You garage is one of the most useful parts of your house. It’s where the heavy duty business of everyday life is accomplished and serves as both storage area and workspace. Because of this you want to have the best and most durable flooring possible in your garage. With that in mind, here are some of the best flooring options available for your garage, from Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR!
Interlocking Floor Tiles
These flexible and resilient floor tiles are a great way to get an aesthetically pleasing and uniquely interesting garage floor. Made from PVC, rubber, or vinyl, these heavy duty tiles snap together and rest upon the surface of your garage floors. If you’re looking for something a little softer underfoot, this is a great way to get rid of the cold hardness of plain concrete, or to disguise ugly, stained, or flawed garage floors. With the various colors available, you can even get creative and make unique patterns and designs that will make your garage floor a one of a kind statement. And don’t worry if one of the tiles gets damaged. It’s an easy matter to simply pull that one up and replace quickly and cheaply. Don’t worry about damaging your under floors either, as the tiles will lock together and create a waterproof seam that can stand up to anything from cars to tool chests and remain non-slippery even when soaked.
Roll-Out Garage Flooring Mats
Roll-out vinyl flooring mats are an excellent method of protecting and improving your garage floors, and they work in much the same way that vinyl locking floor tiles do. These durable mats will keep out most liquids and are easy to clean, with their non-slip surfaces easily lasting for years. They are also incredibly easy to install, needing only to be rolled out and trimmed before covering the floor of your garage. The mats come in a wide variety of colors and pattersn and will quickly and easily hid stains, scratches, scrapes, and any other flaws in your garage floor. Keep in mind though that they are slightly less easy to replace than the tile options though, since you can’t simply remove and replace the damaged tile, but have to take out the entire roll.
If you want to spruce up your garage floors on a budget, paint is your best bet. Super inexpensive and easy to apply, simply make sure that your floor is clean and prepped with concrete filler, then prime and paint away! Concrete paint is simply a more durable version of the type of paint you use on your walls, so it’s easy to just roll on and touch up. Keep in mind though that this is hardly the most durable option, and it might need touch ups every few years in order to keep your garage floors looking good.
Epoxy is similar to paint in that it is applied in a similar way. In fact, epoxy is basically just regular concrete paint but with built in hardener. Like paint, epoxy is great on a budget, but will be much more durable than regular paint. Epoxy can be temperamental and hard to apply though, because it has a very short window in which it is viable and the proper prep work is so necessary. Still, once epoxy is properly applied it will make your garage flooring incredibly durable and easy to clean for years to come.
To learn more about the garage flooring options available from Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR, give us a call today!
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