If you are thinking about redoing your garage floors in the near future and have found yourself unable to choose between epoxy floors and rubber floors…this is for you! Unsightly and cracked concrete floors are one of the main reasons people choose to redo their garage floors. These conditions make the space unwelcoming whether it’s being used as a workshop, game room, or home gym. An extra room is something every homeowner can use and making a room hospitable starts with warming the floors. In addition to aesthetics, cracked and uneven concrete surfaces can also pose safety hazards and lead to injuries. Two popular remedies for old battered concrete floors are epoxy flooring and rubber flooring. So, which is the “best garage flooring”?
Surprisingly many people choose epoxy flooring. It is expensive, the DIY options are limited, it is permanent, and it cannot move when you do! However rubber flooring offers qualities that might make it a better option for your garage.
One unique quality of rubber flooring is that it offers a great balance of durability, comfort, and versatility. Not only will it hold up to dropped tools and equipment, it will also provide the user with a comfortable & warm surface. Whether you plan on using your garage as a workshop, game room, gym, or all three, rubber flooring is one of the only materials that can provide you with the level of comfort and resilience required. Thanks to technological advances, different colors are now also widely available to users who don’t wish to sacrifice aesthetics for functionality. Another benefit of choosing rubber over epoxy is that it can easily be removed and replaced whenever necessary! We’ll use interlocking garage floor tiles as an example. These tiles can be installed directly over concrete and do not require any messy adhesives or cure times. Installation simply consists of interlocking the tiles together via their interlocking mechanism. If a tile is damaged and needs to be replaced, it can easily be removed and replaced with a fresh new tile. That is not the case with other permanent floor coverings which would require expensive labor for installation and intensive repairs.
Rolled rubber garage flooring is also available and can be ordered in custom cut lengths. That means easy installation, less seams, and exact cuts. Waste is completely minimized, cost are reduced, and installation is as easy as unrolling the rubber onto the floor. Rolls of rubber are generally heavy enough to stay down on their own weight, add some 2-sided tape to the perimeter and your job is done! The garage is not a Man Cave! If things go well and your family moves to a bigger house, rubber flooring will roll up easily for the move (same with their cousins “interlocking garage floor tiles” which are easily disassembled as well).
Not only is it easy to install, durable, and comfortable, rubber flooring is also very cost effective making it the best garage flooring option when looking for the most bang for your buck. Out rubber flooring products are available from $1.40 a square foot and up. Aside from shipping costs and the 2-sided tape mentioned above, there are no other hidden costs. Now try and beat that epoxy floors!