Most people don’t think about using floor coverings, especially in garages or other concreted places. After all, the chances that a garage is going to store cars, toolboxes, and backyard projects are pretty high. If the floor is going to get all dinged up and dirty anyway, then what’s the point?
Well, not keeping your concrete floor protected from the elements and the stresses you put it through can be a problem. Cracks can appear in your flooring due to moisture and weather changes, grease stains can set, and the floor can get a weathered look after a few years.
How to Keep Your Floor Safe
Depending on how much use your floor gets and how dirty it is, you can do several things to keep it clean. The easiest solution is to simply clean the floor either with a broom or a damp mop. Do your best to wipe up all the stains, and it should look just like new.
Additionally, you can use chemicals such as bleach to remove harder stains, if a simple mop and bucket aren’t getting it done.
If the idea of taking a mop to your floor every few weeks isn’t a good one, you can instead use an epoxy floor coating. The coating acts like a shield, wicking away any dirt or moisture and allowing the floor to be resistant to most stains and abrasions. You’ll have to apply the sealant every few years, depending on how much you use the floor.
Any good floor covering can help keep your concrete floor safe from the elements and the wear and tear of everyday use. So you can keep putting your garage floor through the paces and know that your floor covering will keep it safe!