Garage Floor November 02nd, 2017 - 22:43:04
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.
Garage floors make a nice addition to any home and they are a fantastic home improvement project. There are many types of garage flooring products available with the most popular being rolled garage flooring, sometimes called rubber garage floors. With the wide variety of textures, colors and thicknesses available, choosing the right garage floor can be a difficult task. Whatever type you choose you will need to determine how much flooring you need to purchase. If you have a rectangular or square garage, that calculation is quite simply length x width.
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.
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.