Garage Floor November 02nd, 2017 - 21:48:24
As experts in creating the perfect fitted garage we are often shocked by the condition that home owners across the UK leave their garage in. The general problem is that most people leave the garage to become a cluttered and dusty mess where everything is out of place and all those tools, sports and gardening equipment can never be found. The second biggest issue that we find is the condition of customers floors. Over years of neglect many garage floors can become damp, cracked and dusty, creating unstable and uncomfortable floors that can even create structural issue with the garage. However, with new garage flooring solutions being introduced all the while there is no reason why every garage across the UK cant have a comfortable and hard wearing floor that creates a perfect finish within the garage.
Almost everyone that lives in a house has a garage. But not everyone cares about their garage. And lets be honest, most of the garages dont look too well. Some people really dont care because they think that the garage is only for storage or for the car and that no one can see how the garage looks. However, I am sure that people who spend a lot of time in their garage, usually end up spending a lot of time working on their vehicle, and they do care a lot about how their garage looks.
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.
In each of the examples above it is important to know the width and length of your garage. Many of the garage floors available come in various patterns and are generally rolled out from the back of the garage to the front. By doing this, the seem will run along the length of the garage. To determine the width of the rolls you will need you simply take the width of your garage and divide it by the various widths of flooring available. The most common widths of rolled garage flooring are 7.5, 8, 9 and 10. If your garage is 22 wide then the best choice would be 3 rolls of the 7.5 width flooring. That would give you the least amount of waste when you install your floor. Three rolls at 7.5 wide would cover an area 22.5 wide providing only 6 inches of waste.