I’d prefer my garage floor concrete not commit suicide by sucking in the winter salt and snow. I also greatly prefer garage floor tiles over epoxy. While epoxy is beautiful, it’s practically impossible for an amateur to get right. But I can do the prep, installation and maintenance of PVC tiles by myself. There are a few excellent garage tile brands, including Inc Store and Garage Trac.
GarageTrac is the Most Garage Floor Tile for the Money
GarageTrac Diamond interlocking PVC tiles don’t sacrifice quality but still sell for a bargain price. The diamond raised design acts like the IncStore coin, it gives you a bit of grip to your floor.
Don’t Fall Down
The whole point of my anti-epoxy rant was that it’s too difficult to apply. But there’s another really good reason I prefer PVC, and that’s because epoxy is slippery and PVC is not. The GarageTrac tiles are made of a proprietary anti-slip plastic formation to prevent slipping. The raised diamonds give you traction on top of that.
Also Lung Friendly
GarageTrac’s 12 x 12 in. Diamond tile is also free of off gassing, so when you take it out of the box, it doesn’t punch you in the lungs with fossil fuel prep gas. This makes the GarageTrac tile suitable for indoor gym, utility room and mud room floors as well.
Clean it When You Want
The GarageTrac tile is engineered to repel oil, gas and household chemicals. Clean the floor with a soapy mop for sticky messes and a vacuum cleaner for the rest. The interlocking tabs seal together to prevent any spills from falling through the seams.
How to Buy GarageTrac Tiles
Multiply the garage width and length to get the square feet. I like to add 10% to my floor orders but it’s a little bit less necessary with floor tiles as there’s no cutting involved. You don’t need any installation tools but a rubber mallet is always a nice helper. The GarageTrac Diamond tiles are 12 x 12 in. and there are 48 tiles (and therefore 48 square feet) per box.
garage floor is 18 x 20 ft.
that is 18 times 20 = 360 square feet
the box carries 48 sf.
divide 360 x 48 = 7.5 boxes, round up to 8
get a minimum of 8 boxes
add 10% if you’re feeling cautious: 8 boxes x 10% = .8, so add 1 (round up) boxes for a total of 9