Garage Flooring Versus Mats with Edging For Snow

Garage Flooring Versus Mats with Edging For Snow

Garage Flooring Versus Mats with Edging For Snow

The basic question you need to ask is simple. Am I looking for a decorative covering for my floor or am I looking for something to contain the moisture, dirt, and contaminants that come off of my car or SUV.

Auto Floor Guard Edge and Corner

The Auto Floor Guard has built-in edging to contain water and snow.

The issue of garage flooring versus a containment mat that has edges to contain water and snow is something that we have talked great length about — yet continues to cause confusion within the industry and for our customer base.

The basic question you need to ask is simple. Am I looking for a decorative covering for my floor or am I looking for something to contain the moisture, dirt, and contaminants that come off of my car or SUV.

For some customers the answer to that question is BOTH. If that is the case than a roll out product like the BLT ribbed garage floor mat is likely your best answer. One thing to keep in mind is a containment mat or roll out flooring product will keep all the moisture on top of your floor where you will inevitably step in it or on it. Other products like the TrueLock ribbed garage tile allow the moisture to pass through so you have a clean and dry place to step.

The important thing to realize is there is no single answer that will be the ‘perfect solution’ in every case. For example if I had an old, beat up garage floor and you are not worrying about protecting it, the TrueLock Plus ribbed tile. The tile will not contain anything, and that is the point. Everything passes through and you can clean it with a Shop Vac. This means you have a dry, slip-free floor.

For others, they have a nice concrete slab they want to protect and the idea of allowing everything to flow through just does not make sense. For those consumers they simply need to identify if they want to cover all or most of the garage floor with a flooring product or if they want a containment mat for under the vehicle alone.

One last consideration is how much effort you want to put into this project. A product like the Auto Floor Guard is the equivalent of ‘Plug and Play.’ Pull the 25 pound package out of the box and unfold it. Your done. By contrast the Park Smart Clean Park requires some assembly and has taken some customer’s a 1/2 hour and others nearly two hours to assemble.

Roll out flooring like the G-Floor garage floor mats are also relatively quick to install. A ‘Parking Pad’ can be installed in 10 minutes and a whole floor in under a couple of hours. Tiles can take half a day for a small garage or a weekend for a large three car garage.

‘We understand that this is confusing. That’s why we have a team of garage flooring people standing by and ready to help. Just give us a call 800-956-4301.

 

 

Related Posts

Trailer Flooring in Pop Up Store

Tony with Britten Productions shared one of their recent projects. They used G-Floor Levant…

Garage Mats Vs. Containment Mats

A recent review by one of our customers pointed out that there were not…

Small Coin Garage Floor Mats — 5 Star Review

Frank used the G-Floor Small Coin Garage Floor Mats — The same ones Justin…

TruContain Photo Shoot

TruContain is taking the garage flooring and containment mat market by storm. Earlier this…

Confused about what size containment mat you need
What Size Containment Mat Do I Need for My Car and Garage?

What Size Containment Mat Do I Need for My Car and Garage?
The rule is…

Ribs run the length of the mat
What way do the ribs run on BLT ribbed garage mats

What Way Do the Ribs Run on BLT Ribbed Garage Mats?
The ribs on a…

BLT Garage Floor Mats
Protect a New Home’s Garage Floor in 15 Minutes

Protect a New Home’s Garage Floor in 15 Minutes

So you purchased a new home…

How Thick Is Your Garage Floor Mat Really
How thick is a garage floor mat (really)

How thick is Your Garage Floor Mat Really?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This article is from 2014….

BLT Garage Floor Mats
BLT Roll-Out Garage Flooring

BLT roll-out garage flooring (G-Floor) is hands down the most popular garage flooring we…

livechat