Garage Flooring - Not Just Fuddy-Duddy Ho-Hum Anymore
What could be more exciting than garage flooring? I mean, is there anything else? The plethora of color and texture options just takes the breath away. Not! Okay, seriously though, I’m pretty sure that garage flooring isn’t really even meant to be exciting. It’s meant to be more in the functional category. I know most people think of the garage floor as the drab gray concrete that it usually is, but I’m here to tinker with that perception.
It turns out that there is a whole industry built on the idea that garage flooring doesn’t have to be lame, bla, or ugly. In fact, manufacturers have gone out of their way to come up with products that not only enhance the way the floor looks, but also add to it’s functionality and safety. You can get large rolled flooring, peel and stick tiles, interlocking tiles, anti-fatigue mats and more. Let me explain.
One of the garage flooring products that I personally like is a 12 in. x 12 in. peel and stick tile that can be laid down on top of cracked and stained concrete. This is an inexpensive option that works well to dramatically improve the appearance of garages, shops, and other work areas. It can be custom fit to nearly any space and reduces noise, while at the same time cuts down on the amount of dirt that is tracked indoors. It comes in a variety of colors: black, white, and gray. You can also find it with different tread patterns: diamond and levant.
If you would rather have an interlocking tile that requires no adhesive, that is available as well. Gladiator makes a heavy duty interlocking tile that is perfect for those who need garage flooring that can handle heavy vehicle weights. It is rated up to 250 lbs. per square inch.
Another really durable and convenient garage flooring product that works great is called G-Floor. It comes as a rolled stock product that is simply laid down. Since there is no need for adhesives, it makes installation a breeze. You can find this product in different patterns (ribbed, clear, coin, tread, and levant) and sizes. Common sizes include 7.5 ft. wide x 17 ft. long (covers about 127.5 sq. ft.), 7.5’ x 20’ (covers about 150 sq. ft.), or 9’ x 20’ (covers about 180 sq. ft.). G-Floor is easy to move when cleaning is needed, can be custom fit, is ultra durable, and prevents concrete, soil, and water contamination. Creative use of different color tiles can also make garage flooring fun. I’m thinking checkerboard here.
So now that you know a bit more about garage flooring, are you excited about what you could do with that drab old nasty stained concrete? It makes sense to do something with it. After all, the garage is one of the biggest rooms in the house. Go on, live on the edge. Do something for yourself. Get some new garage flooring and see what a difference it makes. You’ll be glad you did.