More than likely, your garage floor has been ignored entirely by you. But, it probably takes more abuse than other floor in your home. If you plan on preserving your floor for the entire time you own your home, it's a good idea to look into getting garage floor coverings. Before I jump into the specific advantages of garage floor covering, there are three main types of garage flooring; concrete paint, epoxy floor covering, and floor tiles. I'll be going over the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

The quickest and cheapest garage floor cover option is concrete paint. All you have to do is prep the floor, and start painting in that order. But, there are some drawbacks to it. It chips and peels easily, especially if you use your garage everyday to park your car. Even if you don't use your garage for storing your vehicle, you'll still end up having to re-paint it on a yearly basis. If you use your garage as a workshop, concrete paint is a good option for you. Make sure the paint is latex or oil based, and designed for concrete use.

If you're looking for longer lasting protection at an affordable price, epoxy garage floor covering is a great option. From a styling perspective, epoxy creates a slick, beautiful, showroom like finish. Plus, it's really easy to clean if anything is spilled on it. If you're garage is brand new, you'll need to etch the floor before applying it. Applying the epoxy is a two step process, and you'll have to let it dry between each application. Before you get started, make sure the area is properly ventilated.

The best option in my opinion is garage tile flooring. It's incredibly durable and looks great, but it is the most expensive option. Plus, it takes effort to install it. Most of the tile flooring requires a special type of glue to adhere to the concrete. You'll be laying one piece at a time, and apply grout between each tile. The nuisance is cleaning it, especially the grout between each tile. On top of that, if you have a large garage floor, it can get pretty pricey.

Those are your three options. Depending on your budget and your needs, you'll be able to determine which option is the best for you.