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.
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.
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.
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.