Yearly Archives: 2010

Garage Floor Tiles by Race Deck

Race Deck Garage Floor Tiles

RaceDeck® garage floor tiles are easy to install and creates a clean, durable floor covering hiding unsightly concrete. RaceDeck® modular floors are cost-effective alternatives to epoxy floors. The flooring can be installed in just hours, not days like epoxy coatings. There is no floor preparation required other than sweeping and vacuuming a level concrete floor, then just “snap” the patent interlocking modules together.

Garage Flooring has many more uses than just garages

Garage flooring is a fantastic addition to any garage.  It adds value to your home, comfort, safety and improves its general appearance.  But there are many other uses for these products.  Here are just a few examples:

  • Fish Rooms
  • Basements
  • Trailers
  • Sheds
  • Warehouses
  • Display flooring

For more information about garage flooring products, please visit StoreItWell.com.

New Garage Flooring Partnership

Indio, CA (Vocus) November 9, 2010

Swisstrax Corp., an Indio, California-based manufacturer and distributor of interlocking garage flooring, announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Snap-on Incorporated to develop and launch a new line of Snap-on branded garage flooring. This program will officially debut at this year’s SEMA show, held November 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center at Swisstrax Booth #21328 in Central Hall, Racing and Performance section.

The Snap-on line will be available for purchase soon through Swisstrax directly at http://www.swisstrax.com as well as home improvement, hardware, specialty automotive, and other specialty retailers.

“Swisstrax is thrilled to bring licensed Snap-on garage flooring to the retail marketplace. We are confident that customers will recognize the performance and quality of the Snap-on brand,” stated Randy Nelson, President of Swisstrax Corp. “We look forward to our partnership with Snap-on and to expanding the Snap-on brand to the premium flooring market.”

The tiles are anti-slip, easy to clean and resistant to most chemicals and automotive liquids. The locking design makes a quick and easy DIY installation. The tiles come in various popular colors, allowing creativity with personalized designs. Included in the program’s initial launch are pre-designed kits for various applications, from work mats to pads large enough to accommodate parking two vehicles on them. The modular, snap-together tiles are backed by laboratory testing for weight and pressure capacities, anti-slip and abrasion resistance.

About Snap-on
Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Snap-on products are available through its franchise vans, company direct sales, distributor and internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.4 billion, S&P 500 Company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

About Swisstrax
Swisstrax offers a practical and modern alternative to standard concrete and epoxy garage flooring. The product line, which was first developed in Switzerland over 19 years, was relocated in 2003 to Southern California; for both manufacturing and distribution. Swisstrax distinctive modular flooring has become the flooring of choice for a variety of automobile manufacturers, race teams and retailers.

To purchase garage floor tiles, visit StoreItWell.com.

Designing a Garage Floor

There are options available to make the perfect garage floor to meet anyone’s taste.  Generally the two best options are rolled garage flooring and garage floor tiles.  Deciding which type of floor is a matter of preference and cost.

The lowest price flooring is rolled.  This type of garage flooring is also the easiest type of floor to install.  Simply roll the floor out and trim around any obstructions.  The seems can be taped together or left floating.

The other type of flooring is garage floor tiles.  This type of floor is more expensive and takes a little more time to install.  In many opinions, it provides the homeowner with the best looking floor.  There are two type of garage floor tiles, peel and stick and interlocking garage floor tiles.  Peel and stick tiles use a strong adhesive to remain in place.  Interlocking tiles are a floating system in which each tile locks into the other creating a grid that stays nicely in place.

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Detailed instructions on:
installing a peel and stick garage floor tiles
installing a rolled garage floor
designing a tile garage floor

Discount garage floors

Store It Well offers garage floors at the lowest prices possible.  But even with our low prices, there are ways to save even more.  We are proud to offer quantity discounts on many of the products available on our website.  And the best part is you don’t need to buy large quantities to be eligible.  In fact, most of the rolled garaging flooring products have a discount available with a purchase of only two rolls.

Our low prices, quantity discounts and free shipping make Store It Well the only place to buy your next garage floor.

Designing Your Garage Floor with Tiles

Designing a floor with garage floor tiles may seem like an intimidating process.  However, it is actually quite simple when you have the right tools at hand.  Store It Well.com has easy to use instructions here to get you started.

There are basically three types of garage floor tile patterns.  The first is solid and that is simply all the same color tiles covering the entire garage floor surface.  The second and generally most popular style is the checkerboard.  The checkerboard style is exactly what the name implies, two colors using an every other pattern to create a checkerboard appearance.  Lastly there are custom patterns.  A custom pattern with garage floor tiles can be anything you desire.  The easiest way to create your pattern is using graph paper with each square representing one tile.  You can download and print graph paper here.

So get out there and start designing the garage floor of your dreams!!

Installation Guidelines for RaceDay Tile

Tools needed: Utility knife, straight edge, and something to mark floor.
Prep & Installation Instructions

(1) How much tile will you need? We recommend that you purchase about 10% more tile than your project will require. This will allow you to cover mistakes, trimming and for future possible damage.

(2) Clean Floor: Clean sub floor free of grease, wax, dirt, oil, foreign matter and any chemicals that may be present. Make sure subfloor is smooth and fill in areas if needed.

(3) Preparation of Sub Floor: Concrete must be fully cured (about 28 days or longer after pouring), free of moisture and alkalinity. Make standard moisture and alkalinity test if necessary. Moisture and alkali will not hurt or damage the RaceDay tile, but it can damage the adhesive and cause it to break down over time. Note: It is the responsibility of the installer or flooring contractor to determine the dryness of all concrete subfloors before installation of floor tiles begins. On grade concrete subfloors must contain an effective, permanent moisture barrier (floor primer or basement proofer). Plywood/solid wood subfloors should be dry and fully cured. It is also recommended to use a primer on wood subfloors for better bond. The primer prevents the adhesive from being absorbed into the concrete or wood surface. Failure to use primer over concrete voids warranty. All holes, cracks, and depressions must be filled with a latex underlayment and any cracks and depressions must be eliminated. Dust should be removed with a vacuum or damp mop and dried immediately before applying peal and stick tile.

(4) Layout of Room: Lay out some unpeeled tile on floor to see how your pattern and placement will look before actually applying tile. It is recommended to always start from a square point and work out. Treat room as a rectangle and find the center points of two end walls. Mark floor to insure square point and make a guideline with pencil, ink, laser or light chalk line for your first row of tile then entire grid if desired (if using a chalk line make sure you do not have excessive chalk on floor, it can prevent adhesive from sticking).

(5) Laying Tile: Make sure all tile has been stored at room temperature of at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit for a period of 48 hours. Do not install tile in conditions less than 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Always start from center and work out. Peel off release paper and place tile edge flush with marking line and slowly lower remainder of tile onto floor in a bent fashion as if you were unrolling a mat. This will keep air out and assure an even stick. Tile can be peeled back up and repositioned if required.

(6) Boarder Tile: Do not peel off paper from back before you make your cuts. Turn tile over and place loose tile over last row so that one end of loose tile is touching the wall. Then mark paper of loose tile with pencil and cut with knife. Then peel off back of fitted tile, turn over and put in place. When fitting around obstacles make pattern on paper and draw an outline on the back of tile paper to cut shape.

(7) For best results, be sure to roll your floor in both directions after installation to make sure all air bubbles are out and adhesive touches the subfloor.

Garage Floor Tiles Installation

Garage Floor Tiles Installation

NOTE: Better Life Technology, LLC, COEL Enterprises, LLC and StoreItWell.com is not responsible for installation.

Swisstrax Receives LEED Certification for their EcoTrax Recycled Flooring Program and Carbon Footprint Comparison to Epoxy Coating

Swisstrax Corporation receives LEED certification and third-party comparison of carbon footprint ratings of their recycled flooring tiles versus epoxy coatings

Indio, CA (Vocus) October 13, 2010

Swisstrax, manufacturer of interlocking, modular garage floor tile, has received 4 and 5 MR credits in LEED certification of their recycled flooring product line – EcoTrax.

Philip Culen of Manex, a consultant to California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s Tire-Derived Product Business Assistance Program noted in a letter to Swisstrax “I am pleased to inform you that we have received all of the necessary documentation to establish that we can provide third-party verification that your Ecotrax recycled flooring product meets the requirements for incorporation into building projects requiring recycled content.”

The recycled flooring tiles also underwent a comparison with epoxy coatings on carbon footprint as well as lifetime costs. In the report, the third party noted “Investing up front in a durable, environmentally friendly garage tile solution from Swisstrax instead of an epoxy coating, will significantly lower your lifetime cost of ownership and give your home a smaller carbon footprint and a more durable, lower maintenance garage flooring solution.”

Visit www.swisstrax.com to learn more about Recycled Flooring, Garage Flooring, Display Flooring, Workshop Flooring and Event Flooring.

About Swisstrax – Swisstrax, Inc. offers a practical and modern alternative to standard concrete and epoxy garage flooring. Randy Nelson, President, directed the development of this revolutionary garage flooring product line in Switzerland over 19 years ago. Randy brought the product back to the USA four years ago and has centrally based his garage flooring manufacturing and distribution center in California since.

Since manufacturing began in the United States, Swisstrax has been chosen by AVIS for display flooring, and Mini USA dealerships nationwide as their showroom flooring of choice and is the official garage flooring supplier to the Barrett Jackson Car Auctions. Swisstrax also supplies their modular, interlocking flooring to The SPEED Channel, Carroll Shelby Official Licensed Merchandise, Bobby Unser Racing, US Armed Forces, Ferrari, Grand Am, American Le Mans, and the Ford Motor Company. These are just some of the clients to take advantage of the distinctive look of the Swisstrax modular flooring line.

To purchase garage floor tiles, please visit StoreItWell.com.

Garage Floor Tiles – New Colors Available!

StoreItWell.com is pleased to announce that  we are now offering 8 new and exciting RaceDay Peel and Stick Garage Floor Tile colors.  These bright new color additions make this product much more versatile and opens up all kinds of color combination possibilities.

Patriotic sports fans and dedicated auto buffs can now create beautiful, colorful floors in their garages, basements, offices or dens.  Students and alumni can express their school spirit by customizing the floor of any room of their choice with a combination of colors.

These new colors include Radical Red, Bold Gold, Electric Yellow, Racing Blue, Blaze Orange, Royal Purple, Forest Green and Sandstone.

New Garage Floor Tile Colors

New Garage Floor Tile Colors

Garage Floor Tiles – New Colors Available!

Garage Floor Info is please to announce that StoreItWell.com is now offering 8 new and exciting RaceDay Peel and Stick Garage Floor Tile colors.  These bright new color additions make this product much more versatile and opens up all kinds of color combination possibilities.

Patriotic sports fans and dedicated auto buffs can now create beautiful, colorful floors in their garages, basements, offices or dens.  Students and alumni can express their school spirit by customizing the floor of any room of their choice with a combination of colors.

These new colors include Radical Red, Bold Gold, Electric Yellow, Racing Blue, Blaze Orange, Royal Purple, Forest Green and Sandstone.