Best Types of Garage Floor Covering
It is surprising how little consideration people give to their garage when it comes to periodic home
maintenance. Homeowners quite often consider it as just a parking space for the car and a room that is simply not
as important as the other parts of the house. There are no doubt other reasons for effectively neglecting the
garage when it comes to home maintenance and upkeep. However, when you consider that it is probably one of the more
expensive parts of the home to repair should anything go wrong, it should warrant a lot more consideration than it
does especially when it comes to home repair. Indeed, garages should be at the top of house maintenance lists
instead of the bottom.
One of the best things that you can do to cut down on maintenance is to fit one of the different types of garage
floor covering which are not only easy to install, but can also keep the floor clean and tidy for years to come. If
you are fed up with reapplying paint, epoxy coatings or struggling with floor mats, coverings such as PVC or rubber
could be the ideal solution for you.
Since most of the garage is used for shelving and other storage facilities, the floor is the primary area that
must be kept clean and well maintained. Because of the kind of traffic that goes into and out of the garage, it can
be difficult to keep the concrete base clean. Cars can track a lot of dirt and other kinds of residue onto the
floors causing staining and permanent damage.
One of the best types of garage floor covering is made from specially formulated poly vinyl or PVC. This
material conceals cracks and protects the floor from staining due to oil, battery acid, grease and any other dirt
that gets into your garage. PVC coverings are also easily cleaned with soap and water and are ideal for people who
use their garage as a workplace or who otherwise spend a lot of time in their garage.
Another popular option for private house garages is the use of rubber flooring tiles which have long been used
in commercial settings. Rubber flooring is resilient and durable, easy to maintain and has the added safety bonus
of being slip resistant. One thing to be aware of is that some cheaper rubber flooring, not specifically designed
for garage floors, is often made from recycled materials such as shredded car tyres. These products have very
little resistance to petroleum based products which could potentially cause serious damage to the floor. They also
have a lower melting point which means that the heat of car tires could, in extreme circumstances, cause the tile
Since you will more than likely be using the garage as storage for many household cleaning products, keeping the
floor covered will help to protect the base from inevitable product spills. Its hard to know what products might
damage the concrete but it is better to be safe than sorry. Fitting garage floor covering over the entire base
gives it much better protection than placing them only where cars will be parked.