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Updating Your Concrete Garage Floor

Did you know that you can update the look of your garage quickly and easily? There are a wide variety of specialty paints, coatings and mats to really put a sparkle on your garage. If you like to spend time working on your car, doing thorough detail jobs or working in the shop – why not invest a little time and effort in sprucing up the garage? There’s no better place to start than the concrete garage floor. Since the floor is one of the largest surface areas, changing out the look of the floor can quickly provide a facelift for the entire garage. Read on to learn more about the options for concrete garage floors.

Getting Your Floor Ready

The first thing you need to do is determine if there are any cracks, dings, chips or other kind of repair you’d like to make to your floor before you update it. Depending on the type of repair needed you can do it yourself, or call in a concrete specialist to take care of the repair. Some kinds of floor coverings will hide minor defects. Other coverings, like concrete garage floor paint will allow the issues to show through. So depending on the type of look you’re going for – you may be able to skip some of the repair work.

Bringing Style to Concrete Garage Floors

There are lots of custom options to tricking out your garage floor. Here is a summary of a few of the most popular treatments.

* Concrete Garage Floor Paint

If you’re looking to make a big statement but on a limited budget – painting your concrete floor may just be the answer. Concrete floor paint is inexpensive, easy to apply yourself and comes in a huge assortment of colors. Most paint on the market is self leveling, and you can get varieties that include decorative flakes mixed into the paint.

* Garage Floor Matting

Most garage floor matting is available as tiles. You can mix and match colors to create different designs, and there are lots of textures to choose from as well. Pricing is based on the type of tile you are looking for – and it can be substantially more expensive than painting your garage floor.

Why Use a Concrete Garage Floor Coating?

Most epoxy products sold for garages will bond to the floor and dry with a ceramic-like finish. This makes them extremely easy to clean. Garage floor coatings also resist oil, dirt and grease making them ideal for use in workshops – some folks even use them in their laundry rooms and basements.

If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your garage, and possibly add some value to your home, consider a new finish for your garage floor. Remember to repair your floor first, then choose the best type of coating for your situation and budget. You’ll appreciate the new appearance and the ease in cleaning, and when it comes time to sell your home, you’ll likely more than recoup the money invested.


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