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Old 05-13-2012, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question on floor tiles / Race deck or Motofloor

Has anyone used the floor tiles?
Racedeck or Motofloor (costco's version)
I am thinking it would be a durable option over
paint for the garage/shop floor.

Any feedback?

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Old 05-14-2012, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't used those brands, but I don't like how the tiles can move and get fluids underneath them in my experience. I prefer epoxy finished floors.
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I haven't used those brands, but I don't like how the tiles can move and get fluids underneath them in my experience. I prefer epoxy finished floors.
Agreed. We renovated Meguiars car wax HQ a few years back and the garage manager was ripping out those tiles and replaced with epoxy. He said they tried every single tile in the last 10 years and they all failed. But i guess it all depends on usage, every material has a life span.

EDIT: I checked Reacedeck's website and it said something like "turns your garage into a showroom". Thats not rated for PBB Abuse!
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Great info guys, thank you!


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I work in a tiled shop. Actually the last two shops I've worked in have been tiled. I've never seen a broken tile and welding slag does nothing to it. I don't know what brand it is but it's damn near unbreakable.

The only thing I don't like about it is hard hard it is on your feet.
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Most of the "garage flooring" is made for guys that do nothing in the garage but park a car on it. Looks pretty, but isn't durable if you do any real fab work, spill oil, etc. Overpriced per sq ft, too.

Check your area for guys that do concrete stain work for a good durable epoxy coating, or DIY, but not with the $60 paint kit from HD. There are several real epoxy coatings that you can DIY. Like all paint work, good prep is key. http://www.armorgarage.com/

Some guys even have ceramic tile (grout lines can suck and they can crack of you drop something heavy) or even industrial style VCT (Vinyl Composition Tile, no grout lines and pretty tough, and a lot cheaper than RaceDeck, etc.)

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=20
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Update on the garage:

Ok so after doing quite a bit of research and receiving some samples from race deck I have decided against the garage tiles. Even though I call it a garage its a small shop for me.
Between, welding, spilling, shavings from milling and other equiptment I have decided to just clear the floor. The only reason I am clearing is so I can mop up spills before they go into the concrete.

I like the way the stains and epoxy coatings look however I have just heard too many horror stories with it lifting, peeling, and picking up from hot tires. I even had the 40 year flooring guru come out to the house and he said his will have a warranty of 15 years however when I read the fine print any work basically voids the warranty.

I think clear is my best plan. Plus if it lifts or has a problem I sand and clear again without much notice in any specific area. A lot different than a color coming up....

So unless this is a really bad idea (please speak up if so..) I will be doing this in the next week or so.

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