Have you looked at your garage floor lately? Does it look like it could use a little TLC? Or have you ever thought about all the potential that space has? Like a workshop, craft room, or man cave? Changing up your flooring may be all you need to start. Whether you are looking to repair, replace or upgrade, below are three simple steps to do so. That’s right, Garage Flooring 101.
Step One – Use
Have you dreamed about converting some of it into extra living space? Maybe you store things or use it as a workshop? Or are you simply parking your car in your garage? For most of us, it may be a combination. Knowing what you plan to use the space for will help you choose the right garage flooring.
Step Two – Cost
Making your garage floor more functional will require some investment. Depending on the durability, style and longevity, the price point will vary. Depending on your needs you can keep it simple and less expensive or a bit more complex and costly.
Maybe all you need is some floor paint. There are several textures and colors available made specifically for garage floors. All it takes is a few simple coats to a more durable, maybe even artistic, garage floor.
Or you could be after garage floor coverings. Keeping it simple, you can lay some floor mats that are easy to clean. If you want more durability, you can look for garage specific tiles in all sorts of colors. Plus, tiles are easy to install and tend to keep moisture related issues at bay.
Step Three –Prep and Install
Have you found a safe place for your belongings while redoing your floor? Have you set aside enough time? Is the forecast looking good? Prep your garage floor by cleaning and removing any oil stains or debris, then by filling any cracks or imperfections with epoxy. Before going any further do a moisture and sealant test, as well. Fix any issues that may arise.
Work in an L-shape pattern until complete when painting or laying tile. For painting, use a roller brush and allow 24-hours between coats for drying. Then, always finish with the appropriate epoxy shield or gloss.
If this sounds like too much work, don’t fret. At Overhead Door of Southeast Missouri™ we can discuss
your options and point you in the right direction to a worry-free garage floor.