Your concrete garage floor takes a lot of abuse from moisture, oil drips, chemical spills, and road salt as it ages. Applying a garage floor paint coating or covering will not only improve the way your floor looks but also protect it against stains and deterioration, make it easier to clean, and hide cracks and other surface problems. A lot of different garage flooring options are out there, but will they actually work and look as good in your garage? Are you getting ready to sell the house or you are looking for a new, fresh start in the right coating for your garages, whatever the reason it is time to redo the flooring. Here are a few tips you should consider.
Matching the Interior
Before you go out of your way to look at which coating has the most resilience, consider how it will look. A garage is an extension of your home and you may not have even considered that when looking at coatings for your new floor. Think about the color, you will not want something that will clash with the rest of the garage decor.
Create a Budget
Any luxury goods or services that aren’t key to survival are where you should get your budget for the floor. Many folks start a project that never gets finished because they run out of funds. Make sure you have your funds intact. Do not deviate from that budget and you will be able to complete the garage redo.
Make a List
Anytime you are doing a project the first thing you need is a list of needs. Decide everything that is going to be done in the garage. One of the most frustrating things about trying to function in a disorganized garage is the amount of time that gets wasted looking for things. So plan for your storage. eliminate floor storage. For all of the yard tools, hand tools, automotive supplies, and other things you need to store, establish a set-in-stone rule that the garage floor is off-limits for any storage.
Choosing the Right Floor Material
Now that you have made your list of what you are going to do in your garage start choosing what kind of floor you want for your garage…
- Concrete Coating – Concrete without a coating is porous. When liquids get into the pores of the concrete it can expand, which will lead to bulging and cracking. Coatings include floor paints, epoxy paint, stains, and sealers. Coatings generally cost less than coverings. They protect against stains, corrosive chemicals (like road salts), and moisture penetration.
- New Tiles – This can be a good look, but tiles fragility can cause breakage if you’re prone to dropping things.
- Garage Carpet / Mats – Carpet would be the cheapest. But the carpet will be stained and the maintenance of keeping it clean is substantially high than other options.
Think About Maintenance
The hard surfaces such as concrete and painting are easiest to maintaining is requires sweeping occasionally. Tiles have grout and the grout needs to be cleaned. Carpeting needs vacuuming. Think about how much you want to put into keeping your garage flooring clean.
Pick the Right Crew for the Best Garage Flooring
It is so very important to pick a crew and pay them. Find a crew that will fit within your budget. Make sure that they are licensed and insured. Resist the deep, carnal urge to make this a DIY project. Having a good warranty is also important. If a company is guaranteeing satisfaction but doesn’t offer a favorable warranty they don’t have much faith in their guarantee. If a company has a good warranty you will know they are going to do a good job because they do not want to do any more work for free. Pick a team that has good reviews.
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