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Garage Floor Patterns

So you’ve decided that now is the time to finally install a new garage floor in your garage.  You started your research and found that rolled garage flooring is a good choice because it’s cheap.  You later found out that this “cheap garage floor” is much more than cheap, but also durable, easy to install and great looking.  Now comes time to pick the pattern.

There are four primary patterns available including ribbed garage floors, diamond tread garage floors, coin garage floors and levant garage floors.  All are of the rolled variety and are easy to install garage floors.

The first pattern is the Ribbed Garage Floor.

The ribbed garage floor is a great looking floor but also has an impressive added benefits.  Ribbed garage floors allow spills and leaks to channel keeping the area safer and cleaner.  Clean up of ribbed garage flooring is simple and these floors can be removed from the garage and rinsed with a garden hose if needed.

Ribbed Garage Flooring

Ribbed Garage Flooring

Ribbed Garage Floor Installed

Ribbed Garage Floor Installed

Another popular items are the Diamond Tread Garage Floors.

Diamond Tread Garage Floors

Diamond Tread Garage Floors

Diamond Tread Garage Floors are preferred by many auto enthusiasts. It has the most ‘macho’ look and matches some popular garage storage cabinets. This pattern of garage floor also provides improved traction over bare floors.

Diamond Tread Garage Flooring Installed

Diamond Tread Garage Flooring Installed

The Coin Pattern Garage Floor is a very popular style.

Coin Garage Floor

Coin Garage Floor

The Coin Pattern Garage Floor is comfortable and attractive.   Coin pattern garage flooring is offered in specially formulated, heavy-duty, commercial & industrial grade material that not only is tough but looks great.  The coin pattern seems to have high satisfaction in commercial and industrial companies and that is most likely why they are manufactured with the higher grade of material.

Coin Garage Floor Installed

Coin Garage Floor Installed

The last choice of garage flooring patterns is the Levant pattern.

Levant Garage Flooring

Levant Garage Flooring

The levant pattern is the most affordable flooring and easy to keep clean. It is is quite attractive for use in bathrooms, kitchens, and in recreational vehicles. Potential uses for this material are virtually the same as those of the Coin pattern product.

Levant Garage Floor Installed

Levant Garage Floor Installed

Good luck choosing your garage floor and as always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS ARTICLE
Ribbed Roll Out Garage Floor
Diamond Tread Rolled Garage Flooring
Coin Rolled Garage Flooring

Garage Floors, What Thickness Do I Need?

There are many types of garage floors available.  In this article, we are going to discuss rolled garage floors.  Rolled garage floors are very popular because of their good looks, low cost and easy installation.  They come is a variety of colors and patterns that should match any plans you have for your garage makeover.  However, one of the most important decisions regarding your garage floor may be the thickness.

Rolled garage floors are usually available in the following thicknesses: 55 mil, 75 mil and 85 mil.  The better companies measure the thickness of their floors by the base thickness.

Garage Floor Thickness

Garage Floor Thickness

The breakdown of the floor ratings are as follows:

55 mil – Generally considered the Standard Grade of flooring.  55 mil garage flooring is about 0.055 inches thick. This thickness of garage flooring is generally acceptable to many homeowners.  It should offer years of protection and it has the lowest cost of the garage floors available. 

75 mil – Generally considered the Commercial Grade of flooring.  75 mil garage flooring is about 0.075 inches thick. This thickness is very popular among homeowners.  It’s extra thickness adds strength and therefore longevity to the floor.  In our opinion 75 mil is the best choice for the typical homeowner looking to justify quality with price.

85 mil – Generally considered the Industrial Grade of flooring.  85 mil garage flooring is about 0.085 inches thick. This thickness is overkill for many homeowners.  However, if money is not a concern go for the 85 mil garage flooring.  You won’t be sorry.

PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS ARTICLE
Levant Pattern Rolled Garage Flooring - Standard Grade
Diamond Tread Rolled Garage Flooring - Commercial Grade
Coin Rolled Garage Flooring - Industrial Grade

Simple Garage Floors, Protection and Beauty

There are many types of garage floors available today.  The most popular types are rolled garage floors, tile garage floors and epoxy paint garage floors.  All of them have their advantages and disadvantages but for the purposes of this article, we are going to focus on the simplest types of garage floors, rolled and tile.  Epoxy garage floors are quite impressive in appearance but the time and effort involved in installing one is best left to the experts.

The most cost effective and easiest garage floors to install are the rolled variety.  They are inexpensive and look great.  However, many people are drawn to rolled garage floors because of their easy installation.  The average homeowner can install their own garage floor in just a couple hours with basic tools.  Rolled garage floors come in a variety of colors and textures that will suit anyone’s tastes.  The most common textures are ribbed, diamond plate, coin and levant.

Garage floor textures play an important part in the garage floor decision process.  Besides the great appearance a new garage floor can add to your home, they also provide anti-fatigue benefits, sound deadening qualities, and improved safety.  Ribbed style garage floors allow liquids to be channeled away which helps keep your floor safe from spills.  All textures, including ribbed garage floors, offer some anti-slip properties.  However, it is important to keep in mind that manufacturers do not consider their garage floors to be slip resistant with one stating, “There is no substitute for keeping a clean, well-maintained floor.”

Tiles are also becoming quite popular with regard to garage floors.  They offer many of the same qualities of rolled garage flooring but with a entirely different look.  Tile garage floors are usually mixed and matched to give a checker board pattern.  Some homeowners even create boarders and other designs in their garage floors.
tile garage floors
The Race Day Peel & Stick Tiles are one of the easiest garage floor tiles to install.  You simply peel the backing and apply the tile to the prepared garage floor.

peel and stick garage floors tile

The peel and stick type of garage floor tiles are better than the rigid types of garage floor tiles simply because they prevent dead spot under the floor.

garage floor tiles

Whether installing a rolled garage floor or tile garage floor, the low cost and impressive benefits make it a quality home improvement project that will add beauty, safety and value to your home.

Ribbed Rolled Garage Floors

The first product we will discuss is the ribbed rolled garage floors.  Ribbed rolled garage floors are made from 100% high quality polyvinyl throughout the entire product, however they are often called rubber garage flooring.  Rolled garage floors are extremely popular because of their ease of installation and impressive good looks.

Ribbed Garage Floors

Ribbed Garage Floors

The biggest benefit of the ribbed garage floors compared to the other textures available is that these types are designed to channel spills and leaks which prevents them from spreading.

Ribbed Garage Floors

Ribbed Garage Floors

Installation of ribbed rolled garage floors is a breeze.  Basically all you need to do is roll out the floor.

Garage Floors Rolled Out

Garage Floors Rolled Out

Trim the edges.

Garage Floor Trimming

Garage Floor Trimming

And if you are installing more than one roll, simply overlap the edges.

Garage Floor Overlap

Garage Floor Overlap

IMPORTANT: These instructions are provided for general information of garage floor installation only.  Please refer to the instructions included with any products you purchase.

Ribbed rolled garage floors offer many benefits including:

Keeps your garage looking better than new!
• Channels liquids & debris out of garage
• Helps prevent concrete deterioration
• Hides cracks & stains in older floors
• Reduces amount of dirt tracked into home
• Easy installation—No adhesives required
• Easy to move when cleaning is needed
• Vapor barrier, moisture will not penetrate
• Prevents concrete, soil. & water contamination
• Overlap or butt together for seamless look
• Provides anti-fatigue benefit
• Easy to cut for custom fit
• Cushioned comfort for walking & working
• Thermal Insulation and noise reduction
• Ultra durable—Formulated to last for years

PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS ARTICLE
Garage Floor Mat
Garage Floor Covering
Inexpensive Garage Floor

Welcome to Garage Floor Info

We would like to welcome you to Garage Floor Info and we hope you find the site helpful and informative.  This site is brought to you by CoEl Enterprises and its staff.  We are all excited to welcome you and inform you about the many products in the garage floor cover industry.  The goal of this site is to educate our users and help them to better understand the products that are available to you.

The advantage to a site like this is we are dedicated to one project, garage flooring.  We can take the time to post images, links, information and descriptions of many of the garage flooring products available.  This site is not an ecommerce site but an informative site only.  Many of the products listed on this site are available on our sister site, StoreItWell.com and we will provide links as available.

Thank you again for taking the time to stop by and we hope that we can help you with your garage floor.  If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Garage Floor Tiles

We all know that garage flooring can significantly improve the appearance and function of your garage.  The easiest garage flooring for that project would include our rolled garage flooring.  This will provide you with a GREAT garage floor but some people like the look of garage floor tiles.  At Store It Well we have a great solution, Race Day Peel and Stick Tiles.

Better Life Technology Race Day Peel and Stick garage floor tiles from Store It Well come in 2 sizes, 12 inch and 24 inch.  They are available in 3 common colors including Midnight Black, Slate Grey, and Absolute White.
Race Day Peel and Stick Tiles Colors

The Race Day Peel and Stick Tiles are manufactured with specially formulated, commercial-grade G-Floor material with peel-off, press & stick backing.
Race Day Peel and Stick Tiles Backing

Aside of the obvious great look of these garage floor tiles there are many other benefits including:

  • Hides cracks and stains in older garage floors
  • Helps prevent concrete floor damage
  • Patterned design reduces amount of dirt tracked into the home
  • Cushions floor for anti-fatigue benefit
  • Virtually seals floor with non-porous surface
  • Reduces noise and insulates

You may have seen many other garage floor tiles on the market today but the Race Day Peel and Stick tiles offer benefits that other garage floor tiles do not.

  • Race Day Peel and Stick Garage Floor Tiles are easy to install with basic tools.
  • Race Day Peel and Stick Garage Floor Tiles  virtually seal the garage floor where other tiles allow spills and dirt to fall below and collect.
  • Race Day Peel and Stick Garage Floor Tiles are easy to clean
  • Race Day Peel and Stick Garage Floor Tiles adjust to contours of your garage floor when other tiles leave gaps below the surface

Race Day Peel and Stick Garage Floor Tiles