Home & Garden Maintenance & Repairs

Garage Floor Treatment

    Coatings

    • One of the most popular floor treatments for garages is a garage floor coating. These coatings are designed to add different benefits to the garage floor. Some coatings are designed to resist leaks and condensation on the garage floor. Other coatings add a polyurethane barrier to the floor which resists spills and stains from leeching into the surface of the garage floor. Other coatings are designed to offer a cushioned working surface. Each type of coating is beneficial for a different purpose. If you are unsure of what kind of coating to get for your floor, consult with a garage treatment expert.

    Flooring

    • Another kind of garage floor treatments is flooring treatments. These treatments use different kinds of flooring to counteract common garage problems. Typically the flooring comes in textured form to resist slipping and staining. If you do not need and entire floor for the whole garage, then there are also smaller mats that are sold that are used to treat small areas of the floor to protect it from tire marks, oil spills, moisture and other common problems that can attack garage floors and anything stored in a garage.

    Benefits

    • There are many benefits to using a floor treatment in a garage. Many of the activities that go on in a garage can be damaging to the floor. Water damage from condensation and leakage through the garage floor can damage equipment stored in the garage. These two problems would be largely eliminated with the use of a garage floor treatment.

    Considerations

    • When choosing a garage floor treatment there are several things to consider. First of all you will have to decide what kind of floor treatment you need in your garage: Do you need a sealant from grease and stains? Do you need a floor coating to resist slipping and protect the concrete from heavy equipment? Do you need the whole floor covered, or just a small area? The answers to these questions can help you determine what kind of treatment you need. Once you know the kind of treatment you need, you then must consider whether you want to install the floor yourself or if you want to have a professional install it. Usually if you need to install a whole floor treatment, such as flooring, it is best to hire a professional to install it correctly. Mats or coatings can easily be applied and installed yourself.

    Warnings

    • If you decide to install a treatment yourself, make sure to work with the doors open for proper ventilation. Make sure that your equipment is out of the garage at the time as coatings and treatments can damage tools and vehicles.

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