Published at Friday, 28 September 2018. Garage Modern. By Alicia Mcgee.
Well maybe its time to get your wife off your back and get it cleared out. Then earn some brownie points by fitting some modern garage flooring. With todays modern materials you can cover up that old concrete floor very inexpensively to give an almost showroom finish. Most garage floors will be ready to take on many types of flooring with the minimum of preparation. Unless you have a very uneven surface a quick sweep out maybe fill in any cracks and you should be good to go. Anything worse such as large holes or lumps should be dealt with as these will affect the finished look of any new flooring put on top. There is whole range of interlocking garage floor tile available in a wide choice of colors. These are constructed from PVC and are fitted in a matter of hours and dont involve any adhesives. This is a safe non slip surface that is resistant to oil petrol and many other chemicals. Low maintenance very durable and comfortable underfoot.
The Structure of the framed garage should start with waterproof bottom plates secured by anchor bolts in the concrete slab. The walls should be built with 2 by 4 studs 16 inches apart to guarantee a structurally strong wall and 8 feet high. Rafters should be 2 by 6 studs 16 inches apart to support snow and other elements. Make sure the rafters are securely embedded into the top plates of the walls with the bird mouth cut method. Once the sheathing is installed on the walls and roof vinyl siding is the most recommended siding as it is the most maintenance free and economical in the market.
Panels come in horizontal vertical and even chevron angles. Panel styles are available in Georgian which are the raised square panels Tudor and Winsor which have sloping curved tops to each panel and Stuart which have horizontal panels in Craftsman or Mission style. Before putting up your money spend a little time doing due diligence before you buy! Choose carefully and you can have an attractive and functional entrance to your cars domain! Drive around your neighborhood to get a good idea of what fits and what looks best. Search online for comparison pictures. Keep in mind that a street-facing garage makes up of about a third of your homes visible appearance making the garage door design a matter of importance.
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