Race Deck vs. Whom

eshrink

GT Owner
May 21, 2006
511
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Other than Race Deck, what other floor tiles have people been using. Which is the most robust and cost effective.

Thank you,

- doc

No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
 

fjpikul

GT Owner
Jan 4, 2006
9,819
3
Belleville, IL
The Race Deck owner is also a GT owner. When you call in your order, tell them you're a member of this forum and get a discount. Previous thread about this.
 

eshrink

GT Owner
May 21, 2006
511
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It was never confirmed, but I had been told that Race Deck made the flooring that Costco sells.

- doc
 

Gene Cassone

GT Owner
Dec 3, 2005
640
0
way upstate NY
I had carpeting in my garage and ripped it out. I looked into racedeck as an option but I decided to go with porcelain tile (the strongest and impermeable). I put it down myself (winter project in our long cold dark winters) and used epoxy grout (indestructible) It is gorgeous!!! No regrets and though more expensive aren"t we and our cars worth it!! Check out photos in my gallery!
 

tiger 6

GT Owner
Mar 5, 2006
234
0
virginia
garage floors

eshrink said:
Other than Race Deck, what other floor tiles have people been using. Which is the most robust and cost effective.

Thank you,

- doc

No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
Check out using stamped concrete as a flooring material. It provides any type of design you may desire and is competitively priced with the Race Decks etc. It cleans up well and,IMHO, provides a unique appearance.
 

eshrink

GT Owner
May 21, 2006
511
0
We used ceramic tile in the gym. It has held up well and should work in the garage. Stamped concrete is used around the pool, and I have heard, but never seen it used in a garage. In many ways, the concept is more appealing than a modular floor. Never considered it. Thank you.

- doc
 

analogdesigner

GT Owner
Nov 15, 2005
918
0
San Clemente, CA USA
Silicone grout?

Gene Cassone said:
I had carpeting in my garage and ripped it out. I looked into racedeck as an option but I decided to go with porcelain tile (the strongest and impermeable). I put it down myself (winter project in our long cold dark winters) and used epoxy grout (indestructible) It is gorgeous!!! No regrets and though more expensive aren"t we and our cars worth it!! Check out photos in my gallery!
Gene,

Did you evey consider silicone grout? It allows for a slight bit of movement within the floor. My garage floor have that grey epoxy coating, however it looks like heel and have a big crack down the center :frown I have used epoxy grout in my bathrooms. Just curious if you or anyone else has used tried the silicone grout?

Thanks, Jay
 

ChipBeck

GT Owner/Moderator
Feb 13, 2006
5,369
3
Scottsdale, Arizona
Premier Garage

At Arizona GT Tech Day our host had a spectacular garage floor installed by Premier Garage, www.premiergarage.com , with wall mounted cabnets and workbench. It's not paint or tile, it's 4 colors in speckels and tough as nails. I had them do my garage last week and it's beautiful. You can't do it yourself but for those of us who wouldn't do it ourselves anyway, that's OK. I have a big 4+ car garage with an attached workshop and the floor cost for both was about $5000 plus the cabinet's I had them install. I love the result. :thumbsup

Chip
 

Gene Cassone

GT Owner
Dec 3, 2005
640
0
way upstate NY
The tile I used is porcellain. This means the color is all the way through the tile not just a coating. it is more durable than ceramic and rated a a load rating of 5 which is the most durable. Id it chips (which it should not) the color is all the way through so you will not notice small chips. I placed it over cement using a mortar that contains latex which allows some movement. The garage is heated and I run a dehumidifier during the summer (these are a must irregardless of the floor especially since I have some old alfas and ferraris that do not tolerate moisture changes well). The problem with silicine gouts is that they will discolor with time and they absorb stains and mold. The expoxy grout is instructable and I have not had and problems with cracking (after one year) and it is recommended for outside applications. The expoxy however is much more expensive than regular sand grout. The expoxy coatings are just that a coating and the cement especially if new will have settling cracks which will show through. If pouring a new floor better to wait a year for settling before appling tile (especially if not heated)
 

analogdesigner

GT Owner
Nov 15, 2005
918
0
San Clemente, CA USA
My garage floor is B-A-D

Gene Cassone said:
The tile I used is porcellain. This means the color is all the way through the tile not just a coating. it is more durable than ceramic and rated a a load rating of 5 which is the most durable. Id it chips (which it should not) the color is all the way through so you will not notice small chips. I placed it over cement using a mortar that contains latex which allows some movement. The garage is heated and I run a dehumidifier during the summer (these are a must irregardless of the floor especially since I have some old alfas and ferraris that do not tolerate moisture changes well). The problem with silicine gouts is that they will discolor with time and they absorb stains and mold. The expoxy grout is instructable and I have not had and problems with cracking (after one year) and it is recommended for outside applications. The expoxy however is much more expensive than regular sand grout. The expoxy coatings are just that a coating and the cement especially if new will have settling cracks which will show through. If pouring a new floor better to wait a year for settling before appling tile (especially if not heated)
Gene,

Thanks for the info. I was always told that silicone is tough against mold, mildew, UV and most chemicals. I really need the entire garage floor removed and repoured (properly, not by some cheap homebuilder), however that is too big of a project. I will have to give this project some more thought. Thanks, Jay
 

analogdesigner

GT Owner
Nov 15, 2005
918
0
San Clemente, CA USA
Looks good!

ChipBeck said:
At Arizona GT Tech Day our host had a spectacular garage floor installed by Premier Garage, www.premiergarage.com , with wall mounted cabnets and workbench. It's not paint or tile, it's 4 colors in speckels and tough as nails. I had them do my garage last week and it's beautiful. You can't do it yourself but for those of us who wouldn't do it ourselves anyway, that's OK. I have a big 4+ car garage with an attached workshop and the floor cost for both was about $5000 plus the cabinet's I had them install. I love the result. :thumbsup

Chip
Chip,

Yes, this looks good. I may visit their showroom soon.

Thanks, Jay
 

KennethClay

GT Owner
Oct 15, 2012
490
0
New York
I had Premier do two garages over the last 5 years. The oldest still looks great. I strongly recommend them.
Any further update on how the Premier garages have held up? Since you and Chip both did them about 10 or 12 years ago, I'd love some updated feedback. I'd like do the Premierone if they do it back east, but I'm also considering the Race Deck tiles.
 

MDT

GT Owner
Jun 24, 2006
209
0
I just called on an epoxy floor in Las Vegas. Was told it was about 1,800 for a three car garage. However, I was also told it would only last 8-10 years.
 

Propdave

GT Owner
Jun 11, 2016
106
0
Calgary, Canada
I have Swisstrack flooring which is very similar to race deck. Because my SUV shares the garages with my other cars, I chose to go with a flooring that lets the dirt from the SUV drop through the floor over the winter months. In the spring I unsnap sections of the floor and clean out underneath. Works great for me.