If you are thinking of adding a little style or color to your garage, the best place to start this is with the floor. The standard concrete floors of a garage are functional. However, with a little effort, they can also become attractive and comfortable.
There are actually several options available when it comes to flooring. Most homeowners have trouble when it deciding which flooring option to choose. To understand better about garage flooring, you need to start thinking about the flooring categories available. There are two primary categories – coverings and coatings.
Garage Floor Coverings
Coverings are products that are installed on top of the floor. These products can be moved or removed anytime and they come in the form of tiles and mats. If you want a floor surface that can actually stand up to the tough routine in your garage, you need a product that is created specifically for garage floors. Floor coverings can come in the form of flexible rubber and plastic tiles, rigid plastic tiles, and wood composite tiles. You can also opt to use floor mats. These mats come in wide array of colors, styles and materials.
Garage Floor Coatings
Coatings are simply applied on the floor using a brush or a roller. Floor coatings adhere directly to the floor. This option comprises of two types of products - epoxy and paint. Even though these products are considered the same as they are both applied using brushes and rollers, they are actually different based on their performance and chemical structure. If garage floors are stained with rust, grease and oil, you can give it new life by using some floor paint. Epoxy, on the other hand, can be used, if you want to achieve a tough as well as an appealing garage floor surface.