Top 5 Recommended Flooring Options for Garages


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The floor forms the foundation of your garage, so choosing your garage flooring is an important decision. When exploring garage flooring choices, you want a strong, durable, damage-resistant material.

While this may limit your options, you still have plenty of materials that can convert your dull, outdated garage into your dream space without compromising functionality. This guide will walk you through recommended flooring options for your garage.

Every garage has different needs, so consider all your flooring options before making the final decision.

1. Polished Concrete Flooring

Polished concrete floors come in a wide range of colors and patterns. They offer superior stain resistance, durability, and easy cleaning and can last 20 years or more. A polished concrete floor can also withstand high humidity and moisture levels.

This flooring option works well for people who suffer from allergies because it protects the surface against allergens like dust, mold, and bacteria.

If you value customization, polished concrete is a great flooring option for your garage. You can even stain or dye the floor, so you don’t have to stick with dull, grey concrete.

2. Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy is highly sought-after for garage flooring applications because of its extreme toughness and versatility. You can use epoxy coatings on stone floors, concrete floors, or virtually any other floor to increase your garage’s durability and performance.

These coatings resist chemicals, gasoline, transmission fluid, bleach, acids, motor oil, and many other solvents. Epoxy is also resistant to abrasion from commonly used garage items like floor jacks and metal-wheeled toolboxes.

The high impact resistance of epoxy protects your floor from chips and cracks that could result from dropped tools or heavy weights (if you use your garage as a gym). Simply put, a protective epoxy coating is ideal for a garage regardless of how you use it.

3. Rubber Tile Flooring

Rubber tiles offer an easy way to protect your garage floor from chips, cracks, stains, and other forms of damage. Made of durable rubber, these tiles can withstand heavy traffic and high temperatures. Rubber floor tiles lend themselves to easy installation and come in a variety of colors and styles to match your taste.

In addition, they’re easy to clean and slip-resistant, making them ideal for high-traffic areas and busy garages. You can install rubber tile flooring on just about any subfloor, including concrete.

Whether you’re in the market for a solution that improves your floor’s overall look or need to protect your garage floor from the elements, rubber flooring tiles will not disappoint.

4. Vinyl Flooring

If you have a low-traffic garage but want a flooring option that enhances your garage with a unique look, vinyl flooring is one of the most recommended flooring options. Vinyl comes in tiles, sheets, or planks and makes an excellent choice for the garage.

People choose vinyl flooring for its numerous benefits, including:

  • Durability
  • Easy installation
  • Increased safety
  • Improved garage floor comfort
  • Affordability

Vinyl flooring can also improve the appearance of your garage. Since photographic imaging and texturing allow vinyl flooring to resemble other materials like ceramic tile or laminate flooring, you can find vinyl in various designs and formats.

Vinyl tiles allow you to combine colors to create a border, checkerboard, or other patterns. With some plank or tile variants, you can also add grout for more realism.

In addition, vinyl tiles require minimal upkeep and maintenance. Cleaning them is also easy with cleaning agents you probably already have in your pantry.

5. Stone Flooring

Stone floors have an unmatched beauty and offer a bespoke appearance unlike other types of flooring. However, they have a hefty price tag. Before settling for a stone floor, consider your budget and local climatic conditions.

For example, a stone floor will get pretty cold in an area with chilly winters.

This type of flooring is easy to clean and resists stains better than most others. You can’t go wrong with a stone floor if you want a flooring option that offers a luxurious look and versatile designs a stone floor.

Trust Coating Designs for your Garage Floor Coating Needs

At Coating Designs, we go the extra mile to provide exceptional garage floor coating solutions. Our team uses the highest quality epoxy flooring bases and polyaspartic topcoats to protect your floor while giving it a beautiful finish.

As an owner-operated company, we value customer satisfaction and back our work with a 25-year warranty for standard flake flooring.

Contact our Coating Designs team at 888-837-6998 for more information about the recommended flooring options and request your free quote.

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What are concrete coatings?

Our epoxy floor coatings are a concrete resurfacing option that is installed over existing concrete floors for both interior and exterior concrete. All of our coatings are installed by hand (we do not use any stamps), thus giving our clients a true, one-of-a-kind floor. We install a wide range of flooring systems such as: 100% solid epoxy, concrete stain, acrylic cement, and rubber based products.

Clients have the ability to customize any coating with our various color options and design techniques. Concrete Coatings are used not only in residential, but industrial and recreational settings as well. Premier uses only the highest quality, industrial products on the market to ensure every customer is getting the best value.

How Much Do Your Concrete Floor Coatings Cost?

Each project is customized to your particular concrete flooring needs. Every job we do is different, because we offer different types of coatings and finishes.  We will work with you to develop a free estimate keeping your budget in mind. 

How Durable Are Your Epoxy Concrete Coating Systems??

We use only industrial products on all of our epoxy floor projects. They are designed to give clients the most value and longevity over any other coating material on the market. Just to give you an idea of how strong our products are, we installed an epoxy flake floor in the garage of a Fire Station in 2008 to protect the firehouse’s garage from dirt, debris, salt, and the extreme work environment. Due to our expertise and industrial coatings, we have yet to receive a repair call. Those same products are used in all of our residential projects.

How long does a typical epoxy flooring project take to complete?

A typical residential project takes approximately 3 – 5 days to complete depending on several variables. Variables include, but are not limited to: size of job, repairs and/or preparation requirements, weather, additional design details, customer requests, etc.

What if I already have an existing concrete coating?

Unfortunately, we must grind off any existing coating and repair materials before we can install any of our concrete coatings. This ensures the integrity and longevity of our flooring systems. If you have stamped concrete that has faded, please contact us for options in reviving it.

How Long Do I Need To Stay Off My Concrete Floor Coating After It Is Installed?

If using 100% solids epoxy, your floor will be cured and walkable in about 12-18 hours. You can return to full heavy traffic after about 24 - 72 hours. Wait for at least 24 hours before moving light weight furniture on your brand new concrete coating flooring. Before moving anything heavy (car, equipment and furniture).

How do you prepare concrete for resurfacing?

We start every project by first preparing the concrete for our products. It is imperative that we have a fresh concrete surface before installing our concrete coatings on your project – this will allow our products to have only the BEST mechanical bond.

We spend approximately 66% of the project prepping your floor which may either be by diamond grinding or pressure washing the concrete (depending on the location of the project) and in some cases we do both! Most contractors will come in and just acid wash or not even prep your floor – we get calls all the time about botched installs with customers asking if we can save their project; we must start fresh every time.

Will I Need To Reseal My Concrete Floor Coating?

If you follow our maintenance and cleaning guidelines, you should not have to worry about resealing the concrete floor coating. We offer a professional grade cleaner that will easily remove stains or tire marks, but will also preserve the life of your concrete coating topcoat.

What If My Concrete Floor Has Cracks, Chips And Is Old?

No worries, we are experts in repairing existing problem areas of concrete. In some cases we have been found to be a cheaper alternative over tearing out and replacing existing slabs of concrete. Once we have saved your concrete we then install our decorative designs to hide the flaws and repairs.

How Do I Care For My Concrete Floor Coating?

You can clean our concrete coatings with typical sweeping, mopping or steaming. 

Will Oil Stain My Concrete Floor Coating?

Epoxy floor coatings are extremely resistant to most hazards, including cleaners, gas, oil, transmission fluid, and even most industrial chemicals. Our epoxy concrete coatings system is both oil and moisture resistant.

Who Invented Polyurea Coatings?

Andy Phelan, director of business development and training at Rhino Linings Corporation, explains, “Polyurea was invented in the early 1980s when a less moisture-sensitive form of polyurethane was desired. By replacing the hydroxyl group in the urethane with an amine group, a product we now call polyurea was formed.

What Are Polyurea Concrete Coatings?

Polyurea is useful for concrete floors, as it quickly and strongly bonds to concrete while providing a smooth, virtually impermeable surface that protects the floor from impact, water damage, chemicals, heat, and sunlight.

What Types Of Environments Can Epoxy Floor Coatings Be Used?

Epoxy flooring coatings can be used in a variety of environments.  The durability, slip resistant finish is fantastic for any industrial setting, storefronts, patios, or even driveways or garages.

How Are Epoxy Floor Coatings Applied?

We have perfected a six step process for applying Epoxy Floor Coatings that involves prepping the floor, prime floor with epoxy primer, fill all cracks, holes with epoxy grout, then apply epoxy paint. 

Can I Apply Epoxy Floor Coatings In Cold Temperatures?

You can!  Epoxy can be used at cold temperatures but must be handled and applied with techniques adapted to cold temperatures.

Do I Need To Hire A Professional To Install Epoxy Floor Coating?

Installing Epoxy Floor Coating correctly is critical to the appearance and durability of your flooring.  Hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that your flooring will look amazing and last a lifetime! 

Does My Concrete Floor Coating Come With A Warranty?

We provide a 5 year warranty on your concrete floor coatings against peeling, delamination and wear for as long as you own your home.

Where We Service

We service Orange County, FL cities and the surrounding areas including:

Orange County, FL

Location

Coating Designs of Orlando, FL

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