Garage Floor Interlocking Tile: Pros And Cons

Garage floor interlocking tiles are one of the easiest ways of protecting your garage floor. Unlike floor coating, tiles require very little surface preparation and can be installed over cracked, chipped or stained concrete. Garage floor tiles are available in two materials: plastic and vinyl composition tiles (VCT). The plastic tiles are simple to assemble with a hook or another type of built in retention feature. VCT are vinyl tiles that have to be glued to the floor and give a slicker look than plastic tiles.

Here are some pros and cons to be considered before selecting garage floor tiles.

Plastic Tile Pros and Cons:

  • Plastic interlocking tiles are easy and quick to install.
  • They are portable, so you can take them with you when you change residence.
  • You can create decorative patterns with different colors.
  • No adhesive is required.
  • Plastic provides insulation from a cold concrete floor.
  • Plastic tiles make a hollow sound when walking.

VCT Pros and Cons:

  • Vinyl tiles provide a attractive look and a smooth finish
  • Fluids like water, oil are likely to seep down under the tiles, as the seams are not watertight.
  • VCT can be slippery when wet or greasy.
  • VCT requires adhesives and depends on proper conditions for curing.
  • It would be difficult to remove VCT when changing residence.
  • VCT requires proper planning for layout and shape.