Whatever you’re looking for these days, there are always too many products on offer, and you can feel a bit lost… Garage flooring is no different, so to help you navigate through the sea of options, we’ve listed the top three garage flooring options.
Four things to consider:
- Your budget
- Your personal tastes and preferences
- What kind of protection you need
Talking of your budget, let’s break it down into three categories; most expensive, least expensive and mid-range.
Starting at the top end of the scale we have tiles. Now, tiles come in all different materials, the top kind you want to consider for garage flooring are rubber tiles (or rubber mats), porcelain tiles, and vinyl composite tiles.
a) Rubber tiles
Also known as snap-together tiles, these tiles come in loads of different colours and you can even design specific styles using design software. These types of tiles are easy to clean, and if you don’t like the tile look, you could opt for rubber mats instead.
b) Porcelain tiles
Porcelain tiles are thicker than the ceramic tiles you find inside houses. They are the most durable, heavy-duty tile option available and are easy to clean.
c) Vinyl composite tiles
Available in a range of colors and styles, these tiles are easy to clean and don’t stain easily. Vinyl composite tiles are often found in grocery stores.
Painting the garage floor is the least expensive option, and the option that gives you the most colour choice. You can either used a latex-based paint or an acrylic paint or stain, and applying the paint is a job you can easily do on your own. Painted concrete floors are easy to clean, but unfortunately stain very easily, which may be something to consider.
Our final choice is the most popular amongst consumers: Epoxy paint. Epoxy paint is more expensive than the previous option, but also much, much more durable. What’s more, it’s stain resistant and really easy to keep clean. You can even select the finish by choosing different flakes and chips. However, if you’re unsure of how to apply it or are lacking the equipment needed, you might want to hire a flooring expert.
It’s very important that the underlying concrete is properly prepared to receive the new surface. In most cases, this simply means you need to fill in any cracks, but you should speak with a flooring expert to verify the preparation work that will need to be carried out.
Don’t forget about your garage door!
While you’re working on your garage, think about getting your garage door tuned-up by professionals. Call us today at (515) 276-3700 or request a quote. We can even come out to your home and assess the state of your garage door.
If your garage door is past its best, get in touch with us to discuss new door options. And while you’re here, have a look through our photo gallery for inspiration or “try on” a garage door with our design centre to see if it would work with your home’s architectural style.