Nanine Garage Floor November 02nd, 2017 - 22:33:26
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.
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.
Porcelain Floor Tiles: Porcelain Floor Tiles are common in automotive workshops and showrooms as they are very hard wearing. These high quality and contemporary tiles are normally used for professional automotive workshops. However as porcelain tiles are available with raised patterns and have improved anti-slip properties over normal tiles when wet, they are an ideal flooring solution for home garages. Though slightly more expensive than other options, porcelain floor tiles provide an extremely good investment as they last a long time and are easy to keep clean.
Aluminium Chequer Plate: Although this is not a particularly common finish for the garage floor, aluminium chequer plate flooring can be a great hi-tech looking solution if used correctly. As it comes in sheets instead of flooring tiles it is fixed to a subfloor of marine plywood / sealed mdf or applied onto a self-leveling PVA adhesive. As aluminium chequer plate flooring is made from a stronger and more durable flooring material it can look exceptionally good as a whole floor within a workshop or as a focal floor strip in the middle of the garage