How safe is your garage floor? Have you ever considered this when thinking about organizing garage. The floor is an extremely important thing to consider. In the old days garage floors were dirt and then graduated to a cement version and some just have the pavement from the driveway because the garage at one point was actually part of a breezeway or carport.
In the south, most houses where there is a high water table are built on a slab, an all cement frame without a basement type foundation. That cement footprint or slab is also part of the flooring of the garage. This makes a solid flooring for your garage. So much so, homes with basements now also have cement flooring. The days of dirt or stone or brick flooring are a thing of the past.
The popularity of cement has a few reasons behind it. Of course the first that is generally provided when the home is built. Many builders now include a resin in the cement that makes up the flooring to help shed stains and keeping the floor safe. Of course resisting the stains of a dripping cars are extremely important. After all cars and oil are frequent in a garage. If the oil is repelled by the flooring, it makes clean up very easy.
The other interesting thing with cement flooring is their ability to keep the room cooler. The cold of the winter cools the floor and it keeps it cool thought the summer. In the south that time is a little more limited however, it does hold true that you can store things like paint in your garage. You may also choose a free standing AC unit to help the natural power of the cement floor. Free standing units require no drainage and other than a vent you can run though a wall, it will keep your garage cool. I personally have a Maytag unit in my garage to help keep the area cool for my large dogs.
When working with and deciding how to paint or finish your garage floor look to make sure that the floors are not smooth. Smooth floors can cause issues like tires spinning. Water dripping can make the floor slick and pose a slip or fall hazard. If you are rebuilding the garage floor consider adding a drain to help with the water run off and making for a easy hose down to keep it clean.