Carpet? In a garage? No, we’re not crazy – with new, tougher, and more durable fibres, laying carpet in your garage is a great way to turn it into a multi-purpose space, make it safer, and to help prevent those awful standing-on-a-patch-with-socks-on moments.
By having carpet in your garage, it opens up loads of possibilities to use the garage as a kids play room, laundry, a “man-cave”, or even a home gym! The garage doesn’t just have to be a place to the power tools Dad never uses or parking your car, carpet adds warmth and comfort underfoot meaning you might want to spend more time in there.
Carpet acts as an insulator, so as well as reducing dangerous slippery patches, it will help to keep your home warm and dry – especially in the winter. Make sure to lay carpet that is flame retardant in your garage though, since you might be driving your car on it, or using tools in the garage. However, if you enjoy welding, maybe stick to concrete flooring.
Garage carpet also has the added benefits of reducing noise (band practice anyone?), and being easy to vacuum clean.