Having a garage with breeze block walls, cement floor and a timber beam ceiling will of course bring dust. In addition, it won’t be very well insulated making the space feel cold and damp. Add in a garage door that is not quite the right fit can bring draughts and debris too.
We know from talking to customers that having a dust free, clean and dry environment is a major driver for getting in touch with us, especially at this time of year when storms are battering us with rain and wind. Creating a clean, dry and dust-free space is absolutely something Garageflex can help with and below we’ll show you how you can create this in your own space.
Seal the gaps
This is a no-brainer. Sealing up the walls, ceiling and floor will bring in less dust to your garage but what are the options? And what can you do to stop all that debris and gusty winds coming in. We’ll go into each of these a little more below.
Breeze block or brick walls naturally create dust and as a porous material, unless you coat or cover them, they are going to absorb dirt and moisture. So what can you do? One option is to paint your walls with masonry paint, another is to have them nicely plastered and then painted.
But, if you are keen to use them as a storage solution too, then look to our FlexiPanel
option. This covers your entire wall and eliminates any nooks and crannies that could hide creepy crawlies. Plus the slats along the panel can be used for bike racks, shelves and hooks so you get lot of store options as well. Click here
to find out more.
And although not part of our typical garage installation, we can also put in insulation behind the FlexiPanel to reduce heat loss.
Whether your garage ceiling is high or low, it can still lose a lot of heat. You might have nests in the ceiling space creating mess and dirt, dust from the ceiling can also fall down into the garage contributing to the dusty feel. There are many ways to insulate the space and stop all this dust from coming in including drywall and plasterboarding the area.
Our solution is to panel your ceiling with our white ceiling panel thus it fits in with the walls, creates a brighter feel to the garage and also helps keep everything dust free. If you have a higher than average height, you can even consider putting a loft hatch in so you can still access the space and create even more storage.
With our ceiling option, you can also choose whether to add in hanging storage such as ceiling racks or hooks
. Click here
to find out more about cladding your ceiling.
A dirty or dusty garage floor is probably the number one reason we get a phone call from a potential customer. Cement or peeling paint can create even more mess in the garage and contribute to a garage appearing unloved.
Here at Garageflex, we don’t recommend painting your floor as this only lasts a short time. Instead, we think PVC Floor Tiles
are a good option if you are on a budget as they are very hardwearing, come in a variety of colours and give a good non-slip surface. Or, you could invest in one of our seamless Resin Floors
. These are beautifully seamless, come in a variety of colours and give a luxurious feel to your garage.
To find out more about our flooring options, click here
As well as sealing your floor and adding in our panel to your walls, you can also think about upgrading your garage doors. This can eliminate draughts completely. Garageflex do offer Garage Doors as an option and use quality suppliers based in Bristol.
If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to new doors, have you thought about installing a simple threshold barrier
? It acts as a stopper to draughts, water and debris from blowing in underneath the door and is quite cost effective. Our barriers start from just £60.00 and are fairly simple to install yourself. Or you can ask us to do it along with your floor. Click here
to find out more.
So in summary, there are lots of options to create a clean, dry and dust free garage. And we would love to discuss how you can create this in your space, give us a call 01491 579975 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.