Garages are very useful parts of our homes. From muddy footprints and car tyres to dragging furniture in and out to oil spills, they really do withstand a lot. But leaving your floor unprotected leaves the risk of permanent damage, which can be expensive to put right.
Luckily, there are ways in which you can protect your garage floor to keep it looking its best for longer. Keep reading to find out how.
An epoxy coating hides any minor imperfections on your floor while also repelling stains and spills. It is made of epoxide resin, polyamine hardener and other additives to give floors stability and endurance.
Epoxy is shock-resistant and you don’t have to worry about heavy items resting on the floor. Any tools or machinery dropped on the ground will not leave a mark, either. It is also resistant to chemicals and heat, so it is an all round great option for any garage floor.
Garage floor tiles
Made from heavy-duty vinyl or rubber, garage flooring tiles are supplied as squares that snap together to provide stability, rather than sticking directly to the garage floor. They come in many different colours and patterns for you to choose from if you want to change up the look of your garage while protecting it.
Not only are they spill- and stain-resistant, but they are also great for hiding cracks in a concrete floor, working best when the floor is level. Garage flooring tiles are also very easy to install, so you can do it yourself.
Textured garage tiles offer slip-resistance and rubberised ones provide cushioning for a safe and comfortable walking surface. You also have the option to install tiles that have liquid drainage holes or waterproofing to make them more resistant to mould and mildew. These are useful features that can protect not only your garage but your family’s health and safety as well.
Polyaspartic floor coating
This is one of the most popular options when it comes to protecting garage floors. Unlike other protectants that only cover the surface, polyaspartic coatings penetrate deeper into the concrete to provide a stronger bond.
Like epoxy, you can choose solid colours or multi-coloured flakes that mimic real stone or granite. It is a little pricier, however, you will find that it dries in less than one hour so you can have your garage back faster. Polyaspartic coatings are extremely durable and will last for years to come, while also being very easy to clean and maintain.
A concrete resurface is made up of a mixture of sand, cement, polymer materials and additional additives. A trowel or brush is usually used to apply the mixture to the floor. They are the ideal way to protect your garage floor if it has light or superficial damage.
This option has a natural cement grey colour that can be enhanced with decorative pigments to create a customisable look to your floor.
Floor sealers come supplied as roll-out which makes them relatively easy to apply to your floor. They are good at protecting from water and stain damage, and you can even use a tint to add some colour and produce better visual results.