The Flooring Winner: Converting Our Garage Into a PlayroomKristen Howerton
A couple weeks ago I shared about trying to choose a flooring solution for the garage in our new home. One way that we have solved this space dilemma of having four kids in a small house is to use our garage as a playroom. In our new home, the garage is located just off the kitchen, which means that I can watch the kids play as I’m cooking. I think it will be a great space for them. This is what it looked like a month ago:
When we bought the house the flooring was just poured concrete. It had some oil stains, and was in pretty rough condition. Also, concrete is not exactly the surface I really want my kids playing on. I went to Home Depot in search of a solution and found these carpet tiles, and decided they would be the perfect solution.
First, I grabbed some samples to try to determine which I liked best. I was a fan of several of the colorways and textures. It came down to a tie between these three:
I think any of these would have worked well, but I went with the first one because it had the most color variation. I decided we would install it in a checkboard format, alternating vertical and horizontal squares.
I’m dying to install the flooring throughout the garage, but as we’re in the middle of a remodel it has become a work space and isn’t quite ready. I did lay down a few tiles in the laundry corner, though, and I’m loving how they look.
I’ll post some before-and-after shots when we get the whole thing finished!
- Do you Google your kids’ teachers?
- What’s Your Mom Uniform?
- Best Gluten-Free Dining Spots at Disneyland