An In-Depth Look At Protecting Your Garage Floors
While a garage may primarily be used for outdoor-based activities, maintaining your garage and providing your home with an additional space that is comfortable, is very important. Recently, we wrote a blog that showcased tips and options for protecting your garage from the elements of the approaching winter weather. Today, we are going to take a closer glance at how you can properly protect the floor of the garage and why you should start now.
Why Should You Protect Your Garage Floor?
Throughout the year, a garage floor is exposed to a range of elements and can suffer a significant amount of damage. This is especially true in the winter months. On any typical day, a garage may be dirty or dusty, however, it may also endure grease stains, chemical spills, road salt, and hot tires. When the temperature drops, the floor must also withstand freezing temperatures and can easily turn messy and slippery.
When an individual fails to properly maintain their garage, certain wear and tear may start to become apparent. This includes stains, uneven surface color, cracks, and spalling.
Temperature fluctuations can greatly affect a garage. There are long-term fixes to maintain garage flooring. There are other options that help protect your garage floor from the winter elements. A garage floor can exhibit substantial damage when faced with melting snow and crystalized road salt.
What Options are Available to Protect the Floor?
When an individual is specifically looking to winterize their garage floor, there are several methods they may be interested in pursuing. For example, containment mats help to collect debris, such as road salts and snowmelt, which helps to minimize cracking and other types of floor damage. Rollout garage floor mats are also a great option for winterizing your garage floor as they also help to insulate the floor and can cover a greater area of the floor.
There are numerous options for long-term protection but only a few of the most popular will be mentioned here.
- Polyaspartic floor coating, a very common option, is also one of the most expensive. It is also very durable and available in a range of styles.
- Using an epoxy floor coating may be an appealing option for those who want to take on the task themselves. Although slightly less durable, epoxy is much more affordable.
- Garage floor tiles are both cost-effective and protective, require very minimal installation time, can be used in different rooms throughout a home, and can be easily replaced. Tiles may not provide a long-term solution for high-traffic areas.
Contact Our Downers Grove Garage Builders Today
Protecting your garage floor is just one of the many ways you can help to prepare your home for winter. However, it is one of the most critical factors in maintaining the quality of this resourceful and useful space that can bring great benefits to your home. There are several protective options available for your garage and thorough consideration should be put into what option is right for your home.
If the time has come for you to build a new garage, a knowledgeable DuPage County garage builder can help you through each stage of the process. To learn more about our services, call 630-852-8485.