are ready to grab and go on nearby Slotwall®.  Like our flooring, our cabinets and wall coverings come in designer colors and can be customized to match any home interior.

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Global Garage Flooring & Design of Central New Jersey is ready to for your garage storage binge!  Contact us today for a free estimate.  www.globalgarageflooring.com/centralnewjersey

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Shape Up your Garage!

Is a picture perfect garage on your dream board for 2017?   The expert technicians at Global Garage Flooring & Design of SE Michigan share step by step tips to jump start your garage interior overhaul and are offering 10% off a new custom garage if purchased by February 4th, 2017.  No more excuses, right now is the best time to shape up your garage.messy-garage-storage

Step #1 – Trim your storage.

Removing clutter is the first step in every remodel, especially the garage.  Seize this opportunity to rid yourself of unused, outdated, and unwanted items.  Remove all trash, clutter and debris.  When this is done, group your remaining possessions together in categories:  tools, sports, gardening, hobby, and seasonal.  Remember, the goal is a perfect garage so let go of items that don’t serve that purpose.  Now that the first goal is complete, it’s time for Global Garage Flooring & Design to start your garage makeover.picture-perfect-garage

Step #2 – Focus on groundwork.

The main ingredient of a perfect garage is a gorgeous floor treatment.  Global Garage Concrete Coatings are the hottest look in flooring trends.  Our factory certified technicians will help you choose the perfect floor coating and texture for your garage interior and our installers will prep and install your new floor in as little as one day.  Our designer coatings are 3X more durable than traditional epoxy and immediately bring a sleek and stylish look to the interior of your garage.  Did we also mention how easy these floors are to clean?  Spills are repelled and cleaning is a breeze.  You will be amazed how clean and fresh your updated garage looks and feels.garage-storage

Step #3 – Stretch your space.

Remember all that gear you sorted through?  It’s time to give it a new home!  Global Garage Storage Solutions include every style and color combination imaginable to fit your garage and budget.  We recommend a combination of custom cabinets and vertical slatwall storage to maximize every inch of wall space.  Store chemicals and dangerous tools inside cabinets and drawers, hang sporting goods on easy to reach slatwall hooks.  The key is to give every item a home inside your storage system, this makes cleaning and straightening up a no brainer and your garage will maintain the new and improved look.

Did we help you visualize your picture perfect garage?  Take the first step to make your dream garage a reality in 2017.  Book your garage remodel before February 4th, 2017 and receive 10% off your project.  Contact our crew and shape up your garage today!  www.globalgarageflooring.com/SEMichigan.

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Garage Enhancement Opportunity

Looking for a garage enhancement opportunity?  Global Garage Flooring & Design of SE Michigan is offering 10% off your new garage with their winter discount running now until February 4th, 2017. 

Global Garage impact and stain resistant concrete floor coatings are 3X stronger than regular epoxy.  These decorative floors are professionally installed by our Global Garage certified technicians using our specialized diamond-grind preparation.  Global Garage flooring will transform your garage from dull and drab to sleek and stylish in just one day!

Complete your garage interior with our custom cabinet and vertical slatwall storage options.  Group tools, sporting equipment and craft supplies together in clean and well organized bins.  Create workspaces for special projects and hobbies.  Organized storage will make sure your garage is always a clean and welcoming entrance to your home.

Take advantage of this fantastic savings and schedule your garage enhancement today!  www.globalgarageflooring.com/SEMichigan.

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This Garage is packed with Style! – Alpine, NJ

Today we’re stopping by Global Garage Flooring & Design of Central New Jersey to see what’s new in the world of stylish garages. Read more

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The Global Garage Franchisee Remodeled your Garage

Now, how are you going to keep your garage clean?

You’ve just had a Global Garage Franchisee come and remodel your old stinky garage.  You have a brand new garage floor that is the envy of the neighborhood, you have new cabinets that sparkle and shine and all of your gizmos, doohickeys, shovels, tools and toys are hanging on the slat wall, organized and accessible.  Now what are you going to do?  Are you going to let your garage deteriorate into the same old stinky mess?  Or, are you going to keep it beautiful?

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Treat your Garage Right – Austin, TX

Do you know what it means to treat your garage right?  Global Garage Flooring & Design of Austin takes a closer look at your actual relationship with one of the largest rooms in your home. Read more