Garage Floor November 02nd, 2017 - 22:49:31
The garage is a place in the house, which is overlooked for various reasons. This is a place where you park your car, and you forget that this place needs to be looked after. The garage floor is a place which attracts all sorts of stains and dirt. When you drive in, the car tires bring with them all sorts of dirty things from outside. Usually the garage is used as a storeroom. Everything which is not needed in the house is stored here, instead of given away or sold Some of the most commonly stored stuff includes the swimming pool needs, tool boxes, brushes, brooms, paint containers, and lawnmowers, as well as many other things. Therefore the garage flooring might often be affected by leaks.
PVC Interlocking Floor Tiles: Interlocking PVC flooring tiles form a great thermal, noise and dust barrier, so are the prefect choice if you are using your garage as a multi-use room such as a garage gym or play room. They are also extremely durable floor tile and so can cope with the every day wear and tear if you are looking to transform your garage into a home workshop. Although not waterproof like the porcelain floor tileor the epoxy flooring, they are very easy to separate, wipe under and re-attach should you spill anything onto the floor
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.
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.