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Old 07-11-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed vct tiles in their garage? was thinking of doing this to my garage.

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Has anyone installed vct tiles in their garage? was thinking of doing this to my garage.
I personally haven't but I know people who have. Their response has been varied. Some love it...some hate it...not too many in between.

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I personally haven't but I know people who have. Their response has been varied. Some love it...some hate it...not too many in between.

what do the people who hate it hate about it?
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what do the people who hate it hate about it?
It moves.
Is this garage heated and airconditioned?
What part of the country are you in?
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It moves.
Is this garage heated and airconditioned?
What part of the country are you in?
no,not heated or air conditioned. live in mass.
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moves?? why would it move? no heat or ac. live in mass
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Moves?? why would it move?
Garage floors can easily be tiled with VCT.

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What can happen is in the winter the adhesive can become brittle along with the tile and driving a car over it can cause the tiles to crack along the swirls of the adhesive spread. In time cracks could develop everywhere there are tire tracks.

In the summer, the adhesive will soften. The repeated weight of the automobile coming and going and repeatedly being stopped and started will create a sliding lateral force on the soft adhesive that will in turn allow the tiles to slide. Before too long, separations between the tiles will develop.

In addition...the swirls in the adhesive spread will telegraph under the weight of the car and along the tracks.

You can go to any grocery or department store that has VCT tile on the floor and see what I mean by the swirls telegraphing through the tile. This is common in areas where there is frequent and repeated foot traffic.

If you can live with all that then by all means tile your garage.

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