How to Update Your Garage Floor
Hello there, I am Tammy Carmichael, your trusted executive broker at TailGate Properties, serving Cabot, AR and the surrounding region. Today, I am taking a break from being ‘Dedicated, Determined, and Dependable’ for my clients to share some tips on sprucing up perhaps the most overlooked part of your home - your garage. A simple update to your garage floor can breathe life into this functional space and add value to your home, too.
First and foremost, you must consider your garage's purpose when choosing the flooring. Will it function as a traditional garage – housing cars and tools – or be a social refuge for pool, movie, or game nights? Perhaps you plan to use it as an art studio or workshop? These factors will help determine the perfect floor for your needs.
Next, think about the weather in your area. If your garage will face considerable temperature fluctuations or moisture exposure, go for flooring that can withstand these challenges without succumbing to mold, mildew, or cracking.
Additional considerations are the condition of your existing garage floor and your budget. Preliminary repairs and clean-up could impact the scope of the project and your choice of flooring. As for cost, get estimates from at least three services to get a fair deal.
Now, let’s run through some popular garage flooring alternatives:
Concrete Sealers: They offer a brilliant solution for protection against moisture, weather, oil spills, and water. They fall within a price range of 15 cents to 2.50 dollars per square foot, depending upon the quality.
Epoxy Coating: Tougher than paint, epoxy comprises a resin and hardener that form a durable shield. This flooring option ranges from $3 to $12 per square foot.
Concrete Stain: If you fancy an aesthetic marble look, concrete stains can transform your garage floor. A 200-square-foot space generally costs around $2,000.
Paint Coatings: A useful, low-cost DIY friendly option, using either latex or acrylic paint to renew your garage floor.
Interlocking Flexible Tiles: Superb for revamping a stained or cracked concrete slab, these tiles are easy to install and come in different materials. They cost between $2 to $20 per square foot.
What better way to invest in your home than by adding value, beauty, and comfort in an often-ignored space – the garage? As an Executive Broker with years of expertise and a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification, I am here to assist you. If you’d like to discuss this further or want any real estate advice, feel free to call at (501) 628-7089.
Until my next blog, remember the 3D’s - Dedicated, Determined, Dependable.
Tammy Carmichael, TailGate Properties.
June 30, 2023