Orlene Garage Floor November 02nd, 2017 - 21:25:43
Garage floors have been a growing home improvement project in many houses today. They add comfort, warmth, safety and beauty to a normally cold, hard place. The most popular types of floors are rolled (sometimes call rubber garage floors) and garage floor tile. When it comes to garage tiles there are many types to chose from including hard and soft. The hard garage tiles are floating tiles and they are either perforated to allow water and spills to drain below them or solid to somewhat keep spills above the tile. They usually have some kind of an attaching system that allows them to snap together and stay in place. There are various types of plastic tiles and the quality of these tiles will vary greatly. Always be sure to know the type of flooring you are buying because when it comes to plastic garage tiles, price is not nearly as important as quality. Cheap garage floor tiles can warp and break under heavy loads.
Then, how one should avoid making their garage as a thrown away room? Epoxy Floor coatings are sturdy and long lasting solutions for any surface. Such coatings provide an ultimate protection and decorative versatility to the floor. As in comparison to the bare concrete floors, epoxy concrete floors require nominal maintenance and offer improved resistance to stains, corrosion and cracks.
Garage floor mats are economical, improve the look of the floor and are quick and easy to install. Costing less than $2 a square foot on average, they are the fastest of all three options to put down. They can be purchased online, as a roll or a complete mat, and installation is as simple as cutting them to fit the garage as needed, and then unrolling. They create a seamless look in a smaller garage or can be used only under the car in a larger garage. Manufactured with raised patterns to reduce slipping, they are not a good solution for use on unsealed cement floors, as the ground moisture seeping upwards through the pores of the concrete will be trapped under the non-porous polyvinyl of the mat, causing mold and bacteria to flourish and eroding the floor over time.
You will find that tile garage flooring comes in many cool and unique styles for your viewing pleasure. You may choose a diamond pattern in many different colors like blue, red or sliver to name a few. If you enjoy something more traditional you may want to choose the classic checker board look. If you decide to apply an epoxy type garage flooring it is less expensive, but may not have the longevity that you are looking for.