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 2x4’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.

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  • 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