Garage Floor November 02nd, 2017 - 22:10:33
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.
Once you determine the width of the rolls you need the length is easy. Purchase each of the rolls in the total length of the garage. For example, if your garage is 24 long then you will need each of your rolls to be 24. But what if the necessary length of garage flooring is not available? The better garage flooring retailers can special order the perfect length of flooring you need. This eliminates waste and generally saves you money. Because there are usually custom order cut charges, it is best to order a single long run of flooring instead of 3 separate rolls. In our 24 long garage, that would mean a total roll length of 72, (24x3).
This type of flooring surface is good if you are attempting to clean up a garage floor for re-sale. Again, you can apply this type of surface yourself with relative ease. You can also touch up spots that become too dirty or stained in time. It is very important that you repair any cracks or other damage with a good sealer. If you fail to do so you will find that many surfaces will wear out quickly and tiles may come loose making it difficult to repair in the future.
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.