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Old 07-11-2017, 03:22 PM
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Default Garage Flooring Ideas

I've seen some of you post some lovely garage floors in your car pics. Gotta look for something for my garage. It's a small double garage but I want it to look nice and practical. I live in the land of salt and sand and drive my 911 year around so garage floor needs to be cleaned out a couple of times a year specially after winter. Post pics and pass on advice please.

Oh and if you have any idea of approximate cost just to gauge options.

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Old 07-11-2017, 03:49 PM
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Costco DIY was around $850 with shipping.
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I ordered from modutile.com and am quite happy - four years in now. I went with a grey/black checkerboard pattern. It's a sturdy plastic tile that locks together. I think it was about ~$2 a square foot.

This is when it was first installed:

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In that same vein I did Racedeck back in 2004. 13 years in it still looks great.








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I've done RaceDeck Free Flow twice now and love it. Looks great, super durable, and it has the grooves so dirt, water, etc. just fall through. Every 6 months or so I shop vac it.
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Default Ribtrax by Swisstrax

https://www.swisstrax.com/?gclid=Cj0...2_UaAhf_8P8HAQ

I'm providing a picture that has a Jackpoint Stand to show the durability of the material. The website also has floor designer to assist you with existing layouts, or design one yourself.
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Good point about the jack stands. My Racedeck has supported countless jackstands over the 13 years without incident. I've also managed to drop a 5-gallon blue water bottle mid-floor and had it burst. Pulled up a few tiles, realized the water had gone every where, said to hell with it, and just let it evaporate. No probs. But I once punched a hole in the oil pan* of my 991GTS, producing a small leak. Didn't discover till the next day when the oil was running out the end of the tile and into the driveway. I was able to snap out a few pieces and clean up the whole mess, then snap them back in.



* Speed bump. The kind that is made out of a composite material and bolted down, typically in parking garage ramps. I eased over one but when the back tires cleared the engine settled down on what turned out to be (when I went back the next day to investigate) one of the bolts had backed out of the speed bump and was sticking up about 2". The head had been bent 90 degrees so that one of the 6 points was pointing straight up. Sufficient impact to crack the pan. $998 if anybody cares. But I got to keep the pan, and insurance paid 100%, no deductible (Comprehensive, not collision.)
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Originally Posted by Sidvicious7 View Post
https://www.swisstrax.com/?gclid=Cj0...2_UaAhf_8P8HAQ

I'm providing a picture that has a Jackpoint Stand to show the durability of the material. The website also has floor designer to assist you with existing layouts, or design one yourself.
love the look and the car is stunning.

What color tiles did you go with? They have a few different greys.
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My Racedeck floor hasn't held up well. Seems like my roller floor jack and jack stands like to make divots in the material.

They do have some stainless steel tiles available which I might change to in some strategic locations so when working on my cars the jack and jack stands will be on them vs the plastic tiles.
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Professional epoxy. About $7 sq.ft. Rent a U-Haul or a POD. Unload garage. Get the work done. Let cure, about 5-7 days. Done. Buy 3' floor squeege from Home Depot, for water, snow & slush. Wash each spring.
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Default Color Tiles

Originally Posted by XLOR8T View Post
love the look and the car is stunning.

What color tiles did you go with? They have a few different greys.
Thanks.....

I selected the following four colors.
- Racing Red
- Slate Grey
- Jet Black
- Pearl Silver
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Originally Posted by Sidvicious7 View Post
https://www.swisstrax.com/?gclid=Cj0...2_UaAhf_8P8HAQ

I'm providing a picture that has a Jackpoint Stand to show the durability of the material. The website also has floor designer to assist you with existing layouts, or design one yourself.
Swisstrax is what I used in my two car and in a workroom ... great stuff ... liked the fact that it is 3/4 inch thick and 15+" tiles.... highly recommend them...

pretty lousy photo .. but you get the gist

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NoGaBiker--The Utah license plate on your wall caught my eye. What's the story?
Glad to read your and others experience with Racedeck, I've looked at it a couple times but wondered about durability.
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I went with epoxy. 5 years and no issues. Next time I will probably go with a solid color, all the flakes make it difficult to see small screws, washers and bolts if they drop on the floor.

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Originally Posted by Ski Porsche View Post
NoGaBiker--The Utah license plate on your wall caught my eye. What's the story?




I run it most of the time on my Wrangler. When I take the Wrangler to southeastern Utah twice a year, I figure the local gendarmerie might frown on me running a '96 Utah plate on the front, so I switch to a '68 Wyoming plate on the front (IMO, the best looking plate ever made in the U.S. Heavy gauge steel, stamped by convicts, with a cowboy riding a bronc. What's not to like?)


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