Traditionally, most garage floors are just plain gray concrete. Though this is effective, it is not the only way to go. If you like the basic cement gray, you should at least consider a sealant to protect the surface from unsightly oil or paint stains.
Of course, if you’re more creative and enjoy mixing things up a little bit, you could use paint designed specifically for garage floors. And if your garage isn’t the home of a car (which is actually rather common) you could even install carpet or tile. A garage doesn’t have to be somewhere to keep a car; it can be a workshop or even just storage. You could also convert it into a game room where carpet would be most pleasant and useful.
What type of garage flooring are you thinking about buying? There are many different types of garage flooring products out there. First you need to decide how the garage is going to be used. Is it storing the family car, or is it going to be your work area? Or maybe both.
Protecting your garage floor from oil and dirt is also a measure to protect yourself from allergies or injuries when you are in the garage. There are a number of ways to do this, but it started years ago with garage floor paint. Paint doesn't offer much in the way of protecting your floor, but it can change the mood of the room, and make clean-ups a little easier. Ultimately though, keeping the floor of your garage clean is not only a matter of aesthetics. Keeping an oil-free surface can save you from a nasty injury. Starting decades ago, epoxy coats made it easier to clean these surfaces. As we all know now however, epoxys have many limitations. The 21st century offers new and better ways to protect your floor, your family and yourself. With a little research, you can find a cost-effective way to upgrade your garage that is quick, easy, and effective. In no time you’ll have a clean and safe garage floor surface.