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upgrade to a

Tile Floor

Interlocking tiles are a quick and easy way to improve the look and feel of your shop.

provide a measure of protection for any tool you might drop.

Don't let the colorful look of these tiles fool you. They're tough enough to drive on. And best of all, you can install a die floor in a matter of hours — without dealing with chemicals or drying time.


The most common interlocking tiles you're likely to run across are the three shown at left. Made from a



A Drainage. The grid design on the bottom of this tile ensures that any water that seeps through can flow out.

One of the more unpleasant things about working in a shop is spending all that time on a concrete floor. It's hard on your feet and legs, and it never really looks good—especially once cracks start developing or the car leaks a bit of oil.

But there is a solution. You can turn to interlocking tile flooring. This flooring provides a number of advantages — anywhere you use it.

For starters, tile floors cover up that old concrete, cracks and all, to create a smoother, flatter surface. As the tile goes down, it brightens up the whole area, making it more comfortable to work in. Besides being easy on your body, the tiles

▼ Hard Plastic.

Polypropylene tiles like these are tough, inexpensive, and easy to use and install.



tough, polypropylene plastic, each VV'-thick, 12"-square tile features an interlocking hook and loop system that simply snaps together (see box on opposite page).

Controlling Spills. The interlocking nature of these tiles does have a downside. Spills have a tendency to seep through the seams.

To prevent any spill from being trapped, grooves and notches are designed into the bottom to allow the material to flow out (lower left

A Easy Cleanup. The FreeFlow tile allows dust and debris to fall through, but cleanup is a snap.

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