You don’t have to be an amateur mechanic to enjoy spending time in your garage. In many homes, the garage is an extra room that provides storage and a place to work on hobbies that are too messy — or simply too involved — to bring into the house. You might also host a garage sale or neighborhood swap meet in there. Given its versatility, it’s easy to forget that your garage is also where you keep your cars! It’s clear that your garage is an important place, and a garage floor coating will keep it looking and performing its best.
Garage Floor Coatings
There are many garage floor coating benefits to enjoy once you upgrade your garage. Plain concrete floors can crack over time or absorb spills like motor oil, becoming stained and unsightly. Concrete also breaks down, and you’ll find yourself tracking “concrete dust” into your home. A garage floor coating will protect your concrete and add a pop of color to your garage. They also provide a non-slip surface for safety on wet days. This increases the value of your home while making it easier than ever to clean your garage — just hose it off when needed. An epoxy floor coating is durable, attractive and can be applied in use a few days to a week, so it’s one of the quickest transformations you can make to take your space to the next level.
One of the best parts about decorative garage floor coatings is that you have so many color options to choose from. Pick a neutral shade that blends with your landscape pavers, or get daring and add a bold shade that you love but might overpower your home’s interior. There are three main options for your new garage floor:
Decorative Chip Floor Coatings
Decorative chip floor coatings provide subtle pattern made up of small flecks of color uniformly distributed across your garage floor. The effect is of a terrazzo finish or fine-grained granite. Choose from several neutral blends or add flecks of blue, red or green for a great way to add a bit of color without it feeling overwhelming.
Solid Color Garage Floor Coatings
While decorative chip floors add a textured look and work well in classic or historic homes, a modern space will look great with a solid color floor. There’s a range of nine neutrals ranging from black and gray to white and tan, or you can instead select a high-impact shade of rich blue, tile red, green leaf or safety yellow. If these aren’t quite your style, ask about a custom color made just for your home.
Garage Floor Tiles
Textured garage floor tiles create a subtle geometric pattern and provide an additional grip for your shoes when working in your garage. Choose from 14 great colors to cover your whole floor in a solid color or create a pattern of several colors. Your imagination is the only limit, as you can create stripes, checkerboards and borders by combining your favorite colors for a totally custom look.
Are you considering updating your garage floor for spring? With so many durable coverings to choose from, it’s easier than ever to get started designing the garage of your dreams this season. Contact us today to learn more!