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    Garage flooring

    Has anyone used duramat floor tiles in the garage. If so, do they slide as you drive onto them. I've got a free standing section in the middle of the garage which wouldn't be enclosed around the edges by walls to restrict any movement. Also, any issues using a jack.

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    https://duramat.co.uk/category/all/duratile/

    Looks like they recommend Duratile if you intend to be using trolley jacks or axle stands.
    They're solid rather honeycomb backed.

    I could do with this too.
    The surface of my garage floor chips very easily.
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    Hi Alun,

    I've got these in the garage https://www.costco.co.uk/Tyres-Autom...-Pack/p/290124 very similar to the Duramat. Jacking is not a problem I just use a thick sheet of hardboard/ply to spread the load. Chassis is still on axle stands at the moment and they do leave an impression if left for long periods, short term seems to be fine. One note of caution, my side door to the garage faces south so the floor gets full sun (occasionally) if the door is left open and the tiles tend to warp a fair bit when hot. They flatten down again when cool but it's a small PITA. Not tried "driving" on it yet and the blurb does say not suitable for cars but so far not bad and keeps the cold off when I'm on the floor.

    Hope that helps.

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    I have been thinking about tiling the floor. Paint just chips. There are loads of manufacturers out there. Couldn’t possibly comment on what is best but I have Dura cabinets and they are really good.
    Adds up to quite a sum of money though! (But would look lovely!!)
    The ‘industrial’ ones seem to be the way to go for workshops, lifts, jacking etc according to all the blurb I have read. Interesting to see Costco do a version.

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    I have this - excellent stuff. https://www.ecotileflooring.com/
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    I have interlocking tiles similar to those in some of the links above, they are soft, rubbery material so great for working on, particularly if kneeling. One slight issue I have with them is they expand a lot with heat particularly if I have the garage door open on a sunny day. As the mat is constrained at both sides this means it kinks up. Not a big deal and I keep meaning to rearrange them to allow the expansion but haven got around to yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannon View Post
    I have this - excellent stuff. https://www.ecotileflooring.com/
    Ah my pet peeve .. no prices on the website! Are they around the ~£800 price point of other tiles for a double garage, if I can ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjb View Post
    Ah my pet peeve .. no prices on the website! Are they around the ~£800 price point of other tiles for a double garage, if I can ask?
    Yes, I think that was roughly what they cost for a double. Definitely worth it - transforms the garage.
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    Mototile here - now 10 years old!

    Had to add the chequer plate when I had a V12 with low cats that would heat up the tiles!!

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    How's the build going Graham

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