Extensive home renovations often overlook one key area: the garage. This is a considerable shame since the garage is an area unlike any other that serves purposes unlike any other. You probably are in there every day if you park your car in it. You might have a workbench set up against a wall, or use it to store extra belongings. If you are improving your home, you should make sure that garage renovations are on the list. In particular, you should consider how you want to resurface your garage floor.
If your garage is where you tinker with tools and machinery, you should consider using a multi-coat resinous system that is comprised of epoxy, polyurethane, and similar poly-coatings. You will usually see this type of flooring in industrial warehouses, a mechanic’s shop, and even in the back kitchen of restaurants. When done correctly, the coating can be tenfold times stronger than concrete. Keep in mind that refinishing this coating if it does crack or peel due to moisture, or perhaps even earthquake damage, it can be more difficult than other options.
Some people who want durability and ease of repair or replacement have begun using interlocking garage floor tiles. You can choose different designs and colors for interlocking tiles and installation may be completed in 24 hours or less in many cases. Once all the tiles are in place, they can be reinforced with a polyurethane coating; strengthening them in this way protects from stains and scuffs but does not stop them from being switched out easily. Interlocking tiles also have hollow undersides, allowing air to flow under them easily to dry out any moisture, which prevents mildew growth.
Does your garage serve not as a storage area for tools, boxes, and automobiles but more as a social hangout instead? You might want to think about porcelain tiles. Porcelain tiles can bring a unique, interesting look to your garage that you might not have thought possible. If you use a lightweight resin coat finish on them, they can still prove to be incredibly resilient to damage and weathering. Tiles do tend to be slippery than other garage flooring options, though, so clean up spills as soon as you see them.
If you are still not sure what garage floor type and surfacing is right for you, do not worry. Our Los Angeles garage floor installation experts at Capital Deck & Stair Waterproofing can give you a good idea during a free initial estimate of your project. You want your garage to look great and so do we, so let’s work together! Contact us today.