Flooring Options to Improve the Look of Your Garage
The garage is often an overlooked part of your home until it’s not. Then you may already have stains, cracks and other unsightly features on the floor. Taking the time to change the flooring from the plain concrete slab can extend the life of the floor and protect it from damaging chemicals. These flooring options help make the garage a more inviting space.
Give the floor a new life with a floor coating. Epoxy guard is a hard floor coating resistant to chemicals and abrasions. Epoxy is a step up from standard paint because of the chemicals added to the mixture. The coating is customizable while offering superior coverage of rust, oil and grease already on the floor. Plus epoxy is easy to repair should something happen to it.
A simple option is to use a garage floor mat. Simply unroll and you are good to go for a short while anyway. Unlike a gym or simple rug, garage mats extend the life of your concrete garage floor. Made of polyvinyl plastic or rubber, the mats require no prep work to install. A mat may be a great option if you do not want or need it out all the time. The mat can simply be rolled up and moved out of the way. They are an affordable option for garage floor coverage.
Cover up the floor with tiles designed for the rigors of your garage. The tiles designed for garages are made from wood composite, rigid plastic or a flexible rubber and plastic combination. Simply place them together along the floor in a pattern or a solid color. A polyethylene moisture barrier sits beneath the wood composite tiles to keep the floor dry. Each square foot can support up to 4,000 pounds. Choose a rigid plastic tile made from ¼ inch thick 100% PVC. Flexible tiles are softer than rigid plastic but offer your feet a respite after long hours of standing and working on them. The tiles easily clean up and are suitable for the abuses of your garage.
With so many flooring options, you can easily customize the garage space as the ultimate man cave or functional shop. The various options come in a variety of colors and thickness to protect the concrete and extend its life with a pop of style. Tile is the easiest to create a unique pattern on the floor. All the options allow you to get more out of your garage while supporting the weight of your vehicle.