Re-finishing A Surprising Space For A Big Impact
Home remodeling is an American pastime, with many different options to fit the budget. Loving to cook means finally springing for that upgraded appliance to make your latest culinary masterpiece shine. Have kids? Reimagine the unused extra bedroom as a functional but fun play space. One sometimes overlooked location is right outside your back door – the garage floor. Don’t miss out on upgrading a location that you use daily and can make your life a little easier, if not more beautiful, in unexpected ways. Re-finishing your garage floor can help update your home.
High Use Area
The garage floor takes a beating from car tires, but we trek through our garage for everything from sporting goods to lawn equipment. Many people utilize this space for an extra refrigerator or freezer, adding to the foot traffic, and dirt! Even though unfinished concrete is the usual builder-grade flooring choice for a garage, it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Benefits to Re-finishing Garage Flooring
Here are a few reasons why swapping out utilitarian concrete floors for an upgraded finish, such as epoxy or paint, should be on your To Do List:
- Re-finishing your garage floor quickly changes the look of the garage, as most processes can be done over a few hours or a weekend. Who doesn’t want a big impact upgrade in a short amount of time?
- Upgraded flooring protects floors from stains and moisture. Stains are unpleasant to look at, and don’t add to the appeal of your house. Hard to remove stains or seeping moisture could even be a detriment if you decide to sell your home in the future.
- Refinished floors are easy to maintain with only basic care needed to preserve the finish. No scrubbing, waxing, or special care needed – a quick sweep or occasional wipe down can keep your newly refinished floor looking fantastic.
Choosing a Finish
With lots of options available, choose the finish that works best for you. For a quick and inexpensive option, garage floor paint might be the right choice. Be forewarned that with just the cost of a few coats comes the need to repaint and maintain the painted surface. Another option might be to install plastic of vinyl floor tiles , but tiles can be pricey, so these may not fit your budget. For quick, budget-friendly option, try a resin-based epoxy – it goes on much like a paint, but lasts longer and comes in a variety of finishes and looks to match the rest of your home’s aesthetic.
A small budget and a quick weekend project can transform your hardworking garage into a beautiful space, just like the rest of your house!
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