Your garage is one of the most important spaces in your home. It’s where you keep your luxury cars, and it’s a place where you can keep all of your tools, hobby gear, and other items organized and together. Because your garage is such an essential part of your home and lifestyle, it’s necessary to have quality garage flooring options.
Installing quality garage flooring transforms your boring concrete room into a high-functioning yet classy space. Before you purchase just any garage flooring material, take the time to learn about the three high-quality options that we offer. Ready to transform your garage space into the designer room your luxury cars desire?
Why Garage Flooring Matters
Why should you install garage flooring? For starters, new flooring in your garage makes it look much nicer. It’s that simple.
Concrete flooring is cold, boring, and not too aesthetically pleasing. Over time, the concrete can form cracks or chips in it and patching over these imperfections don’t leave the nicest looking floors. A new garage floor is a great way to bring life back into the room.
Doing so also makes the garage more warm and welcoming. It transforms it into a place where you can see yourself spending hours working on projects or cleaning your cars. If your garage is less of a car holder and more of a multifunctional space, then garage flooring is a necessity.
If your garage is used for keeping your luxury cars safe, exercising, mancave activities, and more, then the flooring needs to be both durable and comfortable. Installing new garage flooring that meets all of these needs is ideal. It’s a fairly easy and inexpensive way to create the space you’re looking for.
Your Garage Flooring Options
Shopping around for the right garage floor material can become overwhelming with so many products available. And narrowing it down to one material that’s suitable for all your needs is sometimes difficult. That’s why you need someone who offers only high-quality garage flooring options, making the decision process much simpler.
Luckily, there are three garage flooring options that we offer. Between our Epoxy options, our Polyaspartic options, and our RaceDeck options, there’s something to fit everyone’s garage flooring needs. Below is a break down of the three flooring options and how to determine which one is right for your soon-to-be luxury garage.
Epoxy Garage Flooring
Epoxy garage flooring is a coating containing epoxide resin and polyamine hardener. It’s a coating that’s placed over your concrete floors, which then provides protection for it. This prevents your concrete garage floors from becoming cracked, chipped, or damaged in any other ways.
The coating leaves a shiny and professional-looking finish. This coating not only rest on the top of the concrete creating a layer of protection, but it also seeps into the flooring and bonds it together for optimal damage protection. Before the epoxy coating is applied, professional installers prepare your garage floor by properly grinding it.
Polyaspartic Garage Flooring
The next step up from epoxy garage flooring is polyaspartic garage flooring. This type of flooring offers you 3x more abrasion than epoxy flooring, and it’s also more impact resistant. Polyaspartic garage flooring is also a coating just like epoxy flooring, however, it’s more durable and longer-lasting.
Because of these features, polyaspartic flooring is ideal for garages that experience high amounts of traffic. If you’re someone who uses your garage quite a bit, then this is the better option for you. It’s also great at protecting your garage floors from car gas, oils, and grease.
RaceDeck Garage Flooring
RaceDeck garage flooring consists of actual tiles that snap together and are placed on top of your concrete floors. The tiles come with the flexibility of snapping them together in any design you’d like. They also come in a variety of colors and patterns.
This is the ideal option for someone who has a color scheme already in place for their garage, someone who has a favorite sports team and likes to show off their team pride, or someone who simply enjoys adding a bit of color into their garage. Some common RaceDeck tile patterns include stripes, solid colors, checkers, and more. These tiles are available in either 12-inch squares or 18-inch squares and there are 10 colors to choose from.
If your concrete garage flooring already suffers from some type of damage, whether it be cracks or chips, RaceDeck flooring is the perfect option for you. It rests on top of your concrete floors, hiding any imperfections that would otherwise be visible. They look great, they’re easy to install, and they provide the longevity you’re looking for in your garage flooring.
The Benefits of Each Type
Now that you have a better idea of what your three options are, it’s time to understand the benefits that each option offers. Each of the three garage flooring options comes with its own unique benefits. It’s important to understand these individual benefits to determine which flooring option is right for you.
Once you’ve evaluated the benefits that each option offers, you can then make the best rationale final decision possible. Below are the benefits of each.
Benefits of Epoxy
Epoxy adds wonders to the appearance of your concrete garage floor. It’s sleek and shiny and looks great when light fixtures are turned on and the light reflects off of the floor. Epoxy is also good for covering any defects that your floor might have.
There are several different color options for this coating. The best way to hide and cover-up defects are to apply epoxy paint. Not only is it great for covering up damages and pairing with your color scheme, but it’s also cost-effective.
It’s a simple solution and doesn’t require as much work as removing and replacing a floor would. Along with its cheap price, epoxy flooring also works well at resisting shock, heat, chemicals, and water. When all is said and done, one of the greatest benefits of epoxy coating is that it’s easily maintained.
A simple soap and water solution is the best way to clean your new epoxy floors!
Benefits of Polyaspartic
Polyaspartic flooring is easily installed in about 1-2 days. It’s a quicker installation time than epoxy flooring and only has a 24-hour cure time. It’s stain-resistant and easy to clean.
It’s also extremely durable and long-lasting. You can apply it in extreme temperatures and UV rays won’t cause damage to it. Its clear color won’t fade or discolor over time even if it’s exposed to moisture.
And because the polyaspartic coating is 100% solid, it contains few to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This means a better and safer product for the environment.
Benefits of RaceDeck
RaceDeck garage tiles contain no toxic fumes, so the installation is completely odorless. The installation also only takes a couple of hours. These tiles are not affected by moisture or by the damaged concrete under them.
There’s an available self-draining design, and the tiles don’t become slippery to walk on when they’re wet. With this type of garage flooring, you won’t have to worry about acid washing, shot blasting, or any type of surface prep. They’re easily installed in a DIY manner and can be easily removed and reinstalled in another room if desired.
Our RaceDeck tiles are engineered to withstand both UV rays and some of the toughest mechanical environments. These tiles are resistant to petroleum products, oils, antifreeze, and other chemicals. They’re easily used in both indoor and outdoor conditions, and to clean them, all you need is a hose to spray them off with.
Which Option Fits Your Garage Best?
All three of these garage flooring materials are great choices. It all winds down to which one is right for your home garage.
Which garage flooring option best fits your garage needs? From epoxy floor coating that’s cost-effective and professional looking to polyaspartic floor coating that’s extremely durable and long-lasting to RaceDeck tiles that provide comfort, color, and all of the durability you need, there’s an option that best suits everyone. By reading through our guide, you’ll be able to fully understand what each option is and their benefits.
So, ready to make your final decision? No matter what garage flooring options you decide are the best fit for you, we have what you need here at Garage Designs of St. Louis Inc. Contact us today to receive your free estimate and get ready to transform your old boring garage into the luxury space you need!
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