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Do I Really Need A Garage Floor Protector?

By Edited May 25, 2014 0 0

When it comes to your home, you probably have many projects that you'd like to be working on. Some may cost money, and some may not, but most of them probably have something to do with improving the looks or usability of your home. A garage floor protector typically won't rank high on anyone's glamor scale, which means garage flooring often goes uncovered. Sometimes this causes a problem, sometimes it doesn't. Let's go over a few misconceptions surrounding garage floor protectors.

Concrete Is Tough Stuff, It Doesn't Need Protection

A concrete garage floor looks anything but fragile, and, if you've never owned a home with a garage, you're probably thinking that there's just no way it needs protecting. After all, isn't just a big hunk of rock? If you're not sure that you're garage floor needs some protecting, take a look at some older floors that weren't protected by anything. The destruction that is wreaked upon concrete just from sitting around is quite amazing. If your home is in an area where there are extreme, fast temperature changes, or extreme cold, it's very possible that you will see significant damage the first time the seasons change, which is always hard on unprotected garage floors.

They Make Heavy Duty Cleaners Just For Cleaning Garage Floors

Look around any hardware or automotive store, and you're sure to see at least a few different cleaning kits or solutions that claim to be able to scrub a garage floor clean in minutes. Some work pretty well on some particular messes types of spills, but, for the most part, you're always left with some sort of reminder. Even looking at before and after pictures from these often expensive products, you'll see that something as simple as an oil stain generally remains an oil stain, just of lesser intensity.

A Garage Floor Protector Is Expensive

When it comes to owning a home, protecting your garage floor is likely to be one of the cheapest things you will do. An epoxy garage floor paint kit can generally be had for under $100. Not only will this protect your garage floors from damage that will require costly repairs, but it'll look good at the same time. You may not think that you care what your garage floor looks like, but, once your garage looks like a showroom, you'll be pining to show it off.

Garage Floor Protectors Are Hard To Install

Every garage flooring is a little different, and the method of installation is, by far, the biggest difference between them. Fortunately, though, a garage flooring installation is still likely to be far easier than pretty much any other home improvement project, and you'll be avoiding the future hassle of repairing the floor. Even epoxy paint, the most difficult of garage floor protectors to install, is generally done in a day. You may not even need anything that involved, though. For many folks, a garage floor mat is really all that is necessary.


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