The car workshops “Taller Siles” in El Prat de Llobregat and “Duo Mecánico” in Terrassa (both in Barcelona) chose our Modulfix industrial tiles for recurring reasons in their sector.
Why is Modulfix the ideal floor in a car workshop?
When a workshop decides to change the floor of its premises, it faces different problems.
The first of these is the shortage of options. Specifically, the alternatives that are valued are terrazzo or continuous floors (like epoxy resins or painted concrete for example).
The second problem is the time and the forms of application of these floors compared to Modulfix PVC tiles.
Both types of floorings (resin and terrazzo) have a very slow application time and must be installed by trained personnel. However, Modulfix tiles are very quick to install and in many cases can be installed by the customer at his own pace. The 200sqm Siles workshop was set up on a Saturday and on Monday it was possible to work without stopping its activity. With a resin or a terrazzo, the standing time would have been a minimum of one week.
Many workshops complain about other aspects of the floors mentioned above (terrazzo and continuous floorings).
Terrazzo tiles can be broken by falling tools or by the building’s own movements.
Continuous floors are usually raised or broken due to dilatations, greases or humidity, apart from being contaminable.
Modulfix tiles do not break (they have a very high Shore hardness but at the same time they are flexible) and are little affected by the liquids of a workshop (brake fluids, battery acids, …).
In addition, thanks to this flexibility, they cushion the fall of pieces to the ground, avoiding the breakage of the tools manipulated by the mechanic.
It is true that resins have positive aspects, especially a clean and continuous finish of the floor. However, it should be noted that once placed, the Modulfix industrial tiles give this same feeling since the joints are barely visible as seen in the Siles workshop photo below.
However, other workshops choose a more striking new image, such as the “Duo Mecanico” workshop, which decided to play with colors as can be seen in the following photo.
Besides, to personalize the garage, they used our Moduprint printing system to put their logo on the floor and a couple of “Stop” pictograms, thus delimiting areas restricted to the public.
What range of Modulfix tiles should I install on the floor of my car workshop?
We recommend 2 ranges in 7mm thickness which are the Modulfix X7 Solid and the Modufix X7 Metal. The difference between these two models lies in the surface of the tile. The Solid range has a slightly textured surface while the Metal range has the appearance of metal plates. Mechanics find the floor pleasant to walk on as the legs are less burdened and the ground is not as cold in winter compared to painted concrete or terrazzo.
Cleaning my Modulfix industrial flooring.
We recommend cleaning Modulfix tiles with a rotary machine, degreaser suitable for PVC floors and a brush that is not too aggressive. It is necessary to first sweep the dust accumulated on the ground. Like other pavements, when an aggressive liquid (gasoline, acids) falls to the ground, it is recommended to collect it as soon as possible since a prolonged contact could leave some stains.
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