A Garage Floor Makeover

A garage can be a creative space in your home. There has been an increase in garage makeovers over the past few years, and choosing the right flooring can complete the entire look.

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The garage is a very important part of your house. It’s not only the room where you keep your car, but it can be used also as a storeroom. In the garage, you keep things that you do not use every day or things that you want to dispose of at a later date. A lot of people use the garage as a laundry room or as a storage for the sporting equipment, a workshop or even as a home office. The importance of the garage has increased the number of makeovers over the past years.

Renovated Garage
Garages are becoming an integral part of the house.
Consider the following type of floors when planning to remodel your garage.

Concrete Floors

Concrete floors serve the purpose of flooring, but are not always the most attractive option. Even if you paint them, the floor will look bare.

Polyvinyl

The best type of garage floor is made of formulated polyvinyl. This special material for flooring conceals cracks and protects the floor from getting stained. This flooring offers protection from accidental spills such as oil, battery acid, grease, and any other dirt that gets into your garage. It is best to have a garage expert adviser to do the job.

Concrete Flooring in Garage
By making a few minor changes to your garage you can transform it into an attractive storage room.

Rubber Flooring

If you are considering remodeling your garage, you might want to choose a rubber flooring. This type of flooring is an inexpensive option for general purpose flooring. The most common uses include parking vehicles on the rubber flooring, converting the garage space into a play area or into a workout room.

Rubber Flooring in Garage

Parking your car on a recycled rubber matting is the least common use for this product because of two major inconveniences:

  • Recycled rubber tire products have very little resistance to petroleum products, so an oil leak could seriously damage the floor.
  • The melting point of this type of flooring is relatively low, in extreme circumstances the heat from the tires can be sufficient to melt the tires into the mat.

Parking Car in Garage

Comparing Garage Floors

If you are planning to remodel your garage and would also like to change the flooring, it is important to know the primary function that you need your floor to fulfill. For example, if you are going to convert your garage into a doghouse, the rubber flooring would provide insulation against extreme temperatures of the cement as well as extra cushioning. Also, you must consider the ease of maintenance for this type of flooring. In addition, if you were planning for a home theater, a rubber flooring would be desirable in order to reduce the noise transmission.

Dog in Doghouse

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