“Aside from the initial cost, you can hardly go wrong with garage floor tiles.”
|Gladiator GarageWorks Charcoal
Floor Tile, 48-Pack
Interlocking garage floor tiles offer a simple, effective, affordable solution to customize, beautify and protect your garage floor in less than a day.
Most quality tiles are specially formulated to resist oils, chemicals, most automotive fluids, heavy loads and direct impacts (like dropped tools), which makes them an excellent choice for protecting your garage floor. With their snap-together design, it is very easy to create a customized look in less than one day.
For the do-it-yourselfer who wants to get the job done fast, interlocking floor tiles are at the top of my list. They are easy to install without the use of adhesives or hazardous fumes, and they are easy to repair if ever damaged. Garage floor preparation is minimal. Most are designed to be slip resistant, and they are easy to clean with a mop, a broom, a wet rag or a hose.
The impact to the look and feel of your garage is extraordinary, with only a few hours of work. The colors, custom designs, and ability to fit any space make the possibilities almost endless. If you decide to move, you can take the floor with you! This is also the case with garage floor mats.
Even if you don’t have a garage floor to cover, many tiles options can be used to create outdoor spaces, including patios, recreation areas, etc. If you can dream it, you can probably create it.
Depending on the brand and style, the cost of interlocking floor tiles far exceeds that of concrete sealers, simple garage floor paint or epoxy garage floor coatings. Cheap tile products are susceptible to warping, fading, cracking, and even absorbing water, which can lead to mold and mildew problems. If you decide on this garage floor covering option, be sure to buy a quality, well-known brand. You will be happy you did.
Prices range from about $2.00 to more than $5.00 per square foot, depending on the brand, style, color, etc. You can find a large selection in the $3.00 per square foot range.
Hire a contractor to do the job, and the price goes up; however, of all the garage flooring products available, interlocking floor tiles are probably the easiest to install, unless you simply want to roll out a garage floor mat. Remember to compare your garage flooring options first; then make your decision.
Many of the “big box” retailers are starting to carry garage flooring products, but I have found the best deals online where you will find a large selection of garage flooring and garage accessories from which to choose.
Aside from the initial cost, you can hardly go wrong with garage floor tiles. The design possibilities are nearly endless, quality brands are virtually indestructible, garage floor preparation is minimal, and installation is literally a “snap.” If you have one free day, you can turn a drab, oil stained garage floor into a literal showroom for your cars, a play room for your kids (and for you!), a craft room for all your hobbies, a fitness room for the entire family, etc., etc., etc. And if you ever move, you can take it with you!