What You Should Know About Different Garage Floor Coatings
Your garage flooring is likely the last area of your home you are concerned about. However, a high-quality coating can improve your garage’s aesthetic, durability and functionality. These are a few coatings you may consider.
One of the lowest cost coatings for your garage floor is a roll-out mat. To apply these coverings, you need to clear your floor of any shelves, vehicles or machinery. You may want to sweep the floor once everything is removed, but a deep cleaning is typically not necessary. Although they are less expensive, garage mats are durable. They are not damaged by automobile fluids or things that your vehicles drag in on their tires, such as road salt, dirt and rocks. They offer a non-slip surface and are available in numerous patterns or styles.
Garage flooring tiles are typically made of PVC. Because they lock together, their seams are waterproof without additional seaming treatments. In addition, they are thicker than most flooring installations, increasing their durability. When they are professionally installed, they may be guaranteed for life. These tiles enhance your garage safety because even when they are wet, they offer a non-slip surface. However, choose high-quality tiles that will last.
You may also choose to paint your garage floor with specialized paint. However, paint has lower durability than other options. It can chip and wear over time and should be reapplied or touched up every six months to a year. Therefore, this option is typically a short-term solution.
Epoxy coatings are high-quality coatings that bond to your garage floor. They cover stains and damage, but they are resistant to chemicals, water, scratching and other damage. A high-quality coating, if applied by a professional, can last decades without needing a touchup or replacement. Because the coating actually seals the concrete, it protects it from further damage, such as cracking or chipping.
Review all the advantages and disadvantages of your garage flooring options with a professional to find the best option for you.