5 Inexpensive Garage Flooring Ideas for Homeowners
When people think about flooring, it’s usually in connection with the bedroom, kitchen, living room or bathroom. From hardwood to wall-to-wall carpets, there are many attractive options. However, when was the last time you thought about your garage floor? What if I told you that it could be durable, easy to clean and look great?
You might think that a new garage floor is a waste of money, but there are garage flooring ideas that give you plenty of advantages without draining your bank account.
If you’re like me, you spend much time in your garage. Usually, I’m doing some heavy-duty projects. That means there are stains, spills, and drops. On the wrong flooring, that’s bad news. Those spills and dyes may be hard to clean, and dropping something heavy can cause cracking or pitting.
Modern consumers have a multitude of garage flooring choices. Here are some of the least expensive (the good news is that, although they’re affordable, they are not “cheap”).
Idea #1: Concrete Stain
A concrete stain is an excellent option for a garage floor that’s in pretty good shape. A layer of durable concrete stain is easy to apply, and it bonds with the concrete, which means that it doesn’t tend to chip as paint does. With a coat of stain spills are much easier to clean and they less likely to be visible long-term.
Idea #2: Concrete Sealer
While stain can give your garage floor somewhat of a watercolor effect, a sealer makes it shinier. This is another option for those of you who have a garage floor that’s in excellent condition. I recommend solvent-based sealers as they tend to protect the floor better. Just be sure to use ventilation during application.
Idea #3: Epoxy Coating
Epoxy is one of the best garage flooring ideas to come along in quite a while. I’m not talking about the expensive, commercial-grade garage floor coatings that require a process of several steps to apply. Instead, this is a more affordable epoxy that you can apply in just one coat. This approach involves prep work like etching the floor’s surface, but epoxy is more durable than stains and sealers so that it may be worthwhile for you.
Idea #4: Mats or Roll-Out Vinyl Flooring
If you’d rather not put in a lot of effort or prep work, then mats or roll-out vinyl flooring may be the solution you need. They cover a multitude of spills, stains, cracks, and holes with ease. Just enroll each mat or sheet, and within minutes, you have a new garage floor. If you ever need to clean them, use a hose.
Idea #5: Peel-and-Stick Garage Flooring Tiles
If you don’t mind a little extra effort or if your garage floor has a multitude of imperfections to hide, then peel-and-stick tiles make much sense. They are heavy-duty vinyl, and you can make some eye-catching patterns by mixing colors.
When it comes to garage flooring, homeowners don’t have to spend a fortune to make a significant improvement. Use any of these ideas to update your garage.
Bri Lords is a community manager for Your Garage Guys. She loves organizing her home and sharing tips with others. When she isn’t working, Bri enjoys reading, all things cinema, and travel.