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    Garage flooring...

    The carpet on my garage floor needs replacing.

    Anyone got an good suggestions for a floor covering that is hardwearing, gentle on the knees and cheap ?

    I'll be rolling bikes and cars in and out of there regularly but not "commercially"-frequently. Just one, once a day sort of thing.

    Been looking at office tiles but that's going to be 3-400 quid

    Garage is 5.5m by 5.5m by the way.

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    Also interested in this.

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    Just had a look on screwfix. This seems reasonable.

    I saw this "Ecotile PVC Interlocking Floor Tiles 2m� Dark Grey 8 Pack" and thought* of you! http://www.screwfix.com/p/ecotile-pv...y-8-pack/85464

    They look good and will cover your whole floor with surplus. Worth going into screwfix and ask them if you can see/feel the product
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazySx View Post
    Just had a look on screwfix. This seems reasonable.

    I saw this "Ecotile PVC Interlocking Floor Tiles 2m� Dark Grey 8 Pack" and thought* of you! http://www.screwfix.com/p/ecotile-pv...y-8-pack/85464

    They look good and will cover your whole floor with surplus. Worth going into screwfix and ask them if you can see/feel the product
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    His garage is 30m2 and this covers 2m2. it would cost him over 1000 to use that stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish N View Post
    His garage is 30m2 and this covers 2m2. it would cost him over 1000 to use that stuff
    My bad.. I wasn't paying attention. Thought it was 2m2 per tile.. Got that a bit wrong regardless hahahahaha
    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish N View Post
    His garage is 30m2 and this covers 2m2. it would cost him over 1000 to use that stuff

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    Lol good spot Hamish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Wilkinson View Post
    Lol good spot Hamish

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    Not an auditor are ya?

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    How about this?

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/leyland-tr...ate-5ltr/49596

    3 tins should have you sorted.

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    How is that going to be easy on my knees ?

    ...or are you suggesting that I paint the carpet ?

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    I've found a website called online carpets that do a light grey short pile carpet for 3 a metre. That's less than a ton for the 30m I need. I've ordered a free sample but reviews for it are from people who've used it to line garages and horse boxes as well as bedrooms lol. Still open to other ideas though....

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    I was looking at these when I was doing mine, but was a bit silly when I needed 130m2. But it's only 173 to do your garage, maybe worth a look?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291876553634


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    Quote Originally Posted by kingk View Post
    I was looking at these when I was doing mine, but was a bit silly when I needed 130m2. But it's only 173 to do your garage, maybe worth a look?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291876553634


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    I personally just have a bunch of these and put them down where I sit and got some rugs and bits of carpet i can put down on them too. They're nice and soft to sit on but I can't comment on knees since I never find myself working on my knees. I initially got them so I could put my wheels face down on them without scratching so I could wash them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingk View Post
    I was looking at these when I was doing mine, but was a bit silly when I needed 130m2. But it's only 173 to do your garage, maybe worth a look?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291876553634


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    Your garage is 130m2 ? 10mx13m That is like 4x a double garage That's an industrial unit !

    That's a better price than I found for those mats so thanks for that

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    Yeah mate it is a unit actually but I still wanted it nice/comfortable and my floor wash shocking when I got it! No way I could've worked on cars as it was so had to look in to flooring options when I took it over

    The old rough floor



    Then my only option was latex and paint



    It's not too bad to work on, but again don't spend much time on my knees in there, mainly on my back or stood up


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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazySx View Post
    Not an auditor are ya?

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    I'm a quantity surveyor.

    Amazon sell similar gym matting for a lot cheaper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish N View Post
    I'm a quantity surveyor.

    Amazon sell similar gym matting for a lot cheaper.


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    Cheapest I could find on Amazon worked out at around 135 same as the ebay link. Got a link to the cheap ones ? I need 30m2 (or 320ft2 in old money)

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    Some lucky b'stards. I work on the street. I have a Wilton prayer mat to do homage.

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    hand around the local tip for anyone chucking out carpets/rugs. I use an old fireside rug and move it around where I need it. garage is painted concrete

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    When I *eventually* get round to rebuilding my garage I will be doing a metallic resin floor. It's hard wearing, oil and water resistant, looks great and should last for years.

    Trouble is, time. I've been trying to get this sorted for two years now but just haven't had the time to get around to doing anything about rebuilding my garage.

    The resin floor admittedly isn't going to be easy on your knees but it will be tough enough to roll a creeper around on it.

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    Go into your local family carpet business and ask what they have out the back in the way of industrial carpet. We got half of our studio carpet replaced with industrial resistant to everything smart charcoal carpet for just over 50 notes. Ideal

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