Flooring for garages can be a difficult topic to grasp at first. So we’ve selected some of our most frequently asked questions and answers to help you along the way. Having the information you need to make an educated decision about your garage is a huge advantage.
Many individuals don’t know that they can transform their garage into a practical, fashionable, and liveable area. There is a world of color and durability to be found in garage flooring. There are a lot of questions you may have, so we’ve placed them all in one spot for your convenience.
With this guide, you’ll be able to get answers to some of the most often asked issues about garage flooring.
First, we’ll go through the basics of garage flooring options:
Can I use a car jack on garage tiles?
If you have a certain type of tile, the solution may vary.
The weight of a car jack directly on our hard tiles, such as our Nitro Tiles, is too much for them. Under the car jack, instead, we suggest using plywood or sheet metal to assist distribute the weight equally across the tiles. This protects your garage floor tiles from being damaged.
Instead, you can use the automobile jack on concrete.
A car jack will not damage soft PVC garage tiles. This type of tile will not be damaged by a car jack’s weight because it has the flexibility to bend.
What Makes RaceDeck Garage Floors Stand Above All Others?
RaceDeck offers the highest-quality and most comprehensive selection of modular garage flooring in the world, with 29 active patents and dozens more still pending. This garage floor is engineered to outperform any other in the severe conditions of a garage. We employ the best materials and the most cutting-edge, ecologically friendly manufacturing techniques.
What Is the RaceDeck PowerLock® System?
Our patented interlocking system is the culmination of nearly 40 years of engineering and manufacturing premium modular flooring.
What Is the RaceDeck Patented Substructure All About?
Almost 40 years of engineering and producing superior modular flooring have resulted in our patented interlocking technology.
How Easy Is RaceDeck Garage Flooring to Install?
You don’t have to be an expert to do this. RaceDeck was designed from the ground up to be a do-it-yourself (DIY) garage flooring system. You can change your garage into a work of art in just two hours. Visit our page on how to install.
Can I Remove a Single Module or Section Within the Floor?
Yes! With a putty knife, our PowerLocks can be unlocked. See our video on whether or not my garage will work for me
Do I need a contractor?
Simply put: NO
HOW DOES AN ALTERNATIVE SURFACES GARAGE COMPARE TO THE COMPETITORS?
One of the most known and respected names in garage floor coating is Alternative Surfaces, which employs only the best coatings in the market. A team of chemists with over 35 years of experience in the seamless flooring industry created our unique method.
I WORK 5 DAYS A WEEK… CAN YOU WORK AROUND MY SCHEDULE?
Is this possible? We’d be pleased to work around your schedule. When it comes to floor installation, our average time is one day, compared to three to four days for other firms and goods.
CAN YOUR SURFACES HANDLE AN INDUSTRIAL BEATING?
Garage Alternative Surfaces Preparation of floor surfaces includes a 400 psi base coat that chemically adheres to the surface, and the concrete will practically split apart before the product comes off, as the concrete is normally around 350 psi.
HOW WILL MY FLOOR SYSTEM LOOK AFTER 5 YEARS?
Your floor should look brand new aside from regular wear and tear.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY FLOOR SYSTEM ONCE IT IS INSTALLED?
To ensure your complete happiness, we’d like to remind you of the necessary cleaning and maintenance procedures for your new garage floor. Your new garage floor will look just as good as the day it was installed if you follow these simple four-step instructions.
Sweep or blow out any loose dust or debris that may have accumulated.
Mix 1 cup of vinegar per gallon of warm or cold water in a big bucket.
Using a mop, apply the solution to the garage floor coating. Keep in mind that a wet floor can be dangerous. When washing the floor, take care not to use more solution than what is recommended by the manufacturer.
You don’t need to rinse the floor after scrubbing. Is this product safe to use on my patio’s concrete floor?
You can, in fact, set up the product in the open air. It is recommended that you use a suitable adhesive to fully glue down the flooring while putting it outside. Before making a purchase for outside usage, be sure to check the warranty.
How uneven can the floor be for this product to work? My basement floor is broken concrete.
Large gaps need to be filled if they exist. If you’re “installing” (with adhesive), you’ll need to level the floor to make it easier for the material to adhere to the surface. You don’t have to level the floor if you’re not going to adhere the mat. To some extent, the mat will conform to the surface. You’ll get a better end result if you start with a smooth surface.
Is there an odor to this material – is it safe for indoor use?
When you see the Floor Score logo, you know that a G-Floor® product has been thoroughly tested for indoor air quality and is therefore safe to use indoors.
Can I order a sample?
Please email [email protected] to request a sample while we work on adding samples to the website. If you’d like a sample of a certain pattern, please let us know and we’ll send it to the address you provide.
How long will it take to receive my flooring or accessories?
Ground or truck freight will be used depending on the size and weight of your item. If your delivery address is on the shore or in a rural area, it could take anything from a week to 10 business days for your purchase to leave the factory. Although it may take some time, the transportation firm will call to make an appointment for delivery (on truck freight orders only). If your order is being delivered by truck, someone must be present to accept it.
How do I know if my product is going to ship via Small Package or Truck Freight?
In most cases, parcel service will be used to ship most items, with the exception of 10′ wide products. Truck Freight will be used to ship all 10′ products. If your order is being delivered by truck, someone must be present to accept it.
Is the surface a hard plastic or is there any flexibility to it?
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the only substance used. When it comes to even the heaviest 75 Mil object, it’s not a “hard plastic.” There is no wear layer or filler in the flooring because it is solid all the way through. Throughout, the color and material remain consistent.
Do you recommend a 1-day installation?
Contractors love 1-day floors, but they may not be the greatest option for you.
Nonetheless, if the situation demands a one-day installation and the conditions are suitable, we’ll gladly oblige.
How long before I can use my garage again?
Two days for installation and then another 24 to 48 hours after completion are typical.
My garage floor has cracks and damage, can you fix it?
Even while it’s possible to fix cracks and damage using cutting-edge materials, it’s unlikely that they’ll reappear.
Where do you get your materials?
All of our supplies are purchased directly from some of the country’s most reputable suppliers. As a result, we are able to purchase products of greater quality at lower costs, allowing us to pass the savings on to you.
Working with the manufacturer also provides us with first-hand product and application training, tight quality control, and gives us access to the latest materials and methods.