Are you looking for tile flooring? Potomac Garage Solutions has been offering a wide variety of tile flooring throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC areas since 2003. There are two basic kinds of garage tile flooring; either PVC, peel and place, or the more elaborate interlocking tile flooring also known as non-epoxy flooring. The peel and place flooring is less expensive than the non-epoxy kind of tile flooring. The peel and place, or PVC style flooring also has some limitations which are not found in the interlocking style of garage tile flooring. PVC flooring is not stain resistant and will ruin when harsh chemicals, such as hydraulic fluid or brake fluid, are dropped or spilled on their surface. They can also become slippery when wet, even when a texture is part of the surface, though the slipperiness is reduced. Stains in PVC flooring can be removed with the use of household detergents. However, kerosene and tar remover are not recommended for use in cleaning the surface of this kind of garage tile flooring.
When installing PVC style, it is recommended to allow the tile to come to the temperature of 72 degrees F before installing. It is not recommended the tile be placed if the temperature is below 55 degrees F. PVC style garage tile flooring come in two different styles, peel and place and rolls. The rolls do not require adhesive to install, but often have butt edge adhesive strips. PVC flooring cost less than painting the garage floor and can be ready to use, after installation almost immediately.
The non-epoxy style of garage tile flooring come in separate tiles usually measuring 12" x 12" sizes. They do not require an adhesive because they use a patented interlocking system. Each brand has its own interlocking system, requiring little to no tools for these garage tile flooring. Depending on the garage being tiled, a utility knife, jigsaw or band saw may be used to cut curves or circles to make the tiles fit existing structures.
Non-epoxy comes in many styles, which will allow moisture to not stay on the surface of the tile, thus increasing its non-slip factor and of course, its safety. The other feature of this type of garage tile flooring is that it can be installed in a matter of hours, so the shop or garage does not have to be shut down. Another feature for the non-epoxy garage flooring is that the spilling of harsh chemicals on its surface does not discolor them.
Non-epoxy flooring comes in many different colors and surface textures to meet the need and desire of the business. They support comfort from standing on ones feet all day long, due to the soft, spongy nature of the material. Yet, the material is strong and will wear for a long time without need for replacement. They are guaranteed for a lifetime. They also feature sound and impact absorption qualities.
There are two major garage-flooring tiles, which compete with painting the floor. The PVC has features such as being less expensive, coming in either roll or peel, and stick squares. The non-epoxy garage flooring tiles are impact resistant, easy to walk on, resist stains better than PVC tile, and do not require loss of on-line time for installation. Yet, they are also the most expensive of the group.