Manufacturers of Garage Flooring

Besides there being a variety of types of garage flooring available today, there are also a handful of top garage flooring manufacturers. Lets take a look at who they are, in alphabetical order, and what type of flooring they specialize in making.

Better Life Technology. BLT makes two main types of garage flooring. Roll-out floor coverings and peel and stick tiles. The roll-out floors come in a variety of widths, lengths, patterns and colors. They boast making the widest roll-out floor on the market today. The colors available are clear, gray, , black, sandstone, forest green and brick red. Available patterns include ribbed, coin, levant and diamond. These floors are really easy to install, they cover up old, ugly concrete, they provide cushioning, are durable, and they also channel liquids out of your garage.

Their peel and stick flooring comes in 24″ squares and is also very easy to install. It comes in a couple of patterns and three colors: gray, white and black. This allows you to create a “race day” checker pattern in your garage.

Gladiators Garage Works is a company that specializes in customizing your garage, from  full wall systems, to work benches, cabinets, appliances and garage flooring. They are really known for the durability of all their products. Their flooring system is a cushioned, interlocking tile. A variety of colors are also available, including black, gray, and red; as well various patterns. With a Gladiator floor, you can also purchase special drain floor tiles so that your shop drain is still accessible. Also, to avoid tripping when stepping onto the tiles (if you do not have it wall to wall), Gladiator makes special tapered edged tiles for a smooth transition.

NewAge VersaTile is another high quality, interlocking tile system. They boast that they use a revolutionary button lock system that creates a seamless, water resistant design. Also available in a variety of colors, tiles are 18″ square. With a variety of colors available, you can create a unique flooring pattern!

Norsk-Stor is yet another company that makes an interlocking garage flooring tile. Something unique that they boast is a patent pending Air-Dry system that allows moisture trapped under the tiles to flow out from underneath the tiles so that it can evaporate. Also available in various colors and patterns, tiles are about 18″ square. One nice thing about a tile floor, regardless of the manufacturer, is that if there is damage to the flooring, you only have to replace the damaged tiles, not the entire garage flooring system.

Companies that Manufacture Toys for Self-Expression

Ever since your kid was born, he relies on self-expression to get his message across.  The second that your baby cries after the doctor gives his foot a little flick, he’s already expressing himself.  He’ll be crying all throughout his baby years to let you know that something’s wrong.  Since he couldn’t talk yet back then, he’s going to cry if he’s hungry, sleepy, uncomfortable and just about everything.

Now that he’s grown up to be a toddler, he doesn’t need to cry to get his message across anymore.  However, you still have to encourage self-expression.  There are things that he doesn’t know how to express just yet.  These are things that he’s encountering for the first time and he has no idea what to do with them.  If you encourage him to express himself, that will satisfy his curiosity.  But if not, things will go unnoticed and that’s not healthy for him.

Fortunately for kids and their parents, there are companies like Melissa & Doug that focus on producing toys that can help with the self-expression of kids.  Art toys are the perfect example.  Armed with a blank canvas and some art materials, your kid can satisfy his curiosity by making artwork out of things that he’s encountering for the first time.

Let’s say that he’s learning about shapes for the first time.  He can’t express shapes through words just yet.  You can’t expect him to talk about triangles, squares, circles and the likes with words because he wouldn’t know how to do so.  But with art supplies and toys, he can easily do so.

Of course, it’s a good idea to help him.  But don’t help him all the way because that defeats the purpose of self-expression.  The best thing that you can do is to encourage him to make use of these toys from Melissa & Doug.  This is very important especially for the art materials.  He wouldn’t know how to use them at first because they’re unlike the other toys.  You can show him how to use them and he’ll catch on pretty quickly.