This is a frequently-asked question we get from prospective customers and those researching the subject.
The adhesive on self adhesive flooring (well, at least the brand we sell) is very strong. Tiles can easily be repositioned if you don’t set them perfectly the first time. Within minutes, the adhesive grabs the surface and the bond gets stronger as the adhesive cures over the next several days.
One of the great benefits of self-sticking tile is that if a tile becomes damaged for any reason, such as the moving of furniture, or dropping something sharp or heavy, the tile can be removed and replaced. We always recommend our customers to order enough to have left over material. An extra box of tile is like a cheap “insurance policy.” With it, you can keep your floor looking great almost indefinitely.
Removing Tile From My Garage Floor
In this video, I removed a single tile from my garage floor with ease using a heat gun designed to remove paint. I purchased this for about $20 from a hardware store. The only other tool needed was a 3″ putty knife/scraper. Almost zero pressure was needed once the heat was applied. After the tile was about half way removed the remainder peeled of easily and the tile ultimately came up in one piece with no additional effort needed. I replaced the tile with a new one.
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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.
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Property Management and Maintenance, Disaster Restoration, Disaster Recovery, and Relief, Schools, Churches and Facilities Management, Non-Profit Organizations, Summer Camps, and Event Management
Our Product Line is Diverse. We Sell:
Window Blinds, Shades and Vinyl Flooring, Heavy Duty Trash Bags and Poly Sheeting, Tarps and Personal Protection Gear, Door Locks, Hardware, and Plumbing Items, Paint Sundries and Adhesive Tapes, Stationary and School Supplies, Janitorial Supplies and Seasonal Goods, Inflatable Beds