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Garage Floor Tiling - Tesla Style

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by habanero69, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    I will be laying 12" square garage tiles in my single car garage which is 20 x 10 feet. What do you think of the pattern (sorry about the crude MS paint rendition; it will be perfectly square when installed). I bought replacement black tiles for the red should I ever need to swap out...

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  2. Boourns

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    I have no clue whether this is possible, but could you cut them to taper like the font Tesla uses? I think you'd only have to cut 2 red tiles (along with the corresponding black ones). I also reduced the number of vertical tiles to keep the proportion more like a T

    Something like this (also done in paint):

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  3. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    Yes, they can be cut with a table saw so I like your suggestion. I think I have enough of the tiles as I've ordered to do this without a change to the order. Might have to play to be sure. Worse case I order a couple more of what I need/spares. Ideally, making it look just like the "T" on the car would really be sweet. I just don't think I have the ability. I had trouble tiling a patio years ago and swore I would NEVER do any again. Of course that was ceramic which is a lot harder to cut. These tiles I'm using on the garage floor could probably be cut with nippers/tin snip type pliers too... although that won't result in clean cuts. It would work where the wall juts in a bit, etc...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I will have something to try and draw up tonight! :D
     
  4. Boourns

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    That occurred to me to, but I realized it would probably take a professional after I looked closely at the logo. If you wanted to go that route you could just do the tiling in all black and then paint the red T logo using a stencil. Not sure if there is paint that would last on tile, though. (I am obviously not that handy!)

    Either way your garage is going to be very cool. It makes me want to clean mine out.
     

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