Garage Flooring Options
A solidly built garage is one of the best options for storing vehicles, furniture, decorations, and just about anything else that you use in your home or office. Because installing a garage is a significant expense, you should always make sure you consider all of the options for your structure and each of its components. When it comes to garages, you should pay special attention to the flooring and choose a material that will hold up well no matter what you throw at it. There are many garage flooring options that you can choose from, and these are just some of the options you might want to purchase.
Wood Garage Flooring
We use wood in almost every form of construction, and it can make an excellent floor for your garage depending upon what you are using your structure for. Pressure-treated wood is durable, and it can sustain a great deal of weight, and that makes it one of the best garage floor options if you are using your garage to store furniture, boxes, and other such things. However, if you are going to use your garage for vehicle storage, you may want to consider other floor coverings that are available for sale. The water, oil, and other fluids that often drip from parked cars can damage the wood over time, so if wood is among your favorite garage floor covering options and you are using your garage primarily for storing vehicles, you may want to add an additional protective coating or park on top of a plastic tarp that covers the floor.
Here at Alan’s Factory Outlet, we have several Amish prefab wood garages that include wood flooring, so these structures are highly recommended if you want a structure with a wood floor. If you are looking for a wood garage that does not have a wood floor, you can choose one of these structures without a floor because these garages can be placed on top of a concrete pad or gravel foundation.
One of the most common garage flooring options is concrete, and it is not hard to see why. Concrete can sustain even more weight than pressure-treated wood can, and fluid leaks will not cause the same long-term damage to concrete that it can cause for wood flooring. This is particularly true when you cover the concrete with garage floor paint or another of the many concrete garage floor finishing options, such as epoxy flooring. An epoxy coating gives a garage floor a nice sheen, and it boosts the floor’s overall durability because of the way it seals the floor and keeps fluids from penetrating floors made out of more porous forms of concrete. A simple drain can also be installed to prevent fluid buildup.
Gravel is an inexpensive choice for flooring, and it can be among the most cost-effective garage floor options, particularly if you already have gravel on your property. If you are not particularly concerned with having a floor that is level, then gravel is a great choice. Indeed, it is one of the most unsung of all of the garage floor covering options. It may not be the best choice for garages that you purchase for vehicle storage because pulling a vehicle in and out of the garage will shift the gravel around. But if you are storing lawn equipment, plastic bins, or other items, a gravel floor can be perfect because of its affordability.
If you prefer concrete or gravel for your flooring, be assured that the prefab garages that we sell online at Alan’s Factory Outlet are compatible with these floors. You can set up your structure — or have us do it for you — over a concrete pad or gravel floor. In fact, you can use nearly all garage floor finishing options with our garage buildings. Just contact us with any questions about floor compatibility that you may have as you are looking for the best garage.