In your garage, perhaps one of the last things that you notice is the garage flooring. However, the garage flooring is as important as the car that is in your garage, and as such there are several ways to make sure that your garage flooring is safe.
About Garage Flooring
Although the other parts of a home can have a variety of different kinds of flooring, that is not true for garage flooring. Think about each time that you have been in a garage, whether it was a professional auto body shop or a regular garage, and what kind of flooring has it been? Most likely it has been some kind of cement flooring.
So, why is cement flooring (often with a resin treatment on it for those who do not want the floor stained with car oil) the best kind of garage flooring? There are several reasons, and their have to do with efficiency and safety.
Firstly, garages are not meant to be particularly clean places. They are meant to be places in which to keep the car or cars, as well as tools if you do not have a shed. Thus, the floor should be able to withstand the oil from cars. If a cement floor is stained with oil, it is not much of a problem.
Also, garages are meant to be a place in which to keep items that cannot be kept in warmer temperatures for a long period of time, such as paint. Not only is this because garages are not as insulated against the cold weather, but also because the cement garage flooring locks in coolness from that cooler weather, thus providing, for storage, the necessary cooler temperatures.
Another reason why cement garage flooring is important is because it is easier to clean up excess water on cement floors from a flood. Perhaps you have noticed in times of excessive rainfall that on of the first places that become flooded is the garage, so cement garage flooring is very important for keeping your car safe.
It is important to note that this kind of flooring should not be too smooth, because if it is, the tires of the car will spin when you are trying to back out of the garage, or someone could slip while walking in the garage area. Thus, this kind of cement garage flooring should have proper traction above all things, and if you floor has that, then chances are you have already taken precautions to make your garage flooring as safe as possible.