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Published On: Tue, May 16th, 2017

The Best Flooring Options for Your Garage

If you’ve been recently renovating your property, it’s likely that the only room you have left to do is the garage.  This is normal.  A lot of people don’t think about decorating their garage, however, it can really help to make your whole home improvement a success.  Although there’s not a great deal you can do with the design of a garage, especially if you park your car in there, it is possible to change things up a little by altering the floor.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the best flooring options for garages.

Concrete Sealer

Concrete sealer is one of the least expensive garage flooring options, but it’s also one of the worst looking.  That said, it’s the ideal option if you hardly ever use your garage.  Concrete sealer is easy to apply, and it can also help to protect against oil spills, road salts, mild chemicals, and water.  Unfortunately, concrete won’t hide blemishes, though, so if your garage floor is currently covered in stains and cracks, it’s probably not going to be the best option for you.

photo courtesy of www.absrestoration.com

Epoxy

Epoxy is a popular flooring option that also comes in many different colors, notes www.ibflooring.com.  It resists gasoline, oil, and chemicals, and it’s also easy to clean, requiring just a little soap and water.  Most epoxy floorings require you to mix the ingredients yourself, and there are plenty of YouTube videos which will explain how to do this.  You can also get epoxy that looks like granite.  This isn’t something that you’ll probably be able to make yourself, but you could always contact a company like granitegaragefloors.com who specialize in these products.

Rubber

DIY rubber floors tend to be delivered as interlocking tiles, so all you really need to do is lay them and make sure they interlock correctly.  Glue isn’t needed to fasten them to the floor, and if a tile becomes damaged it is easy to replace.  The problem with rubber is that it doesn’t tend to last very long, and you’ll be lucky to get 25 years out of it.  That said, it’s another cheap option that’s also tough and chemical resistant.

Carpet

Yes, there are actually carpet tiles that are specifically designed for garage floors.  These don’t look like the traditional carpets you’ll find in living rooms and bedrooms, and instead, are made from tough synthetics that are designed to resist chemicals and oil.  Carpet tiles are available in a wide range of colors and patterns, and you can even mix and match them to give your garage a unique design.  They’re easy to install, too, requiring you to simply peel and stick them to your current floor.

The type of flooring that you choose for your garage will largely depend on what you are using it for.  However, one of the above choices should be enough.  Which type of flooring did you choose?  Please let us know in the comments section below.

Author: Carol Trehearn

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    Concrete sealer is one of the least expensive garage flooring options yet one of the worst looking

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