I'm always talking about and showing off my own garage, but I also spend a significant amount of time obsessing about other peoples' garages. One garage that has always impressed me is the one that belongs to Tyson Hugie. This past holiday season, Tyson emailed me to share a flooring project he was undertaking. He had an epoxy coating applied to his garage floor and he wanted to share the process with me. I enjoyed the story and photos he sent and thought it would be interesting to share the story here on my blog.
Tyson's Arizona garage is a shade under 1000 square feet and is set up in a triple tandem configuration (6 cars). In addition to being large, it is home to an extensive collection of Acura cars. Currently, he owns eight of them! What makes his collection even more impressive is that they are all impeccably maintained and driven on a regular basis. In fact, he gained notoriety a few years back when his pristine 1994 Acura Legend coupe surpassed the 500,000 mile mark. In the early summer of 2013, Acura honored this incredible milestone with a red carpet ceremony. Six months later, Acura presented him with the keys to a silver 2013 ILX. Tyson has done a fantastic job of documenting his automotive passion and accomplishments on his "Drive to Five" website and has been featured in a number of videos on Acura's YouTube channel.
Authorized Swisstrax dealer
Since installing my new Swisstrax floor, I have had a few people ask where I recommend they go to learn more about the system. I direct people to the Swisstrax.com website, but for those who desire a more personal approach, I strongly recommend connecting with the team of garage flooring specialists at Cleveland Custom Garages.
If you are interested in purchasing a Swisstrax modular tile floor for your garage or living/work space, I highly suggest contacting the team at Cleveland Custom Garages. I have been in contact with this company for a while and they were the first outfit that ignited the idea of switching over to Swisstrax. The owner of the company is a passionate car guy and I am completely confident you will receive service second to none whether you have questions or you are ready to pull the trigger on your flooring scheme. They are an authorized Swisstrax dealer and have completed a number of amazing transformations as seen on the Gallery page of their company website.
If you want to learn more about Swisstrax and whether it is the right choice for your space, drop them an email at: email@example.com or speak directly with a specialist at (440) 628-1984.
* Tell them RAD sent you, and if you end up making a Swisstrax purchase through CCG, I will send you a RAD Garage T-Shirt!
After I parted ways with my RaceDeck Free Flow floor, there was a period of time when I was living with a bare concrete floor. Thankfully, it was only for a few weeks, but the experience left a mark on me and helped to solidify my belief that a modular flooring is a better option than an epoxy coating. These photos demonstrate the constant battle I face with water accumulating on the floor. After two weeks of having to watch where I stepped so I didn't track the filth all over the garage and into my car, I was relieved when my Swisstrax order finally arrived.
I understand that epoxy is the option some garage owners prefer, but not having to worry about where I step, or what I step in is a massive advantage, in my mind, to having a modular tile floor. My Swisstrax floor is always dry despite the constant snow that gets tracked in on the tires and undercarriage of my car.
While I do think epoxy coatings look nice, I would be constantly dancing around the garage trying to avoid slop and water and that's just not something I have any interest in doing.