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.