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Store It Well has Everything You Need to Improve Your Garage

With just one website, you can change the whole look, appearance, comfort and style of your garage.   Store It Well offers everything from the ground up, or should we say floor up.   Beginning at the floor, we offer various options including rolled, tile, peel and stick garage floors.  Each garage floor option offers different  appearances and styles for every customer and budget.  Our complete line is from the top manufacturers including Better Life Technology, RaceDeck, Style Tile and AutoDeck.

Now that we have your flooring in place we can look for storage options.  Store It Well offers a complete line of cabinets that not only beautify for your garage but also allow you to put everything away nicely and neatly.  Our complete Ulti-MATE garage cabinet line is available in complete cabinet kits or individual cabinets.  The garage cabinet line offers floor cabinets, tall cabinets and hanging wall cabinets.

So now that we covered flooring and cabinets, we can look to other items that will improve the function of your garage. These items include door guards to protect your car doors and garage walls, and other products such as garage door seals which will hold in the heat or cool air depending on the type of weather. With a complete line of garage flooring storage improvements and safety options, Store It Well is the one website you need to transform your garage into everything you ever dreamed it could be.

Do rolled garage floors need to be secured or glued?

One question that is asked quite often is whether or not rolled garage flooring needs to be glued down or whether the seems need to be taped together.  The simple answer is, no.  Rolled garage flooring is designed to simply lay flat on your garage floors with the seems butted together or overlapped, depending on the type of flooring.

There are some instance where installers may want to secure the floor.  According to the manufacturer, basic installation of roll-out flooring does not require adhesives of any kind. However, for special applications and professional installation, many of our customers and vendors have used various types of adhesives. Better Life Technology (BLT) has tested and is now recommending some products for those that would like to take these additional steps.  These products include:

Garage Flooring Seaming Tape

Garage Flooring Seaming Tape

Garage Flooring Oatey® X-15® Bonding Adhesive

Garage Flooring Oatey® X-15® Bonding Adhesive

For more information on rolled garage flooring and garage floor seeming products, please visit StoreItWell.com.

Now is a perfect time to invest in the garage

Even a small investment can bring large returns

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, MEDIA RELEASE–(Marketwire – Dec. 1, 2008) – In the current economic climate, consumers are constantly looking for ways to make their dollars go further – when it comes to home improvement and getting the best return on your investment, look no further than the garage.

After many years of increased housing values, the trend has begun to reverse – making improvements to your garage is one way to minimize the negative effects of an economic downturn.

“The impact of an organized garage on the value of a home is quite amazing,” says Frank Spano, Vice President of Marketing, Garage Living, Canada’s leading garage specialists. “It makes space more useable and appealing to look at, both in the home and in the garage, thus enhancing its value.”

Getting the clutter out of a home and storing it in the garage in an organized fashion increases living space, which is at a premium in many homes these days. Inside the home, with things less busy and space more abundant, it helps to give the home a roomy, designer appearance and makes life that much easier.

“After the renovation, I realized that there are so many benefits to organizing a garage – not only were we able to get all the clutter off the floor, but we were able to find a place for everything. Now it’s easy to find gardening tools, sports equipment, and pretty much anything we store, but only use periodically – we even have room to park our car,” says Bruce Mann, a client of Garage Living. “And what a difference to the inside of our home; getting things off the floor that were just taking up room, and storing them in the garage, created more space.”

With Garage Living, as little as $1,000 can turn a cluttered garage into a multi-functional room that is organized and clean. It’s almost like putting on a new addition to the home – and it can even increase its value.

“What I didn’t count on was the street appeal,” says Mann. “People today looking to buy a home appreciate the attractiveness and benefits of an organized, functional garage, and are even willing to pay a little bit more. So, should we decide to sell our home, it’ll be one of the more saleable homes in our subdivision.”

What is the best garage floor?

What is the best garage floor is a difficult question to answer.  There generally is no doubt that adding garage flooring is a wise decision.  The added benefits outweigh the cost in most cases.  Inexpensive garage floor protection benefits include:

  • Added warmth to cold floors
  • Anti-fatigue properties
  • Easy clean-up
  • Improved appearance
  • Sound deadening
  • Less dirt tracked into your home
  • And many more…

Opinions will differ among those who have garage flooring as to which is the best garage floor.  The reason for that is quite simple, everyone has different needs.  Cost, style, comfort, safety, and cleanup are some of the aspects of the decision making process.  What is the best garage floor for one may not be the best garage floor for another.

If your looking at the purchase of a garage floor from a strictly cost related basis, then the best garage floor is the rolled garage flooring.  Dollar for dollar, rolled garage flooring is the least expensive per square foot and with different thicknesses and qualities available, you are sure to find a floor to meet your budget needs.

If appearance is the main quality you are looking for then the best garage floor is a tough one to answer.  As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  That being said, the general consensus as to which is the best looking garage floor is usually tile garage floors.  Because most garages are fairly large a single color rolled floor may be too much of one color for some people’s individual taste.  The multicolored tile garage floors help breakup that look with contrasting colors.  In addition, garage floor tiles allow you to design your floor any way you please and many people take advantage of that ability.  Popular patterns include boarders around the perimeter or a check board layout.

When it comes to comfort, generally rolled garage flooring or soft garage floor tiles make the best garage floor.  Many of the other flooring options are made from a hard plastic type material that is more comfortable than plain concrete, but not nearly as comfortable as the rolled garage floor.

If safety and cleanup are your primary reasons for looking into garage flooring, the best garage floor for you is most likely rolled garage flooring.  One of the biggest benefits of rolled garage flooring is that it is easy to clean.  Aside of the seems, rolled garage flooring does not allow spills or leaks to penetrate to the floor below.  That means spills are contained to the rolled garage flooring where they can be easily taken care of.  In addition because rolled garage flooring is not secured to the floor it can be dragged out of the garage and sprayed down occasionally with a garden hose.  Rigid garage floor tiles are usually solid or perforated.  The perforated types allows spills to drain below the tile to the floor below.  This can be beneficial in some applications but ultimately the difficulty becomes cleaning up spills below the tile.  Unless you pull up part of the floor, the spills will remain under the floor forever.  Even solid tiles are not installed tight enough where spills don’t leak down between the seems.

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to install garage flooring, but deciding which is the best garage floor is strictly up to the individual making the purchase.

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.

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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.

Garage Flooring Benefits

If you have a garage you already know that there are many benefits to owning it. It gives you a place to protect your car from the elements, a place to store all your “stuff”, a place to work on your tractor, car or any other project that you may have going on, and if you are like my family it makes a great place for parties. So if owning a garage already has all these benefits, why would you want to improve it with garage flooring?

There are many benefits to garage flooring. The most obvious is how amazing a new garage floor can look. Concrete garage floors are cold, damp and just plain unattractive. However, the new garage flooring available through Store It Well look great. You can choose from rolled garage floors or tile. Both are easy to install and look great.

The rolled garage flooring from Better Life Technology come in 4 patterns to please anyone including ribbed, levant, coin and diamond tread.

rolled garage flooring

Our peel and stick garage floor tiles come in 2 patterns including diamond tread and levant.

garage floor tiles

There are 6 rolled garage flooring colors and 3 garage floor tile colors to choose from to match any design plans.

Other benefits of garage flooring include anti fatigue properties. We all know concrete is hard and trying to stand or work on a concrete garage floor for an extended period of time can do quite a number on your body. That may leads to aches and pains. Our garage floors offer cushsioning which may help eliminate some of those body fatigue feelings.

Garage floors also help keep your garage clean and neat. Spills can be cleaned up easily and quickly. Our rolled garage floors can even be removed from the garage and taken outside to be sprayed down with a hose.

Garage flooring from StoreItWell.com is a great choice to improve the appearance of your garage, reduce fatigue and keep it clean.