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Old 07-11-2007, 11:05 PM
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Why checkerboard floors in a shop?

Is there a reason for it, or is it some kind of tradition, or what? Curious minds want to know.

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Old 07-11-2007, 11:59 PM
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Why not?
It looks good in pictures?
Black and white means you only have to wash the white ones?
Checkered flag pattern reminds the guys of the races?
All of the above or none?

Other members must have some different ideas as well.
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Is there a reason for it, or is it some kind of tradition, or what? Curious minds want to know.
Why imitation flames on the front of your car, or fake rust on your Rat Rod?
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My Interpretation is :

Black & White "Checkerboard" VCT flooring is a 1950's nostalgia type of thing .

The VCT is really tough stuff as long as you don't just drive in & park on it with hot tires it will last a good long time .
It is easy to keep clean & has a really deep shine when striped & waxed

Also the Checkered flag look might give you the feeling that you made it home from the RAT RACE: where everyone is a Arse hole until proven other wise.

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Old 07-12-2007, 07:14 AM
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The VCT is really tough stuff as long as you don't just drive in & park on it with hot tires it will last a good long time .
It is easy to keep clean & has a really deep shine when striped & waxed
Or do much of any other fabrication work...like welding and grinding. You can make a pretty good mess of it with a bit of well placed slag or a spinning stone or the hot end of a just cut piece of tubing.

It's very nice if you are only parking and doing some minor wrench work. But I don't think it's ideal for full bore shop conditions.
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When we finish our basement we are going to put black and white tiles down. I think it looks great in a garage or basement. Well i would'nt do tile in a garage. But i would do a checkered floor some how. My 2 cents.

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It is used to ward off evil spirits and smog pumps.
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It's for people who like to gamble. You get a 50/50 chance of finding that small bolt you just dropped.
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It just an expensive way to show off an expensive car that you've never laid a wrench on an it also makes the wet bar with the $20,000 dollar stereo look better.
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It is used to ward off evil spirits and smog pumps.
The Smog pumps ward off evil spirts as they sit in the corner of the shop .....tile just looks good
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Checkered Flag Hello!

But working shops have concrete floors
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It would make one hell of a chess or checker set

I don't think anything but Brushed Concrete makes a good shop floor.

But what the hell would I know I don't have a shop




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Because stripes would make it look fat????

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Because stripes would make it look fat????

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Depends on which way the stripes run
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It's a 50's thing !Take the corner of your shop were the ''office'' is, put down some smaller black and white tiles, some pink on the wall, red and chrome table and chairs..... and then , if you can't feel it, well then , you never will............ AND that explains why you asked !
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