10 Jul Garage Flooring: Best Options for Your Home
The garage is no longer just a space to store the car. Many families also utilize the area as a workout room, an area to tinker with hobbies, a man cave, or even a playroom for the kids. Because the garage has so many uses outside car storage, the flooring needs to be up to par for any task. The question is, which type of flooring is right for you?
Stamped Concrete Garage Floors
Every garage floor starts with a concrete slab. Stamped concrete is a process in which a design is “stamped” onto the existing floor to make the concrete appear to have a certain characteristic — whether it’s to mimic wood flooring, tiles, or a creative design. You’ve probably seen this around pools or patios, and the effect can be beautiful.
There are some drawbacks to this type of garage flooring. Stamped concrete is known to crack. To help keep its integrity, color, and pattern, the stamped concrete will need to be resealed every two to three years.
Epoxy Garage Floors
Epoxy floors mimic the look of terrazzo. They are a resin product that is applied to the concrete slab and come in a wide variety of colors and allow for many design and aesthetic options. These floors are very durable and are both chemical and stain resistant. Fluids such as oil, antifreeze, gasoline, and other caustic car chemicals can easily be wiped up without worry.
An epoxy floor installation can be tricky. Weather conditions must be ideal in order to get a great result. For example, if there is too much moisture in the air during installation. The final result will create bubbles in the floor and also cause it to age more quickly.
Roll Out Flooring
Roll-out flooring is a vinyl product. It is one of the most inexpensive ways to cover a garage floor. Just unroll it on your garage floor, cut off the excess, and you are done. Although easy to install, it isn’t easy to repair or replace damaged sections. It also doesn’t lend itself to the creation of a custom pattern. The seams are not watertight, so liquid could seep underneath, creating a potential mold and mildew issue.
Interlocking Floor Tiles
Another option is interlocking floor tiles. These are high-impact polypropylene polymer tiles that fit together like puzzle pieces. They are engineered to last and resist breaking and corrosion. These tiles come in a variety of colors that you can mix and match to suit your preference. You can choose a solid color pattern or have fun by putting down the colors of your favorite sports team, or matching colors to accent your favorite car. The pattern options and colors are plentiful.
As part of our garage organization makeovers, Closets by Design offers interlocking tiles as a design option. Our DesignFloor™ tile systems include Flextile, which is available in three patterns and is a solid surface that can be broom swept and washed easily. Traxtile has slits within the tile, which allows for debris to fall beneath the surface and out from under your feet. A quick blast from a leaf blower is all it takes to remove the debris. Both options are easy to install and durable. DesignFloor™ tile can withstand everyday spills and heavy weight. The tiles help prevent slips and falls while the patterns add a little something extra to your space. If you’re looking for both design and functionality, DesignFloor™ tiles are for you. In the event a tile does get damaged, it’s a simple fix; just pop out the old tile and replace it with a new one.
Get Started With a Free Garage Floor Design Consultation
For more than 40 years, Closets by Design has been elevating homes in both design and functionality. We offer the highest quality products we want in our own homes. No one knows design, quality, and service like us. Contact us today to set up your free design consultation and make your garage a place you really want to be.