For a complete garage, it’s important never to neglect the floor beneath your feet. The floor in your garage is going to be subject to a lot of reactions and substances that won’t be dripping on the rest of your home, such as oil drips, road salt, and other chemicals. For this reason, your garage flooring needs to be incredibly durable, easy to clean and remove stains from, and also should look somewhat decent. Here are some of the best options that we recommend when doing the floor in your garage…
All garages have a concrete floor at the base (for the most part). One of the most popular forms of garage flooring is to use a coating the directly covers the concrete. There are several options for this:
- Floor Paint: This is a very affordable covering that comes in a wide variety of colors and is easy to install. However, it’s not as durable as other flooring options, and may need annual maintenance of paint touch ups.
- Epoxy Paint: Mixture of formula that includes pre-mixed epoxy. This is incredibly tough and durable, and also comes in variety of colors. It should last roughly 5 years before needing touch ups or another coat.
- Glossy Sealer: Sealers keep the industrial aesthetic of your concrete, but offers additional protection and a glossy look. These sealers are easy to clean and may only need a simple wax each year for maintenance.
If you want something aside from the concrete base to make up your floor, then one of the best options is to use plastic tiles, which enable a classic tile look that is more homely than your standard concrete coatings. Typically, these tiles come in either snap-connecting or interlocking form. Interlocking tiles can be rearranged, easier.
One thing to note is that you should avoid using vinyl tiles for your garage, as many chemicals that are exposed in your garage will damage the vinyl, and vinyl is less suited to handle larger loads of weight.