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Garage Flooring



Mertin

ClioSport Club Member
  Ph1 172&Ph2 172 Cup
Looking for your thoughts and experiences with garage flooring.

Were moving house soon and getting some flooring down in the garage is top of the list of priorities before it ends up full of stuff.

Plan is to have the ph1 at home in the garage for working on so must be able to withstand a jack and axle stands.

One of the main companies that stands out is mototile, priced up their 7mm thick mid grey recycled coin top. Also interested in costco's stuff if anyone has experience
 

Usr117063

ClioSport Club Member
If you're looking at any rubber flooring as well, I bought a roll and it had this awful smell of chemicals that I dont think is healthy be near for longer than 5 seconds, just to bare in mind!
 
Epoxy resin, either diy it or find a local flooring place to come do it.

It’ll last and look good, if it’s not a great finish to start with a flooring co will come polish it up before applying the stuff.
 

Short Legs

ClioSport Club Member
  a better one
I bought some moto-tile rubber tiles which looked great once laid. However they stained within a few weeks.

if I was doing it again I’d either go for the cheap option and paint the floor or put ceramic tiles down if I wanted to be posh.

this was mine when first laid
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Archtronics

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
I’ve got some of the coin pattern stuff and it’s held up well to the abuse over the last few years.
Only issue I’ve had is you get any solvents on it they will make it sticky.
 

Mertin

ClioSport Club Member
  Ph1 172&Ph2 172 Cup
I bought some moto-tile rubber tiles which looked great once laid. However they stained within a few weeks.

if I was doing it again I’d either go for the cheap option and paint the floor or put ceramic tiles down if I wanted to be posh.

this was mine when first laid
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Any idea where the staining has came from? Is it a fault of the tile?

Thanks for all the feedback, will check out some of them
 

Mertin

ClioSport Club Member
  Ph1 172&Ph2 172 Cup
Priced the garage style workshop 7mm tiles, coming in at £930 for the area I need. Bit more than I was planning unfortunately
Mototile was £540
Costco around £730
 

Short Legs

ClioSport Club Member
  a better one
Any idea where the staining has came from? Is it a fault of the tile?

Thanks for all the feedback, will check out some of them
I fitted the tiles in December and after only a couple of weeks of winter dirt and grime dripping off the tyre's the tiles became stained where the wheels sat.

I did try cleaning the tiles as soon as I noticed the stains but I couldn't shift them..
 

Danith

ClioSport Club Member
  MX5 ND2 & VRs 230
Epoxy painted mine at start of Covid banter. Floorsaver site, about 120 all in and a weekend of lashing it all on. Super clean, super easy to apply and no more dust!

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Darren61

ClioSport Club Member
What's the stuff on the inside of your garage door? Smart man cave that!

Cheers!

It’s this -

More about covering up my 30 year old wooden garage doors that desperately need replacing. Having said that, if your garage doors are fairly airtight then this stuff does help keep heat out (if the doors get direct sunlight for long periods) and warmth in during winter. Used the foil tape from Screwfix too. Applied it used a suitable spray on glue. Didn’t take long but sharpens it up a bit

Next up will be some lovely electric doors. One thing at a time though as they’re so expensive, especially needing two 😂
 

Darren61

ClioSport Club Member
Priced the garage style workshop 7mm tiles, coming in at £930 for the area I need. Bit more than I was planning unfortunately
Mototile was £540
Costco around £730

It’s a fair chunk but they do come with a long warranty and are a high quality product. Depends on what your expectations are really.

I’m sure the Mototile ones will do the job well too, they look smart.
 

Danith

ClioSport Club Member
  MX5 ND2 & VRs 230
Cheers!

It’s this -

More about covering up my 30 year old wooden garage doors that desperately need replacing. Having said that, if your garage doors are fairly airtight then this stuff does help keep heat out (if the doors get direct sunlight for long periods) and warmth in during winter. Used the foil tape from Screwfix too. Applied it used a suitable spray on glue. Didn’t take long but sharpens it up a bit

Next up will be some lovely electric doors. One thing at a time though as they’re so expensive, especially needing two 😂

Same yeah, once got some spare moolah Ill get electric roller doors but for now don't really need em.

Will try that insulation stuff, mainly cos occasionally my bro and I will sup some beers in there :ROFLMAO:
 

Darren61

ClioSport Club Member
Same yeah, once got some spare moolah Ill get electric roller doors but for now don't really need em.

Will try that insulation stuff, mainly cos occasionally my bro and I will sup some beers in there :ROFLMAO:

It 100% scores some man cave points. I’m hoping to sort out a bar/sofa/TV/racing sim, on the side that’s not used by the car.

Basically a nuclear style bunker from wife and kids 😂😂
 

Danith

ClioSport Club Member
  MX5 ND2 & VRs 230
It 100% scores some man cave points. I’m hoping to sort out a bar/sofa/TV/racing sim, on the side that’s not used by the car.

Basically a nuclear style bunker from wife and kids 😂😂

Same, but in a single integrated one. it's tight!
 

icek

ClioSport Club Member
  4GTS/7.5R/182
I have a mix of Mototile recycled and standard tiles, they are great and you wouldn't even tell which ones are recycled.

The garage is now a lot better insulated and easier on the feet when walking around / more comfortable if I need to sit/kneel down.
Overall more expensive than paint but in my opinion worth it for the benefits.
 

G Hut

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Merc C350e,
Had this dilemma earlier in year and went for old office carpet tiles for 50p each, hardly any wear, like new many of them, lots of places sell on ebay and two cans of spray from toolstation to stick down. Been really good so far and can jack up on them fine. Best thing has been when I spilt tin of paint just took the two tiles up threw them in the bin and stuck two more down.

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andy_coops

ClioSport Club Member
  172, VRS, Clio 5
Screwfix budget range floor paint and Halfords floor tiles at the back where my bench is. Door insulation was off Amazon. I generally repaint the floor every 5-6 years or so and I use spare rubber tiles for jacking etc.

Car sits on 4 carpet tiles and I’ve added a wide rubber mat across the entrance to stop any slips when my feet are wet and catch any crap to save constant sweeping and mopping.

Garage is deceptively big - the Octavia fits with space to spare. No power as we’re looking to move next year and I’m not spending the money on this one.

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Cads

ClioSport Club Member
  Mazda 6, Cayman 981
A few months ago I put down B&Q’s own brand garage floor tiles. They were cheap but initially looked decent. But the ones subjected to heavy traffic have now stretched and there are now areas where the tiles have raised up and won’t lie flat now.

I’m after some recommendations for heavier better quality tiles. BigDug always comes up in searches. Anyone used their tiles?
 

donnylad

ClioSport Club Member
What’s the perks of this stuff rather then a good 2 part epoxy resins paint?

Gonna use mine as a little tinkering workshop to be fair so was just gonna paint it
 

ilovewilly

ClioSport Club Member
The cheaper hollow backed stuff will be more susceptible to indents from Jack wheels and etc but the solid stuff shouldn’t be too bad.

It’s the interlocking that puts me off. Eyes are drawn to it in the light and if not completely smooth beneath the lugs raise and show even more.

It’s in the region of £1300 to do my space in the higher end stuff which is madness if it starts to stain quickly.

Yet I’m still leaning towards it because it’s easy to go down, can be done in sections where you moved stuff around it therefore not having to completely empty your garage for a couple of days whilst you prep for epoxy and wait for it to cure once you move in. Plus the tiles you could take with and don’t have the fear that epoxy could lift/be scraped and need doing again.
 


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