Garage Car Mats

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Maritime Mike, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Maritime Mike

    Maritime Mike Adventurer

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    Hi Gang,

    I been doing some research into getting a mat for my car in the garage. I have a problem with water running in area's it should not, therefore would like to keep it contained. Does anyone here use one and do you have a suggestion as to what is best. It doesn't appear that there is much choice out there, and some have very bad reviews.

    Mike
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  2. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    For many years I worked for TSC. They sell "Stall Mats". They are intended for livestock. One side is smooth, the other has grooves to allow water to run either over or under, depending on which way up you have them. They are about an inch and a quarter thick, and pretty much indestructible. Normally they cost around $50.00 each (approx 4' x 6' ), but sometimes they are on sale for less than $40.00.
    We had them behind all the desks/counters of the store, and after more than ten years, they showed no wear what so ever. You can cut them with a utility knife.
    They also carry a "Trailer Mat" which is closer to 5' x 7" , but is slighter thinner and not quite as tough, but about the same price. We used to sell lots of the Stall Mats to people set up commercial and home gyms because of their durability. We rarely sold them to farmers.
    Look on TSC.ca to see where the nearest store is. I'm not sure what there is down east. Many of the Co-Op type stores carry the same items.
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  3. Jimo368

    Jimo368 intrepid traveller

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    I have the same problem in my garage, so I park outside most of the time now. The water is one thing, but the salt in it really plays havok with everything else.
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  4. Sunday Rider

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    There are a couple of low sections in the garage where water pools in the winter, and of course the salt.

    I found these rubber mats with holes the size of "loonies" in them. I place them on the low spot, so at least the water gets around them, and it keeps your shoes/boots out of the puddle to get in and out of the car.

    I found them in Costco. On the weekends, I use a floor squeegee to move the water out of the garage.

    I bought the mats at Costco. They are 2'x4'.
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  5. Maritime Mike

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  6. KLR650Canuk

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    I bought a Tapson Garage Mat for my garage and it works pretty good. I think they are made locally here in Grande Prairie, but I see on the website they can be ordered through your local Home Hardware. I think I paid about $200 dollars for a truck sized one three years ago, and it is still in good shape and works well. If it fills up with snow and slush, I just drag it part way out the garage and use a squeegee, to clean it off.

    http://www.tapsongaragemat.com/index.html
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