Garage Floor Ideas

Garage Floor Ideas

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KobayashiMaru86

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813 posts

174 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Garage is 8.5m x 2.8m and starting looking into what flooring to go with. I may just tile it but what are my other options? Saw some use some form of click flooring which may be a quicker way of doing it. Last owners look to have painted it at some point but it's long worn away.

Comacchio

1,113 posts

145 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I went for Plasfloor. Cost £280 for 4.8m X 2.4m. Laid in a few hours with the assistance of a rubber mallet and a multitool for cutting the left and rear edges.




rigga

6,962 posts

165 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Plasfloor as above in mine, very strong and doesn't deform with jacks and stands etc.
This get asked loads, do a Google search with pistonheads and garage flooring, will bring up old threads.
Search on here used to be good, now its pants.

thepawbroon

797 posts

148 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I was just browsing the other threads today, so here they are:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

and

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Personally, I'm going for painting the floor with Ronseal Garage Floor Paint, then covering with Big Dug tiles:

https://www.bigdug.co.uk/mats-flooring-c402/garage...



Edited by thepawbroon on Wednesday 3rd March 15:04

Comacchio

1,113 posts

145 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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thepawbroon said:
You'll need to apply thin layers to prevent it running....

Super_G

840 posts

62 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Interlocking foam tiles here. Really easy to snip with scissors. One erroneous pack out of the 10 where the edging was incompatible with the rest of the tiles. Thankfully there was enough from the other packs.

thepawbroon

797 posts

148 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Comacchio said:
You'll need to apply thin layers to prevent it running....
Crazy! I've tried 4 times to get that photo right!

Editing again,.,,

BishBosh

365 posts

188 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Plasfloor for me too...
http://plasfloor.co.uk/


rob0r

378 posts

134 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Plasfloor for me too! About £1400 for 72-ish metres sq. We only laid it about two weeks ago but it's great. I went for this over paint as hopefully I won't have to worry about the flooring again.


PH User

17,442 posts

72 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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rob0r said:
Plasfloor for me too! About £1400 for 72-ish metres sq. We only laid it about two weeks ago but it's great. I went for this over paint as hopefully I won't have to worry about the flooring again.

Is this a particular pattern? I'm trying to work out what it is.

thepawbroon

797 posts

148 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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PH User said:
Is this a particular pattern? I'm trying to work out what it is.
Sun, mountains, beach, waves?

Gad-Westy

11,295 posts

177 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I did plasfloor as well and would do so again. Only issue I had with it was that it doesn't with deviations in floor level very well but not really the fault of the product.

rob0r

378 posts

134 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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thepawbroon said:
Sun, mountains, beach, waves?
That's what we were going for! Plasfloors own designer means you can really play with ideas. I nearly put an 8 bit mario down as it can be done perfectly...

Gad-Westy said:
I did plasfloor as well and would do so again. Only issue I had with it was that it doesn't with deviations in floor level very well but not really the fault of the product.
I'd agree with this. Before putting ours down we actually cemented the floor as well as possible to smooth it out, but our floor is a right state underneath still. It's fine but you can't huge amounts of deviation as the tiles will start to not interlock joints. They also absorb weld splatter... but again not really the fault of the product!

Considering the state of the floor before, Plasfloor has been a game changer, so much more pleasant to work on!

Blakeatron

2,356 posts

137 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Thick carpet tiles in mine, although not really a working garage

OMITN

567 posts

56 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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+1 interlocking tiles.

Mine are Flexitile. About £600 IIRC for 25 sq meters including ramp strips for garage door opening.

thepawbroon

797 posts

148 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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thepawbroon said:
I was just browsing the other threads today, so here they are:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

and

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Personally, I'm going for painting the floor with Ronseal Garage Floor Paint, then covering with Big Dug tiles:

https://www.bigdug.co.uk/mats-flooring-c402/garage...



Edited by thepawbroon on Wednesday 3rd March 15:04
First coat (still wet!)



Arranguez

249 posts

37 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I found the Ronseal stuff to be rubbish. Prepped as directed but still lifts. Good you are covering it with something too.

Coxey

182 posts

71 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I went with ceramics

MX-6

5,112 posts

177 months

Thursday 4th March
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Comacchio said:
I went for Plasfloor. Cost £280 for 4.8m X 2.4m. Laid in a few hours with the assistance of a rubber mallet and a multitool for cutting the left and rear edges.



I'm looking into giving my garage something of a make-over and hadn't really considered tiles like these, they look good.

What is the main advantage of them over a concrete floor, is it mainly just that they look smarter? I can imagine they are nicer and less cold to lay on when crawling about around/under the car, but just a bit concerned about damage occuring from tools like jacks, stands and from potential leaks (eg. oil, coolant).

This is the "before" pic of mine, quite a small affair but at least the motor fits in. I moved into the house at the end of 2019 and it's been a bit of a project, but want to give the garage space some TLC in the coming months.



Gad-Westy

11,295 posts

177 months

Thursday 4th March
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MX-6 said:
I'm looking into giving my garage something of a make-over and hadn't really considered tiles like these, they look good.

What is the main advantage of them over a concrete floor, is it mainly just that they look smarter? I can imagine they are nicer and less cold to lay on when crawling about around/under the car, but just a bit concerned about damage occuring from tools like jacks, stands and from potential leaks (eg. oil, coolant).

This is the "before" pic of mine, quite a small affair but at least the motor fits in. I moved into the house at the end of 2019 and it's been a bit of a project, but want to give the garage space some TLC in the coming months.

Big advantages of this type of floor is keeping dust supressed, ease of cleaning and a much more pleasant surface to work on. Generally looks better too. Concrete looks fine when new but always looks horrible highly uninviting after a while.

Plasfloor and the like are purpose made for this sort of thing so no issues with leaks etc. They're very durable with jacking too. I've never managed to mark one but they're cheap enough that I had about 50 spare tiles just in case (over bought) and it would be a 5 min task to replace one.

Edited by Gad-Westy on Thursday 4th March 13:19