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09-05-2015 03:19 PM

I’ve enclosed a garage bay for a workshop. Has typical concrete floor. The shop is fully insulated and is heated and cooled.

I’m trying to decide what to do with the floor. I know epoxy paint is popular and I’ve given that a lot of thought. But I’m gravitating towards PVC floor tile for several reasons and I’m interested to know if anyone has used this and what their experience and recommendations are.

Here’s some of the pros and cons I’ve identified.


1) Ease of installation (little prep and tile can be laid in a day).
2) Less expensive than paying someone to put down epoxy.
3) Some give to the floor making it easier to stand on.
4) Very non-slip.

1) Somewhat harder to sweep.
2) Harder to roll mobile workbenches and table saw (but too hard?).
3) Caster on rolling tables etc might sink in a bit and damage floor?

I’m currently looking at a product from Rubber Flooring that has a coin pattern on it. I’ve tested sweeping up dust on samples and it is much easier than you might expect. Though not as simple as just pushing a soft shop broom around.

Anyway, if anyone has any experience with PVC floor tiles in a workshop, I’d like to hear your opinion about it.


-- Clin

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