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One of the biggest debates in a garage is what type of flooring to use. Some are diehards for epoxy. Others only want bare or polished concrete. Matt on the other hand has chosen Swisstrax as his prefered type of flooring. You wouldn't think that a plastic flooring tile would be ideal, but these really are on another level. Most other company's tiles end up looking cheap and feeling horrible to walk on. You don't get that with Swisstrax Ribtrax at all. The tiles are super high quality, larger than standard, and actually look really good. But it's biggest selling points are what it offers over an epoxy or other finished floor type.
Even with the best epoxy systems, it's only a matter of time before you start to see pitting, scratching, peeling, and chipping. They look great for a while, but are a ticking time bomb till they start to fail. Swisstrax though will last for years and years with heavy abuse. The tiles are rated to handle over 70,000 lbs of rollover weight. If you ever mess up a tile, rather than having to refinish the entire floor, or grind down the concrete, you can just pop the damaged tile out and replace it.
The dirt and debris management are what really sets Swisstrax Ribtrax apart though. A lot of people are scared by the slotted structure wondering what happens to all that dirt. Well, it sits under the tiles and out from under your feet until you're ready to clean it up. The dirt and debris fall underneath, allowing your garage or shop to stay looking cleaner for longer with very little maintenance. Whenever you feel like the build up is going too far, just vacuum with a shopvac. Or you can pull sections of tile out of the garage and do a thorough clean up underneath. I would say you only need to go all the way once or twice a year. This helps a ton with water and other liquids as well. There are slots under the tiles that allow water to flow freely underneath. If there is a slope, it will move away. If the water just sits, it will stay out from under your feet rather than getting tracked all through the garage.