Solaina Garage Floor October 11th, 2017 - 17:38:28
A lot of choice is now available for covering the floor of the garage. The mats protect the floor and decorate the garage in a unique way. These garage floor mats are just laid on the floor. Therefore, they can be removed, dusted and washed, whenever needed. The polyvinyl mats provide high quality protection to the garage flooring. These are waterproof and they prevent spillage on the floor from the stored items. They are durable and long lasting, therefore cost effective as well.
The concrete garage floor is hard to clean, as it does absorb the dirty stuff. The flooring options available in the market do provide some relief, as this type of flooring needs conventional cleaning. Usually it is seen that the floor of the house gets attention, in particular. The garage is being used more than before, as a working area. For performing certain jobs in the house and around the garden etc., the garage is used as a station of working.
Finally, garage floor tiles are an excellent option for a custom look. There are more styles and colors available than epoxy paint or floor mats, and the tiles themselves interlock for easy installation. They are more expensive and only slightly more difficult to install than floor mats, and range in price from $3 - $6 per square foot. The tiles come in wood, rubber or polyvinyl. Wooden garage floor tiles have a plastic interlocking system underneath them and provide a cushioned surface for standing, but they are noisier to walk or drive on than polyvinyl or rubber tiles. Rubber and polyvinyl garage floor tiles usually interlock themselves, without a plastic frame underneath, and are durable, withstanding up to 50,000 lbs of pressure. They absorb sound, do not damage easily, and maintain their good looks for years. All three types of garage floor tiles are porous enough to allow liquid to drain through them without allowing small pieces of hardware to fall through, making them an excellent choice for flooring if you regularly hose down your garage floor.
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.