Here at Floor Coatings USA, we offer garage floor protection in Denver like you have never seen before! Our patented garage floor coatings are over twenty times stronger than epoxy, and are even faster to install. If you are interested in our amazing Flexmar polyaspartic materials, feel free to give us a call for more information about how they can benefit you. In the meantime, we go over a quick history of garages here.
The earliest use of garages weren’t garages at all, but rather repurposed barns. These would normally house the horse carriage, along with the horses and tack, but were replaced with automobiles when they displaced carriages. However, for a long time, it was common to see a family’s automobile sheltered right by their horses and tack. This didn’t change until a major shift in automobile needs that was catered to by the SEARS Roebuck catalog.
Speaking of, did you know there was a time that you could order your pain medications (opiates), your garage, and even your entire home from a catalog? That’s right, as automobiles became more prominent, and even the average family could start to afford one, prefabricated garages became popular. These could be ordered right from your SEARS ROEBUCK catalog, and often were. These prefabricated garages were constructed from timber, so there aren’t really any extant ones with us today. However, their portability was likely a benefit as well as a drawback depending on the situation.
The garages that we know of today did not gain popularity until after World War II, when the economy was back on track and automobiles were more prevalent than ever. By this time, home design had come to include a garage. This allowed people to come home from work, park their car, and walk right into their home, and was perfect for the American Businessman stereotype being promoted at the time.
Of course, garages have changed in recent years, too. As recently as the 1970s, the trend of converting home garages into other useful rooms gained traction, and we are seeing a resurgence of this today. Nowadays, it is extremely common to find a home gym, spare room, entertainment room, or even a home bar in the garage area. The 1970s were also the time that automatic garage doors came around, making access to your garage easier than ever before. What is the future? Programmable garages? Actually, there are people looking into smart garage technology as we speak!
We hope you found this quick history overview of garages interesting. If you are looking to protect your garage floors, improve the aesthetic of your garage, and even make it safer and more slip resistant, then our Denver garage floor coatings are the perfect choice for you. For more information, please do not hesitate to give us a call. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to provide any information that you may need.