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My garage has a lot of dry old oil stains. Do I have to glue the nitro tiles? I think the garage was used as a machine shop.
Our Nitro Tiles are meant to be installed as a floating floor, so no glue is needed to install these tiles in your garage.
What do you recommend for cutting the tiles other than a sharp utility knife?
Your can cut our Nitro Tiles with one of our Tile Cutters or with a table saw on low speed with either water or silicone to prevent melting.
Is the Nitro Vented Pattern an actual flow thru tile or does it just look like one? Can the Vented pattern be mixed with the Diamond pattern when installing?
Our Vented Nitro tiles are vented allowing water to flow through and under the tile. These tiles can be interlocked with both the Diamond and Coin patterned tiles.
I was looking at the Nitro tiles in Sahara Sand, but I did not see corners and edges available in that color. If they are available, how much per piece? I am thinking of doing a 8X15 ft section in my garage. Thanks.
Currently our Nitro Tile edges only come in black. Eventually we will add other colors to our edging assortment to match our tile color offerings.
Can the Nitro tiles be cut with a regular power tile saw with a tile blade (no teeth like a table saw blade) and water?
Our Nitro Tiles can be cut with a saw blade with water or silicone at a very low speed as not to melt the material.
In winter, My garage temperature can get as low as +/- 20 degrees. What do you do about snow and water drainage from cars?
Our Nitro Tiles will allow water and other liquids to seep between the tiles and flow underneath the the floor and out of your garage. If the garage is not graded to allow water to flow out of the garage or does not have a drain, over time the water will evaporate.
Is there only a "left" corner available on the edge pieces? I was hoping for a left and right to finish off the end by the garage door.
The corners only come in one direction. When creating a corner, you will use a corner piece with an edge piece next to it. You can create a corner on all sides of your floor with this method no matter where the corner is.
Which tiles are the most durable? Which are best for Northern weather with salt on the roads? How do they deteriorate over time?
Our Nitro Tiles are very durable are great in northern areas where salt may be present on the road. These tiles do not deteriorate; they are made of polypropylene plastic. The only thing you may notice is that the diamond pattern may show some wear over time.
Want to use nitro tiles in AZ where temps get up to 105 degrees F in garage. Is this possible? Also thinking of doing some fitness workouts in garage, is the nitro ok for this or should I look at something else? Thanks
Our Nitro Tiles can be installed in AZ and can handle both extreme hot and cold. In fact, these tiles are installed in homes in AZ and are warehoused here as well. You can do fitness exercises on these tiles, but if you do end up having traction issues, we would recommend adding a rubber mat to your workout space. We don't recommend dropping heavy dumbbells or barbells on the tile surface due to possible cracking at the impact point.
My garage floor is damaged with holes and uneven layout. Do I need to level the floor before putting the tiles down?
Depending on how uneven the floor is, our Nitro Tiles will install over the floor easily. If the floor is severely damaged, we do recommend repairing the floor. This will ensure the floor does not buckle when driven over. If repairing your floor is not a solution for you, we recommend installing our Diamond Nitro Rolls.
Would you recommend or discourage using liquid nails when placing tiles on the garage floor? Particularly at the edges?
Our Nitro Tiles were meant to be installed as a floating floor. This helps to alleviate buckling issues that can occur when part of the floor is warmer than another part of the floor. You can use liquid nails on the edge, but we wouldn't suggest using it around the whole floor. We would suggest using it at the entrance to your garage which would get exposed to the most sun and heat. This can help to alleviate buckling and movement issues.
Our garage is graded toward a center drain. Do you think the tiles will work?
Our Nitro Tiles would work perfectly for your sloped garage. Many people will use our Vented tiles over the drain to allow easy access for surface water to get to the drain. These tiles do allow water and other liquids to easily flow through the floor and under to any drains or out of the garage.
Do you recommend an underlayment to reduce sound and shifting, or is it meant to be installed directly on concrete?
We recommend using an underlayment to assist with sound reduction.
Is it rough to walk on without shoes?
The tiles are not 'rough' but are a rigid plastic. We recommend order samples to test with your foot sensitivity.
Will your Nitro tiles, grid lock tiles and nitro rolls at all be affected by radiant heated concrete floors?
Our Nitro Tiles and all of our hard plastic tiles are not affected by radiant heated concrete floors.
Is Quiet Sound II underlayment required? Or is it just recommended for sound quieting?
Underlayment is not required under our Nitro Tiles, but we do recommend adding underlay under the tiles to provide added cushion and to make your floor quieter.
We have used a similar product on one of our maintenance mezzanines. We are considering using it again in a new area, but have noticed a tendency for electrical shocks after walking across it. More prevalent in the winter months. Do you think we would have the same issue with your product?
Our Nitro Tiles are not anti-static, so if you do build up a charge, there is still potential for you to get shocked when walking over these tiles.
I would like to know the difference between the Nitro tiles and the Diamond Grid Loc Tiles as the prices are different.
The main differences between our Nitro Tiles and our Diamond Grid-Loc Tiles are the pattern on the tile and the thickness. The thickness of our Nitro Tiles is 3/8," and our Diamond Grid-Loc Tiles are 1/2" thick. Other than those major differences, they interlock similarly and are made from the same type of material.
I am looking for a flooring for my outdoor/covered porch floor. It is a highly traveled area and in the winter snow, ice, rain can cover much of the porch. How slick would this flooring get?
For areas where there may be a lot of water, we recommend using our Vented Nitro Tiles. These will help to keep the floor slip resistant when wet. You can use our other patterns for areas where there may be water, but the slip resistance is reduced.
How do you do a inside corner? I don't see any inside corner trim pieces.
We do not offer an inside corner for our Nitro Tiles. You can install two edge pieces next to each other to create an inside corner look.
Will the Nitro tiles hold up to a rolling floor jack and jack stands in a garage? If not, what do you recommend?
Our Nitro Tiles will not hold up to rolling floor jack or jack stands. We recommend using our flex tiles with rolling jacks and jack stands. Our Coin Flex Nitro Tiles are a great option.
How do you clean the tiles? The material is very durable, however even the back of my nail will scuff and scratch the polished surface. After a while, they would need a good cleaning/polishing to remove the markings. Recommendations?
Right now, we do not have a good solution to removing scratches to the clear coat for our Nitro Tiles.
I see that the vented tiles cannot handle jack/jackstands. Unfortunately my tiles of interest, for looks as well as function, include vented intermixed with solid diamond. I was wondering if sheet metal could be used under the jack/jackstand to distribute the weight, and if so what minimum gauge? Having to roll a car outside defeats the purpose. Thanks
For our Nitro Tiles, we don't recommend using jack stands. For our plastic tiles in general, we typically don't recommend using jack stands as well since they will typically damage the tile. You can add a piece of metal under the jack stand to help diffuse some of the pressure brought on by the jack stand. The gauge that we recommend is 11 gauge or .125" thick.
Can these be used outdoors?
Out Nitro Tiles can be used outdoors. The tiles are resistant to UV but can fade slightly from constant exposure. These tiles are mold and mildew resistant and are also slip resistant when wet. These tiles are very easy to clean, maintain, and install. If there is not constant sunlight across the whole flooring surface, you may experience some buckling in the areas that do have direct sunlight constantly. If you do run into this issue, we recommend installing our vented patterned tiles.
Our garage floor tiles keep pushing away from the garage doors causing tiles mid-garage to buckle up and then there is a gap at the front so we have to pull the tiles back toward the garage doors. Is there a solution for this problem? Pulling the vehicles in must be what's pushing them. The first row of tiles was then bolted to the floor but now the next row is shoving!! Please help!!
To keep our Nitro Tiles or any of our hard plastic tiles in place due to added torque, we recommend adding a rubber underlayment under the floor. You can add the underlayment under the first few rows or the whole floor. The product we recommend is our 2mm ShockPad. This underlay will help to give the tiles added friction to keep them in place.
Would you recommend applying a protective coating to the Nitro tiles, such as polyurethane, to preserve its shine and prevent scratching?
You could put a protective coating over our Nitro Tiles to prevent scratching and help keep its shine.
I have the nitro tiles. Is there a way to remove a damaged tile from the middle of the pattern? Thanks
The only way to remove a Nitro Tile from the middle of a floor, you will need to remove the tiles around it. Typically you will want to try and lift up the tiles that would be in the same row as the damaged tile either horizontally or vertically. You will then remove the damaged tiles and then re-install the tiles that were removed.
How well do the tiles hold up in very warm climates like Las Vegas?
Our Nitro Tiles have been installed all over the country in both the hottest and coldest climates that this great nation has to offer. Our tiles perform well in both hot and cold environments. In hot climates, if the tiles are exposed to direct sunlight, you might get some buckling with our solid tiles. To help prevent this, we recommend installing our vented tiles in the areas where the sun hits the floor or to glue the solid tiles with our polyurethane adhesive.
How do these tiles compare to the MotoFloor tiles Costco sells? They look exactly the same. Thanks.
The only similarities between our Nitro Tiles and Costco's MotoFloor are that they are the same size and made from the same material. Our Tiles offer a lot more colors and also ship a lot faster since we manufacture this tile. Our Nitro Tiles are resistant to most vehicle and household chemicals and are easy to install and remove. We also offer a wide range of patterns, so feel free to mix and match to create the ultimate floor. Oh and lastly, our tiles are cheaper, and you can buy as many as you like, so let your creative juices flow and make all of your neighbors envious of your garage.
As far as condensation coming through the floor of the garage, will this help prevent or at least decrease the amount of condensation I get on my cars?
Our Nitro Tiles will not prevent or decrease the amount of condensation that is coming from your subfloor. To fix this issue, we recommend using a vapor barrier under the tiles, or you can seal your concrete. These would be the best solutions to fix this issue.
Best products for cleaning and brightening. My floor is approximately 5 years old.
The best cleaner for our Nitro Tiles to help remove stuck on dirt and grime is a product called Purple Power. You can purchase this product at any local department store.
Is this tile compatible with heated garage floors? Does it void the warranty ones installed over heated floor?
Our Nitro Tiles can be installed over a heated garage floor. This will not void the warranty.
How does this product hold up in below 0 temps?
Our Nitro Tiles perform great in both freezing and very hot temperatures. These tiles have been installed all over the US and Canada and have withstood the toughest mother nature has been able to throw at them.
I am looking for garage tiles that will not melt from hot tires.
Our Nitro Tiles will not melt under hot tires. None of our garage tiles will melt under hot tires.
What can I put on the tile to make them easier to clean and make them shiny?
The Nitro Tiles on their own are very easy to clean. For large dirt and debris, just use a broom to sweep that out of your garage. For any stuck on dirt and debris, you can use a hose or a mop and bucket with a mild soap and water solution. To keep the tiles shiny, we would recommend using a car wax on your floor. This can make your floor a little slippery, so be very mindful of how and where you are using the wax. You would follow the same instructions as you would waxing your car.
Can I get ramp edges for nitro tiles? I do not see them listed.
All of the ramps needed for our Nitro Tiles can be found in the on-page accessory area on the product page. We offer both edges and corners for our tiles.
How do the tiles attach?
Our Nitro Tiles us a hook and loop system to interlock together.
Many reviews that nitro tiles buckle. Will underlayment and leaving 6” border solve the problem. What underlayment is recommended?
Underlayment and leaving a gap will not alleviate any buckling problems. Underlayment will help with any shifting that may happen when parking your car in your garage. To help alleviate any buckling we recommend using our Vented patterned tiles in areas where the sun hits your floor or gluing the tiles down in that same area.
What kind of underlayment do you recommend?
We recommend using our 2mm ShockPad under our Nitro Tiles. This underlayment was specifically made to be used under these types of tiles. You can use any type of underlay with these tiles, but the ShockPad is the best.
Would I need to seal the garage floor before laying the tiles to prevent mildew build up?
You do not need to seal your concrete unless you have moisture issues you want to control before installing our Nitro Tiles. These tiles will not harbor any mold or mildew growth, so moisture under the tiles will not be an issue for the tiles.
I'm interested in the smooth pattern but need a slippery safe floor. How slip-safe are the diverse patterns?
Our most slip-resistant pattern would be the vented pattern in our Nitro Tiles. After that our Diamond and Coin patterns would be the next most slip-resistant. When dry, our smooth pattern is slip resistant, but when there is liquid on the surface, it will become a slip hazard.
Could these tiles also be used in a gym? I need multipurpose gym + garage parking.
You can use our Nitro Tiles in a gym. If you were to do that we would recommend adding our ShockPad under the tiles to add more shock absorption to the floor.
Are the nitro edges tapered to form a little ramp?
The edges for our Nitro Tiles are tapered to provide you with a little ramp.
Can these tiles hold up to a 1500 lb Safe with four legs (approx.) 4-inch sq each?
Our Nitro Tiles can withstand the weight of a car on them easily because the weight is greatly distributed. These tiles can handle a heavy safe on them or even a car jack, but the weight must be diffused. We recommend placing a piece of plywood under the safe or even a car jack to prevent damaging the tiles.
Do you recommend installing a diamond pattern or vented pattern under a full-size refrigerator and full-size upright freezer?
You can use any of the patterns of our Nitro Tiles under a refrigerator or freezer. The legs of the refrigerator wouldn't fall between the vents in our vented patterned tiles which could be a concern.
Where do you add expansion joints to a new floor? My floor is approx 23' x 23' and the North Carolina sun is hot and all day at the garage door entrance. I measured and at least 3 ft of the floor is in sun all day during the summer.
We recommend installing our Expansion Joints in the middle of the floor from front to back.
Considering this product but was wondering the durability under jacks and jack stands?
When using a jack or jack stand over our Nitro Tiles, we recommend placing a metal sheet or plywood between the stand the tiles. This will keep the tiles from cracking.
Are the nitro car garage tiles able to be taken apart and put away and then brought out at another time? I am trying to create a seasonal chess board but want it to be able to be put away and taken out again.
You can install and uninstall our Nitro Tiles multiple times. These tiles are an interlocking tile, designed to be a floating floor. These tiles would work great as a life-size chess board.
Can you replace a damaged tile in the middle of the floor? How do you remove the old tile?
You can replace a damaged Nitro Tile in the middle of the floor. To do this can seem tricky, but if fairly simple if you have the right tool. The easiest thing to use when trying to pull up a tile in the middle of the floor is a paint can opener. You would then place the opener on the male side of the tile and lift. You may separate a few tiles around, but that is ok. After it has been pulled up, you can then replace and finish your floor. If you don't have a paint can opener, then you can start by separating the row of tiles that the damaged tile is in. You won't need to remove those tiles, just would need to separate them. Once you get to the tile that you are trying to change out, you would follow the same instructions as if you used a paint can opener.
What is the warranty on the Nitro tiles?
Our Nitro Tiles have a 3-year warranty.
Would the vented tiles hold up for a snowmobile/UTV trailer floor covering?
All patterns of our Nitro Tiles will be able to withstand the use of a snowmobile or UTV on them. These tiles are very durable and were designed to be used in demanding environments.
Are the nitro tiles slippery when wet? Will kids with wet feet slip on them?
When dry, our Nitro Tiles are very slip resistant. When wet, some of our styles can become somewhat slippery. Our most slip resistant style when we are our Vented pattern, followed by the Diamond and Coin patterns. Our least slip resistant style when wet is our Smooth pattern.
Can these tiles be used for overlay flooring on a wooden deck?
You can install our Nitro Tiles on a wooden deck. Since these tiles are made from hard plastic, they will heat up very quickly in direct sunlight. We recommend hosing them down periodically during the day to keep them cool. These tiles are somewhat UV stable, but they will still fade a bit in direct sunlight. The elements won't affect these tiles, and they are very easy to clean and maintain.
Do recommend in a commercial detailing garage where water will be used?
We have installed our Nitro Tiles in a number of commercial detailing garages. These tiles are very durable, and water will not affect the tiles in any way. These tiles aver also very resistant to most household and vehicle chemicals and will not harbor any mold or mildew growth.
How do you recommend laying down the rubber floor before the Nitro Tiles?
If you are going to use a rubber underlay under our Nitro Tiles, we would recommend loose laying the underlay under the tiles. You will want to make sure the subfloor is free of any major dirt or debris and free of any major pitting. If you wanted a more permanent hold on the rubber underlay, you could place some double-sided tape under the rolls.
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