Protecting your Garage Floor

Protecting your garage floor

Written by spectrumohd

December 11, 2020

Protecting your garage floor is an important home improvement investment. And why are we, a garage door repair company wanting to give advice about your garage floor? It’s because badly sealed or degraded garage floors can lead to those garage door gaps between the floor and your door that can cause issues. True, we have covered how to fix those gaps, sometimes it just makes better sense to take care of your garage floor first. Because of this, we wanted to cover a few ways you can protect your garage floor and even give it a revived look.

Epoxy Coating

Often found in commercial garages like auto repair shops, epoxy coating hides minor problems on the floor. While hiding the minor issues, it repels oil stains and water preventing any further damage to your garage floor, all while giving your garage floor a pro look! You can add color chips to give a bit of pizzaz to your floor. There are also anti-skid additives that can be mixed in, perfect for wet Houston days.

Polyurethane Sealers

Polyurethane Sealers form a high-build protective film on the concrete surface that provides excellent resistance to abrasion and chemicals like oils. Available in water- and solvent-based versions and a range of sheen levels, they create a transparent, non-yellowing, exceptionally durable finish. The surface they are applied to needs to be completely dry, though, before application.

Garage Flooring Tiles

Garage flooring tiles can be made from rubber or plastic. You can create a custom garage floor look that is available in a variety of colors, textures, and functions. One of the most attractive aspects of garage floor tiles are that very little to no tools are required since the tiles are interlocking and snap in place, making it quite easy to install. Most of the plastic tiles are rigid and hard and come in usual sizes of either 12”x12 or 13”x13”. The other common garage floor tile is made from PVC for more give and come in sizes from 12”x12” to 24”x24” and are 3/16” to 1/4” thick depending on brand.

Now if it is too late and you have a gap at the bottom of your garage door, or if you have sealed or protected your garage floor just to find out it is uneven, there are a few solutions. Here is a quick rundown:

  • Use a product called PolyLEVEL that helps level out concrete floors and foundations.
  • Use an oversized bottom seal.
  • Install a garage door threshold.
  • increase the closing limits of your garage door opener.

We go more into these options in two of our previous posts: Fix the Gap at the Bottom of your Garage Door and Seal Your Garage Door to an Uneven Floor. Feel free to look over those for more help in closing the gap.

Spectrum Overhead Door has been providing the Houston area with award-winning garage door repair and installation service since 2006. Call 281-748-9542 or our East Houston office 713-557-3407 to schedule an appointment today!

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