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How to Pick The Right Garage Floor Mats

If you are looking for a quick way to cover your garage floor, mats are a great option. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Minneapolis, MN has a few tips that will get you started in choosing the right garage floor mats. We are always looking for ways to help our customers improve their garage.

What Do You Need The Garage Mats For?

To start with, you need to know what you plan to use the mats for. This will help you find the right type for your garage. If you are going to use the mats to stand on while working on projects, you will want something that is thicker. If you just need to cover over cracks or spills, then you could get by with something that is lighter weight.

Here are a few qualities to consider in a new mat:

  • Cushioned – great for in front of workbenches.
  • Slip-resistant – good for work areas that tend to get covered with liquids.
  • Won’t slide – maps that slide around while you walk on them can be dangerous. Look for ones that have grippers on the bottom.
  • Thickness – a thicker mat usually offer superior performance to thinner products. They also tend to stay in place better.
  • Smooth or textured – smooth mats are best if you need to roll under a car. Textured mats are best if you need to contain spills.
  • Spill-resistant – mats that are spill resistant won’t absorb liquids, making it easier to clean up.

Depending on what you need the mats for, you may want a combination of these features.

Rollout Mats or Rubber Tiles?

Another thing to consider is whether or not you want a mat that can be moved or a more permanent solution. Rollout mats are great if you need to cover the floor while you are working on projects. These can easily be moved out of the way when you don’t need them. Also, you can take these mats out of your garage to spray off and clean.

However, you may want something that stays in place. You can get rubber tiles that you glue together to create the surface. This type of flooring can be customized to fit your floor by cutting the tiles to size. We recommend if you cover your entire floor with this type of mat, that you give a ¼ inch gap between the mat and wall for expansion.

Consider Your Budget

Everyone has a budget for their projects. Depending on how large of an area you need to cover, you may want to start by covering part of your floor and expanding. Generally, a standard mat starts at about $1.25 per square foot. If you want something that is heavier duty, you are looking at a starting cost of $2.25 per square foot.

Garage floor mats are not the only way to cover your floor. You can consider painting the floor with epoxy or installing tiles meant for your garage. It’s always a good idea to research all of your options before making a purchase.

The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Minneapolis, Minnesota is always looking for ways to help our customers. While we don’t install garage flooring, we can take care of your garage door. If your door stops working, be sure to get in touch with us right away. We’ll get someone out to your home to take a look.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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