Painting Garage And Basement Floors

By Robert Robillard on How To

How To Choose The Right Garage Floor Coating

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When building the dream shop or garage work space, it’s surprising how many people forget or underestimate the importance of choosing the right garage floor coating.

It won’t matter if you have the shiniest of shiny chrome shelves and top of the line tools if your floor looks like it plays host to a demolition derby every day. If you’re going for looks and function, why not go floor to ceiling?

You have several options when it comes to flooring in your garage and which one is right for you will depend on how you are intending to use it.

Polyaspartic floor coating is a quick curing and long lasting floor finishing product. Though it does require a professional installation it is quickly becoming a favorite of homeowners due to its strength, durability and speed of instillation. Much more resistant to staining and uv damage, the polyaspartic option is also extremely resistant to abrasions, nicks, and chips, which every garage mechanic or hobbyist can appreciate.

Even if the main purpose of your garage is indoor storage of vehicles, yard maintenance equipment, sports equipment, or plain household storage, it’s important to choose a garage floor coating that will stand the test of time.

Though a polyapartic floor coating is a little pricier than some other options, its durability makes it an investment in your home and its possible future sale or equity.

Like the floors in your home, there is simply no way to get away from or to fully hide a problem floor. Whether it is due to staining, cracking, peeling or chipping, it reflects poorly on your home and your record of upkeep.

If you’re looking to eventually sell, a useable workspace in the garage, complete with a professionally finished garage floor will work in your favor with buyers and can increase your selling price substantially. If you have created a completely finished area, your garage can almost be considered a bonus room as it is then a workable space.

Even if you’re not planning to sell, storage and work areas are always a problem, so why not make your garage a proper extension of your home?

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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