Heating and Air Conditioning

How To Choose a Garage Floor Covering

Turn your garage into the ultimate man cave, functional mechanics garage or simply cover that unsightly grease stain with the right garage floor covering. With so many options available it may be difficult to choose the right covering for your needs. There are a few things you should consider before choosing a product.

Reputation

Whatever flooring option you go with, make sure the manufacturer has a good reputation. Look for concrete floor covering products and then search the reviews. You can also check the Better Business Bureau to see how the company handles disputes and problems. You want to choose a company you can rely on.

Warranty

Along with reputation, look to see if the company offers a warranty on their products. Even if you never use the warranty, having one can bring you peace of mind. After all, you plan on spending some money on the product and want it to last. A company with a good reputation and a solid warranty is a good bet.

Style

There are so many style options from colors to patterns to choose from. Professionals can install the same garage floor covering you can, but often do it better and may even offer a labor warranty on the install. Determine how good you want the floor to look after the job is completed.

Maintenance

How much time do you want to spend on maintenance? While this may not seem a huge deal at the outset, as time goes on, a floor that constantly needs to be sealed may be more work than it’s worth. Look for a product that is easy to clean regardless of what is spilled on it.

Application

The longer the application process, the more time you or a professional needs access to your garage floor. Different floor covering options come with different application and drying times. Time is something to consider when choosing the covering because you may need access to your garage. While the covering is installed or drying, the garage may be off-limits completely.

Durability

The durability of the floor is important to get the most out of your time and money. You want a floor that can last through what you put it through and for years. You don’t want to be sitting there replacing the floor so soon after you installed it. You want a coating that both looks good and handles what you put it through. A little research can help you plan for the right covering for your garage floor.

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