Aveline Garage Floor November 02nd, 2017 - 22:20:59
When it comes to garage flooring, many of you may have heard or seen the epoxy floor coverings that are available today, possibly even on TV. You see what looks like a simple process and beautiful results. What you dont see or hear is that most epoxy floor coverings fail and the process is extremely time consuming and difficult. The biggest reason the epoxy garage floors fail is adhesion, they simply dont stick well unless the surface has been properly prepped. That doesnt sound bad, right? Wrong. Here are some of the things you need to do to "prep" for an epoxy floor:
Many times, the fact that garage floor tile can be purchased in only the quantity needed is one of its biggest draws. However, as tile is much more pricey than just about any garage floor paint, you will probably only be able to cover a part of it. If you cannot afford to spend a ton of money, be sure that you choose tiles which you can add to later on. Make sure you stick to known names, and do some shopping around to assure that youll be able to find smaller sets down the road.
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.
The matching color can add to the decor of the house. The colors are oil resistant, therefore can protect the floor. The garage and its floor can be painted to shield the floor, and safeguard it from spillage. The paint can also handle rolling weight, like of car etc. Garage floor tiles can be used. The interlocking tiles provide sturdiness to the floor. These do not need high maintenance. The tiles are durable and long lasting, as they are made up of PVC. This material is very tough and strong. The tiles used for floor provide a better surface for working. They act as insulation and protect from dampness. Garage can be used as a store. There are companies which design the garage, in such a way that lots of stuff can be stored. They provide cabinets, shelves etc. Which can accommodate several items on the wall, thereby saving the floor from getting damaged. These can protect garage floor from the impact of items stored.