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Turn Your Garage into Another Room with Concrete Staining

Turn Your Garage into Another Room with Concrete Staining

If you were to cruise around your neighborhood and peek in your neighbors’ garages, would you really find them all full of cars? Chances are pretty good their vehicles would be in the driveway, and their garage would be a mishmash of storage, junk, clutter, and perhaps a small workspace.

Yet, a majority of homebuyers factor in the state of the garage when buying a new house. So instead of underutilizing your garage space, why not repurpose and revitalize it, starting with the flooring. Here’s what we recommend.

Choose Stain Over Paint

You probably know by now that leaving garage floors unsealed and untreated is poor maintenance since it leaves them vulnerable to chemical damage, moisture intrusion, and the problematic “dusting” that happens when concrete deteriorates.

But as tempting as it may be to take the easy way out, painting a concrete garage floor is not the answer. Paint doesn’t adhere well to concrete, and it’s especially vulnerable to ongoing damage in an area with as much foot traffic, moving of equipment, and general activity as a garage.

Choose Staining for Floors with Confidence

When it comes to garage floor coatings, concrete stain has lots of benefits. It’s a solid investment when improving and repurposing your home garage that professional painters trust.

We recommend concrete stains because they’re:

  • Visually Appealing: Staining gives garage floors a sleek, polished look. A seamless garage floor stain will upgrade the look of the space immediately, making you the envy of your neighbors.

  • A Chance to Be Creative: You can stain flooring to look like marbling, or give it a variety of other colors, patterns, and faux textures. With a wide range of colors and options, the possibilities are endless.

  • Low-Maintenance: Dust, dirt, debris, and spills rest on top of the newly-applied concrete stain. All you need to do to clean them is wipe them down with a cloth, broom, or gentle cleaner—no need to call in a cleaning or service crew.

  • Highly Durable: The stain that prevents moisture and debris intrusion is also damage-resistant. Your floor is less likely to sustain undue damage from all the activity and movement in your newly repurposed garage, so you can just focus on enjoying your new space.

Decide What to Do with Your New Space

Now that you know how to protect your garage floors, you can dream big for the rest of the room. Some of the most popular uses for newly repurposed garages include:

  • Workshops: Build and tinker to your heart’s content without disturbing or dirtying up the rest of the house.

  • Retreats: Whether it’s a “Man Cave”, a “She Shed” or something for everyone, you can turn your garage into a relaxing, welcoming entertainment or hobby space where you can unwind, pursue your passion, or both.

  • Game Room: Pool tables, arcade games, air hockey, and more. Think of the fun the whole neighborhood could have if you turned your old garage into a state-of-the-art game room.

Get More Project Ideas

Chances are, once you get started brainstorming ways to improve your newly repurposed garage space, you won’t want to stop with garage floor staining. Planning for this new space is a great time to think about:

  • Wall and Ceiling Painting: Painting garage walls and ceilings protects them against moisture, temperature fluctuations. And you have a more polished, inviting room that looks completely new.

  • Trim, Door, and Window Painting: Whether it’s interior painting on trim and baseboards, or exterior painting on the garage door itself, adding accent colors and getting the details right is one of the best ways to put the finishing touches on your new room.

  • Decor and Lighting: The right lighting and decor can accentuate the details and patterns in your stained concrete, as well as complementing the fresh paint on the walls, ceilings, windows, doors, and trim. It sets the mood in your new room and allows you to keep enjoying the space, even if you’re not getting much natural light that day.

  • Cabinet Painting or Staining: If you want to continue using your garage for storage but want to make it cleaner and more elegant, installing and painting cabinets is an excellent choice that will protect your belongings and beautify the whole room.

Repurpose Your Garage with No Stress

Garage floor staining, room painting, and getting the surfaces in their best possible shape, you can trust the local house painters at Trico Painting to check everything off your list.

Whatever you’re dreaming up, we have the expertise and craftsmanship you need to upgrade your garage into whatever room you choose. Don’t wait to get one step closer to your dream home. Contact Trico Painting about repurposing your garage and staining your garage flooring today.