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Pit-Stop Posh

From upscale workshops to sports car showrooms, today’s garages are more than just drab drywall and concrete.

Coordinate colors
For a customized look, match flooring to the hue of your car. Try RaceDeck, a modular tile system, available in an array of patterns and colors, which can be selfinstalled. No surface prep is required; just snap tiles in place over any existing solid-surface floor. Resistant to oil, antifreeze and most household chemicals, it can be hosed off for easy maintenance.

Embellish a workshop with masculine countertops
Try CaesarStone, a solid-surface product composed of crushed quartz, for a luxurious look. Designed to hold up in even the messiest high-traffic counter areas, the Reflection Series lends a manly feel to workshops with a rich color palette of ruby red, pacific blue and ebony.

Consider medallions and mosaics
Personalize your garage by installing a stone waterjet medallion of your favorite car logo on the floor or wall. Or pay homage to your Ferrari with a glass mosaic in its image.

Add punch with porcelain
Maintenance-free, costeffective and eco-friendly to boot, porcelain tile works in a wide range of designs. Create an old-world aesthetic or a sleek modern space depending on the tile you select. Porcelain is also naturally slipresistant, making it ideal for preventing accidents in the garage.

Don’t forget the walls
Although most people focus on the functionality of the floor, if you wash your car in the garage, you’ll want to keep the walls dry. Halfwall tiling will protect them. For pizzazz, top off the design with glass or stone decorative trim.

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