Interlocking Garage Floor Tiles
Deciding on the right floor tiles for your garage can be a daunting task even for those that have shopped for
flooring tile in the past. The floor of a garage gives style and can integrate into the overall aesthetics of your
house. To that end, interlocking garage floor tiles could be your ideal choice. Made from polypropylene, they come
in multiple colors and patterns and are easy to install and clean.
Shopping for a covering for your garage is a similar process to purchasing other kinds of floor tile but you
will need to take into account the environment which is somewhat different to other rooms in your home. The climate
of your garage will have a direct effect on the type covering that you buy.
This doesn’t only refer to the temperature inside the garage, but also to the humidity and other atmospheric
conditions as well. Garages that are cold and damp will need a different kind of tile to those that are dry and
hot. Judge as accurately as you can the climate of your garage as this will play a major role in the kind of tile
that you purchase. If your garage is prone to flooding this will also be a factor influencing your buying
Homes in areas where there is a lot of rainfall or in hurricane target areas typically have problems with
flooding. These kinds of garages need tiles that are able to withstand standing water for extended periods of time.
Although that may be an obvious conclusion, there are some some types of tile that will actually absorb water
causing them to rot. The best advice, whether you are in a flood zone or not, is to avoid this type of
There are tiles made from rubber, vinyl and PVC with each type having it's own advantages and disadvantages.
Interlocking garage floor tiles are manufactured using a high impact durable plastic type material called
polypropylene which is lightweight yet tough enough to sustain the full weight of heavy vehicles. They will not
discolor, fade, corrode or rust and will keep your garage looking bright and clean for years to come. They are
mostly resistant to any damage from oil, fluids, grease and petrol based substances.
No special surface preparation is required to the concrete base other than sweeping away dust and debris.
Interlock garage floor tiles can be laid without the need for adhesive or fixings. They just snap together and
barring any problems, a complete garage can be fully tiled within two to three hours.
Manufacturers such as Racedeck and Sport Court Daytona supply their tiles in a variety of different colors which
allows you to mix, match and design your own custom layout and patterns. There is even a tile with an Iron Cross
picture embossed into it.
Since tiles can be extremely costly to replace, it is best to choose a type that you can live with for years to
come. The other plus point with interlocking garage floor tiles is that should one ever get damaged, it is only one
tile that has to be replaced and not the whole floor covering.