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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:02 am    Post subject: Garage flooring : Interlocking foam mats??? Reply with quote

I am looking to put some form of flooring down and from searching online the interlocking foam type seem to be popular.
Approximately 20 Sq M is required.
Has anybody gone down this route and where did you get it from?
Cash is king on this one as I realise the area is large.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Various types of garage floor coverings were discussed here

=> http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=91387&start=40&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=flooring
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More discussion here

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think foam maybe a little soft and will likely compress under the weight of the car. It think there are 3 popular options;

Rubber floor tiles - Lots available I went with the bigdug industrial tiles. I am 3ish years in and they still look great.

Ceramic or more likely porcelain tiles - This looks really good but it is a hard surface if you work on your car in the garage. You also need to be sure you use the right products otherwise they will crack under the weight of the car. This is also going to be expensive

Floor Paint - Prep is key here. The surface needs to be right otherwise the paint will peel off.

For cost, durability and ease of installation the rubber tiles are the best option IMO.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tom 👍🏼
🤔 didn’t think about compression, good point.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plasfloor, cheap, easy to fit and very durable and dead easy to clean. Also can be lifted and moved.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished half my garage today with Ecotile 7mm tiles. I had samples from most companies but the Ecotile won hands down...

They do a 7mm recycled range that's not on their website.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do the ecotiles deal with the compression of the cars weight? 👍🏼
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They say the 7mm tiles are the best for garages both residential and commercial.

Give them a call and they will send you samples, ask for Hugo I dealt with him and found him very helpful.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks SG Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used plastic floor tiles like this https://10carbest.com/best-garage-floor-mats
on the main part of the garage, primarily because I’ve heard epoxy can eventually peel from the heat of the tires. The tiles still look practically new after 10 years, although if I had a do-over I’d probably go with metal tiles today. Still, at the time the plastic tiles (from costco online) were cheap and very easy to install, and everybody who’s seen it loves it.

There’s a slightly raised area at the front of the garage, basically a 3-4’ wide slight step up running along the wall leading to the house. In that area I used the rustoleum epoxy linked above and it looks fine. There’s some slight staining that would probably come out with sufficient elbow grease, and a crack in the cement that I filled with caulk. But otherwise it looks great. Nice thing about the tiles though is that any cracks in the garage floor are hidden.
 
  
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