Garage flooring comes in a variety of options, including plain concrete, epoxy paint, and floor sealers. Aside from that though, garage owners also have the option to use floor coverings. But what are the different options when it comes to garage floor coverings? Here we outline the three most popular coverings for garage flooring.
Rigid snap-together Tiles
Rigid snap together tiles are made from strong and sturdy plastic instead of rubber. Because these tiles are designed to be denser, they are more capable of handling heavier loads. This also makes them capable of withstanding the force and pressure exerted by floor jacks and kickstands better. Their features also means that they expand or contract less than rubber, which usually happens during extremely hot or extremely cold weather.
Rigid snap-together tiles are also available in a variety of colors, styles and designs. Aside from that, they’re easy to clean and maintain, and because they’re chemical resistant you don’t have to worry about oils, gasoline and other chemicals damaging your flooring. Perhaps the only issue that many garage owners have with rigid snap-together tiles is that they’re kind of noisy. They make this clacking sound when you walk over them, especially with hard-soled shoes.
Interlocking Flexible Tiles
Unlike rigid snap-together tiles, interlocking tiles are flexible since they’re made from softer and more flexible plastic. This gives them certain properties that makes them a better option for many garage owners. For instance, interlocking flexible tiles are softer and quieter are more comfortable underfoot. They’re also easier to cut according to the desired size and to install.
Like rigid snap-together tiles, interlocking flexible tiles come in an array of colors and patterns. They are more prone to staining from liquid and chemicals, but it is easy to replace the damaged tiles. They also tend to expand and contract when exposed to extreme weather conditions, so it is recommended to leave some expansion room near the walls, posts, and other obstacles.
Rollout mats are thick and made of rubber and is available in different sizes, colors and designs. Of the different floor covering options, these ones are the easiest to install. However, they are also the softest and are more prone to damage. Motorcycle kickstands, falling metal, and even gravel that are stepped on can immediately cause visible damage to the mats’ surface.
Floor coverings are often necessary for many garages. They help to protect the floor from damage, and even help improve the look of the space. If you need help with your garage floors, residential flooring, and commercial flooring, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can call us up at (02) 4677 3366 or (02) 9520 0628. You can also leave a message in our contact page.