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Garage Floors – Which one is right for me?

Garage floors have been a growing home improvement project in many houses today.  They add comfort, warmth, safety and beauty to a normally cold, hard place.  The most popular types of floors are rolled garage floors (sometimes call rubber garage floors) and garage floor tile.  When it comes to garage floor tiles there are many types to chose from including hard and soft.

The hard garage floor tiles are floating tiles and they are either perforated to allow water and spills to drain below them or solid to somewhat keep spills above the tile.  They usually have some kind of an attaching system that allows them to snap together and stay in place.   There are various types of plastic garage floor tiles and the quality of these tiles will vary greatly.  Always be sure to know the type of flooring you are buying because when it comes to plastic garage tiles, price is not nearly as important as quality.  Cheap garage floor tiles can warp and break under heavy loads.

Soft garage floor tiles are a rubber like material.  Actually made from PVC, soft tiles usually come in a peel and stick variety.  The popular rubber garage floor tiles manufactured by Better Life Technology are manufactured at an impressive 95 mil base thickness and include a peel and stick backing that makes installation a breeze.  BLT garage floor tiles are available in 3 colors including Midnight Black, Absolute White and Slate Grey.  They are available in levant and diamond tread patterns in both a 12″ and 24″ tile.

Rolled garage floors are the lowest cost and easiest type of garage floor to install.  These floors are simply rolled out and the seems are either overlapped or butted together.  They do not need to be glued down and the seems do not need to be taped.  If you are interested in securing a rolled rubber garage floor, there are seeming tapes and floor adhesives available but they are certainly not required.  Rolled garage floors are available in widths from 7.5 to 10 feet wide and various lengths.  Custom lengths are also available if you are unable to locate the right size roll for your garage.  Rolled garage floors are available in 4 patterns including diamond tread, levant, coin and ribbed.  Various thicknesses are also available ranging from 55 mil to 85 mil and in 6 different colors.

Ultimately there are many reasons to choose one type of floor over another.  Cost, appearance, durability and ease of installation are the most common.  The look of a garage tile floor will be much different than that of a rolled garage floor.  Most garage floors are easy enough for the average homeowner to install themselves so if you are up to the challenge, you should be able to install any of these floors.  As for durability it is best to purchase the highest quality floor you can afford.  The cost of a heavy grade rolled floor may be about the same as a cheap tile floor.  But for the same amount of money, the rolled floor will last much longer and look much better.

PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS ARTICLE
Garage Floor Coverings
Garage Floor Mat
Rolled Garage Flooring

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

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.