Tired of the look of your garage floors? Are they looking outdated and worn down? You can redo the flooring in your garage to find a solution that you love.
Take some time to look at the floor of your garage. What do you think about it? Are you happy with the way it looks, or is it dreary and dingy? Many people don’t like the look of their garage floor. It’s just there. If you aren’t happy with your garage floors, it’s time that you made some changes.
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Below, you will learn what you need to do to take your garage floor from bland to beautiful. You will learn more about some garage floor paint ideas and other things you can do to improve your garage floor. You will also learn some ways that you can bring your garage to the modern era.
Before Working on Your Garage Floor: What You Need to Know
You have quite a few options when it comes to the garage floor and what you can do with it. However, before you settle on any type of coating or surface, you will want to make any needed repairs to it. If you have cracks in the floor, for example, it could create problems with the finishes being uses. This is especially true with paint and epoxy. You will also find that oil and grease stains could start to bleed through later.
Repair and prepare the surface first. Image from Pixabay
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Commit to making repairs first. Then, when you have the new floor, you can be sure it will last and look great.
In some cases, when the damage to the floor is great, you might need to replace it. You might need a replacement in the following cases:
- There are major cracks on the floor. These could be caused by changes in the temperature.
- The garage door threshold of your garage door needs to be repaired or replaced.
- The garage floor features constant chipping or has other major signs of wear and tear.
- The floor looks like it could be sinking into the ground.
- The floors have stains, damage, or a dingy appearance that can’t be cleaned away.
- You dislike the look of the floor and you want a serious change.
If you have these types of issues, then a total floor replacement might be in the cards. However, if you only have small problems, you can use other solutions that will help to make your floor look new. Check out the options and see what might work for you.
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Epoxy Garage Flooring
Epoxy is a popular option, but it’s not to be confused with painting. Even though they both can be applied with rollers and brushes, epoxy hardens through a chemical reaction. Once the epoxy is complete, it can provide beautiful flooring. It’s also durable and can last for years without issue.
True epoxy and epoxy paint are different. Epoxy paint only has a small amount of epoxy in it, and it doesn’t have the same performance you would get from full epoxy. True epoxy comes in two parts—a hardener and resin. These parts need to be mixed before they can be applied to the garage floor.
Consider Paint for Your Garage Floors
Another option is paint. If you have a garage floor that’s covered in grease or oil, using paint could work well. Most of the paint will be oil-based or latex. There are plenty of options, including non-slip varieties. Quality paint will be resistant to solvents, salts, and other elements that might get onto the garage floor. Good paint can be a durable option.
Some of the latex paints may include a small amount of epoxy resin. This could help to provide better resistance to stains. It will also provide a hard finish. Regardless, you always want to be sure you are choosing paint that is made for concrete floors. This will perform the best.
Paint helps to easily add some visual appeal to your garage floors.
Consider Tile for the Garage Floor
The idea of tiles might appeal to you, as well. Tiles for the garage floor have similarities to those used inside of the house. However, they are typically made from wood composite, rubber, or semi-rigid plastic.
Tiles for the garage tend to be easy to install. They will lock together and create a floor that’s slightly raised. The tiles are strong enough to withstand the weight of vehicles. The tiles could also help to even out an uneven garage floor.
- Tiles are often made from plastic. This could be polypropylene or PVC, for example. You can also find brands that offer accessories for the edges and door thresholds.
- Rubber tiles are another solution. You might have seen these tiles used in sports facilities or playrooms. They are comfortable to walk on, which is nice if you spend a lot of time in the garage.
- What about wood composite tiles? They are made from small panels and can support a substantial amount of weight. They snap together, which makes them easy to install. They will also include a transition strip for the area around the garage door.
Tile can look great and perform phenomenally. Take some time to think about the different types of tiles available and see what might work well in your space. You should be able to find something that will work for your garage.
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Floor Mats Could Work
Maybe you want something that will be easy to maintain or that you could use as a temporary solution. Floor mats could be a great choice. You can find roll-out mats that are made from plastic or rubber. They can be installed over the floor, similar to tile. It makes it easy to cover up areas of the garage floor you don’t want to see, and there’s not much prep work involved. Having mats also means that you won’t have to worry about oil stains or grease getting onto the concrete.
Some floor mats have texture to them, and others are more similar to rugs. Others might be more similar to padded floors. The mats for the garage tend to be thick and easy to clean.
Other Changes to Consider
When you are looking into new flooring options, you might also find that the garage needs some other changes. Maybe you want to redo the garage door. You could add a smart garage door opener. You might want to install window s to get some more light. Maybe you want an all-new garage door.
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