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Garage Floor Tiling - Tesla Style

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

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  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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    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
     
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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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    Hello, hijacking this thread but its the same topic.

    I'm looking for someone who has used the racedeck product and how its held up over time? I recently cleaned out the garage and I'd like to put down tile. I really liked the theme idea and wanted do the Tesla "T" for my MS. I'm thinking red borders and black in the center. I love the color changing look of the vented system, but is it not very practical of a floor surface? I'm also concerned about using black, so I may checker it with the graphite or use all graphite in the center.
    Anyway, I'm looking for real world use on this product, the project will be about $2200 when I'm all done and I'd hate to not be happy with it. As you can see its a 3 bay garage, with a couple of weird angles in it. I don't work in my garage all that much, I have shop for that, but I wanted to dress up where I keep the babies ;)



    Vented Grid-Loc Tiles – Modular Tiles for Garages

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    It always looks great until the car drips oil all over it! :mad:



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    What type of tile are you using? If you are using a Vynal type tile. The way you would cut them is with a heat gun and utility knife along a straight edge. This will give you a sharp straight edge.
     
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    I used SwissTrax flooring and Monkey Bars cabinets and I am really happy with the outcome and their performance (at least for the 6 months we have had them). I have a bay for the Model S, a bay for the Roadster (racing flag design) and a bay waiting for Model 3.
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    And one more thing....SwissTrax has carbon fiber flooring tiles
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    to match the carbon fiber on my Roadster. We placed these near the workbench and walking path by stairs to 1) look cool 2) avoid small items falling through cracks when at workbench 3) more comfortable to walk on without shoes.
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    THanks so much for the input. I like the idea if solid on the edges, I've got a workbench in the corner, so that will work out nicely.
     
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    I have had the racedeck for almost a year. I really like it, so far it looks new.
     
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    Flooring is in. absolutely love it. Doesn't really feel that great on bare feet, but I've already spilled a beer on the floor while changing out a bad door handle and you would never know.. love the vented grid!
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    Try most any print shop that does vinyl - business signs.
     

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