Sprucing Up Your Garage Floor

Sprucing Up

Your Garage Floor

Garage Floor
A residential garage area is one of the most multipurpose areas in your entire home! As it should be, and it should have flooring that suits whatever needs and desires you’re looking to have fulfilled. There are different types of garage flooring options that have been introduced throughout the years, including garage floor coatings, paints, sealers, stains, and epoxy. All of the garage flooring systems had unique characteristics that made them different from one another in aesthetics, cost, and applications, but not one was better than the other. If you’re looking for a flooring system to suit your constant use of your garage then your needs and wants are going to be different than someone who only uses their garage to store their car, but neither one of the flooring choices is bad or wrong, simply different. Below you will find the top three most common garage flooring systems used today!
Tile it up!
Garage Floor Tiles
Unlike traditional interior ceramic tiles, garage floor tiles are great because they are quick and easy to install. As a popular DIY option, you can install tiles as decorative add-ons to your home or match your car’s colors. Different types of tiles may offer different benefits that suit your wants and needs, some garage floor tiles snap together while some peel and stick to the garage floors.
Garage floor tiles are created to be exposed to different types of environments, including some that are much harsher than others; however, if one tile were to ever be damaged it is easy to repair and replace them without having to rip out the entire floor.
  • Expect to pay $2-$6 per square foot
  • They come in a variety of colors and also the classic white and black
  • Garage tiles are made to withstand traction, liquids, dirt, vehicle weights, fluids, and moisture
  • They are easily maintained and can be hosed off quickly and easily
Roll it out!
Similar to a roll of carpet, garage rolls are made out of PVC and are quite simply, you just roll them out. Because these have been such popular options for garages, manufacturers now offer options where you can send in your measurements for the areas you’re looking for and order sections if not an entire garage worth of roll for your garage floor.

Rolls can take some time to settle into your garage space, so it is important to consult with a professional. Your floors will be one unified color and texture, which is a popular option for clients who are indecisive or simply do no utilize their garage enough to want different sections to cater to different needs.

  • $1.50 to $4 would be a typical price range
  • These surfaces are water-resistant and can be hosed off without damaging them
  • Rolls come in different styles, colors, and textures so you can customize your surface
  • Installing a roller will not take more than 30 minutes to an hour
Epoxy FTW!
Garage Floor Epoxy
A compound, made of resin and hardeners, epoxy floor coatings cure with porous concrete surfaces to create plastic-like protection between the outside world and your concrete surface! This is not an installation process that is encouraged as a DIY project because it is very multistep oriented, and each proceeding step is dependent upon the prior.

If your garage floor concrete is decades old and is cracking regularly, your epoxy coating will also crack. Being applied to a fairly new surface, epoxy floor coatings can help reduce the possibility of cracking and aging, so it is better to have a professionally installed epoxy floor coating sooner rather than later.

  • Epoxy floor coatings come in different colors and designs that truly make your floors stand out
  • These floors are extremely affordable, some starting as low as $.50.
  • Your garage floor will be resistant to staining and chemical breakdowns
  • Your garage will be installed with nonslip capabilities