Flooring is basically the process of covering the floor with a rug or carpet or any other finish material to improve the aesthetic looks and provide a smooth surface for placing things and also for walking. Materials generally used for flooring include carpets, tiles, rugs, etc.
Garage is a section of the house used for the storing of the vehicles and their parts are stored.
When people think of flooring, they generally give all their attention to kitchen, dining room, living room, etc. But there is one more room in the house that could have a stylish and elegant flooring too – the garage. It is particularly suggested to have a floor coating over the exposed concrete garage floors, as the porous concrete surface is not only difficult to clean but also susceptible to breakdown due to regular exposure to oil spills. The floor coating of the garage should be made of such material that has to be specifically resistant to breakage or staining.
The easiest and most traditional thing done to cover the concrete floor is applying paint on the surface. Generally, water resistant latex paints or epoxy paints with anti-slip additives are the popular options these days, as they offer a higher durability and higher resistance to chemicals than conventional paints. To add to the shine on the surface, there are various gloss coatings prescribed by the manufacturers. Any concrete sealer or previous paint already present on the flooring must be completely removed for the epoxy shield paint to adhere properly.
Of the various materials used for floor coating now-a-days, garage epoxy floor is a huge favourite among the customers these days. Generally applied in several coatings, it can be applied as solid colour or as a texture or a combination of hues by mixing bits of various colour chips. With excellent durability and resistance to harsh chemicals, it is easy to clean and gives a shiny finish to the garage surface.
Among other popular materials used for garage flooring are tiled garage floors. Based on the material of preparation, floor tiles are of various types: hard plastic tiles, tiles made of porcelain, peel and stick tiles, etc. The use of floor tiles gives the residents an option of choosing among various dynamic patterns and textures, not only adding to the beauty and sophistication of the garage but also an anti-slip and extremely easy to clean surface. Moreover, these tiles offer different amounts of resistance to various chemicals, oils and impacts as per the product specifications. With several years of protection guarantied, these tiles can give a glossy, textured finish to the garage floor.
The next garbage flooring widely popular among the customers is garage floor mats made of rubberized vinyl material. Not only these come in a variety of colours and textures, these are very easy to install, convenient to remove and also highly affordable.
Another recent alternative to epoxy garage floor coating that has gained popularity among the installers is polyaspartic coatings. Unlike epoxy coatings which should be installed only in summer or spring times, polyaspartic coatings offer the advantage of application at any temperature from -30oC to 140oC, hence can be safely applied in the cold months too. Also, unlike a full epoxy system which takes 5-6 days to be installed, a polyaspartic system can be applied in only a day.
To conclude, there are various other garage flooring options available in the market. Customers should check the entire range and install a flooring as per their requirements and budget considerations.