At Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, we often get questions about the best garage flooring options. The answer is never simple, and depends a lot on your situation. Like any home project, the solutions are as varying as the homes they are in. No two families have the exact same needs and preferences. Let’s take a look at some variables and the options they give us.
Quick & low cost
The first question in choosing the best garage flooring options is about budget and time constraints. If you are looking for a quick, easy, cheap solution, you don’t have far to look. There are some fast solutions that you can do yourself.
Concrete stain is mostly cosmetic. After thoroughly cleaning the concrete flooring, a stain can freshen things up a bit. It will not be a dramatic change, but will touch up the look.
Concrete sealer is mostly functional. It won’t change the initial look of the flooring at all. It will prevent some damage. It will also make the floor easier to clean so that it doesn’t get dingy as quickly.
Paint is both cosmetic and a bit functional. Using the appropriate flooring paint can not only totally transform the look, but can add a little protection as well. The paint will seal up small cracks and pores in the concrete slowing down moisture damage.
The second question is about your intended use for your garage space. If you have a little more time and money and want to put down a more substantial flooring, you have to ask what it’s function will be. Are you building a living space like a man cave, gaming area, or guest room? On the flip side, maybe you’re making an auto shop, woodworking area, or art studio. These decisions will impact the kind of flooring you want.
If you’re going for a living space, think about the flooring in your home. You can put down laminate or linoleum for a cost-effective interior feel that’s easy to clean. Hardwood floors are a good option to give it a more upscale atmosphere. A lounging area would benefit from lush carpeting. Because of its fragility, carpeting should really only be used if you’re sure that the garage will always be living area and won’t be converted back at some point.
Work out areas or even woodworking shops can benefit from floor mats. They are a quick way to establish some durable cushioning under your feet without having to redo the whole floor. These days, rubber flooring mats come in a wide variety of colors that can be used to make all kinds of designs.
An even more durable option that is also permanent is epoxy flooring. Epoxy is an acrylic-latex material that is literally poured onto your floor. After curing, it creates a hard and incredibly durable floor surface. It will stand up to dropped tools, falling free-weights, and even resist staining by chemicals, oils, etc.
Epoxy flooring has developed quite a bit recently. It now comes in a wide variety of colors. Unlike your rubber mats, this flooring should only be installed by professionals.
Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Oklahoma City, OK wants you to know all your garage options. Whether that’s flooring materials, overhead door manufacturers, installation options, or even garage door opener models. If you have any questions, feel free to call us. One of our customer service representatives can set up a meeting with one of our professional technicians right away! They can be on site quickly to help you with whatever you need.