Turning your garage into an extension of your home requires several steps and expenses, from adding insulation to placing it on the home's HVAC system. One place you can save money and time is on the floors. Instead of opting for new flooring, consider decorative stained concrete. The finished floor can resemble tile or even leather when you're done. The following two tips will help you get your garage ready for the staining process.
Hardwood floors are beautiful and easy to clean, but you may end up with gap issues if you live in certain climates and are caught unprepared. Gaps can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to form. Major gaps may require your whole floor to be replaced, but if you catch gaps early, you can fix them yourself without having to tear all the wood up. If damage is minor, you can also modify your home's interior climate to help keep the gaps to a minimum.