Garage Floor October 31st, 2017 - 20:28:08
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.
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.
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.
Rolled garage floors are the lowest cost and easiest type of garage floor to install. These floors are simply rolled out and the seems are either overlapped or butted together. They do not need to be glued down and the seems do not need to be taped. If you are interested in securing a rolled rubber garage floor, there are seeming tapes and floor adhesives available but they are certainly not required. Rolled floors are available in widths from 7.5 to 10 feet wide and various lengths. Custom lengths are also available if you are unable to locate the right size roll for your garage. Rolled garage floors are available in 4 patterns including diamond tread, levant, coin and ribbed. Various thicknesses are also available ranging from 55 mil to 85 mil and in 6 different colors.