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When I moved into my current home, I spent a lot of time cleaning the existing flooring. The kitchen, mudroom, and bathrooms all contained linoleum floors. The rest of the home was carpeted. No matter how hard I worked, I failed to remove the hairspray from the linoleum flooring in the bathrooms. I also could never remove the stains out of the carpet. Thankfully, I decided to I replace my carpet and linoleum floors with hardwood ones a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve been able to simplify the cleaning process. I spend much less time scrubbing floors; and, my floors look cleaner than they ever did before. On this blog, you will learn the benefits of purchasing hardwood flooring.

Three Garage Floor Surfacing Options

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Do you look at your garage and dream of turning it into a shop, weight room, or another useful space? If so, the floor is likely one thing you are concerned about, especially if there are cracks, oil stains, or other unsightly problems. Fortunately, there are many floor surfacing solutions available. The following can help you narrow down your options to one that fits your budget and needs.

Option #1: Concrete Coatings

Concrete tiles are the most cost effective floor surfacing solution in a garage, but they are only suitable if the concrete has no cracks or chips. There are latex and epoxy choices. Latex is simple to apply for the DIYer, comes in a variety of colors, and is relatively durable for light usage. If you won't be parking or driving into the garage, latex coatings provide a nice, inexpensive option. Two-part epoxies are comparable in cost, but they are a bit more difficult to apply so you may prefer professional installation. Durable epoxy finishes can also withstand a lot of abuse. Even if you opt to just keep plain concrete, it can be worth it to use a clear epoxy to help prevent stains and damage.

Option #2: Mats

One floor surfacing option that is very nice for those planning to put a shop or gym in the garage are roll out mats. These thick rubber mats protect the concrete, but they also provide cushioning that protects things like dropped tools or weights. You can get them in plain black or colored rubber versions, but there are also patterned mat options if you prefer a bit more of a design aesthetic in the garage. There are no seams on the mats, since they roll out over the floor and are cut to fit, similar to the installation of linoleum. Mats are available in a range of price points, although they are slightly more expensive than the coatings option.

Option #3: Tiles

Garage floor tiles are similar to roll out mats, except they come in smaller size and interlock together. Floor tiles are a great option if you want to put down a floor quickly or only want floor surfacing in a small part of the garage. You can find these tiles in a range of designs and colors, from basic rubber mats to those that mimic the look of interior tiles or even wood flooring. Most of the mats are cushioned for comfort, as well as sturdy enough to drive onto. Both mats and tiles can be places over damaged floors as well. Tiles can be more expensive than mats, especially if you opt for more detailed designs.

For more help, contact a floor surfacing company near you.

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17 December 2018