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RaceDeck vs. Epoxy Garage Flooring

RaceDeck®
vs. Epoxy Coating
RaceDeck®
Epoxy
15 Year Limited Warranty
YES
NO
Odorless installation – no toxic fumes
YES
NO
Installed in less than one day
YES
NO
Not affected by moisture
YES
NO
Available in self-draining design
YES
NO
Easily removed for use elsewhere
YES
NO
Can be properly installed by homeowner
YES
NO
Offers superior slip resistance when wet
YES
NO
Does not require shot-blasting, acid-washing

or surface prep before installation
YES
NO
Will not crack if foundation concrete cracks
YES
NO
Easily and quickly repaired if damaged
YES
NO

RaceDeck Garage Floor Tiles

RaceDeck Garage Floor Tile Colors

RaceDeck Garage Floor Tile Colors

RaceDeck garage floor tile patterns include CircleTrac, Diamond, and FreeFlow.  Diamond and CircleTrac garage floor tiles are also available in TuffShield, which is a gloss version of the tile that looks amazing.

RaceDeck flooring is 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.

RaceDeck Garage Floor Tiles

RaceDeck Garage Floor Tiles

RaceDeck is a patented multi-use interlocking floor system that is engineered to withstand the toughest mechanical environments and is not affected by petroleum products and most automotive chemicals.  Best of all is comes with an AMAZING 15 year warranty.

Garage Floor Tiles – What type is best for me?

There are many types of garage floor tiles available on the market today generally divided into two categories, rigid and soft.

Garage Floor Tiles

Garage Floor Tiles

Soft garage floor tiles are generally made from PVC vinyl and are quite durable.  Much thinner than the rigid garage floor tiles, soft garage floor tiles usually are of the peel and stick variety.  Peel and stick tiles have an adhesive applied to the back of the tile during the manufacturing process and a plastic backing is put over the adhesive.  To install this tile, simply peel off the backing and apply the tile to the floor.

The advantages to a soft garage tile floor is that the height of the tile is only about the thickness of a nickel, no big raises in the floor to worry about.  Another major advantage to this type of garage floor tile is that spills and leaks are less likely to penetrate the floor tile meaning they are easier to clean up.  The biggest disadvantage to soft peel and stick garage floor tiles is that they cannot be removed.  If you are considering moving and want to take your garage floor tiles, you may be interested in the rigid garage floor tile.

Rigid garage floor tiles are usually made from high impact polypropylene and are either perforated or solid.  Many companies manufacture rigid garage floor tiles and they are readily available online.  Like many other products we may buy, rigid garage floor tiles vary in quality so do your research to find the best garage floor tile for your budget.  Some of the cheap garage floor tiles can warp or break.

Perforated garage floor tiles allow liquids and spills to drain through the floor onto the concrete garage floor below it.  The benefits to this type of flooring is that the garage floor surface remains dry and safe.  But there is a major disadvantage to this type of garage floor too, spills and liquids that fall below the floor are difficult to clean.  Water spills can become moldy over time so care must be taken to be sure the area is properly ventilated when using this type of garage floor.

Solid, rigid garage floor tiles are basically the same tile as the perforated, less all the drain holes.  Solid tiles are heavier than the perforated types.  The solid garage floor tiles do not allow liquids to drain quite as easily as the perforated garage floor tiles.  However, spills should be promptly cleaned up to prevent liquids from draining between the cracks in the tile to the concrete floor below.  As with the perforated garage floor tile, liquids that drain below the floor’s surface are extremely difficult to clean.

Rigid garage floor tiles are usually installed using an interlocking mechanism on two sides of the tile.  This allows the tiles to be secured to each other easily and solidly.  Many manufacturers also make an edging that can be installed around the perimeter of the garage to give it a clean, finished look.

Whatever garage floor tile you are interested in purchasing, be sure to do your homework.  Specifically with the rigid garage floor tile, quality can be in issue with the cheaper types.  Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each type of garage floor tile to your application to determine which floor is best for you.

PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS ARTICLE
RaceDay Peel & Stick Garage Floor Tiles - Levant
RaceDay Peel & Stick Garage Floor Tiles - Diamond Tread
RaceDay Peel & Stick Garage Floor Tiles - All

Garage Floors – Which one is right for me?

Garage floors have been a growing home improvement project in many houses today.  They add comfort, warmth, safety and beauty to a normally cold, hard place.  The most popular types of floors are rolled garage floors (sometimes call rubber garage floors) and garage floor tile.  When it comes to garage floor tiles there are many types to chose from including hard and soft.

The hard garage floor tiles are floating tiles and they are either perforated to allow water and spills to drain below them or solid to somewhat keep spills above the tile.  They usually have some kind of an attaching system that allows them to snap together and stay in place.   There are various types of plastic garage floor tiles and the quality of these tiles will vary greatly.  Always be sure to know the type of flooring you are buying because when it comes to plastic garage tiles, price is not nearly as important as quality.  Cheap garage floor tiles can warp and break under heavy loads.

Soft garage floor tiles are a rubber like material.  Actually made from PVC, soft tiles usually come in a peel and stick variety.  The popular rubber garage floor tiles manufactured by Better Life Technology are manufactured at an impressive 95 mil base thickness and include a peel and stick backing that makes installation a breeze.  BLT garage floor tiles are available in 3 colors including Midnight Black, Absolute White and Slate Grey.  They are available in levant and diamond tread patterns in both a 12″ and 24″ tile.

Rolled garage floors are the lowest cost and easiest type of garage floor to install.  These floors are simply rolled out and the seems are either overlapped or butted together.  They do not need to be glued down and the seems do not need to be taped.  If you are interested in securing a rolled rubber garage floor, there are seeming tapes and floor adhesives available but they are certainly not required.  Rolled garage floors are available in widths from 7.5 to 10 feet wide and various lengths.  Custom lengths are also available if you are unable to locate the right size roll for your garage.  Rolled garage floors are available in 4 patterns including diamond tread, levant, coin and ribbed.  Various thicknesses are also available ranging from 55 mil to 85 mil and in 6 different colors.

Ultimately there are many reasons to choose one type of floor over another.  Cost, appearance, durability and ease of installation are the most common.  The look of a garage tile floor will be much different than that of a rolled garage floor.  Most garage floors are easy enough for the average homeowner to install themselves so if you are up to the challenge, you should be able to install any of these floors.  As for durability it is best to purchase the highest quality floor you can afford.  The cost of a heavy grade rolled floor may be about the same as a cheap tile floor.  But for the same amount of money, the rolled floor will last much longer and look much better.

PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS ARTICLE
Garage Floor Coverings
Garage Floor Mat
Rolled Garage Flooring

Garage Floor Patterns

So you’ve decided that now is the time to finally install a new garage floor in your garage.  You started your research and found that rolled garage flooring is a good choice because it’s cheap.  You later found out that this “cheap garage floor” is much more than cheap, but also durable, easy to install and great looking.  Now comes time to pick the pattern.

There are four primary patterns available including ribbed garage floors, diamond tread garage floors, coin garage floors and levant garage floors.  All are of the rolled variety and are easy to install garage floors.

The first pattern is the Ribbed Garage Floor.

The ribbed garage floor is a great looking floor but also has an impressive added benefits.  Ribbed garage floors allow spills and leaks to channel keeping the area safer and cleaner.  Clean up of ribbed garage flooring is simple and these floors can be removed from the garage and rinsed with a garden hose if needed.

Ribbed Garage Flooring

Ribbed Garage Flooring

Ribbed Garage Floor Installed

Ribbed Garage Floor Installed

Another popular items are the Diamond Tread Garage Floors.

Diamond Tread Garage Floors

Diamond Tread Garage Floors

Diamond Tread Garage Floors are preferred by many auto enthusiasts. It has the most ‘macho’ look and matches some popular garage storage cabinets. This pattern of garage floor also provides improved traction over bare floors.

Diamond Tread Garage Flooring Installed

Diamond Tread Garage Flooring Installed

The Coin Pattern Garage Floor is a very popular style.

Coin Garage Floor

Coin Garage Floor

The Coin Pattern Garage Floor is comfortable and attractive.   Coin pattern garage flooring is offered in specially formulated, heavy-duty, commercial & industrial grade material that not only is tough but looks great.  The coin pattern seems to have high satisfaction in commercial and industrial companies and that is most likely why they are manufactured with the higher grade of material.

Coin Garage Floor Installed

Coin Garage Floor Installed

The last choice of garage flooring patterns is the Levant pattern.

Levant Garage Flooring

Levant Garage Flooring

The levant pattern is the most affordable flooring and easy to keep clean. It is is quite attractive for use in bathrooms, kitchens, and in recreational vehicles. Potential uses for this material are virtually the same as those of the Coin pattern product.

Levant Garage Floor Installed

Levant Garage Floor Installed

Good luck choosing your garage floor and as always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS ARTICLE
Ribbed Roll Out Garage Floor
Diamond Tread Rolled Garage Flooring
Coin Rolled Garage Flooring

Garage Floors, What Thickness Do I Need?

There are many types of garage floors available.  In this article, we are going to discuss rolled garage floors.  Rolled garage floors are very popular because of their good looks, low cost and easy installation.  They come is a variety of colors and patterns that should match any plans you have for your garage makeover.  However, one of the most important decisions regarding your garage floor may be the thickness.

Rolled garage floors are usually available in the following thicknesses: 55 mil, 75 mil and 85 mil.  The better companies measure the thickness of their floors by the base thickness.

Garage Floor Thickness

Garage Floor Thickness

The breakdown of the floor ratings are as follows:

55 mil – Generally considered the Standard Grade of flooring.  55 mil garage flooring is about 0.055 inches thick. This thickness of garage flooring is generally acceptable to many homeowners.  It should offer years of protection and it has the lowest cost of the garage floors available. 

75 mil – Generally considered the Commercial Grade of flooring.  75 mil garage flooring is about 0.075 inches thick. This thickness is very popular among homeowners.  It’s extra thickness adds strength and therefore longevity to the floor.  In our opinion 75 mil is the best choice for the typical homeowner looking to justify quality with price.

85 mil – Generally considered the Industrial Grade of flooring.  85 mil garage flooring is about 0.085 inches thick. This thickness is overkill for many homeowners.  However, if money is not a concern go for the 85 mil garage flooring.  You won’t be sorry.

PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS ARTICLE
Levant Pattern Rolled Garage Flooring - Standard Grade
Diamond Tread Rolled Garage Flooring - Commercial Grade
Coin Rolled Garage Flooring - Industrial Grade

Simple Garage Floors, Protection and Beauty

There are many types of garage floors available today.  The most popular types are rolled garage floors, tile garage floors and epoxy paint garage floors.  All of them have their advantages and disadvantages but for the purposes of this article, we are going to focus on the simplest types of garage floors, rolled and tile.  Epoxy garage floors are quite impressive in appearance but the time and effort involved in installing one is best left to the experts.

The most cost effective and easiest garage floors to install are the rolled variety.  They are inexpensive and look great.  However, many people are drawn to rolled garage floors because of their easy installation.  The average homeowner can install their own garage floor in just a couple hours with basic tools.  Rolled garage floors come in a variety of colors and textures that will suit anyone’s tastes.  The most common textures are ribbed, diamond plate, coin and levant.

Garage floor textures play an important part in the garage floor decision process.  Besides the great appearance a new garage floor can add to your home, they also provide anti-fatigue benefits, sound deadening qualities, and improved safety.  Ribbed style garage floors allow liquids to be channeled away which helps keep your floor safe from spills.  All textures, including ribbed garage floors, offer some anti-slip properties.  However, it is important to keep in mind that manufacturers do not consider their garage floors to be slip resistant with one stating, “There is no substitute for keeping a clean, well-maintained floor.”

Tiles are also becoming quite popular with regard to garage floors.  They offer many of the same qualities of rolled garage flooring but with a entirely different look.  Tile garage floors are usually mixed and matched to give a checker board pattern.  Some homeowners even create boarders and other designs in their garage floors.
tile garage floors
The Race Day Peel & Stick Tiles are one of the easiest garage floor tiles to install.  You simply peel the backing and apply the tile to the prepared garage floor.

peel and stick garage floors tile

The peel and stick type of garage floor tiles are better than the rigid types of garage floor tiles simply because they prevent dead spot under the floor.

garage floor tiles

Whether installing a rolled garage floor or tile garage floor, the low cost and impressive benefits make it a quality home improvement project that will add beauty, safety and value to your home.

Ribbed Rolled Garage Floors

The first product we will discuss is the ribbed rolled garage floors.  Ribbed rolled garage floors are made from 100% high quality polyvinyl throughout the entire product, however they are often called rubber garage flooring.  Rolled garage floors are extremely popular because of their ease of installation and impressive good looks.

Ribbed Garage Floors

Ribbed Garage Floors

The biggest benefit of the ribbed garage floors compared to the other textures available is that these types are designed to channel spills and leaks which prevents them from spreading.

Ribbed Garage Floors

Ribbed Garage Floors

Installation of ribbed rolled garage floors is a breeze.  Basically all you need to do is roll out the floor.

Garage Floors Rolled Out

Garage Floors Rolled Out

Trim the edges.

Garage Floor Trimming

Garage Floor Trimming

And if you are installing more than one roll, simply overlap the edges.

Garage Floor Overlap

Garage Floor Overlap

IMPORTANT: These instructions are provided for general information of garage floor installation only.  Please refer to the instructions included with any products you purchase.

Ribbed rolled garage floors offer many benefits including:

Keeps your garage looking better than new!
• Channels liquids & debris out of garage
• Helps prevent concrete deterioration
• Hides cracks & stains in older floors
• Reduces amount of dirt tracked into home
• Easy installation—No adhesives required
• Easy to move when cleaning is needed
• Vapor barrier, moisture will not penetrate
• Prevents concrete, soil. & water contamination
• Overlap or butt together for seamless look
• Provides anti-fatigue benefit
• Easy to cut for custom fit
• Cushioned comfort for walking & working
• Thermal Insulation and noise reduction
• Ultra durable—Formulated to last for years

PRODUCTS DISCUSSED IN THIS ARTICLE
Garage Floor Mat
Garage Floor Covering
Inexpensive Garage Floor

Welcome to Garage Floor Info

We would like to welcome you to Garage Floor Info and we hope you find the site helpful and informative.  This site is brought to you by CoEl Enterprises and its staff.  We are all excited to welcome you and inform you about the many products in the garage floor cover industry.  The goal of this site is to educate our users and help them to better understand the products that are available to you.

The advantage to a site like this is we are dedicated to one project, garage flooring.  We can take the time to post images, links, information and descriptions of many of the garage flooring products available.  This site is not an ecommerce site but an informative site only.  Many of the products listed on this site are available on our sister site, StoreItWell.com and we will provide links as available.

Thank you again for taking the time to stop by and we hope that we can help you with your garage floor.  If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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.

garage floor tiles

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.