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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:48 pm    Post subject: Garage/gym flooring - interlocking tiles vs screed Reply with quote

Hi All,

My summer project is to tidy up my garage to make it a nicer place to train and tinker in. I was going to screed the floor then paint it; then I heard about interlocking garage floor tiles.

They seem expensive. Has anyone used them, or have any other suggestions?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have thick gym mats over screed
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, a road I have been down quite recently...

We moved house 18 months ago and part of the deal for buying a virtually derelict dump was that I would be allowed to build a decent garage on some of the land.

Like you a wanted a decent floor for cars, bikes, motorcycles and general tinkering, and, like most things, you find - once you start researching - that the sky's the limit regarding options.

You can pay anything from less than 10 m2 up to 50+ The main differences are thickness, stain resistance, concealed joints, free floating or requiring adhesive etc.

Whatever you choose you need a decent surface to lay them on and that need to be well sealed our dust will still rise from beneath the tiles. I would suggest a self levelling screed and then sealing the surface with diluted PVA glue.

I highly recommend doing it: it makes everything look neater and makes your garage much more agreeable to be in.

In the end I went for ecotile -( http://www.ecotileflooring.com/0 having discounted Dynotile (http://www.dynotile.co.uk/) because their samples felt too brittle. However, if its not a high traffic area you may be able to get away with something cheaper (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/48-SQ-FT-12-X-INTERLOCKING-FOAM-MATS-TILES-GYM-PLAY-GARAGE-WORKSHOP-FLOOR-MAT-/311207895197?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item48756fa09d) but be aware that some tiles aren't designed for much more than play rooms.

I suggest getting samples first. When you lay them, allow for expansion and finish off with some self adhesive skirting for a pro look Wink

Jeez, this is where my life has ended up, an internet expert on garage flooring Rolling Eyes



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great. Well posh.

I went for a cheaper option altogether - an old piece of carpet from a room in the house that we had re-done!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks nifty Repo...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Repo!

Ecotile are on the list, but at the pricey end. I certainly won't have a car in the garage so the tiles don't need to stand up to that, but it needs to be build to last.

JC - is gym flooring quite soft? I want something sturdy enough to keep the turbo and rollers from sinking, and not too compliant.

I guess the ebay stuff is disposable at that price. I have a single garage so only about 18m2. I will also plasterboard the bare brick walls, get some decent lighting in, etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cat5 in the Hat wrote:
Very nice Repo!

Ecotile are on the list, but at the pricey end. I certainly won't have a car in the garage so the tiles don't need to stand up to that, but it needs to be build to last.

JC - is gym flooring quite soft? I want something sturdy enough to keep the turbo and rollers from sinking, and not too compliant.

I guess the ebay stuff is disposable at that price. I have a single garage so only about 18m2. I will also plasterboard the bare brick walls, get some decent lighting in, etc.


No! I have turbo, weights bench etc on mine....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHEAPEST-Heavy-Duty-6ft-x-4ft-x-12mm-RUBBER-GYM-MATS-Fitness-Weight-Room-Floor-/191443007890
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Repoman,

Have you got room for a Triumph Spitfire in there? It's only a minor tidy up, not a full restoration. Should only take a month or two... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

repoman wrote:
Ah yes, a road I have been down quite recently...

We moved house 18 months ago and part of the deal for buying a virtually derelict dump was that I would be allowed to build a decent garage on some of the land.

Like you a wanted a decent floor for cars, bikes, motorcycles and general tinkering, and, like most things, you find - once you start researching - that the sky's the limit regarding options.

You can pay anything from less than 10 m2 up to 50+ The main differences are thickness, stain resistance, concealed joints, free floating or requiring adhesive etc.

Whatever you choose you need a decent surface to lay them on and that need to be well sealed our dust will still rise from beneath the tiles. I would suggest a self levelling screed and then sealing the surface with diluted PVA glue.

I highly recommend doing it: it makes everything look neater and makes your garage much more agreeable to be in.

In the end I went for ecotile -( http://www.ecotileflooring.com/0 having discounted Dynotile (http://www.dynotile.co.uk/) because their samples felt too brittle. However, if its not a high traffic area you may be able to get away with something cheaper (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/48-SQ-FT-12-X-INTERLOCKING-FOAM-MATS-TILES-GYM-PLAY-GARAGE-WORKSHOP-FLOOR-MAT-/311207895197?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item48756fa09d) but be aware that some tiles aren't designed for much more than play rooms.

I suggest getting samples first. When you lay them, allow for expansion and finish off with some self adhesive skirting for a pro look Wink

Jeez, this is where my life has ended up, an internet expert on garage flooring Rolling Eyes




Nick, it may be where your life has ended up, but I expect most blokes over 45 on here are completely in awe
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

veggieboy wrote:
repoman wrote:
Ah yes, a road I have been down quite recently...

We moved house 18 months ago and part of the deal for buying a virtually derelict dump was that I would be allowed to build a decent garage on some of the land.

Like you a wanted a decent floor for cars, bikes, motorcycles and general tinkering, and, like most things, you find - once you start researching - that the sky's the limit regarding options.

You can pay anything from less than 10 m2 up to 50+ The main differences are thickness, stain resistance, concealed joints, free floating or requiring adhesive etc.

Whatever you choose you need a decent surface to lay them on and that need to be well sealed our dust will still rise from beneath the tiles. I would suggest a self levelling screed and then sealing the surface with diluted PVA glue.

I highly recommend doing it: it makes everything look neater and makes your garage much more agreeable to be in.

In the end I went for ecotile -( http://www.ecotileflooring.com/0 having discounted Dynotile (http://www.dynotile.co.uk/) because their samples felt too brittle. However, if its not a high traffic area you may be able to get away with something cheaper (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/48-SQ-FT-12-X-INTERLOCKING-FOAM-MATS-TILES-GYM-PLAY-GARAGE-WORKSHOP-FLOOR-MAT-/311207895197?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item48756fa09d) but be aware that some tiles aren't designed for much more than play rooms.

I suggest getting samples first. When you lay them, allow for expansion and finish off with some self adhesive skirting for a pro look Wink

Jeez, this is where my life has ended up, an internet expert on garage flooring Rolling Eyes




Nick, it may be where your life has ended up, but I expect most blokes over 45 on here are completely in awe


I know I am. Firstly that floorspace is actually bigger than my house, and secondly the colour co-ordination is a delight.

As an aside, have you considered playing Dwarf-Chess out there?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I am significantly under 45.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FoulOleRon wrote:
And I am significantly under 45.


Stone?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FoulOleRon wrote:

As an aside, have you considered playing Dwarf-Chess out there?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
FoulOleRon wrote:
And I am significantly under 45.


Stone?


Stone
Age
IQ

Take your pick Smile

(or, line em up and make a very applicable sentence)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FoulOleRon wrote:
explorerJC wrote:
FoulOleRon wrote:
And I am significantly under 45.


Stone?


Stone
Age
IQ

Take your pick Smile

(or, line em up and make a very applicable sentence)


I would never ridicule your Stone Age IQ Smile
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