Deciding on garage flooring is a serious decision to make for any homeowner. It is also a complicated decision to make as you have to balance longevity, cost, durability, and many other factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing a flooring material. But when it comes down to it, we all want garage flooring that is two things:
effective in doing its job and affordable. And if you’re looking for affordable garage flooring in Orlando, we know a reputable contractor who can get the job done for you.
For effective and affordable garage flooring options, these are our top 5 choices that we know won’t disappoint you, no matter what you use your garage for.
There is no heavyweight in this category more famous and reputable than epoxy. And it’s earned that reputation. We’ll tell you why:
Epoxy is a two-part mixture made of a resin and a hardener. It is made up of synthetic materials that are combined to create an incredibly strong material that can be used to coat floors. Once floors are coated in epoxy, they become extremely durable, stain-resistant, long-wearing, and easy to maintain. They are effective as garage flooring because their durability and longevity mean that you never have to worry about your floors buckling under the weight of your cars or needing to replace the floors every couple of years. So we know it’s effective as a garage floor.
But on top of that, epoxy is extremely affordable. Compared to other flooring materials (even against flooring materials in this list), epoxy almost always comes out on top when it comes to cost-effectivity. Most of the cost of the installation of these floors come from the prep work that needs to be done before it can be applied to your floors.
Perfect for: Someone who is looking for a low-key flooring option that offers incredible endurance and affordability but is not too concerned about the physical appearance of their floors (though one can still customize epoxy to their liking).
Chances are, the garage you already have has concrete floors. If it does, then you already know how reliable concrete is as a garage floor. It offers great durability, longevity, and affordability and is widely available as flooring.
But if you already have concrete garage floors and have become unsatisfied with their appearance, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should rip out the flooring and replace it with newer flooring. An option you have is to turn to decorative concrete methods to give your concrete new life. One such method that we recommend because of its appearance and affordability is concrete staining, particularly with acid stains.
Because acid stains bind with the concrete itself to deliver pigment in a chemical reaction, you don’t have to worry about the color wearing off after some heavy traffic on it with your car. Acid stains come in a range of rich dark colors that can do a lot to spruce up the entire garage.
Perfect for: Someone who is more focused on the appearance of their garage floors and wants to have more aesthetically-pleasing garage floors, but who still wants the durability and affordability of concrete floors.
Interlocking tiles can be made of either heavy-duty vinyl or rubber, both of which are durable flooring materials that can be expensive when installed as complete flooring. Tiles are thus a more affordable way to get rubber or vinyl floors.
Because they interlock, they are not made to stick directly to the floor but can become stable simply for the strong lock between the tiles. Despite this, they are still extremely stable and durable. And whether the tiles are made from vinyl or rubber, they will still be able to handle heavier vehicles and furnishing so there should be no worry about weight capacity.
Tiles also offer a fun way to customize your garage floor as you can have fun with picking different colors of tiles to create patterns on the floor.
Perfect for: Someone who is not looking for a permanent solution to their garage flooring and wants something easy to install with durability and great cost-effectivity. Also suitable for people looking for some customization in their garage flooring.
If you’re looking for a flooring material that is an effective flooring solution for the short-term, it is worth looking into rollout mats for your garage. Usually made of vinyl, rollout mats come in a variety of colors and patterns that can be easily found.
Beyond the affordability of a rollout mat in your garage, they can be installed without adhesives by any DIY-er, no professionals necessary.
While it may start to show signs of wear and tear after some time, it is still an effective solution for someone looking for a quick fix. And at its price? There’s no better.
Perfect for: Someone looking for a short-term solution to their garage flooring but who is not interested in tiles.
A fairly new flooring option for garages, polyaspartic polyurea coatings have jumped in popularity, which should say a lot about its merits. It can be applied as a clear coat on top of existing flooring and has a number of properties that make it remarkable.
For one thing, it can be applied in temperatures as low as -30℉ and as high as 140℉, which means that it can be installed all year round, no matter how cold or hot the weather is. It also has a quick curing time and can be used after only a few hours after installation. It also has a remarkably greater impact resistance compared to epoxy and has great durability and longevity.
Perfect for: Someone with a bigger budget that is looking for something stronger than epoxy and who is concerned about how fluctuating temperatures affect their flooring.