Your garage may be a utility space, but it doesn’t have to be an unattractive one. With so many garage flooring options to choose from, there is no reason your work space can’t be just as nice as the rest of your home. Consider these options if it’s time for a new garage floor in Las Vegas.
If you want to tile your garage floor, you can choose from flexible snap-together tiles or more rigid tiles made of a stiffer plastic. Stiffer tiles are better able to withstand pressure from floor jacks and heavy equipment but softer tiles are nicer to stand on for long periods of time. Both allow you to replace tiles as needed when one is stained or damaged. You can install one color tile or use multiple colors to make a custom pattern.
Made of thick rubber, roll-out mats are the fastest and easiest way to make over your garage floor. Simply unroll the mat and cut off any excess material at the edges of your floor. Be aware, however, that motorcycle kick stands and sharp objects can gouge these mats and tires and chemicals can cause stains. The only way to fix these issues is to replace the entire mat.
Though it seems like an unusual choice for a garage, carpet designed to go in garages is available and offers many perks. Carpet provides a softer surface to lie on when you need to get under your car and the tiles come in a variety of colors so you can mix and match. These carpet tiles also resist oil and other stains and can be replaced one tile at a time if necessary. They also offer easy peel-and-stick installation.
A quick coat of paint can cover some stains and allows you to make your garage floor any color you can imagine. It’s important, however, that you seal any cracks in the floor before painting as they will be highlighted by the paint. Paint is a fairly inexpensive way to get the job done but may need redone as often as every three years with hard use.
Applied like paint, epoxy creates a tough, durable and satin resistant finish on garage floors. Epoxy, however, require two chemicals to be applied to the floor. You’ll need to work quickly, as the second chemical must be applied before the first one sets.
An inexpensive way to protect your garage floor is to simply cover it with concrete sealer. The sealer will create a glossy finish and provide a coating that prevents oil and chemicals from staining the concrete. This clear finish will not, however, hide any existing defects in your garage floor.
Concrete stain will also protect your floor and allows you to mimic the look of natural stone or create other effects on your garage floor. Like sealer, stain bonds with the concrete making it very difficult to chip or damage and it will protect the concrete from chemicals. It, too, however, may allow existing stains and imperfections to show.