When I started this quest I started at Garage Flooring Inc. because they at least were up front on their prices compared to RaceDeck & Swisstrax. I asked for some samples so I could see what these things looked like. They sent me three 3″ square pieces of tiles in the colors and styles I asked for. I played with patterns and colors and even ordered another set of 3 sample pieces.
For fun I went to the other two competitors and designed a similar floor and asked for quotes. Swisstrax’s cost was like 3 times the cost of Garage Flooring Inc., they are obviously aiming at the Porsche & Ferrari markets, not Miata owners.
Racedeck came back about 25% more than the Garage Flooring Inc. Hmmm. These folks also had something that intrigued me, a tile that interlocked with the typical plastic tiles, but had a covering of commercial grade carpet on top. Because our laundry room is in the back of the garage we have a rug runner along side the car to walk back and forth, this might be a nice alternative to putting that runner back over the top of the tiles. I asked for three different samples, including one of the carpet tiles.
They sent me 3 full size tiles! No bitty pieces for them and they got my request right the first time. And if you look above you can see that the underside of the full RaceDeck tile is much more substantial looking than the smaller Garage Flooring Inc. piece. So I placed an order. Estimated delivery date 7/20.