2020 Architects are passionate about designing houses – and a key part of building your own home (especially for the men among us) is the garage.
Garages are transforming into man caves – multi-spaces to work, tinker, work-out and well….escape. It’s no longer just a place to park your car and store your stuff.
In this blog, 2020 Architects explain garage flooring options, with a brief description of the benefits of each.
Garage floor epoxy
This tough resinous coating is usually applied in multiple coats. You have the option of a solid colour or adding a mixture of coloured chips to create texture or various colour hues. Warranty is 15 years plus. Epoxy flooring is typically seen in car showrooms and restaurant kitchens due to the fact it is durable and easily cleaned. It resists all types of harsh chemicals.
These are available in a variety of colours and textures from interlocking hard plastic tiles, vinyl composite tiles, peel and stick vinyl or porcelain tiles. Some of these can easily be installed by the homeowner themselves or by a professional in as little as a few hours. Tiles are designed to be easy to clean and offer a certain resistance to oils and chemicals.
Garage tiles with rubberised mats for extra protection and padding.
Rubberised Vinyl Flooring
This vinyl garage flooring is available in different colours and textures. Some have the added advantage of cushioning and some can be rolled up and taken with you if you’re on the move.
This is traditionally oldest and least expensive ways of enhancing the look of your concrete. While not the most permanent way to cover your floor, it is a garage flooring option that gives you a large selection of colours to choose from.
If you prefer a natural look of concrete, a garage floor sealer is all that is needed. A good sealer will prevent dust and provide water resistance plus some much-needed protection against oils and chemicals. It will also make it easier to clean up.
Rubber tiles and rubber gym mats provide the easiest installation for a customised workout area in your garage. This type of floor is very durable and will support the weight of heavy gym equipment. If you want a thicker option, then interlocking tiles are the next choice. If you have a large floor area to cover, then rubber rolls are the most cost-effective option.
If you are installing rubber gym mats, tiles, or rolls on bare concrete, it’s a good idea to seal the concrete first with a simple penetrating sealer.
Epoxy garage flooring with coloured chips for textured effect.