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Tile vs Epoxy Comparison

There are two strong competitors in the garage flooring market: epoxy and interlocking floor tiles. Both options have their own advantages and disadvantages when comparing key factors like durability, longevity and customization features. Get into the details by browsing the tiles vs. epoxy chart below.  

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Scenario Swisstrax Winner Epoxy
Appearance Maintains showroom quality look over time   Subject to pealing, nicks, cracks, fading, moisture and hot tire pickup
Oil and Gas Resistance Excellent resistance to gas, oils, acid and solvents   Little protection against gas, oil or harsh chemicals.
Salt & Magnesium Resistance Excellent   Poor
High Temp Resistant Temperature resistant to 248°F Resists high temperatures, but fades quickly when exposed to UV rays (sun)
Low Temp Resistant Temperature resistant to -22°F Resists low temps, but must be installed in warmer weather
Long Lasting
Scenario Swisstrax Winner Epoxy
Expected Lifespan 15 years +   3 - 10 years
Repair Easy and inexpensive to replace damaged tile   Difficult to fix issues with adhering, fading, staining, chipping or cracking
Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranties*   Typically 3-10 years
Design Freedom
Scenario Swisstrax Winner Epoxy
Styles Numerous styles, colors, and patterns as well as custom logos and graphics   Mostly one color with flakes, but marbling look and some customization possible
Patterns Virtually Unlimited   Flakes, marbling and not much else
Colors Multiple Colors, Wood Grain and Carbon Fiber Unlimited color choices
Custom Logos & Graphics LogoTrax & GrapicTrax   Very limited
Other Key Factors
Scenario Swisstrax Winner Epoxy
Value Material cost offset by installation costs and lifetime   Materials are less expensive, but labor is high and lifetime shorter
Nonslip Flow through design keeps floor dry and slip-resistant   Even with traction additives, epoxy surfaces are slippery when wet
Portability Click together system is easily disassembled and moved   Epoxy coatings are permanently bonded to the concrete floor surface
Installation Quick, Safe and Easy DIY Installation   Complicated, multi-day process, toxic chemicals and special equipment

See Why Others Chose Swisstrax over Epoxy

Don't just take our word for it, see why others prefer Swisstrax.

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