These are our 19.5" x 19.5" heavy duty tiles that are injected with a proprietary additive that will make your new tile floor highly stain resistant to all kinds of stains including black rubber leaching out of most new tires these days. They also make the tiles less slippery and add a nice sheen to the finish. This is the top of the line in floor protection.
Heavy Duty Stain Resistant Garage Floor Tiles
This is an additive and is injected throughout the tile versus our standard tile protection which is a clear coat you apply to the surface of the tiles in the field. While our tile coating is extremely durable and you most likely will never have to recoat it, it does require field installation and can require a recoat if subjected to lots of heavy traffic.
These tiles are made with the same 100% PVC as our standard 20.5" x 20.5" tiles and carry the same lifetime warranty. They install the same, they cut the same and will conform to the contour of your floor the same. Tire staining has become a bigger issue in the last few years as more and more tire manufacturers are using additives that create better tire performance but increase color leaching. So you should at the very least apply a good commercial floor wax to your tiles to protect them as you would any good floor inside your home. Or you apply our tile epoxy coating for a more permanent option or buy the Armor Shield tiles with the additive injected into the whole tile for a lifetime maintenance free floor.
If you're looking for maintenance free tile flooring then this is the way to go.
Price is per square foot of tile, not per tile. Please add 5% extra to the square footage of your floor for cutting waste.
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.