Monthly Archives: July 2008

Garage Flooring Benefits

If you have a garage you already know that there are many benefits to owning it. It gives you a place to protect your car from the elements, a place to store all your “stuff”, a place to work on your tractor, car or any other project that you may have going on, and if you are like my family it makes a great place for parties. So if owning a garage already has all these benefits, why would you want to improve it with garage flooring?

There are many benefits to garage flooring. The most obvious is how amazing a new garage floor can look. Concrete garage floors are cold, damp and just plain unattractive. However, the new garage flooring available through Store It Well look great. You can choose from rolled garage floors or tile. Both are easy to install and look great.

The rolled garage flooring from Better Life Technology come in 4 patterns to please anyone including ribbed, levant, coin and diamond tread.

rolled garage flooring

Our peel and stick garage floor tiles come in 2 patterns including diamond tread and levant.

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There are 6 rolled garage flooring colors and 3 garage floor tile colors to choose from to match any design plans.

Other benefits of garage flooring include anti fatigue properties. We all know concrete is hard and trying to stand or work on a concrete garage floor for an extended period of time can do quite a number on your body. That may leads to aches and pains. Our garage floors offer cushsioning which may help eliminate some of those body fatigue feelings.

Garage floors also help keep your garage clean and neat. Spills can be cleaned up easily and quickly. Our rolled garage floors can even be removed from the garage and taken outside to be sprayed down with a hose.

Garage flooring from StoreItWell.com is a great choice to improve the appearance of your garage, reduce fatigue and keep it clean.

RaceDeck Garage Floors Announce New Harley-Davidson Branded Garage Flooring

Snap Lock Industries, the manufacturer of RaceDeck® Garage Flooring, is proud to announce their appointment as the exclusive licensee and manufacturer of the new Harley-Davidson® branded garage flooring.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 16, 2007 — Snap Lock Industries, the leading manufacturer of modular flooring worldwide, is proud to announce the launch of their new Harley-Davidson® Garage Flooring line. Snap Lock Industries designed, engineered, manufactures and distributes the Harley-Davison garage flooring exclusively through the H-D® dealer network and the Snaplock’s nationwide dealer network. Snap Lock Industries also manufactures the industry leading brand RaceDeck® garage flooring.

The new H-D® branded flooring was custom designed for the Harley-Davidson enthusiast. The design consists of a seamless pattern of the unmistakable Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield Logos on the top of the modular flooring surface.” When we were approached by Harley-Davidson® Motor Company to design and manufacture a garage flooring for them, it was a proud moment for everyone in our company. Harley-Davidson produces what I feel are the best motorcycles in the world, which are proudly manufactured in the USA. We had a lot to live up to in creating a premium floor for the H-D Enthusiast to park their ride on.” said Jorgen Moller – CEO Snap Lock Industries.

The H-D® brand modular floor utilizes Snap Lock’s multi-patent design, which allows for a quick & easy no tool, no adhesive installation. The customer can purchase the flooring by the square foot or pre-packed in a 4’x8′ parking pad kit.The H-D floor is ideal for numerous applications such as Garage Flooring, MotorCycle Parking Pads, and Show Display Flooring.” The 4’x8′ Harley-Davidson Floor kits are very popular with the H-D enthusiast. It is an ideal platform to highlight their pride & joy in the garage.” Said Moller.

About Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Is the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and accessories For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Web site at www.harley-davidson.com

About Snap Lock Industries-
Snap Lock Industries is the worlds leading manufacturer and distributor of modular flooring. Based in Salt Lake CIty, Utah- Snap Lock manufactures 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year in their state of the art 100,000 square foot faciltiy. Snap Lock produces the industry leading brands RaceDeck® Garage Flooring http://www.racedeck.com , SnapSports® Courts & Athletic flooring http://www.snapsports.com, DuraGrid® Matting http://www.duragrid.com , And SnapLock® Portable Dance & Event Flooring http://www.snaplockdancefloors.com. For more information about Snap Lock Industries, Visit the corporate website at http://www.snaplock.com or call 1-801-746-0143.

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Our Garage Flooring vs. Garage Floor Epoxy

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When it comes to garage flooring, many of you may have heard or seen the epoxy floor coverings that are available today, possibly even on TV. You see what looks like a simple process and beautiful results. What you don’t see or hear is that most epoxy floor coverings fail and the process is extremely time consuming and difficult. The biggest reason the epoxy garage floors fail is adhesion, they simply don’t stick well unless the surface has been properly prepped. That doesn’t sound bad, right? Wrong. Here are some of the things you need to do to “prep” for an epoxy floor:

  • Be sure the concrete is dry. This does not mean to the naked eye but truly dry.
  • Remove ANY and ALL chemicals, grease, oil, etc. Remember, we are talking about a garage. All of these items are abundant in the garage and VERY difficult to remove.
  • If the floor was previously painted, all the paint should be removed. Good luck with that.
  • The garage surface may need to be ground down to expose the clean concrete underneath.

If you decided you still want an epoxy garage floor and you think you can handle the hours of surface preparation necessary to do the job, there are some other areas of concern you may want to consider. Even if the surface has been properly prepped and cleaned there is still a good chance the floor will fail. Here are some other possible problems associated with epoxy floor failures:

  • The concrete was not completely dried. Water is a major problem with epoxy garage floors.
  • Humidity can cause problems with epoxy and cause the floor to fail.
  • The epoxy must cure quickly. If not, blisters in the floor may appear.
  • Salts that are deposited from the concrete as it cures can effect the bonding of an epoxy garage floor.
  • Surfaces generally expand and contract with heating and cooling. These expansions and contractions can cause cracks in the epoxy flooring. Once there are cracks the floor loses its protective coating and it nice appearance.

Now that we’ve discussed garage floor epoxy, let’s discuss the garage floors available on our website, http://StoreItWell.com. We offer various garage flooring options including rolled and tile. These floors are generally inexpensive, beautiful and made to last. The best part is they are easy to install and perform well under most conditions.

Some of the advantages to using our rolled garage flooring are:

  • Easy to install. Surface preparation is minimal for our rolled garage flooring and basically includes simply sweeping the floor and wiping up any spills or chemicals for installation
  • Long lasting. Did you know that Better Life Technology Products have a five year limited warranty?
  • Easy to clean. Simply wipe up spills and your done. You can even spray down the floor with a garden hose. Because the rolled garage flooring is a floating floor, you can bring it outside for a good cleaning and drying and simply set it back in the garage.
  • It looks great!

It is quite clear that epoxy floors are not for everyone. But if you want an easy to install, long lasting, professional looking garage floor, our garage flooring products may be the best choice for you.

Garage Flooring That’s Inexpensive and Easy To Install

If you are looking for an inexpensive garage floor that looks great and is easy to install, then the rolled garage flooring is for you. One of the least expensive garage floors available, BLT rolled garage flooring, is very durable, looks amazing, and installs in less than an hour.

Inexpensive Garage Flooring

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Don’t believe that a garage floor can be this simple to install? Here are the basic installation instructions:

Easy Installation of Roll-Out Garage Flooring – 30 to 60 minutes – Minimal tools!—No adhesives required!

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1) For best result, unpack and install product as soon as possible after delivery. The sooner product is removed from packaging, the sooner it will lay flat on garage floor after installation.

2) Sweep and clean garage floor. Wipe up any oil and chemicals from floor before rolling out product.

3) Unroll product on garage floor. Edges may be butted together or overlapped (see Overlap Note below) for seamless appearance and floor protection. Initially, the Garage Floor Protector will have curl marks due to being rolled on a core or folded in a box for shipment (this is normal).

Unroll option 1: For lay flat results, unroll Garage Floor Protector in the sunlight on a clean driveway. The warmer the conditions the quicker curls will straighten out and lay flat. Use wide push broom, push air out from center and work your way out (side to side and length to length) Repeat if necessary. Place on garage floor when desired and repeat broom out.

Unroll option 2: If you wish to unroll product directly on the garage floor, sweep garage floor clean of debris and unroll Garage Floor Protector. For best results, start unrolling process at the garage entrance; finishing at the back of the garage. Note: In cool to cold conditions it may take 72+ hours for most curl marks to lay flat depending on the temperature. Be sure to push out air with broom (It is OK to park your car on it during this time).

Overlap note: G-Floor® Flooring that is 10′ wide, has an “overlap flap” (approximately 1.5″ to 2″ wide) of unpatterned material running down one side. Flooring that is 9′ wide or less,has no “overlap flap”.

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4) Allow mat to relax and lay flat. For custom fit, allow product to relax in place before trimming around edges and corners.

Note: If product is used under extreme temperature conditions, such as direct sunlight or unheated garages, the product may expand or contract as much as 2% after laying flat. For custom fit, always allow product to relax before trimming around edges and corners.

5) Trim edges with sharp scissors or utility knife.

6) Taping around edges is not necessary. This product can expand or contract up to 2% with temperature changes. It is best if the product is allowed to ‘float’ freely on the floor. If you choose to tape the seam between two floor protectors, we recommend using indoor-outdoor carpet tape.

Note: Due to the manufacturing process, patterns of two pieces of flooring may not match or align exactly along the seam when two mats are laid side by side.