At Lux Overhead Doors we know that the garage floor is one of those spots that is easily forgotten when it comes to home improvement. It goes without saying that the garage is an important part of your home. It is the place where you leave your car and stash your pricey equipment, tools and seasonal items. This means that the garage floor needs to be tough and functional.
Even with the need of having tough, functional and durable flooring, there is nothing wrong with sprucing up the space to make it attractive and comfortable. Also, having a stylish garage floor may go a long way to improve the overall look of your home while adding value to your property.
In light of this, however, not many materials stand up to the test. You will need flooring that will not stain, chip or break easily. Even with this kind of a demand, you are still left with plenty of options. Some of the amazing garage flooring alternatives include:
Concrete sealer may prove to be a functional flooring option, especially when the budget is tight and there is already a concrete floor in place. Sealing, will not only ward off stains, but also add some gloss to the floor giving it a fresh look. A solvent based sealer is the best option to give the floor exceptional long-term protection.
Roll-Out Vinyl Flooring
This is a great option for flooring in a garage. Not only can it hide many stains, it is also easy to install. The installation of roll-out vinyl flooring is simply to roll it out on the garage floor. You can either cut off the excess material after rolling out the vinyl or measure and cut it out before installation. The only downside is that it isn’t an easy material to repair since you cannot just fix a section like you would do with tiles.
Interlocking tiles, especially those made from heavy duty rubber or vinyl, colourfully snap together to offer a stable garage floor that doesn’t have to stick directly to the floor of your garage. Interlocking tiles come in handy when it comes to hiding stains and cracks on the original floor. These work best on a level floor. If there is damage to a tile, you can replace it without too much difficulty.
If you have a level garage floor without pronounced cracks and imbalances, you can take advantage of peel-and-stick tiles. This garage flooring alternative is made from heavy-duty vinyl which makes it easy to install. You can always make patterns with different colours that you like, to add interest, as is also the case with interlocking tiles. You only need to ensure that your level, repaired surface is also clean and dry.
Good old paint is inexpensive and effective. This is an option you can probably execute using the basic tools you have in the same garage you are wanting to spruce up. Before application, all you need to do is to have repairs done and to ensure that the surface is clean and dry. Make sure that you only prime and paint using materials that are specifically designed for covering high traffic floor surfaces. The downside is that paint is the least durable garage flooring option. So, you may end up having to re-paint on a bi-yearly to yearly basis.
The nature of activities that take place in your garage have a lot to do with the determining which flooring options are most suited to your garage needs. It is important to make any necessary preparations and repairs before you install your new flooring.