Transformed Our Garage
Sun City West, AZ
I read all the reviews on this page and looked at all the pictures before deciding to purchase the Coin Flex Tiles. Several weeks ago I did the laundry area in our garage with the tiles and saved my pennies and then ordered the tiles to do the car area of the garage and I installed them last week. We bought these tile to replace an expoxy floor that we have been unhappy with because it seemed too easy to make marks or chip it when using a jack or jack stands.
We love the Coin Flex tiles with only a couple of caveats. We have a 2.75 stall garage. That's because we live in a 55+ community and the third stall is made for a golf cart so it is 4' shorter than the other two stalls. When I installed the tiles I started on the 2 car side and put the edging tile at the front of the garage and then ran the tiles from there. All was great until I got to the third stall. I hadn't figured that these tiles need to be connected squarely to each other because of the way the tabs are. It's not like a LEGO where you can offset one piece and all the connectors are uniform. So, because I couldn't offset the tiles, the edging and tiles didn't match up at the opening to the third stall. It took me a while to realize there was just no way to make it match because you can't offset the tiles. So I wound up just cutting the tiles at end of the opening and did not install the edging tiles. It's not a huge deal since I rarely open the third stall but something to think about if your garage is not a perfect square or rectangle. This is not Rubber Flooring's fault - it's just something I didn't anticipate ahead of time.
The second thing is that I have a car in the third stall that is on dollies. I had planned to push it into the 2 car section of the garage while I was installing the tiles in the third stall. No matter which way I tried to push it, the wheels of the dollies were catching the Coin Flex tiles and pulling them up and creating a bunch up or speed bumps in the tiles so it was impossible to roll the car where I wanted it. I wound up using a jack and had to jack up each wheel one at a time and install the tiles underneath. Took much longer that way but it worked. I don't know if this is a common problem. The dollies are the ones that Harbor Freight sells.
We are extremely happy with the finished product. Also, here is a link to a video I took after I finished the install. I would definitely buy this product again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoL4BNszqaw