Published at Thursday, November 02nd 2017. by in Garage Floor.
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.
You can improve the look and durability for your personal or professional garage simply by adding new garage floor paint. Both commercial and home garages have benefited from using the paint and some have even gained some business. Garage floor paint can be applied to concrete garage flooring and even to wood covered floors so you can be sure your floor can be upgraded by the paint. Epoxy coating and latex paint are used to cover most garage flooring, and they are both great products to choose from. You can use standard home paint for your floor, but the results will not be as good as those of epoxy and latex paint. Plus the latex and epoxy options offer better protection and a higher gloss finish to your floor. Before applying your garage floor paint there are some things you need to do first.
Some people are very meticulous with their garages. There are individuals who would like nothing less than perfection for their garage. This is especially true for car lovers, hobbyists, and everybody else who spends most of their time inside the garage. Other people believe that their garage should be as attractive as the car thats housed in there. But however you use your garage, there is one way to make it look good and valuable - through your right choice of a garage floor cover.
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.
You can now begin to apply your new garage floor paint once you have properly cleaned your flooring. You may have to mix some coating solutions together depending on the paint or coat you choose to apply to your garage flooring. Once the mix is ready, apply the paint or coat thoroughly onto your floor with a small bristle shop brush or floor painting type brush. If you want to, you can even add paint chips to your coat or paint for a more unique and outgoing paint job. You just sprinkle the chips around the floor or in the locations you want them. Once you do this, repeat the paint or coat application to make sure your floor is completely covered.
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