Customer Review-Snap Coin Top Tile

Tim R. has an interesting way of utilizing the space in his garage.  He has set up a machine shop which he uses to design and build physics apparatus for science demonstrations.  He also uses it for the occasional job for friends and neighbors.  You can see some of his projects here:  http://citizenscientistsleague.com.  Just enter “Raney” or “Bald Engineer Guy”.

Well over a year ago, he decided to get some garage flooring for his shop.  Initially, he was using an “inexpensive foam matting from a home center” but it made moving his table saw difficult and the flooring was starting to show its age.  So he searched around and found Greatmats.

In stages, he has slowly floored most of his garage with our Modular Garage Floor Tile-Snap Coin.  He uses industrial anti-fatigue mats to cover the rest.

Snap Coin tiles are a great flooring for both garages and workshops because they are extremely durable and resistant to many chemicals and petroleum based products.  The tiles measure 12″ x 12″ and come in seven colors.

“The installation was easy,” Tim says.  “Just remember to orient the mats per the instructions on the box.  As simple as it was to install, I forgot that a time or two.  So I kept the instructions nearby.”

Snap Coin Tiles are simple to install because they require no adhesive.  This is also convenient should you ever decide to move your shop.  Simply pack them up and bring them with you.  These industrial tiles are tough enough to assemble multiple times without damaging the connection tabs.  They are warrantied for ten years.

“I modified some of the tiles to fit around ‘obstructions’ like the metal stock rack.  It was quick work to cut a tile to size on the band saw.  The biggest challenge was installing the tiles under two heavy workbenches.  Both are heavy-duty workbenches you’ll find in an industrial setting.  However, with a crowbar, a six-ton capacity hydraulic jack and blocks of wood, I installed the tiles under each bench.  Likely not a typical installation.”

For wall-to-wall installations, most people will use a table saw to cut the floor tiles to fit their room.  We would recommend a finishing blade.  Also, you might want to keep a can of lubricating oil handy so the blade doesn’t gum up from the plastic when it gets hot.  A quick sand over the cut edge will remove any ragged edging.

Tim also told us, “snapping the tiles together goes quickly-quicker if you use a rubber mallet vs. pressing them into place.  The plastic tiles are very rugged and a mallet won’t damage them.”

(Ed. note:  This is true.  Floors built of these tiles can support up to 50,000 lbs!)

“I didn’t track the time. but I suppose you could do a 20×20′ garage floor in four hours or maybe less without obstructions.  The plastic tiles are a quality product and are well-suited to my needs.  They don’t have a car running over them but a heavy table saw with steel wheels that gets moved a lot.  There’s really no apparent wear after over a year.  I like the flooring since it makes the shop brighter vs. the old cement floor.”

We asked Tim if he’d buy the garage floor tiles again.

“Since this flooring was done in stages, I made multiple purchases with one part of the shop completed…After I tiled almost half the shop, I wanted to see how well the tiles held up.  It all worked very well.  I would buy the tiles again.”

Would you recommend them to your friends?

“I’ve actually recommended the tiles to others-it’s a good product-I’ve been very happy with it.”

Thank you, Tim.  We appreciate the review and the photos.

StayLock Bump Top and Orange Peel

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, anti-fatigue sports flooring solution for your workout area, look no further.  StayLock is a hassle-free and great looking exercise flooring for a variety of different purposes.  Excellent for large or small installations, it can be used in both commercial and residential applications.

This multi-purpose flooring can be used in a temporary or permanent capacity.  You can place it over any hard surface.  You can even lay it down directly over carpeting with no problem!  It is easy to keep clean and requires no waxing or finishing which translates to very little maintenance cost.
Select this type of modular floor tile for industrial ergonomic flooring, athletic/cardio and aerobic floors, home gyms, basement floors, or anywhere a comfortable and easily installed modular floor tile is needed. This modular flooring features cushion ergonomic benefits to people who have to stand on their feet for long periods of time in industrial, athletic and standing work environments.
StayLock flooring tile is easy to connect together using a rubber mallet.  Anyone can put these modular floor tiles together. The tiles can easily be taken up or replaced as needed.  The typical life span of this type of modular flooring tile is 20 years or more.
This ergonomic flooring tile is so easy to assemble because it requires no adhesives or tape to keep it in place.  Its unique connection system holds tiles together tightly and perfectly flat to the floor.  The connectors are designed to keep the tiles from separating over time and will withstand daily abuse for years to come.
Install on any indoor flooring surface including concrete or carpeting.  You will get the benefits of superior ergonomic benefits in athetic, laboratory, industrial, or various other locations even without an underlayment.  This product is resistant to most acids and oils.
Cut StayLock to fit around obstructions.  Install in any configuration.

All colors are made from virgin PVC material. Black is made from material with a low percentage of recycled content. When the floor tile life span is completed, this material can be reclaimed and reground back into base material that can then be manufactured into useful products, which means this product need never go to the landfill.

Tiles are 1×1 foot and 9/16” inch thick.  Each tile weighs 1-1/2 lbs.  They are waterproof and have border ramps available.  These tiles are available in bump top and orange peel surface designs.  They come with a seven year warranty.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.