Garage flooring is one of the things you can do to help turn your garage into a more pleasant and useable part of your home. There are many options to choose from, from full floor coverings to mats.
As every home owner with a garage knows, the garage can be a place of both wonder and mystery. It is a place most people either hate or love. I suppose this is understandable. For those who have taken care of their garage and have implemented some garage storage solutions like shelving, cabinets, hooks, etc., it is a place they love. They know where things are. They can function and think clearly in their garage. For those who haven't bothered to take care of their garages, there aren't very many endearing qualities. The garage flooring is gray and boring, everything is a cluttered mess, and there just isn't much to love. To these folks, the goal is to just park the car (if it will fit) and get inside as soon as possible.
But let's take a closer look at garages and what makes them what they are. First of all, a garage doesn't have to be the dungeon of the home. It doesn't have to be a mess, or just a dumping ground for all the junk a family tends to acquire over the years. With a little thought, planning, and effort, a garage can become a pretty nice and useable space. For most, turning the garage into a pleasant and useable space is to drywall the walls and cover the floor with the appropriate garage flooring. These are both great starting points.
There is something about sheet-rocked garage walls, with a fresh coat of paint, that says to all who enter that it is another room of the house to be respected and kept clean, and not just a dumping ground to be spilled on and otherwise mistreated. Same thing goes for garage flooring. If the standard boring concrete floors can be changed to something a little more attractive then the space takes on a nicer look and feel.
One of the more popular options home owners have, when it comes to upgrading their garage flooring from boring and blah to attractive and exciting, is garage floor rubber tile. Like a successful marriage, garage flooring is no big deal, it is a bunch of little ones. No pun intended. Modern floor tiles for the garage are simple to install because they are individual pieces that interlock and are easy to move around. They are also attractive because they come in bright, fun colors. Since the tiles are individual they allow people to customize the look of their floors. Checkered patterns are popular, but some opt for crazier patterns or for just solid color coverings.
Another popular garage flooring option are mats. These heavy duty mats are available in many different sizes. These are sweet because they can be placed right where you want them, are easy to clean if they get dirty, and can be had in different textures, patterns, and colors.
Finally, some people opt for garage flooring that is simply painted on. Most of these products are basically an epoxy paint that brushes or rolls on quickly and easily. These products can have different grits put in them for traction under foot.
Garage flooring goes a long way to helping turn your garage into a useable and pleasant part of your home. There are some good options that anyone can install themselves. These take away any excuses you may have to leave your garage floor alone and instead letting it become all it can be, an enjoyable part of your home.