Whether you use your garage for storing vehicles or motorbikes, or you’re looking to create a workshop or even a gym at home, upgrading your garage floor could transform the area and make it a more welcoming environment.
Most garage floors are simply poured concrete, often cold, hard and dusty – however there is a solution to suit a wide variety of requirements.
Installing garage floor tiles is a simple and cost effective way to create the space you’ve always dreamed of. No matter the size of your garage, upgrading the garage flooring can be the first step to creating a unique area for a multitude of uses.
But, how do you go about updating and upgrading your garage floor? And do you need to call in the professional experts?
In this blog post we’ll take a look at the best way to transform your garage floor and the steps you need to take to ensure you get an amazing finish.
What is the best option if I’d like to install a garage floor myself?
At Garage Floors Direct we offer a range of different types of garage floors, from garage floor tiles through to garage flooring rolls.
Garage floor tiles are ideal for domestic garages, providing a durable and non-slip surface for all your requirements. They also fit together like a jigsaw puzzle so are extremely easy to install and lay.
There is also the option to install garage floor rolls to provide a truly seamless finish.
How do I install garage floor rolls?
Garage floor rolls are one of the easiest and quickest options if you are thinking of going it alone and updating your garage floor by yourself. PVC garage flooring rolls are hard wearing and durable, whilst offering excellent value money. Plus, they are available in two different colours (black or grey), so you can create a space which is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
- The first step is to thoroughly clean the original floor before you start to lay the garage floor. This is because traditional concrete flooring can often be very dusty which can affect how the garage floor sticks to the ground, or could create some unwanted bumps or notches on the floor.
You should also ensure that the floor is completely dry and that there are no damp patches whatsoever. If you notice any lumps in the cement, it’s best to buff these out too so you have a completely smooth finish.
- Next, you need to roll out the garage floor and ensure that you have the right measurements by positioning the rolls along the front of your garage. You can then start to roll out the flooring whilst pushing out any air bubbles with a broom. To stick the garage flooring down, you can either use strong double sided tape or a suitable PVC adhesive (recommended).
- As you’re doing this, be careful to consider whether you have any joins which need to be connected. You want to have a seamless finish so important to either overlap the flooring or carefully butt the joints together.
- When you reach the edges of the room, use a sharp cutting blade to trim the edges – remember to always leave a 5mm gap to allow for any expansion over time.
When should I call in the experts?
If you don’t fancy installing a garage floor yourself, you can always call professional contractors to do the job for you.
Most contractors will be able to lay a garage floor – however you should bear in mind that the labour costs involved will make the garage floor more expensive.
If you have a particularly large or unusual shaped garage, we’d recommend finding an expert to carry the work out for you.
If you are interested in finding out more about the wide range of garage flooring options available, check out our full range available on our website.