Garage Floor November 02nd, 2017 - 21:54:20
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.
So why wasting your time scrubbing, cleaning or refinishing your garage when epoxy coating can protect your garage against spilling and chipping of any variety? It is the most economical, aesthetically and pleasing way to enhance the beauty of a plain gray concrete garage floor doing wonders for the appeal of your garage. Theres practically no reason that your garage should remain a dingy and unpleasant place. A seamless floor coating like an epoxy minimizes the need to constantly making repairs and clean up the floor. In lieu of a total remodeling, an epoxy coating if applied to your concrete floor spruces up your old ugly looking garage hiding minor imperfections and increases resiliency to stains.
Epoxy floor paint is used to seal porous cement floors from mold and cracking damage caused by garage spills and ground moisture. It is a must for long-term durability. Used alone it will improve the appearance of your floor, and make cleaning up fast, but painted cement is a hard and slippery surface ill-suited for standing and walking upon. A non-professional can apply epoxy paint, which costs from $2.50-$5 a square foot, but the preparation, mixing and painting is time consuming and difficult. Applied by a professional, the labor costs from $5-$15 and hour on top of supplies. Using additional coverings over a sealed floor will lengthen its life even more.
Glancing at the house or office as you drive past, you probably see and overlook your garage. Does it because it does not reflect your style and sophistication? You wish to fix-up your garage to fit your personal style, but wonder how your garage can gain too much attention so much that visitors are often left awestruck seeing its beauty and care. The modern man prides himself on his garage and understands that the appearance and condition of floor are an immediate indication of quality, morale, cleanliness, and the positive image you wish to present to others.