Published at Thursday, 02 November 2017 by Lundy in Garage Floor, with total 27 drawings.
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.
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.
At the end of the day, theres only two major varieties of garage tiles: theyre either made of rubber, or theyre not. If you tend to work in your garage, then rubber tiles are the way to go. Youll pay more up front, but the additional resistance to damage will make it worthwhile. You might even save money on tools that would have otherwise been damaged by dropping on a harder surface. This is why painted garage floors so often have a layer of rubber garage floor mats as well. If it seems like a waste of money, wait until you drop a tool and put a big crack or dent in your nice, pretty floor.