Let’s face it a concrete garage floor isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but it don’t have to be the most boring thing either. For instance, when you open up your garage door in the morning you could be welcomed but style and flare, rather than standard grey.
If you are wanting to add style and colour to your concrete garage without it looking garish, one of the best places to begin is the floor. Standard concrete garage floors are created for functionality not style, but with a little creativity it can become much more attractive and even comfortable.
However, what many concrete garage owners will find out when it comes to adding style to your garage floor, it is not whether to do it or not but the shear amount of choice there is. If you are having trouble settling on one type of flooring for your concrete garage these most popular options may help you decide.
There are two different types of products when it comes to concrete garage floor coatings, they are paint and epoxy. Although they may be easy to confuse the two, from them both being applied with rollers and brushes, these two products are actually quite different from a chemical and performance point of view.
One of the most popular reasons for doing something with your floor is to get rid of unsightly stains such as oil, grease and rust. This can easily be done through coating and will give the concrete garage floor a new life. Using latex paint intended for use on concrete floors is relatively inexpensive method and very simple to apply.
Depending on what you have planned for your concrete garage, covering the floor may be a more suitable option. For example, if you not wanting to use the garage storing vehicles but rather as a multifunctional room to the main house such as an home office or children’s playroom, then carpet may be a more suitable option. However, if you intend to cover the concrete floor and still intend to use the garage for storing cars, a more specialist products may be required. There are three main types of garage floor tiles; these being rigid plastic tiles, flexible rubber and plastic tiles and wood composite tiles, and all will require research into their durability for your needs.
Repairs and Preparation
The main focuses should be on what you would like to use the garage for. Adding a floor finish should be seen as an opportunity to revive the concrete garage floor and add personal style to the space. If the garage floor is currently covered in a number of oil and grease stains, the majority of flooding will likely cover the stains, however, if you are planning on still using the garage to same way as before the stains are equally likely to reappear.
Hopefully these suggestions have been helpful and have inspired you to look at you concrete garage floor and see the potential.