Popular Garage Flooring Options
A design element that many forget to consider when designing or updating their garage is flooring. This is commonly due to the fact that most garages have cement floors, and a lot of consumers are unaware that cement can be covered and that they have options when it comes to their garage’s flooring. If you are toying with a change, here are the most popular flooring options for your garage.
If you have ever seen a garage with flooring in a checkerboard design, that person used tiles to create the checkerboard effect. A big benefit of using tiles is that they are easy to install. There are two kinds of tiles and both kinds provide a homeowner or a shop owner with an easy installation process. There are tiles that interlock and let out a *click* when they are in place and there are peel-and-stick tiles that simply require you to, you guessed it, peel and stick them onto the floor. They are made using either PVC material that is flexible and rubbery, durable polypropylene (which is a strong plastic composite with a high density), or peel-and-stick vinyl.
Garage rolls are a low-maintenance option that are easy to install and offer a simple look. Maintenance is simple and merely requires hosing off or sweeping the floor on occasion. Another benefit to using garage rolls is the price. They are one of the lowest flooring options available. The downside to rolls is that you don’t have as many options for customization as you do with tiles.
Paint, glue, and seal; that is epoxy at work. It acts as glue, paint, and sealer. With that being said, it does not act like glue during its application. It goes on easily, like paint. Aside from its low price-point, epoxy has the option to be non-slip and gives you an array of opportunities for customization. The downside to epoxy is that it does not last as long as garage tiles or rolls. If the subfloor (i.e. the concrete flooring) experiences a crack, it is likely that your epoxy will crack as well. If that happens, you cannot just repair the crack in your epoxy. You have to address the crack in your subfloor first, which can be time-consuming.