Snap together floor tiles - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Garage - Tools
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2006, 09:58 PM
western star's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: BC
Posts: 304
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Snap together floor tiles

I was thinking of doing my garage floor in the 12x12 snap lock flooring system. Can anyone tell me their experience with the several products on the market. I want to use the solid coin or checker plate pattern so I can take an air hose and blow off the floor. Some of these floors have an open pattern to keep the water off the flooring but I can see a lot of crud building up in there. Any info, price dealers etc would be appreciated.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2006, 10:43 PM
Race The Truck
 

Last journal entry: Son's Truck
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Arizona
Age: 58
Posts: 645
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I took a look at that stuff, but if your going to cut and weld it seem to me it would not last long. The only thing I found that was some what ok was an epoxy floor.

Craig
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2006, 11:11 PM
western star's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: BC
Posts: 304
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Epoxy was definetly on my mind. I just wanted to get some feedback on the tiles.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-30-2006, 11:47 PM
Race The Truck
 

Last journal entry: Son's Truck
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Arizona
Age: 58
Posts: 645
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Yeah, I did a basketball court for an in door play area. I think the tiles were 2.50 3.00 a tile. The only thing I would be woried about would be spilling oil on it because of the oil leaking in to the cracks.
It looks good held up very well after two year still looked nice.

Craig
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2006, 02:08 AM
Kevin45's Avatar
Just one of the guys
 

Last journal entry: Garage Toys
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Urbana, Ohio
Age: 58
Posts: 3,058
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Living in Arizona, I don't think you have to worry about the snow so that would be a plus. If all you are going to do is park in there then I would say the tiles would be fine. If you are going to do any type of work that involves dirt, rust, welding, painting, etc. then I would say go with an epoxy coated floor. I am speaking dirt from experience

Kevin
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2006, 07:45 AM
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Mopar tapered axle rear brake conversion
Last journal entry: What I'm doing now...
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 4,267
Wiki Edits: 49

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin45
Living in Arizona, I don't think you have to worry about the snow so that would be a plus. Kevin
Hay, careful there fella....... we had 31" a couple weeks ago.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2006, 09:23 AM
Beenaway2long's Avatar
or Jeff, or Doc, or...
 

Last journal entry: Results of the Camaro
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Syracuse, NY-well, just North
Age: 51
Posts: 988
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Tiles work good for areas where you just park a car, or shoot the bull with your buddies. Its not the product for a work area though. Even Epoxy won't hold up to jackstands, dragging stuff over it, repeated impacts, etc. Heck, CONCRETE has a tough time keping up with me.....

It all depends on what you do in your shop, and how often you want to repair it. I've labored over coating the floor for years. I came up with one conclusion. Let the oil stains, scuffs, dust, etc become badges of honor. In no way,shape or form, can my shop be accused of "posing". And the $1,000 I saved, will pay for the valvetrain for the bigblock.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-31-2006, 01:44 PM
western star's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: BC
Posts: 304
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks guys you are helping me greatly. I still work in the shop and I do drag jacks around but no welding in that side. I do use floor jacks but some of these tile manufacturers state up to 16000 lbs of weight per 1 sq ft without a problem. I was leaning towards epoxy with mats under the stands but the jack would be a concern.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2006, 12:07 PM
roger1's Avatar
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Angelo,TX
Age: 59
Posts: 1,099
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 12
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mats are unnecessary for epoxy. Jack Stands or rolling jacks or engine hoists will not hurt it at all.
However, if you DRAG heavy or sharp objects across the floor, it can scratch.

Epoxy is very tough and durable. I used the UCoat-It system but was not entirely pleased with it. My brother did his garage with the epoxy from http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog....3080&SKU=90011 and he was very happy with that.

I've got pictures of my epoxy floor and my brother's in my gallery:
http://hotrodders.com/gallery/showga...0&ppuser=17782
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2006, 09:39 AM
western star's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: BC
Posts: 304
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A friend of mine did his floor last Summer. The floor is so shiny that it looks wet. I don't like that wet look as it's very hard to see if you have water or oil etc on the floor. Can you get this epoxy in a flat or low luster finish.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2006, 11:01 AM
Rick 5150 69's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sac, Calif
Posts: 124
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
I agree with Beenaway, its easier to just hit it with laundry detergent and a hose and broom, or just a leaf blower, I have no stains, hense the laundry detergent I guess, but my floor is a very smooth surface!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2006, 11:20 AM
roger1's Avatar
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Angelo,TX
Age: 59
Posts: 1,099
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 12
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by western star
A friend of mine did his floor last Summer. The floor is so shiny that it looks wet. I don't like that wet look as it's very hard to see if you have water or oil etc on the floor. Can you get this epoxy in a flat or low luster finish.
The Valspar (Quikcrete) 2 part epoxy system carried at Lowes is a semi-gloss.

I have seen this used before and it works well. However, the semi-gloss finish is more prone to getting dirty from car tires than the full gloss is.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 04-03-2006, 06:13 PM
western star's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: BC
Posts: 304
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ah yes good point the shinier the surface the less marks. Maybe the bare concrete is the best way to go.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2006, 07:13 AM
roger1's Avatar
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Angelo,TX
Age: 59
Posts: 1,099
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 12
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Western,

I thought you might be interested what I had to say about the UCoat-it.

Scroll down to my posts on this page:
Be proud of your garage!

Roger
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 04-08-2006, 07:58 AM
dinger's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: 36 Ford painting
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Visalia, Ca.
Age: 61
Posts: 2,711
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 102
Thanked 110 Times in 76 Posts
I'm with Jeff and Rick on this one, pretty floors look nice when they're well cared for butwhen you start getting scars it's much more obvious. I have enough problems getting work done without worrying about keeping the floor pretty. It's hard enough finding shop time let alone mopping the shop time. Keep a rag handy for the spills and git r done. Dan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Garage - Tools posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
snap ring problem antiquebob Transmission - Rearend 7 04-30-2005 04:24 PM
Got my It's a snap harness 302 Z28 Electrical 25 07-28-2004 11:20 AM
Update on the Snap On murder. A32flathead Hotrodders' Lounge 3 02-28-2004 05:22 PM
Snap On Tools HotRodMan Hotrodders' Lounge 23 10-18-2003 10:02 PM
It's a snap wiring harness? joe k Electrical 3 01-16-2003 02:18 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.