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Topic # 137921 13-Dec-2013 13:45
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does anyone here have any experience with garage carpet? ie the heavy duty stuff for the garage not the normal carpet.

I'm wanting to lay it down in my garage but worried about how it wears, all the sales people i have spoke to said its great but couldnt tell me how long it would last before needing to be replaced or how hard it would to be to replace it since its glued down


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  Reply # 951615 13-Dec-2013 13:48
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Some friends have it.
You typically cant see the puddles after you've parked a wet car, then when you walk through in socks...




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  Reply # 951616 13-Dec-2013 13:49
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Who walks through a (dirty) garage with socks on?! :P




 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 951619 13-Dec-2013 13:51
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andrewNZ: Some friends have it.
You typically cant see the puddles after you've parked a wet car, then when you walk through in socks...


oh good point, didnt think of that 

thanks

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  Reply # 951621 13-Dec-2013 13:51
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sonyxperiageek: Who walks through a (dirty) garage with socks on?! :P


Me. That's why I like to see where I'm standing. :)




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  Reply # 951683 13-Dec-2013 14:58
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try artificial grass they make it in lots of colors now and its more resilient to water etc



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  Reply # 951900 13-Dec-2013 20:56
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shrub: try artificial grass they make it in lots of colors now and its more resilient to water etc


ok, thanks for the tip

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  Reply # 951923 13-Dec-2013 22:06
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I've got carpet (wall to wall) in my one garage which had been converted into an office previously, and a big classroom style mat/rug in the other.

The carpet which appears to have underlay is quite severely 'dented' where the car wheels sit, you can actually see the tire tread imprints popping up :) . Was pretty much destroyed in the first day of parking a car on it.

The mat/rug which covers half my main garage is directly on the concrete and that has minor wear where the tires sit. It's lasted very well considering it's light green and has had cars on it for years. Water doesn't leave any puddles, but in winter it does smell a little funny when it gets wet, I suspect it's partially made of wool.








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  Reply # 952017 14-Dec-2013 07:52
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thanks insane

i'm having second thoughts now with the smells that might occur. Garage has internal access to the house and it would bad if it started smelling

thanks for all the input guys

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  Reply # 952371 14-Dec-2013 22:36
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mrphil: thanks insane

i'm having second thoughts now with the smells that might occur. Garage has internal access to the house and it would bad if it started smelling

thanks for all the input guys


Just to qualify what I mean by smell. After putting the car away wet at night, the following morning it'll have that smell you get if the carpet inside your car gets wet in winter. It's not overpowering but you do notice it and it doesn't last for long, maybe a day. My garage is quite new and is better insulated than my house and catches the sun all day, so it's always warm which may be why mine doesn't stay wet/smelly.  

To be honest though, it provides little to no benefit at all! I wouldn't go out and spend money on it, mine just so happened to be there when I moved in.




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  Reply # 952382 14-Dec-2013 23:11
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I had a piece of carpet where I park the 4WD.

My 4WD is very much a labour of love and requires a lot of maintenance. Oil changes were great with carpet to lie on.
However welding things was very different..... I used my fire extinguisher for the first time...


My belief now is that carpet is for the lounge and not the garage.



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  Reply # 952386 14-Dec-2013 23:26
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The reason I wanted to carpet is that we have our laundry and storage in the garage- vacuum cleaner, mops...etc so we go in there all the time.

Would be nice not to get cold feet but with all the down side plus the cost I think I will just put some matts down on the places I walk on

Thanks guys for the input

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  Reply # 952431 15-Dec-2013 09:06
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Keep in mind that insane has said his carpet is house carpet not garage carpet.

You could have them put in a strip down the side where you walk, but mats are probably just as good.




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  Reply # 952443 15-Dec-2013 09:53
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chevrolux: I had a piece of carpet where I park the 4WD.

My 4WD is very much a labour of love and requires a lot of maintenance. Oil changes were great with carpet to lie on.
However welding things was very different..... I used my fire extinguisher for the first time...


My belief now is that carpet is for the lounge and not the garage.



I set my pants on fire yesterday - a first for me I think.  Using an angle grinder while wearing an old pair of jeans with a frayed hole in the knee.

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  Reply # 952451 15-Dec-2013 10:13
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Friend has the heavy duty tiles in his garage. All good till you turn the wheel and the wheel screws up the tile.




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  Reply # 952501 15-Dec-2013 11:35
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We have commercial carpet tiles in our garage. We park a CRV on it. The drive is at a right angle, but we havent had much trouble with turning wheels. Prior to this lot we had second hand commercial carpet roll but the underlay was pretty deteriorated and clumpy.

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