5/16" Garage Floor Tiles With Hidden Seam
These are our most popular tiles, with their extra thickness and hidden seams it gives the appearance of actual tile squares for applications that require a higher end finished look.
These are the heaviest duty and best looking tiles on the market! Each tile is 20" x 20"(2.77 sq ft) and a solid 5/16" thick of Pure Prime PVC weighing 5.5lbs each! Compare that to hollow Peg & Loop tiles that weight less than a pond!
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 polypropylene plastic that causes them to fail at high or low stress points. Polypropylene is a much less expensive material than PVC and even more so when recycled as is the case with all Peg & Loop tiles.
Our garage 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! They are also sound deadening unlike Peg & Loop hollow tiles that Click Clack as you walk on them or Pop like a popcorn machine as you drive over them. Peg & Loop tiles may look high end but they are no such thing and have numerous issues with cracking, splitting apart and wearing out since they have less than a 1/16" wear surface as opposed to a solid 5/16" of PVC.
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.
We recommend you coat all tiles with Hillway Direct Plus Cleaner and Maintainer or our Tile Coating.
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 6 weeks for other colors and 8 weeks for multi color floors.
Please note that due to the weight of our tiles, it is very costly to ship small quantities by the box. All orders under 300 sf will have a shipping charge of $25.00/box added (10 tiles/box). Orders over 300 sf still ship free on a pallet via a truck with liftgate service.
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. Adhesive is normally not needed. If gluing the floor down for certain 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 the sealer we recommend. 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.
Durability: Lifetime Guarantee!! Super heavy duty and virtually indestructible! Forklift and heavy equipment rated. Use in garages, work shops, hangars, production floors and more!
Strength: Our interlocking tiles are not perforated or hollow cored and not a flex type tile. So they will not form tire or wheel wear paths, and will not form indents under heavy point loads as will tiles listed above can and is why they offer limited warranties! Highest static load capacity! Will not split apart under heavy turning loads. If you put any torque on a brittle hollow core tile or a soft flex tile they will start to fail at the seams. Our tiles are specifically designed and engineered not to do that.
Worry Free! Armor Garage Hidden Seam Tiles are Mold & Mildew Proof and the tightest seams to prevent dirt, grim and water from accumulating underneath the tiles unlike hollow core and flex tiles that have loose fitting seams. Our hidden seam connection while not a pool or pond liner is virtually waterproof.
Price: The price of any garage floor tile is determined by the type (quality) and amount of material used. There is no magic formula! Each tile is made with 4.3-5.5lbs of solid virgin PVC! Find out what other tiles weigh and what they are made out of and compare the difference!
Ease of installation: No adhesives, floor prepping, special skills or tools required. Tiles easily knock together with a rubber mallet and cut quickly with any power saw! Utility knife is not recommended unless you're Paul Bunyan! Our tiles have a higher hardness rating than other brands while still be flexible which is what makes our tiles so unique. Tiles that can be cut with a utility knife are too soft!
Sound & Feel: You can feel and hear the solidness of an Armor Tile floor. When you walk on it there is no Click Clacking noise as you get with Polypropylene tiles. Armor Tiles are sound deadening, you get that same comforting sound and feel as when you close the door of quality luxury car.
Structural Integrity: With interlocking T-Joints running the full perimeter of each tile you won't get spread or separation. Peg & Loop tiles only have 5 or 6 inferior Peg and Loop connectors that are prone to breaking during installation and while driving on cause they are brittle.
Free Shipping: Orders for 300 square or more ship free with tailgate service so you don't have to unload your tiles by hand.
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. Recently we have seen these stain causing additives in regular street tires also so we strongly recommend Hillway Direct Plus Cleaner and Maintainer for all tiles. 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.