Weekend DIY: Simple Tile Flooring For Your Garage

Weekend Project: DIY Tile Flooring

Let me give you a little background… My studio is above our garage. The craft supplies were getting out of hand so I decided to store them in the garage below the studio. The only problem was the stained concrete and stud walls (no sheetrock). I wanted to dress up the space and make the garage more of an extension of my workspace. Basically, I needed tile, shelving, and walls.

Weekend Project: DIY Tile Flooring

I took a quick trip to the local Home Depot and found exactly what I needed. They had a super cool composite tile, like the kind you would find in an old elementary school. I chose white to brighten up the space, but the tile is available in a variety of other cool colors as well.

Weekend Project: DIY Tile Flooring

To cover the walls, I found a great up-cycled product created by Home Depot and Nike that is actually made from bits and pieces of recycled tennis shoes – the color is totally fantastic. It’s typically used as carpet padding, but I loved the little flecks of pink and orange and decided to use it on the walls. You can use it as a bulletin board to pin miscellaneous supplies (I put up clipboards to store things like extra zippers and paper supplies).

Weekend Project: DIY Tile Flooring

The shelving is made from particle board and 2×4’s. I painted the frame a bright yellow – it looks awesome against the white flecked tile. I found the rest of the supplies I needed at Home Depot as well, things like bins, baskets, and other storage supplies. The best part? I did it all for less than a hundred bucks!

Weekend Project: DIY Tile Flooring

If you want to give this weekend project a go as well, just head over to Home Depot and you’ll find everything you need. To install the tile, simply follow the instructions on the back of the tile adhesive. You can get the answers to any other questions you may have from the friendly & knowledgeable staff at Home Depot.

Happy crafting!

This project is sponsored by The Home Depot. More Saving. More Doing.

  • Paula

    Wow, you are crafty indeed! Love what you did to that spot… I would actually need more than a garage to fit all my craft supplies! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emilisteele Emili Ortiz-Steele

    How did you apply the carpet padding to the wall?

  • Elisabeth Reenstjerna Cerny

    Just a technicality, but I think what you used for your shelves was OSB (Oriented Strand Board). Particle Board is a slightly different product, and would *not* be good for shelves with any significant weight. OSB is much stronger.

  • Happy Green Mama

    I also would like to know how you applied the carpet padding to the wall? Did you just do it in the one spot? Also, did you tile the entire garage? I would love to do this to my unfinished garage this summer.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    Hi!

    This room in my garage is also home to my kiln. I covered one full wall and i’m looking forward to thinking of fun other ways to use the cool Nike Grind. I fell in love with the versatility and basic awesomeness.

    Yeah!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    Hi Elisabeth,

    Thanks for the tips!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    Hi Emili,

    I used a Stanley staple gun– It was very easy to use.

    Yes!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ handmade charlotte

    Hi Paula,

    I love love love craft supplies! P_lease share pics …we love!

    Rachel

  • Sarah

    This is great! I too work from a studio that is above our garage and my garage space always looks so grey and boring. Love the idea of using the carpet padding to the wall. Off to our hardware store tomorrow.
    Oh – and before I forget, what is that lovely typeface you used on your header? Its a beauty!

  • Lisa

    Hey – love the tile idea, think I could drive a car on them? Thanks.

  • Tina

    Thanks for the inspiration….Got to start organizing my space. Love it.

  • Suzanne

    Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Anneliese

    Love this! I used the composite tile at Home Depot in four different neutral colros on the floor and an entire wall of my kids’ bathroom for a quick remodel and it was so easy and fun! I am going to have to check out this carpet pad. Looks very versatile.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Lydia,

    Everything in the pic is from Home Depot! Cool right? Yay for you college! Awesome!

    xoxo,

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Anneliese,

    The tile is awesome. You could do so many things! The Nike Crush is really cool and could be used for a ton of projects!

    xoxo,

    Rachel