Flooring Options to Consider for Garage to Granny Flat Remodeling
Converting and remodelling a garage to a granny flat or guest flat can be a huge undertaking. There are several choices to make, including what type of flooring you will need. Most garages have a concrete floor that will need to be, at the very least, covered. If you are considering flooring options for the flat, there are a few that you should take into account. Here are a few options and what you need to know about each one.
One of the first options you may consider is carpeting. Carpeting will require a padding to be placed between the concrete and the carpet you choose. This will add as a shock absorber and can insulate against the chill that normally comes with having concrete flooring. When you choose the carpeting, especially if it is for a granny flat remodelling project, consider the type of carpets available. You want something that is easy to maintain and something that is easy to walk on. If the pile of the carpet is to thick or deep it may pose mobility issues.
Another option that is easy to maintain and easy to put in place is vinyl flooring. You can purchase this is in self-stick squares or in a sheet. The benefit of sheet vinyl is that it can be cut to move around corners and will give the appearance of one clean floor rather than showing gaps or creases that can occur with vinyl square tiles. If you are placing a vinyl floor you may want to consider a padding layer like rubber underneath the vinyl. This will give a cushioned walking surface if you are remodelling for a granny flat rather than a traditional guest flat option.
Timber flooring will give you a classic and warm look. You can choose to use reclaimed flooring, oak, pine, or other wood grain options. This option gives you a clean and professional look, smooth easy to clean surface, and helps to avoid anything catching on feet or mobility devices that can cause falls or stumbles. Timber flooring gives you colour options as well as design options. Your flooring contractor can help choose the right wood finish and design for your remodelling.
These are just three of the flooring options you should consider for your garage to granny flat remodelling project. If you aren't sure what supplies you need, if padding is necessary, or how to place your flooring option then consider using a flooring contractor such as Panther Timber Hardware) for assistance.