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LuckyCharms

(17,138 posts)
Tue Nov 21, 2023, 03:41 PM Nov 2023

Ugly garage floor solution - Pictures from about 10 years ago. [View all]

I'm not sure if I posted these before. Hopefully, someone will remind me if i did, so I can remove this post.

We got flooded in 2011. The subsequent clean-up started a 10 year home improvement spree.

After the initial 6 month long flood clean up, the first thing on the agenda was to clean out my garage and spruce it up (garage was not flooded). The garage floor was blacktop, which was problematic because anything that I placed on the floor would sink in and leave an indentation. Also, this was very hard to keep clean.

I covered the floor with 12 inch x 12 inch tiles made out of a plastic material. I don't won't to name the brand for fear of looking like an advertisement, but suffice to say that there are many brands out there. These tiles can handle 25,000 pounds of rolling weight without being compromised. I park on these tiles occasionally, with no problems.

This project took about 12 hours, and was relatively easy.

Create design on a sheet of graph paper.

Order appropriate style tiles based on design.

Install front and one side wall tiles in an "L" shape. Since no room is perfectly square, but the "L" shape is indeed square, the final edge against the walls will have to be fitted with individually cut slivers of tile.

Install remaining tiles by stomping the connections in with the heel of your boot, or by using a mallet.

These tiles have held up well over the past decade. I'm posting the below pics to perhaps give others ideas in case they are looking for a good garage floor solution. These tiles would not be appropriate for a person who does a lot of auto repair, or uses their garage for a metalworking shop, but they were fine for my purposes since my garage is mainly a woodworking shop. Very easy to keep clean.
















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Looks great! iamateacher Nov 2023 #1
. LuckyCharms Nov 2023 #2
Nice design! OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2023 #3
Not linoleum. LuckyCharms Nov 2023 #4
Look at that garage! Niagara Nov 2023 #5
Looks nice. Friend of mine painted Emile Nov 2023 #6
Looks great! What is the name of the product? ARPad95 Nov 2023 #7
Here's a link: LuckyCharms Nov 2023 #8
Thank you! ARPad95 Nov 2023 #11
That is a damn fancy garage floor! 3catwoman3 Nov 2023 #9
Great looking floor! Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2023 #10
I keep staring True Dough Nov 2023 #12
It's there... LuckyCharms Nov 2023 #13
Doesn't matter True Dough Nov 2023 #14
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