Light Duty Garage Floor Tiles
Armor Light Duty tiles are made in the same high quality way as our 1/4" heavy duty tiles but are 3/16" thick versus 1/4" thick. They're perfect for residential and commercial applications that have low forklift traffic as a less expensive option.
Armor Light Duty tiles are made with 100% Prime Virgin PVC and have a Lifetime Warranty against any and all defects that is assumable and transferable. So if you relocate and take your tiles with you the warranty goes with the tile or if you leave your house to your children they get warrantied for life! That's how fantastic these tiles are, they are a forever floor.
These tiles exceed the quality of typical hollow core Peg & Loop tiles such as 'Race Deck', 'SwissTrax' and others, at a lower cost per square foot and as typical with ArmorGarage we make our tiles with a much heavier duty connection system of either a T-Joint or Dove Tail that are continuous all around the tiles. As opposed to as few as four or five Peg & Loop connectors that typically snap off and flex in and out of each other. It's an inherent flaw of all Peg & Loop tiles that we have eliminated with our close tolerance T-Joints. While these tiles are stronger they are still flexible so that they conform to the irregularities of your floor. This is an important factor since we all know that no floor is perfectly level. This is where all Hollow Peg & Loop type tiles come up short, they are all made from very brittle polypropylene plastic that causes them to fail at high or low stress points.
Armor Light Duty Tiles are available pattern and work great in standard home garages, home garage shops, wood working shops, basements, light commercial and retail applications, they are also pallet jack, jack stand, hydraulic jack and engine hoist rated. They simply snap together forming a tight, safe seam that will not come apart. This makes them perfect for temporary Exhibition Flooring. You can install Armor Tiles in a standard 2 1/2-car garage in just a few hours! No downtime, no waiting for epoxy to dry and no leaving your belongings or cars outside! Armor Light Duty won't bend, separate or lift when turning on them, and stay securely attached at all times.
Armor Light Duty is manufactured from virgin heavy-duty PVC that can withstand the weight of any residential vehicles, light/medium duty commercial trucks and 1000lb rolling tool chests. Will not form wear paths or indentations such as hollow core tiles will. Each tile is 19.5" square x 3/16" thick. To order add 5% to the total square footage of your floor and enter that total square footage into the Qty box. TILES ARE SOLD BY THE SQUARE FOOT AND NOT BY THE TILE. SO YOU MUST ENTER THE TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE YOU NEED INTO THE QTY BOX.
We recommend that you purchase the ramp edging so at your doors and entryways there is a smooth transition to the floor surface.
We recommend you coat all tiles with Hillway Direct Plus Cleaner and Maintainer to protect against tire staining. Tire staining has become a more prevalent issue due to tire manufacturers using more additives to increase the mileage ratings of their tires. The Hillway product has proven to be an effective guard against that with great customer feedback.
Armor Light Duty is highly resistant to all common auto fluids including oil, gasoline and brake fluid.
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF 300 SF OR MORE. ORDERS UNDER 300 SF WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL COST OF $25.00/BOX. EACH BOX HOLDS 10 TILES.
Typical installations start with the connection end facing out at the front row of tiles and you would therefore order one Male ramp edge per tile you want to ramp down.
BLACK AND GRAY TILES ARE USUALLY IN STOCK ALLOW 4-5 WEEKS DELIVERY TIME FOR MOST COLORS OTHER THAN GRAY(S) OR BLACK.
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We recommend that you start with the MALE RAMP EDGE so that you get a good starting point at the inside edge of the door. Then put a bead of good construction adhesive under the ramp and part of the first row tiles to lock everything in place.
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. Please see the "MUST READ TAB" for further information regarding staining and protective coatings.
The tiles are sold by the square foot. Measure the square footage of your floor area and then add 5%. Then enter that total into the Quantity box. We will send you the number of tiles to cover that square footage.
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.