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5 Garage Flooring Options Ranked From Best to Worst…

Your garage can serve many purposes. Depending on how you use your garage, the flooring can see a lot of wear and tear. Whether it’s a place to park your car, tackle your list of DIY projects, or your home gym— your garage floors need to be durable. Below we will discuss some of the best garage floor materials that can stand up to the task. 

Polyurea (Best Choice)

Epoxy flooring has been the top coating choice of homeowners for many years, however polyurea coating is changing things. Why? Polyurea lasts longer and is more durable. In fact, it is almost twenty times stronger than epoxy. Polyurea is a type of elastomer material made of synthetic resin and isocyanate-reactive components. It is a unique material that offers several benefits, perfect for any garage floor. Polyurea is UV resistant meaning that your garage floor will not fade or turn yellow down the road. It is resistant to all weather conditions, won’t warp, or wear. This keeps your subfloors protected. Polyurea won’t stain, scrape, or corrode. It is resistant to denting and will look great for many years. It is quick to install, only requiring 24 hours before you can use your garage again. It is the perfect garage flooring option regardless of how you will be using that space. Polyurea is best left to a professional installer who has a lot of experience installing it correctly.

Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is a popular choice as it has an aesthetically pleasing look and is low maintenance. Polished concrete is a great option as it is durable, long-lasting, and has a beautiful reflective finish. If you are aiming to brighten up your garage space, the reflective qualities of polished concrete can help you achieve that goal. Getting this done right is not the DIY project you might think it could be, so it’s worth the investment to pay the professionals for installation. You won’t need to worry about the condition of your subfloor as the polished concrete is the floor and nothing is needed beneath it. Keep in mind that polished concrete is a more expensive flooring option so if you have a tight budget, you might want to consider other options. 

Painted Concrete

Next to polished concrete, painted concrete is a decent choice if you’re not ready for Polyurea or polished concrete. Not only will it bring your space to life but it is also incredibly durable. Painted concrete offers versatility allowing you to get a truly custom look. There are so many color options and you could even create the look of tile or wood. These heavy-duty paints can help reinforce the concrete while also protecting it from fuel and oil spills. You should be aware that painted concrete is prone to scuffing and chipping if your garage sees a lot of traffic. 

Vinyl Plank

If you use your garage as a workshop or place to store things, vinyl plank might be an O.K. flooring option for you. Vinyl is not a good idea if you are planning on storing heavy equipment or cars in your garage. Preferred types of vinyl for garage flooring include WPC and SPC flooring. Vinyl plank is more susceptible to certain climate conditions, like humidity, so if you live in an area that has extended periods of hot, humid days, it might not be the best choice. Vinyl plank is also more prone to staining. 

Vinyl Composite Tile

Vinyl composite tile (VCT) is a stronger vinyl garage flooring option. This product doesn’t offer as much “luxury” but makes up for it with increased functionality. VCT is made when small vinyl chips are bonded together with filler like limestone. Combining the two creates a durable product that is sure to last. Vinyl composite tile may look similar to linoleum, however it is not the same. It should also not be compared to peel-and-stick vinyl planking. Vinyl composite tile offers longevity when properly maintained and cared for. You will need to clean, buff, and wax your VCT flooring to keep them in good condition. It may stain if you do not seal it adequately.

Signature Coatings For Your Garage Floor Needs

If you are in the process of revamping your garage and are considering recoating your garage floor, contact Signature Coatings for high-quality garage floor coatings. Our coatings will not only make your garage more functional, but they also offer superior durability while only needing minimal maintenance. 

Contact Us (513-993-6800) to learn more or get a quote!

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Signature Coatings is the premier floor coating systems provider in Greater Cincinnati. Our custom floor coating systems are of exceptional style and quality. Inside or outside, your transformed concrete will stay beautiful and durable for decades.