The garage is usually the last room in your house to get a makeover. Still, having a nice garage can enhance the look of your home and add value.
One of the first things people notice about a garage is the floor. With nice garage flooring, the space that’s usually best known for being grungy and grimy gets spruced up.
If you’re interested in giving your garage floors a makeover, here are three types of garage flooring that you’ll want to consider.
1. Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring is becoming a popular trend in garages. They are made out of 100% virgin vinyl and come in a number of installation types and designs. Vinyl flooring is 100% waterproof, so washing your car in the garage on cold winter days is not an issue! It’s also resistant to strong chemicals, making them perfect for garages that see a lot of spills from road salts and oils. Just be mindful that your garage should be temperature controlled, or at least attached so it get’s some protection from the elements. Too extreme temperatures either way could damage your new vinyl flooring.
2. Epoxy Paint
Epoxy paint is a popular option in garages that are used to store vehicles or engage in serious building projects. This paint is used to coat your floor and make it look nicer than a slab of concrete. It is resistant to stains from oil, sitting water, and strong chemicals. Concrete often has imperfections. Epoxy paint is able to hide those imperfections enhancing the look of your garage. It’s easy to clean, making it ideal for the garage that never seems to be free of dirt, water, and dust.
3. Laminate Flooring
If you do not park your car in the garage and use it instead as a light workspace or living area, laminate flooring is a good option. This type of flooring durable against dents from dropped tools, scratches from moving around storage systems, and other basic wear and tear. It looks great too! When installed with a 3-in-1 underlayment, the laminate flooring stays protected from excess moisture building up underneath and reduces the noise level in your garage. We recommend using a commercial grade laminate flooring of AC4 or higher for optimum durability.
Although laminate flooring is not ideal for areas with a lot of moisture or frequent flooding, it works well in dry climates and garages that are used more as living areas than storage spaces. With laminate flooring, temperature control is key as this flooring can be seriously damaged by heat and cold. Make sure the garage you are installing laminate flooring in has adjustable heating and cooling.
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