Garage Floor Tiles: Are there Quality Differences?

Garage tiles are one of the best kept secrets in the home improvement world. Your garage floor is often overlooked, but it’s one of the most important floors in your house. They make it incredibly easy to clean up any type of oil spills and it makes everything in the garage look great and feel more homey.

But, there are different types of tiles to choose from and the quality differences to matter. The old saying “you get what you pay for” isn’t always true in this instance. Just because it’s expensive doesn’t mean it’s the best option for you. So I’m going to give you two tips to help you figure out what quality of tile you need for your particular situation.

First things first… if you’re using your garage as place to store your car and some light storage, you don’t need to get an expensive, commercial grade style. If you plan on owning your home for a while, it is suggested that you go with a simple “peel and stick” model. It’s really that simple. All you have to do is apply the peal to the floor and stick the tile down. Quick installation, clean-up, and a great looking garage floor coating.

Now, if you use your garage as a workshop of some sort, you’ll want to go a grade higher. For this you’ll want to go with an interlocking style, that really provides more protection than your “peal and stick” model. They are resistant to pretty much anything except for battery acid. Plus they have an anit-slip ingredient mixed into the polypropylene which keeps them slip free when they’re wet.

The price varies for each level. For your standard, garage tiles you can look to spend anywhere between $64 (12″x12″ tiles, case of 20) to $126 (case of 40), which is really affordable. This is for your standard “peel and stick” style, which is perfect for any standard garage.

For the industrial level interlocking style, you can look to spend $240 and above for a standard kit (40 12″ x 12″ tiles, 13 12″ x 3″ male edge strips, 13 12″ x 3″ female edge strips, and 4 3″ x 3″ edge corners).

So remember, for your normal garage, all you really want is a “peel and stick” style, and if you use your garage as a workshop of some sort, go with a higher grade interlocking style. To be honest, you can’t really go wrong with either garage floor cover option.

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