You may have considered upgrading the existing flooring in your kitchen or living room, or maybe you’ve thought about putting in a custom garage organization system, but have you ever thought about having a new garage floor put in? More and more homeowners are taking this step, and you may be surprised at the benefits that go along with replacing your concrete garage floors with upgraded garage flooring materials. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Garage flooring can make your garage look great.
If you’ve noticed the glossy floors of an auto showroom or seen checkerboard flooring in a garage, then you know that the eye is drawn to an attractive garage floor. Far from being strictly utilitarian, custom garage floors can go a long way to making your garage seem like an extension of your living area. With many different colors, patterns and configurations to choose from, you’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy, whether your style is traditional, classical, retro, modern or an eclectic blend of any or all of these.
- Garage flooring is virtually maintenance-free.
Think about your cement floors. Are they speckled with rust or splotched with oil and other garage fluids? Concrete tends to absorb stains, and unless you spend a good deal of time scrubbing and sealing your floors, you probably have some staining and maybe some pitting, as well. To keep your epoxy or polymer floors clean and stain-free, all you’ll have to do is hose them down or mop them occasionally. That’s it! They’ll be stain- and fade-resistant, which will keep them looking great for years.
- Garage flooring is safer.
One thing about garages is that they can be home to some dangerous conditions. From tracked-in snow, to dripping oil, to major spills, liquids can pool on concrete floors and make them very slippery and hazardous. Custom garage floors are skid-resistant, so while you’ll still need to be careful, you can feel secure in knowing that the texture of the floor will make your footing more solid, even if the floor is wet.
- Garage flooring can add value to your home.
If you are thinking about selling, then you’re probably wracking your brain for any home improvements that might make the task of finding a seller a bit easier. If you have your garage customized, that’s a huge plus. Buyers are attracted to homes that show the pride of ownership. Garage floors can do just that, and the custom storage systems that are often installed at the same time just might be the thing that causes someone to place a bid on your home!
- Garage flooring can turn your garage into a man cave, den, game room or more!
While garage floors are great to park the car on, if you have grander dreams for your garage, a shiny, new garage floor can be just the place to start. Imagine your team’s colors in a checkerboard pattern, or a speckled floor in your favorite shade. That would be much more inviting than an old concrete floor in your garage!
As you can see, there are many benefits to having custom garage floors installed. Many custom garage companies will offer you a free consultation, so you can find out what it will cost you and ask the questions that you need to during that appointment.