Garage Floor November 01st, 2017 - 19:28:28
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.
If you spend a lot of time in your garage, your garage door will be open very often. It is very likely that everyone who passes by will see your garage and whats inside it. Thats why you want to make a change and make your garage look much better. The first thing which will drastically change the look of your garage is a garage floor coating. If you install a coating on your garage floor, this will have many advantages. The fact that it makes it look better isnt the only good thing about garage floor coatings.
Tiles are actually quite easy to install. Theres very few left on the market that dont install by simply sticking to concrete or clicking together. By far, the biggest concern when it comes to installation should be the condition of the concrete garage floor. Do you have a damaged or really badly stained floor? Youll probably want to avoid the sticky type, then, and go instead with the snap together type. Does you floor still look like new? Peel and stick tiles tend to last longer, and are often cheaper.
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.