How to tile your garage floor in easy steps
For many people, a garage is an afterthought that can often become neglected and overlooked as it is independent from your living space. However, that doesn’t mean that it can’t still look nice and presentable, whatever its function may be.
Depending on how you use your garage, whether it’s as a workshop, a car showroom or just an extra storage space to keep your bits and bobs, there will be a floor suitable for it’s use. Some of the most popular garage flooring options include:
- Vinyl – durable, easy to keep clean and comes in a variety of colours.
- Interlocking – easy to do it yourself, noise reduction and professional look.
- Porcelain – durable, luxurious and often used for showroom floors.
- Once you have decided on the flooring that is most appropriate for your garage needs, you can crack on and start preparing the area.
Preparing the floor
To ensure your floor is in the best condition to lay the new flooring, follow our easy steps:
- Completely clear out the garage so the floor is empty.
- Sweep the entire surface of the floor with a stiff sweeping brush and remove all dirt and dust collected.
- Rinse the floor using a garden hose.
- Attach a squeegee to the end of a broom handle and use this to remove any excess water standing on the surface of the floor so it can thoroughly dry out.
Laying the tiles
Now you have prepared the floor area, you can make a start on laying the tiles.
- Measure the width and mark the central point at both the back and the front of the garage.
- Draw a line with chalk between these two central point marks.
- Apply a layer of floor adhesive between the wall and the chalk line you have drawn.
- Position the first tile where the chalk line meets the wall at the back of the garage.
- Line one edge up against the wall and one on the chalk line and press down into place.
- Measure the last piece and score with a knife along a straight edge for a clean cut. Remove the excess piece so it fits neatly.
- Repeat this method with every line you install, and once you have completed and are happy with the back half you can make a start on the front part of the garage.
Benefits of tiling
- Professional look
- Buyer’s appeal if you’re looking to sell your house
- Easy to maintain
So if you’d like to liven up your garage and give it a fresh lease of life, follow our easy steps and you can start benefiting from a new, stylish garage floor!
And you don’t have to just stop with the floor, you can also spruce up your garage with a new garage door! Here at Dimension Garage Doors we have a wide variety of styles suitable for all different garages and personal tastes. Feel free to contact us today for more information on prices and styles.