There are a number of reasons you may want to install upgraded flooring for your garage. You may want to protect the concrete surface from chemicals, or wear and tear. You may want more comfortable or aesthetically pleasing floor covering. You may want to increase the value of your home.
Once you start looking, you will see that there are many options for flooring. What you choose will depend on budget, preference and what your garage is being used for.
What Types Of Flooring Will Work For My Garage?
If you are remodeling your garage into a permanent living space, you will want to choose the same types of flooring you would for any home. You may want laminate or tile flooring.
Unless you are sure that you will not ever use the garage again for anything other than a living space, you should avoid carpeting. A more durable surface is advisable. You can use area rugs to soften the space.
If your garage is primarily a utility space or workshop, your main priorities will be durability, easy clean-up and safety. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should abandon your sense of style.
Options For Durable, Easy-Care Garage Flooring
An epoxy floor covering is a great choice, whatever you want to do with your garage. The epoxy is waterproof, resists stains and spills and provides a smooth, nice looking surface. Epoxy isn’t paint. It is an acrylic-latex coating that is “cured” and provides an extremely tough coating.
It can be used in both residential and commercial locations and is ideally applied by a professional. This is great for the all-purpose garage. It comes in a variety of colors and looks great!
Floor mats are another option often overlooked. Floor mats will protect your surface, will help provide sound absorption and keep the chill out of the floor, making it perfect for workshops.
These durable rubber mats can be used to cover the entire surface of your garage, or just a portion. They are great for workout rooms too. The mats come in various colors and textures and are surprisingly stylish. You can use alternating colors to create a “checkered” effect.
The above flooring options are versatile, allowing you to go from utilitarian workspace, to showroom-quality garage space, to entertaining space. If your garage is part man-cave and part workspace, an epoxy covering is an attractive and practical solution.
Other Flooring Options
Other options include concrete stains, sealers and paint. One of the reasons epoxy and mats are preferred by many is because they increase safety and comfort. If you are looking to make your workspace more pleasant, easier on your feet and slip-resistant, rubber floor mats are the way to go.
For people on a budget, a concrete sealant can help extend the life of your concrete floor, improve appearance and help your floor resist stains.
A brand new garage door can go great with your new and improved floor! If you’re remodeling or it’s time to upgrade, contact us today for a free quote!