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Why To Use A Garage Floor Mat

Aug 17, 2007
If a house is going to have only one messy room, it is usually the garage. People do not think twice before shoving old household goods, gardening supplies, pet stuff, and, oh yes, their cars into the garage. And even if the room is not tidy, it should at least be clean to better protect the stuff stored in there. A garage floor mat under the car is a convenient way to keep the garage clean.

Slushy Mess

In the winter, drivers often bring snow, slush, and water into the garage along with the car. This stuff makes the garage damp. And it is easy to slip on the built up slush and water. Cars that go through mud and dirt also come home with dirty tires.

But putting down a garage floor mat will keep your space clean. Heavy-duty mats usually have a sort of lip around the sides to hold debris. When it is time to clean the mat, drag it outside, remove the lips and hose it clean.

Short Garage

In a roomy garage or carport, drivers never have to worry about hitting the front garage wall, or pulling in enough so that the door can close. But some houses have small garages, or limited space from storing a lot of stuff. It is not just teenagers who have pulled too far into the garage and hit the wall.

People with limited space may profit from putting down two or four small garage floor mats specially designed with blocks to let them know when they have eased into the perfect parking spot. These little mats are made to stick to the garage floor without skidding, and the driver can feel the resistance of the lumps in the garage floor mat when the car has gone far enough.

Oil Spill

Oil and other engine fluids can drip on the garage floor making a mess that is usually not only ugly but also slippery and flammable. These kind of fluids are not easy to clean up with soap and water. And if the garage floor has even a small crack, these fluids can leech into the ground causing environmental damage.

There are several kinds of garage floor mats that offer protection from oil and fluids. First, there are synthetic mats that repel all fluids, and allow you to collect them and dispose of these pollutants in whatever way your county has legislated. Other mats soak up fluids and must be replaced periodically.
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Scott Fromherz owns and operates multiple websites. For more information on garage floor mat go to http://www.GarageBasics.com/ or http://garagebasics.blogspot.com/
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