When people began to discover our low-priced solid black and solid white floor tile on our website about 5 years ago, we started getting calls from all over the country from consumers.
One of the most frequently asked questions was, “I want to put make a black and white checkerboard pattern with your floor tile. Can it be used on a cement floor in my garage?”
One of my employees had previously installed the tile in an area of our warehouse on bare cement floor. The floor there was about 100 years old. It was smooth but the dirt was ground in deep. My employee scrubbed the floor with a brush then mopped it which took off the surface dirt. The tile installed in a couple hours and the job has lasted for years. No problems whatsoever.
My Philadelphia warehouse is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, so I knew it would closely simulate any typical garage climate. It was a good example I could speak of from experience, but it wasn’t a garage.
I decided to install the tile myself in my own garage just to make sure and I made a video of it.(see below) I did this for 3 reasons.
- I wanted to show that I would use the tile in my own garage.
- I wanted to show how it looks in a garage (it looks great).
- I am not a handy person. I sell the stuff but I’m not the kind of guy who gets into home projects and I wanted to demonstrate just how easy it is to install this peel & stick floor tile.
The installation was easy. It looks great and as of this post, the tile is firmly in place for over 3 years.
Full disclosure: I do not park my car in my garage. I do believe that the tile is so firmly in place, it would hold up to a parked car. I also can tell you that we have sold our tile to dozens of customers over the years who have used the tile for this purpose and we have never had any complaints come back about the tile failing.
Although this tile is not rated nor is warranted for such use, I stand firm that this product consistently outperforms expectations and I sell it with confidence.