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poospleasures

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07-05-2015 11:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop floor tiles polymer question

Hello again Been thinking of covering my shops concerte floor with a new to me product. It is a polymer tile from Modutile a USA company with many really good reviews. Tiles are 12 ” x 12 ” x 1/2 ” thick and have a ribbed bottom for ventilation and drying. Like so many of this type tile they have looped connectors and would be fairly easy to install. I hope maybe some of you have used these or have checked them out. I would like your opinions or experiences. Thanks for your answers.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon


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#1 posted 07-06-2015 01:30 PM

I’ll be interested as well if anyone has used these. I was considering them when I expanded my shop last year, but, changed my mind.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 07-16-2015 12:13 AM

I actually have been following them for a while while I plan my new basement workshop after we move next week. I contacted them a few days ago with a couple questions, and the owner himself replied immediately, so far a good experience. Buy directly from them, its cheaper than anywhere else. From them its $1.98 a square foot. They will also send you sample tiles for free if you want one or two to see and test out.

I mentioned in my email to them that this was for a basement woodshop and asked them if they were truly 12×12 or slightly under, if drain squares were the same size, and how much extra to purchase.

Here is their reply to me… I might just use caulk between the tiles to keep sawdust from clogging the seams. Has anyone else had experience with these?

Hello Eric,

We had many woodworkers use our products. However, we do like to explain
that it is not a perfect solution as the seems between the tiles would
collect sawdust.

Regarding the special, we will continue to hold that price unless there is
a dramatic price increase in the raw materials. We do not foresee a price
increase in the next 3 months.

Regarding your questions about the tiles.

1. Yes, they are truly 12²x12² after it is interlocked.
2. Yes, the drain tiles are the same size.
3. To measure what you need just round up the room¹s size to the next
foot. So if you have a room that is 12.5×14. You would round up to 13×14
to get the square footage that you need.

Regards,

Marvin Solano
http://www.modutile.com
3911 Hartsdale Dr
Houston, TX 77063

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#3 posted 07-16-2015 12:17 AM

I also found this article reviewing them for a garage.

http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/technical/GarageTiles.pdf

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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poospleasures

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#4 posted 07-16-2015 12:56 AM

Thanks Eric. The article was very interesting and told me things I thought to be true. I have decided against the tile flooring. I feel that to much water just happens to get into my shop either from doors open in the rain or from snow and ice from the cars. I could leave them out but whats the point of having a nice heated garage.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 07-16-2015 01:01 AM

Just curious what you decided on…I still haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I have a couple more weeks to finalize my research before making a decision.

Also, I’m confused what you mean about the water? That article says they drain well, even the solid ones. Are you referring to something else?

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#6 posted 07-16-2015 02:01 PM

I emailed a couple more questions asking about caulking the seams or anything that could help keep dust out of seams and got another reply from the owner. It doesn’t sound like these are good options for woodworkers :(
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We would not recommend caulking the tiles. In a climate control environment it could work, but we do not test for it. In normal use, the tiles are designed to expand and contract with change in temperature.

Unfortunately, these tiles are not a great solution for woodworkers due to the sawdust problem. What I been told by woodworkers is that they clean up more often under the floor than it would normally be necessary.

Usually, the best solution for a woodworker is a roll-on floor. The problem is that it is hard to install and many people have problems with the seems. We don’t actually sell that but it would prevent the sawdust from going under the floor if properly installed.

Regards,

Marvin

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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