Compare Swisstrax to Paint 10 Reasons to Choose Swisstrax
Over Garage Floor Paint
Swisstrax Has Lower Lifetime Cost
On average, a two-car garage at 300 sq/ft, costs $535 to $1,055 to paint. This includes paint, tools, and labor. National averages to paint a garage floor sits at $0.78 per square foot, with a range of $0.57 to $0.99.
You’ll also need to factor in preparation and long-term cost of maintenance when damaged by tools, vehicles, chemicals or natural movement of foundation. Here are some additional costs associated with initial set up and long-term costs of painted flooring.
Swisstrax can have a similar initial investment, but it requires virtually no long-term maintenance.
- One-Car Garage that is approximately 200 sq/ft with a two-color checkered design and edges can average between $900 to $1,350
- Two-Car Garage that is approximately 400 to 500 sq/ft with a two-color checkered design and edges can average between $1,800 to $3,400.
Learn more about cost considerations of garage flooring with Swisstrax today.
Additional Costs of Painted Flooring
|Concrete Crack Repairs – varies depending on severity crack||$25 - $300+|
|Concrete Foundation Repairs – varies depending on severity of damage||$5,000 - $15,000|
|Garage Floor Resurfacing to Prep for Paint||$300 - $2,500|
|Painted Floor Resealing every few years||$0.38 - $0.58 per square foot|
Swisstrax Installs in Hours, Not Days
Applying a paint coating to a garage floor starts with an extensive cleaning and etching process to ensure the coating bonds properly. This process typically starts with sweeping, blowing off all dust and debris, but often also includes washing, sanding off existing paint, and spot treating any oil stains.
Depending on the type of paint you will be using (latex or acrylic), you’ll want to apply anywhere from 1 to 3 coats. After applying initial coat, you’ll need to wait an average of 5-24 hours until the first layer cures and is ready for a second coat. After you’ve applied the desired layers and allowed each layer to cure, you’ll need to wait an average of 2 to 7 days before allowing any type of traffic on the newly coated floor. Also keep in mind these additional factors:
- Moving all items within the garage to new location and back once completed.
- Preparation of the subsurface.
- Time of actually applying the coats of paint.
Swisstrax interlocking garage floor tiles take an average of 1-5 hours to install, depending on size of garage. While you have to factor in the time to remove all items on the garage floor, other than sweeping out the excess debris on floor, you can install Swisstrax flooring as soon as the floor has been cleared of all items.
Swisstrax Offers Simple & Safe Installation
Swisstrax is the safe and simple DIY alternative to paint. When surfacing with paint, you often must extensively prepare the surface by repairing flooring imperfections and a deep cleaning. While paint can be a DIY project as well, Swisstrax modular flooring system is much easier and less time-consuming process compared to paint.
Swisstrax Offers More Design & Customization Options
The two main features of paint flooring you can customize is color and whether you want a granite looking finish (adding flakes to the paint). For more intricate design work like different colors or specific designs, you’ll most likely want to hire a professional, which can average $1.79 to $3.51 per square foot.
With Swisstrax you can control and customize the following:
- Type of tile (Ribtrax Pro, Ribtrax Smooth Pro, Vinyltrax Pro, Diamondtrax Home).
- Color Options – Up to 18 different color options.
- Design of floor – checkered, outlines, highlights and more.
- Use more than one tile type to customize your design.
- Swisstrax also offers Logotrax and Graphictrax to allow for custom logos to be inlaid into flooring.
Inferior Protection Features with Paint
Painted flooring is susceptible to damage from everyday wear and tear like cracks, chipping and installation inconsistencies, and can endure imperfections from many situations post-application. Swisstrax modular flooring tiles help protect your garage floor from damage because they sit on top of your concrete floor, can withstand up to 3,120 psi in compressive strength, are heat and cold resistant from -22F to 248F, and are chemically resistant to liquids like oil, gas, acid or solvents including Skydrol and Alkalis.
Take SWISSTRAX with You If You Move
One of the biggest benefits of the investment you’ll make with Swisstrax is that you can take your Swisstrax system with you if you move to a new home or your new business. With paint, you’ll not only invest money but a lot of time ensuring the proper application of the flooring. So, what happens when you decide to move a year later?
As the world’s finest modular flooring tile, Swisstrax products can be portable and move with you.
Ongoing Maintenance Investment of Painted Flooring
Every few years, painted floors require reapplication along with touch-up of any damaged areas on the floor. In order to maintain painted flooring from everyday wear and tear, homeowners need to remember to:
- Wipe all stains immediately or scrub with non-caustic cleaners.
- Regularly vacuum and/or sweep the flooring.
- Keep garage door closed to avoid UV rays hitting flooring, which causes discoloration of the floor.
Swisstrax has little to no maintenance requirements. The tiles are impervious to staining, fading, or harsh chemical or fluids.
Better Warranty Offer with Swisstrax
Average paint flooring kits provide a 2-3 year warranty. Swisstrax offers a 7-year to a limited lifetime warranty that is not prorated, with no restocking fees and no hassles. To give additional peace of mind, Swisstrax also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee for any garage flooring tiles that are in re-usable condition.
- Ribtrax Pro: Lifetime Limited Warranty: Residential Setting
- Ribtrax Smooth Pro: Lifetime Limited Warranty: Residential Setting
- Vinyltrax Pro: 15-years Warranty
- Diamondtrax Home: 20-years Warranty
- Diamondtrax Flex: 7-years Warranty
Slip Resistant with Swisstrax Tiles
Swisstrax tiles are built with a self-draining design that provides a clean, dry surface. Along with the patented drainage system, Swisstrax tiles are slip-resistant when wet. With paint, you’ll need to be careful with any liquids spilled on the floor while working because the slick surface can be hazardous to working conditions in a garage.
UV Stabilizer in Swisstrax Flooring
If you plan to work with your garage door open, be careful to not let the sun hit your paint flooring. Painted flooring is susceptible to discoloration from UV rays and will overtime cause a yellow discoloration. Swisstrax tiles have a UV stabilizer, making them highly fade resistant.
How to Get Started
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Speak to a knowledgeable Flooring Specialist who will assist with your design and help determine the perfect tile style for your new floor.
Whether you utilize one of the existing preset designs or customize your own flooring, this program has all the tools to help you imagine your new floor.