5/16" Garage Floor Tiles With Hidden Seam
These are similar to the 5/16" Dove Tail Tiles but the Dove Tail connections are on the bottom of the tile and therefore hidden from view. This gives the appearance of actual tile squares for applications that require a higher end finished look.
These are our most popular tiles and the heaviest duty tiles on the market! Each tile is 20" x 20"(2.77 sq ft) and a solid 5/16" thick Pure Prime PVC weighing 5.5lbs each!
While they are extra thick and super strong they are still flexible so that they will conform to the contour of your floor. This is an important factor since no floor is perfectly level. This is where all Hollow Peg & Loop type tiles come up short, they are all very brittle plastic that causes them to fail at high or low stress points. These floor tiles will never split apart, spread or shift, in fact they're basically indestructible. If you somehow manage to damage or wear one out we'll replace it at anytime no questions asked!
The finish is a slight textured finish so that they are not slippery. The textured finish is less pronounced than our standard 1/4" flat tiles that have an orange peel type finish and our slate finish tiles which has the heaviest pattern.
Rated from Garage Floor duty to Jet Aircraft loads. Hidden seam, textured finish, flexible and waterproof! These tiles have Lifetime Warranty that is assignable and transferable. So if you sell your property the new owner assumes the warranty and if you move and take your floor with you, the warranty goes with you.
Order by the square foot NOT by the tile and please allow 5% extra for cutting waste and to have a few spares left over. To order multiple colors order first color and click add to cart then click continue shopping and order the second color. Due to high demand for these tiles there is now a 1 week lead time for Lt Gray, Dk Gray and Black versus our usual 1 day ship. Please allow 4-5 weeks for other colors.
We recommend that you cut the tabs of the front row tiles where you will slide the ramp edge onto and then put a bead of good construction adhesive under the ramp and part of the first row tiles to lock everything in place. You can also put some good epoxy glue such as JB Weld inside the U-Slot of the ramp edge to glue the tile to the inside of the edging for added strength.
Floor prep is simple, just sweep the floor clean. If gluing the floor down for commercial installations we suggest you power wash the floor to remove all dirt and loose debris. We would also suggest you mix a cup of TSP with 5 gallons of water and scrub that over the floor to degrease it. Oil or grease in the floor could effect the bonding of the adhesive.
Tiles can be cut with any power saw, circular cuts can be made with a utility knife. If cutting around door jambs a mini circular saw works great or you can use a utility knife for these cuts. But if you have a lot of these cuts to make it's best to have a mini circular saw.If gluing the tiles down you should install aprox half the tiles then begin gluing the tiles down. Once the half is completed with the glue then you can remove the other half and reinstall them with glue. The reason for this extra step is make sure that you are installing the tiles perfectly square. If you are off a little bit you will get to a point where the interlocking tabs won't fit together. Not a big deal when not gluing them down but an obvious bigger problem if the tiles are glued down. Installing about half the floor loose will ensure you're tiles are square.
Once you've installed your new tiles be sure to protect them with our tile clear coat or a good coat of commercial wax. Tires today are made with new additives and plasticizers that can cause the rubber to leach out of your tires and stain the tiles. This holds true for any tile. Also see our Tiles with the Armor Shield additive which is injected into the tiles and protects the tiles from all types of staining. Please note that due to the varied nature of tire compounds the warranty does not cover tire staining on tiles without the Armor Shield Additive or purchase of the Armor Tile coating.
6PPD is an anti-oxidant and is added to rubber products to resist environmental attack by ozone and ultraviolet light. It also has other beneficial effects in the molding of rubber itself. Since it adds to the cost of making tires, manufacturers usually only add it to the softer high performance tires. So there are some off road tires and high performance tires with soft compounds that leach rubber onto the tiles. If you have these types of tire compounds we recommend you use a protective coating or purchase the tiles with our new Armor Shield protective additive. Recently we have seen these stain causing additives in regular street tires so we strongly recommend Hillway Direct Plus Cleaner and Maintainer for all tiles without the Armor Shield Additive. You can even order the micro fiber application mop from the same website which from our research has the best prices. This is a great product that will give you years of maintenance free service. We have never had a complaint about this product.