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How To Install Race Deck Garage Floor Tiles

RaceDeck Garage Floor Tile Installation

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Installing RaceDeck garage floor tiles is a simple process that only requires just a few easy steps.

Step One – Clear any objects you do not want to cut around from your garage. Sweep excess dirt and dust from the floor.

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Step Two – Begin installation along the longest side wall and the garage door.

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Step Three – Lay two tiles on the ground with the lugs of one module aligned over the loops of another. Step firmly onto them to lock the lugs into the loops.

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Step Four – Lay a single row of tiles along the garage wall, leaving a 1/4” to 1/2″ gap between it and the flooring.

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Step Five – Continue installation across theyour garage door forming an “L” shape with your garage flooring.
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Step Six – Fill in the “L” by moving across the garage opening and down the longest wall repeatedly.
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Step Seven – Cut the floor to any size or shape using a table saw, jigsaw, utility knife, etc.. Follow manufacturer’s safety guidelines with these tools.

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Step Eight – Celebrate your choice of RaceDeck Garage Flooring by enjoying your favorite beverage while admiring your handy work.

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Garage floor legislation referendum will not be on November ballot in South Euclid

SOUTH EUCLID — Law Director Michael Lograsso said an attempt to reverse a law allowing inspection of garage floors at rental and vacated homes will not go before voters Nov. 8.

Lograsso gave the opinion that recently submitted petitions pertaining to the matter did not conform to existing laws.

Resident Robert Schoenewald of Bayard Road said he saw the recently passed law as a step towards point-of-sale inspections and sought to stop it from being enacted by gathering signatures on a referendum petition.

In 2008, Schoenewald organized a successful referendum against point-of-sale inspections, which he saw as an intrusion on one’s civil liberties.

Lograsso explained that a referendum involves changing legislation passed by City Council. An initiative has voters voting on a new piece of legislation backed by petition circulators.

“(Schoenewald) got a copy of an ordinance passed by council (pertaining to the garage floor legislation) and attached it to an initiative petition,” Lograsso said. “By definition, you can’t do that. An ordinance has to be attached to a referendum petition.”

On July 28, Schoenewald submitted to Clerk of Council Keith Benjamin 14 petitions containing 416 signatures he and others had gathered.

While Lograsso said he is following state laws and the city charter in forming his opinion, Schoenewald said, “He’ll do what he has to do, and I’ll do what I have to do. He’s looking for technicalities to shut out the voice of the people.

Schoenewald did not say exactly what action he might next take regarding the matter.

Building Commissioner Paul Kowalczyk sought the garage floor legislation. He said the city has always inspected garage floors, but that by making it a part of the code, it would help the city.

In a recent case in which a homeowner took the city to court over a garage floor violation, Kowalczyk found that the city had no language specific to garage floors and he was advised by a lawyer to get such language instated in order to better defend the city in future cases.

Recycled Rubber Floor – Swisstrax Breakthrough

Indio, CA August 04, 2011

A revolutionary and environmentally friendly recycled rubber floor solution promises to remove thousands of tires from landfills across the U.S. Swisstrax, Inc., a manufacturer of interlocking tiles – based in Indio, CA – has broken the code to creating it’s flooring product line using 100% recycled rubber flooring materials, including recycled rubber tires.

“We have been working with CalRecycle, waste tire vendors, rubber compounding companies and plastics recyclers over the past several years in effort to find the right materials and perfect compounds” says Randy Nelson, President of Swisstrax, who directed the research project.

The new tile is the first injection-molded, anti-fatigue modular tile made with recycled rubber tires anywhere in the world. These soft interlocking tiles are made with special, Swiss-designed molds created for this new material, and all tiles are produced here in the USA.

Swisstrax is member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and its new line of interlocking tiles made with recycled rubber materials is LEED Points qualified. “We are proud to offer a recycled rubber floor product that is of the same quality and design as our current tiles but in a future-thinking, earth-friendly material utilizing U.S. waste tires, and helping to keep them out of our landfills” says Mr. Nelson about why his company is changing lanes and going GREEN.

The new anti-fatigue recycled rubber floor tiles will be displayed at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas

ABOUT SWISSTRAX MODULAR FLOORING CORPORATION 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 MINI Cooper dealerships nationwide as their car display flooring of choice and is the official event flooring supplier to the Barrett Jackson Car Auctions. Swisstrax also supplies their interlocking, modular flooring to AVIS, The SPEED Channel, Carroll Shelby Official Licensed Merchandise, US Armed Forces, Ferrari, Grand Am, American Le Mans, Ford Motor Company and Ford Racing and most recently Snap-On. These are just some of the clients to take advantage of the distinctive look of the Swisstrax modular flooring line.

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Garage Floor Tiles

Looking for a complete line of garage floor tiles?  Look no further than StoreItWell.com.  Offering a complete line from leading manufacturers including Better Life Technologies, Race Deck, Auto Deck and Style Tile.  The tiles are available in almost any color, style, application and price range so you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.

From modular to peel and stick, you’ll find the garage flooring you’ve always wanted.

Swisstrax Event Flooring at Monster Energy AMA Supercross Events

Indio, CA May 31, 2011

Monster Energy’s Stage event flooring features Swisstrax’s modular interlocking event flooring tile, Ribtrax – with custom color edges in Monster Energy’s green hue.

Swisstrax President Randy Nelson installed the stage floor that was custom-cut to fit the stage and entrance pads in surrounding areas. The Monster team was on hand to customize the floor and cut it into place.

The Swisstrax event flooring will be going nationwide with Monster and AMA Supercross for all their events throughout the year. The display floor adds to the aesthetics of Monster’s Stage and surrounding areas and the ability to include their corporate identity within the tiles is shown with the Monster “M” in an entrance pad, a Logotile sold by Swisstrax. The Swisstrax modular event flooring is also offered with a routed tile where electric cables can easily be used underneath. The Ribtrax open profile allows for a clean surface as dirt and debris falls underneath the tile and can be vacuumed, hosed or blown out as needed on an occasional basis.

Swisstrax also offers a full line of products and event flooring solutions for tradeshow booth floors, car event floors, hospitality booth floors as well as garage flooring, patio flooring, shop flooring, hangar flooring and a variety of other residential, commercial and industrial applications.

ABOUT SWISSTRAX CORPORATION 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 MINI Cooper dealerships nationwide as their car display flooring of choice and is the official event flooring supplier to the Barrett Jackson Car Auctions. Swisstrax also supplies their modular, interlocking flooring to AVIS, The SPEED Channel, Carroll Shelby Official Licensed Merchandise, US Armed Forces, Ferrari, Grand Am, American Le Mans, Ford Motor Company and Ford Racing and most recently Snap-On. These are just some of the clients to take advantage of the distinctive look of the Swisstrax modular event flooring line.

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Store It Well Now Offering Auto Deck Garage Floor Tiles

Store It Well is pleased to announce they are carrying a new line of garage floor tiles, Auto Deck.  Transform your garage floor from ordinary to spectacular instantly with AutoDeck modular garage floor tiles. Design and install a spectacular showroom-quality garage floor quickly and easily without tools.

The Auto Deck tiles are less expensive than many competitor products but don’t let their low price fool you.  These tiles boast a 10 year warranty and are designed to last.  Available in 14 colors and 4 styles including open, smooth, laminate and diamond plate.

Problems with painting garage floors

Q I have had two attempts at painting my concrete garage floor. On each occasion the paint has flaked after a short time. On the first occasion I scrubbed the floor with normal washing-up liquid, rinsed it and then used Wickes garage floor paint. On the second occasion I tried to be more rigorous. I used Sugar Soap as the cleaning agent and Leyland garage floor paint. I have seen perfectly good results elsewhere so I must be doing something wrong. Any hints and tips that you can offer that would lead to a successful outcome? GH, by email

A Concrete or screeded floors can be difficult to paint, especially when relatively new, because of a weak surface layer of cement that is brought to the surface by trowelling when wet. This is known in the trade as “laitance”, and can be tested for by scraping the edge of a coin across the surface to see if this produces a fine powdery residue. So, while we think of concrete as being a very hard, dense material, it can have this soft surface layer that flakes off easily, taking any applied paint coating with it.

What’s the easiest way to address this problem?  Use rolled garage flooring or garage floor tiles.

New Garage Flooring Products

Garage Floor Info keeps users informed of the latest in garage flooring and we have a new product line to tell you about.  Auto Care Products has many exciting garage flooring products, most popular are the SpeckDeck rolled garage floors and Style Tile garage floor tiles.

Style Tile has created the ultimate combination of form and function. Style Tile interlocking floor tiles are available in a Tire Tread Pattern, a Coin Pattern and a Drain Tile. With Style Tile, the Drain floor tile is vented allowing dirt, water and debris to fall through. The water evaporates and from time to time, you use a shop-vac and clean the dirt right through your garage floor tile! The beauty is, the dirt is hidden and your new garage floor stays clean.

SpeckDeck Rollout Garage Flooring, sometimes called rubber garage floors.  This durable roll out garage flooring transforms your garage into a showroom for your vehicle in just minutes!

Installation of SpeckDeck Garage Flooring with Oatey X-15 with Vinyl Backer

Step One

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Position SpeckDeck in desired location.

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Fold back side of SpeckDeck and lay out Vinyl Backer down the center.

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Fold SpeckDeck onto Vinyl Backer with Adhesive.

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Apply Adhesive to exposed Vinyl Backer.

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Fold SpeckDeck onto Vinyl Backer with Adhesive.

Wipe off any excess Adhesive with a rag or paper towel.

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While positioning seam together, apply Masking Tape.

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Leave Masking Tape in place for 12 hours.

For best results, allow Adhesive to cure for 24 hours

before driving a vehicle onto the SpeckDeck.