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Garage tiles

Maybe owners of floor tiles can chime in here.. But does anyone know if caster wheels roll easy on these tiles? or do they bump along the floor? also are they leakproof? I dont want oil to leak through the cracks onto the floor..

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The 'bumps' on mine are not high enough to jam the wheels on anything you're would feel it though, if you were pushing a metal cart with wrenches on it, they would rattle, but nothing serious.

They are not leakproof. Hopefully my cat never pukes in the middle of the room.

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I have the flow through Swiss Trax and they would be horrible for anyone doing maintenance over them. I don't, I work on mine outside or in a bay that doesn't have them. Even if the tiles were solid, like the simulated diamond plating, they would leak at the seams and it would be a nightmare to clean up after any leak. Tiling the floor is somewhat of a compromise.

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I know that some people lay sheeting down under the tiles so that they don't make noise as you walk on them. Perhaps the sheeting wouldn't be permeable.

Also note: the white tiles almost impossible to keep clean.
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I have solid-top tiles from Mateflex (chosen because they also sell compatible tiles with carpet on top, so I have a mixture of carpet and smooth, simulated black woodgrain for my Lotus to park on), so casters aren't a problem, but liquids can leak into the cracks between tiles. In my three car garage, I have tiles in one spot for the Elise, a ribbed rubber mat under the family car (helps channel melting slush and snow from the car), then bare concrete in the last (middle) position, for both parking and doing any maintenance work in. Keeps the tiles clean that way.

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Are the racedeck type tiles solid enough to use jacks/jackstands? Trying to fix up my garage a bit, and I'm considering these.

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I think the Racedeck brand tiles are more solid than the tiles I have. I got mine from Floor Junkies - Home Page for $1.79 per square foot. It is the coin pattern. Like was mentioned above, no big problems rolling stuff on the tiles. The edges let water run through the tiles, and the bottoms are not solid so water can sheet to the exterior with the slope on the concrete floor. Some before / after pics attached... The blue stuff was for a concrete slab correction (the form went out of whack and I needed some leveling mix to bond to the slab).

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what the heck is the convertible???? looks like a cross between a 550 spider, an XKSS and a miata.
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It's a Ginetta. A G20, I think.
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Originally Posted by RelativePants View Post
It's a Ginetta. A G20, I think.
A G20 is correct! A great little car, wieghs a scant 1400 pounds or so, but not a very comfortable ride at all. It is one of the few cars you can park next to an Elise and not look bloated!

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I love the red white tiles i would love to use that as a garage floor epoxy.
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Mine is coin pattern and a little rough sitting on my creeper seat. Leak proof, no. Jack stands are not a problem but I have a few spare tiles that go under them just in case
I have damaged one over by the workbench that was punctured by a heavy fall of something but getting it out of the middle prooved a challenge for replacement
Wiping up oil or liquids couldnít be easier
One complaint is the noise. Epoxy underneath didnít matter, it has a strange sound as you walk on it.
All in all, I love it in my finish garage but you canít/ wouldnít drag a transmission across it like you can the concrete in my big shop
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I put in the RaceDeck free flow tiles 9 years ago. I had a 4 post lift on them, rolled it around, and used a floor jack and tool boxes on them, no problem. I purchased the free flow because I was in WI and needed the winter gunk to melt and drop down. The issue is that there was no way to get it out. I pulled up the floor to move and it looked like a horror movie under there. Took forever the clean the garage, it was like something on “Horders”.

I’ll never use tile again unless I’m back in the south where I’m not dumping that much dirt on the floor and where a shop vac can suck up what does fall through.

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Originally Posted by Tpup View Post

Iíll never use tile again unless Iím back in the south where Iím not dumping that much dirt on the floor and where a shop vac can suck up what does fall through.
In WI here too and I've avoided the racedeck type tiles for that reason as well. Maybe for a car in winter storage, but it still seems like stuff would get underneath. They do look good though, some great garages in this thread.

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