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How to Install Polyvinyl Flooring in a Garage

These easy step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to install polyvinyl flooring in a garage.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Repair the Concrete Floor

After everything is off the garage floor, give it a clean sweep.

Using a shop vac, get everything out of open cracks. The surface should be clean and dry for proper bonding.

Next, fix any cracks with an acrylic latex concrete caulk. Then, just smooth it out with a putty knife so it’s level with the floor.

When patching cracks in concrete, use a product with elasticity such as a latex concrete caulk with silicone. The silicone adds flexibility so when the concrete expands and contracts with the temperature, it is less likely that the crack will reappear.

fix any cracks with acrylic latex concrete caulk

Step 2: Roll Out the Flooring

A polyvinyl flooring roll is a perfect cover for any garage floor.

After taking the correct measurements, the floor can be trimmed to fit around worktables and cabinets just by using scissors and a utility knife.

To help lay the floor flat, use a push broom to force all of the air out.

roll out polyvinyl flooring