If you are like most homeowners, you have a garage floor made of concrete. Concrete is hard and tough, and strictly utilitarian. This might not seem like a problem, because with all of the heat, chemicals and dirt that can end up on your garage floor, you may hesitate to look into other garage flooring options. A customized garage floor, however, not only looks great, but also can make your garage safer and easier to maintain. Here are some options to consider when you’re thinking about upgrading your garage flooring:
Epoxy or Hybrid Polymer Coatings
If you’ve ever marveled at the high shine of an auto showroom, then you’ll probably appreciate an epoxy floor coating in your garage. These floors look great even when they’re dirty, because they reflect light and show gloss rather than grime.
Despite its shiny appearance, you won’t have to worry about slips and falls on your new floor, because epoxy coatings are also skid-resistant. This means that even when you track snow or rain into the garage, the floor won’t be slippery, and the risk of injuries will be reduced.
In addition to these important features, you’ll be glad to know that epoxy garage floor coatings are stain-resistant and easy to maintain. A quick hosing-down or damp-mop will keep your floors clean and in good condition. If you do drip oil or any other garage fluids on the floor, a quick clean-up should ensure that there are no stains, as epoxy and hybrid polymer floors are stain-resistant.
You’ll be able to choose from a variety of solid colors as well as decorative chip floors, so there will be an option available that will suit your sense of style and complement your existing decor.
Garage Floor Tiles
For a flooring option that can be used in the garage, on the pool deck, on the patio and beyond, you might want to consider flexible floor tiles. These are available in a wide range of colors, and can be used in any configuration. Some popular ways to use them include making a checkerboard pattern, making stripes, designating different areas of the garage for different purposes with the use of color, and choosing team colors to make a sports-oriented garage.
Floor tiles in your garage or other outdoor living areas provide a raised texture that is not only slip-resistant, but also prevents spills from spreading. They are easy to maintain, requiring just periodic hosing, and they will resist stains, as well.
If you are having your garage customized, then this would be the perfect time to have your garage floors replaced. Most garage flooring materials are ready to be walked on within one day and driven on within three days, so you will not lose the use of your garage for very long at all. They may also be more affordable than you might imagine, making this type of garage upgrade something to consider!