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Garage flooring tiles

Post by amulheirn » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:17 pm

Hi all,
In an effort to reduce condensation in my concrete garage, I'm considering putting those interlocking tiles down. Thing is, they're quite pricey being about £5 per tile. I've been trying to find some second-hand ones on Gumtree, but wondered if anyone had a good source for this kind of thing?

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Post by clive » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:28 pm

Halfords currently have a deal on. Pack of 6 for £12.
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Post by clive » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:40 pm

You could also do a search for "rubber stable mats" which are larger, and we have used them in our stables, but anything to do with horses tends to be expensive.
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Post by DavidA » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:45 pm

If you mean those soft, black tiles I laid them in my garage a while ago. Weren’t too expensive from Machine Mart.
Warmer and more comfortable than concrete and fairly easy to clean. Only thing is they expand a lot and buckle up if they get warm in the sun.

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Post by simonjrwinter » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:55 pm

Carcoon for the car every time....
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Post by peterc » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:12 am

Andy, I think you need to be sure that the floor covering is hard enough to accept the pressure of the trolley jack wheels. Cheapest way forward would be Lino style flooring but you would probably need to protect it from the pressures of the Jack.
I remember your roof is the old style corrugated stuff. Creating a false ceiling would help.
You could also try a dehumidifier.
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Post by clive » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:34 pm

I have found that using a small sheet of 10mm plywood under a trolley jack's wheels is sufficient to spread the weight.
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Post by StewbieC » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:47 pm

simonjrwinter wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:55 pm
Carcoon for the car every time....
Agreed, mine sits in one right now.
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Post by peterc » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:25 am

Andrew, I think your roof is probably the greatest source of moisture. The old style correlated concrete/ asbestos roofs become porous after 15 years. It wouldn’t be a cheap option but you could get it replaced with a sheet steel one with insulation attached.
Bearing in mind the need of other jobs around the house the dehumidifier would be the cheapest way forward.
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Post by StewbieC » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:39 pm

I thought long and hard about options to prevent damp and condensation.
For a dehumidifier to work successfully, the space needs to be sealed and insulated otherwise you'll be fighting a losing battle.
I used to suffer with condensation on chassis rails, surface rust on brake disks, blooming on aluminium panels, damp carpets and since its been in the Carcoon, nothing. Damp is also not good for fibreglass as it is hydroscopic. I was really sceptical prior to buying the Carcoon but got to add, the thing is brilliant. I couldn't even see any increase in electricity usage as they only have a couple of small fans.
The only caveat is to look after the Zips and be a bit careful zipping up and unzipping.
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