The dirty secret hidden in your garage
Garages are a dusty place. They hold lawn mowers, tools, seasonal items and a whole range of things that typically don’t have somewhere inside to go. Your car drags in dirt and grime on a daily basis. So how can you keep your garage floor dust-free with a minimum of fuss?
These days, the options are endless! Epoxy, carpet, garage floor paint, DIY, modular flooring, perforated flooring and many more. So how do you know what is best for you?
Some key questions to ask yourself are;
Is my current floor a new build, old floor, uneven pavers, maybe its peeling paint or you have just moved in and the previous owners have used the garage as a painting canvas? Don’t fear there is something on the market to help everyone.
What do I want in a floor? Is there any other purpose other than storing a car ? Do you have a table tennis championship to hold maybe you like to tinker on a Saturday afternoon or do I want to convert it into the man cave for the Supercars, Moto GP or AFL Grand Final (don’t forget the tv point) Is the garage going to double as a gym? Or is it just to look good? All these things you will need to know so that you can find a floor to suit your needs
What is the warranty, what are the terms and conditions of the warranty? DIY kits may come with a warranty, but if you don’t prepare the surface & your paint doesn’t have a clean surface to stick, it’s not going to be covered.
Are you doing any work on cars or bikes? This is important, as you need to make sure that your new floor can handle chemicals, car jacks and tools being dropped otherwise there could be a uneven wear in your floor and potentially void your warranty.
Is my new floor going to be good in wet and dry conditions? This is important for safety in every household so if water comes inside our garage either by car or just through drainage you need to make sure the company can provide a slip rating for its product.
Value for money? How long are you planning on staying at this location? There are some options around that allow you to take your floor with you. This could work out much better in the long run as you potentially have a floor that moves with you for life.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, your floor might be in need of an upgrade.
Think about investing in your garage floor – it could save you hundreds of hours in cleaning, look great and help you make the most of a 36sqm space you might have otherwise forgotten.