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What You
Need To
Know Before Installing Vinyl Flooring In Your Garage
Most people install vinyl flooring in a home because of its durability, and some want to use it in a garage. If you’re planning this installation, here is what you should know.
You can install vinyl planks over most subflooring materials. Repair holes in the concrete to create a flat subsurface, and seal it or add an underlay material to prevent moisture.
When turning a garage space into another living area, you’ll want a flooring design that provides a pleasing look. You can find vinyl planks that look like different hardwoods.
Other vinyl planks resemble stone flooring like slate, marble, and limestone. Its design layer protects its photographic image of hardwood or stone with a transparent wear layer.
The wear layer on vinyl stands up to foot traffic and other challenges in a garage without damaging the look. Use a commercial-grade product to give you the longest-lasting option.
For vinyl planks that can stand up to vehicular traffic, use PVC tile flooring. PVC tiles are flexible, easy to install, and go over concrete without trapping moisture.
PVC tiles, which also have a commercial-quality, are durable enough to support the weight of vehicles, and you can drive over the top of them without moving them out of place.
Some manufacturers also change the core layers in the wood-look vinyl planks to make them durable and impact resistant, allowing them to work in a garage with vehicular traffic.