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Old 14-11-2017, 02:01 PM   #1
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Swisstrax Flooring fitted

I’ve been wanting to do my garage floor properly, ever since we moved into our house 5 years ago.

In that time, I’ve got samples/quotes from most of the popular options and was always leaning towards Mototile. However, following Matt from Obsessed garage on Youtube and his experiences and garage projects using Swisstrax, this is what I ended up going with.

https://www.swisstrax.com/flooring-tiles/ribtrax/

I’d originally put down some garage floor matting from Costco, this has been a fine stop gap but the biggest bug bare for me is the tyre marks. There was also quite a bit of damp underneath from where water had crept under.

IMG_5844 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr


This is something that concerned me about most of the other tiles, if I’d end up with more tyre marks. Swisstrax seems to be a very robust tile and less susceptible to tyre marking, but the great thing is that you can literally pop out any individual tile at any time if you wish, so if for any reason I needed to change one further down the line, it’s very simple to do, tiles just click together.

IMG_5894 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

After taking up the matting I was left with this…..

IMG_5845 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5847 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr


With the design of the Swisstrax being ribbed, you will be able to see some of the original floor showing through, so I painted over it with a universal undercoat/primer from Regal paints.

IMG_5850 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr


Once dry I set about laying the tiles, I decided on a black and grey chequered pattern. I was tempted to go for black and red to match my car, but if I change it in the future, that combination might not go with something new, so thought a classic black and grey would be the more sensible option.

IMG_5854 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5857 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

I bought a cheap jigsaw from Amazon for cutting the tiles at the edges, a tile cutter would have probably been a better option and given a cleaner cut, but the jigsaw was adequate.

IMG_5859 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

Once I’d cut the two tiles at the front of either side of the garage door and got going, it was really very simple to lay. I had to cut another couple of tiles at the back and a row of tiles down one side to finish, but it wasn’t too bad at all. With it all laid, there was about an inch gap at the back of the garage, I didn't think it was worth cutting such a small amount of tile to butt up to the wall, so left it.

Getting there.

IMG_5861 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5862 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5863 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5864 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5865 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

Finished

Very pleased with the end result and happy with my choice for sure.

Thanks for looking

IMG_5883 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5874 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5867 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5869 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5884 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5870 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5886 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5875 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5876 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr

IMG_5873 by Andy Hamilton, on Flickr
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Very nice!

I hope I'm not being indelicate but how much was the flooring, please?

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Very nice!

I hope I'm not being indelicate but how much was the flooring, please?

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For 18 square metres, mine worked out a a touch over £600, including delivery/ramps etc. For comparison, the Mototile quote was a little bit more, they also wanted £45 for a pallet delivery.
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Not at all a bad price for an excellent floor. I had been considering one of the Altro workshop bay products (as used by Fire Brigades and Ambulance garages) but I think I'll look into this.

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looks great
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nice that, i'm after some myself although i don't want a ribbed style, i want ones that have no gaps.

are you able to ack the car up on the ones you have?
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nice that, i'm after some myself although i don't want a ribbed style, i want ones that have no gaps.

are you able to ack the car up on the ones you have?
Yes I believe so, Swisstrax say they are 20% thicker than any other tile, come with a 15 year warranty
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It looks bigger. Great finish bud.
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Looks really good, plus the difference it'll make to your feet getting cold will be huge.

We have raised flooring in the office to help our toes
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