The choice of the floor for internal or external garage requires a careful evaluation of the architectural design - the quality and durability of the materials are issues that must be avoided so that there are no frustrations after the choice.
In modern designs, the garage does not only fulfill the role of protecting cars and motorcycles - they can be an environment for the storage of various items, as well as the tooling. The garage can still be a convivial place, and in some projects, they advance over the residential entrance and even into the lobby or living room.
Collectors give all the value to this place, to protect and highlight their valuable items, but this is a specific occasion.
Know the main types of garage floors
The types of floors for the garage vary dramatically, with diverse materials and different applications, there is always one that can suit your design. Get to know the main types of garment flooring with visual references now:
The ceramic floor offers enough resistance to constant traffic in the environment, as is the case of automobiles. Because they are versatile, they have different designs, as well as being an easy-to-clean, non-staining material and is usually one of the most economical options on the market.
Picture 1 - Garage with flat ceramic floor.
Picture 2 - Simple ceramics for garage.
Porcelain tiles floor
Porcelain tile is one of the darlings when the subject is facing! They have a very wide market, so you can choose the model that best suits your style and the environment.
Picture 3 - Garage with porcelain floor of concrete.
In this garage, the trend of burnt cement invaded the boards and coated the entire garage area!
Picture 4 - For integrated environments, prefer ceramic or porcelain tiles.
It is sold in plate format and is often more expensive than traditional pottery. But with a multitude of textures.
Polished porcelain floor
The porcelain floor offers a more beautiful and sophisticated look in the enclosed environment, allowing a variety of different colors and textures. When choosing, prefer the enamels that are more resistant.
Picture 5 - Garage with polished porcelanato floor.
Picture 6 - The flat concrete floor can receive the finish in burnt cement.
Picture 7 - Concrete floor for garage.
Picture 8 - Vinyl floors are a great option to have the checkered effect.
Vinyl modular floor
Image 9 - Vinyl modular cover.
This American brand, the Swisstrax , offers a different material for the floor of the garage. Manufactured with UV stabilizers, they are highly resistant and support high weights of the automobiles, besides having an easy maintenance.
Image 10 - Customize your garage floor.
They are modular tiles with availability in 19 colors, so it is possible to create designs forming a creative and original composition for the garage.
Image 11 - The rubber floor has a practical solution that combines beauty, economy and easy installation.
Rubber floors are produced from the recycling of PVC, with coin style design (various circumferences in their appearance). They even reduce labor time with its easy installation and are ideal for high-traffic locations.
Flat in fulget
Also known as washed or polished granilite, the fulget is a cementitious base floor with different crushed stone granules and can be crafted with custom colors and compositions. Because it has a rough, non-slip texture, it can be applied to outdoor areas such as sidewalks, garages and swimming pools.
Picture 12 - Garage with floor in fulget.
The epoxy is a resin applied on the floor that offers different colors and shades to meet the proposal of each project. The epoxy floor has strong strength, high durability, practicality in cleaning and quick installation. It is common to find in commercial garages such as malls, gyms, supermarkets and even in residential developments.
Picture 13 - The monolithic floor (without seams) facilitates the demarcation of vacancies and the signage of the accesses.
Picture 14 - The epoxy floor is a model that is high in the decoration and can coat your inner garage.
Picture 15 - Garage with stone floor.
The stone floor is sturdy and makes the garage more elegant and sophisticated, being a good alternative, especially when well placed (avoiding the unevenness).
Picture 16 - Garage with floor of stone mining.
The mining stone, that usually found around the pools, is an option to cover the floor of the garage, however, it has a higher cost than other materials. See that in this design the stone combined with the details of the wood of the rafters, door and furniture.
Image 17 - The mosaic of stones on the floor form a beautiful design and still leave the urban touch to the interior of your garage.
Image 18 - Interlocking floors are best suited for outdoor areas.
The interlocking floor is heavily used on sidewalks and urban spaces, so it is a great option for open garages. This type of coating consists of concrete pieces produced in different colors and shapes that fit together to form a composition on the floor. They are sturdy, non-slip, easy to maintain and drain from rainwater avoiding puddles.
Concrete is the concrete floor that allows the cultivation of grass and is highly draining. They are usually placed in the driveway, as they offer a more beautiful look on the facade, but they also do not have to build an outdoor space with this type of floor.
Picture 19 - The concrete floor is one of the most used for garage entrances.
Image 20 - This garage won two models of floors: the concrete and the rubberized tile.
Picture 21 - The concrete in the access determines the landscaping of the house, and not to escape the proposal the choice was to use concrete slabs in the garage.
Image 22 - As the pergola has open slits, the choice of Portuguese stone on the floor keeps the floor safe and harmonizes with the rest of the other materials of the environment.
Picture 23 - Garage with portuguese stone floor.
This type of floor consists of boards made of concrete applied through joints for expansion in which permeable stones can be inserted. It is a floor suitable for open garages, however it needs a resin on the surface, to reduce oil absorption and humidity.
Picture 24 - Concrete boards are resistant to the constant friction of the garage.
Picture 25 - As the environment has a more sober decoration, the slate floor fell perfectly.
The traditional slate floor can result in a refined environment. In this project, the tiled floor was a stylish and economical option. So it is very important to incorporate what the environment already has in a new project, avoiding unnecessary waste.
Image 26 - Floor with rubberized paint.
Image 27 - Decks of wood decorate, but they require a certain care.
More tips for garage floors
Now that you know the main types and materials suitable for applying on the floor of the garage, check out more professional tips and get inspired:
Image 28 - Innovate in the format of plain ceramic flooring.
The six-sided piece resembles the shape of a beehive and has become a trend in the decorative trim business. It is a modern alternative to escape from the traditional formats, resulting in a different decoration for those who are adept at geometric shapes.
Picture 29 - You can delimit the area of the parking space with a different color from the rest of the floor.
Securing the space is the best way to visually mark the different functions that an environment offers. As this garage has an integrated living area, erecting a wall would not be the best option, since it causes the impression of a smaller area. That is why the painting in this project shows how to solve space problems and aesthetics, without needing a major renovation.
Image 30 - Opt for anti-slip floors.
They prevent domestic accidents in the circulation, especially on rainy days where the moisture ends up entering the interior of the garage.
Image 31 - Paint in latex paint provides designs and an incredible color play in the garage.
With the concrete base, paint with the specific paint should be applied over the properly burnt subfloor, and this should be well prepared. It is widely used for signs in residential and commercial garages.
Image 32 - Garage with rubberized ceramic floor.
This ceramic floor, unlike the traditional, does not make noise and is still non-slip. Their biggest problem is cleaning, as the remnants of car oil tend to accumulate on this type of floor. This is why it is ideal in residential garages with integrated environments.
Image 33 - Garage with concrete floor.
Concrete flooring has a great cost benefit as it is not only a cheap option, it offers a neutral look and has the advantage of being able to receive a new coating on it in the future.
Image 34 - The same floor of the sidewalk can be used in the external garage area.
This can be done so that there is harmony between the chosen materials. Landscaping is fundamental in the construction of a residence, so its function is to integrate the spaces in a natural way, interacting with the architecture and its accesses.
Image 35 - Outline the areas with a paint on the floor.
For this application, the floor must be cementitious and it is essential to observe the curing time of the concrete (if the floor is new), clean well the place that will receive the paint as there should be no cracks or imperfections.
Image 36 - In this project, gray invades construction and landscaping.
Concrete flooring is sturdy, easy to maintain, recommended for outdoor or open garages on the side and is a durable material as long as it is well applied.
Image 37 - Match the garage floor with the outside of the residence.
Image 38 - Look for a clean ceramic floor to have a modern look in the garage.
Picture 39 - Solution for garage integrated into the lounge.
The rugs are great decorative items to take the garage air into the environment, and still offer a cozier climate for the place. In addition, they delimit the space of the car's seat and the circulation.
Image 40 - The diversity of the designs of the interlocked floor.
The cool part is the myriad of compositions that can be made. It can be positioned horizontally, vertically, diagonally, forming different pagings on the ground. In this case it was interspersed horizontally and vertically forming a drawing moving to the floor.
Picture 41 - The beige floor with textured granulated takes security, a light and pleasant aspect for the space.
This floor is a ceramic with enamelled finish, offering surface gloss and valuing the space, due to its beige color. Its grained texture takes greater security to wet areas and in the garage, supports large volumes.
Picture 42 - Play with the tone on tone in the decoration of the garage.
Image 43 - Concrete floor finished with burnt cement and signs.
Image 44 - Combine the same material to coat the floor and walls of the garage.
Picture 45 - Integrated garage with living space.
Picture 46 - One of the disadvantages of the ceramic is the noise caused by the friction of the floor and the tire of the car.
Picture 47 - Outline the area of the space with a floor paging in galvanized steel.
Picture 48 - The piece with larger pattern is ideal for large garages.
Image 49 - Garage with gray ceramic floor and red outlines.
Picture 50 - The modern house has the garage on a higher level, which allowed more security for the choice of a ceramic floor.
Picture 51 - Modular rubber plates are versatile in the garage.
Picture 52 - To combine with the industrial air of the garage, place a floor with resin.
Picture 53 - Garage with floor in small blocks of stone.
Image 54 - Ceramics can be used in different environments.
Image 55 - For the open garage, choose for the ceramics with rougher or non-slip texture.
Image 56 - Internal and external garage with different floors.
Image 57 - As the garage has continuity with the sidewalk, maintaining the same floor was a great solution.
Depending on the architecture, this idea can work very well. If the garage composes with the facade, the look must accompany the choice of materials to be used. Many end up opting for the same sidewalk material. The interlocked concrete and the natural stones are those indicated for the external garage because they are draining and resistant to the vehicles. However, because they are porous, car waste is absorbed by the floor making cleaning more difficult.
Image 58 - The ceramic gave a modern look to the garage with pergola.
Image 59 - Garage with white ceramic floor.
Image 60 - Note that the delimitation of the parking space is done with the change of floor.