If you are looking for an inexpensive way to give your old garage a facelift without spending a fortune on a concrete resurfacing company, you might consider using a decorative concrete garage floor mat. Many homeowners enjoy the added look and feel of a decorative concrete garage floor mat, as well as the ease of maintenance and low cost of installation.
Decorative concrete is made from Portland cement and other aggregate materials that have been mixed together under pressure. The concrete is then colored and hardened in a variety of colors to create various designs, patterns, and patterns. Some of these patterns and designs are decorative concrete garage floor mats.
Installing decorative concrete garage floor
Installing decorative concrete garage floor mats is easy to do, and the process involves only a few steps. First, you will need to remove any existing vinyl or rubber flooring that may be in place. This may include tiling and pavers. You will also need to remove any shelving and utility cabinets that may be in your garage. Once all of this is removed, you will need to measure the area where you plan to place the decorative concrete, which can be done by cutting a circular hole in the center of the area.
When cutting out the circular hole, make sure that you leave approximately half an inch of space for the mat to sit in. Once the holes have been made, you can begin to build the decorative concrete garage floor. The mat can be installed with the use of a special Concrete Bed System. This system consists of an epoxy glue that is designed to adhere to the surface of the mat, as well as rubber safety spacers that keep the mat from moving when it is being used.
After the decorative concrete has been placed, you will need to prepare the surface of the mat. If the mat is to be installed over existing flooring, the surface must first be cleaned and leveled. If it is a new concrete floor, you must first wash it with a mild detergent and water and then apply a layer of good quality, sealer to help protect the concrete from future staining and fading.
Then you will need to smooth the top layer of sealer on the concrete, using a rubber pad, and then adding the second layer of coating. Make sure that the final coat is clear of dirt, and then apply a final cap to the entire project. Finally, you will need to drive the trucks into the garage floor, and then use heavy-duty pavers to set the concrete up.
Decorative concrete garage
Once you have finished your decorative concrete garage floor, the area will need to be resealed. To do this, you will need to pour a mixture of concrete repair cement and water into the large hole, and then allow it to set. It is important to not allow the concrete to harden while it is setting. Once the concrete has hardened, a heavy-duty power scraper will need to be used to cut away excess concrete, and then use a pressure washer to completely remove all of the water from the area. Once this has been done, a coat of quality, paint or epoxy will need to be added, and then it will need to be buffed and cleaned using muriatic cleaners and a water-based power cleaner.
Installing a decorative concrete garage floor is not all that difficult. The area does require a bit of work to get in place, but once you have gathered all of the needed materials, it is quite easy to install. In fact, you might even have a little difficulty getting it looking right the first time around. There are a number of different styles to choose from, so you should have no problem coming up with a style that will look great in your home. Now you can start to enjoy the added look and feel of a new, beautiful garage floor for your home.