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Time-Lapse Video showing just how easy it is to DIY Install our Floor Tiles


Do you yearn for a nicer garage floor?  Maybe you think its really difficult to do and not something you could possibly do yourself.  Our new time-lapse video shows you how to lay floor tiles in your garage and just how easy it is to do. 

Demonstrated by one our DIY floor tile customers, she sets everything up and completes the job in one day. The end result is a floor that looks fantastic, makes it a safe place for all the family and helps insulate the garage from the cold and damp.

How to lay Floor Tiles Video

The first step is to measure out your garage, making sure you order enough tiles to cover your space.  Each tile measures 500x500mm so when you come to working out how many you need for your space, you simply times the square metre size of your garage by 4 and that will tell you how many tiles you need.  Your next decision is then to decide if you want ramp edges to the front of your garage.  We would always recommend them as they finish the front edge off nicely and give you a smoother entrance by foot or car.

Starting with the Ramp Edges, it is then simply a case of locking each tile into the one next to it and in front, working your way backwards.  The side of the garage can be finished off at the end or as you go by cutting tiles to fit the space with a Jig Saw.  We would always recommend leaving 5mm between your garage wall and your tile to allow for expansion and shrinkage due to heat and cold.

So if you are ready to lay floor tiles in your garage – click here to go to our online store.  Our tiles cost just £8.85 per tile which includes delivery and VAT.  Alternatively, we provide an installation service and to get a quote for this please email us.  If you wish to find out more about our Floor Tiles, click here.

Want a tough yet smart floor finish for your garage floor?


Do you have a dusty garage floor that’s in  need of some TLC? A good non-slip surface is a must, particularly if you have kids and want to minimise trips and falls.  Why not opt for something that combines safety with style.

Floor Tiles are an effective solution to the dusty garage floor problem, provide a good non-slip finish and also look great.  Our floor tiles measure 500x500mm with a thickness of just 7mm.  They fit together via an interlocking system, without the need for any adhesives or fasteners.

There are many benefits to installing Floor Tiles in your garage as they help insulate the floor giving you a softer, yet warmer underfoot feeling.  They effectively reduce dust and any trip hazards from uneven surfaces too.  The range of tiles we use in our garage makeovers, and offer to our customers, are installed in lots of commercial premises who see high levels of heavy machinery traffic. You can therefore be sure that your tiles will create a good solid floor in your garage and also one that will last.

Made from PVC in the UK, Garageflex are delighted to offer these floor tiles in a variety of colours. They are available to buy on our e-store from just £8.85 per tile including delivery and VAT. Installation is fairly straightforward if you are competent in DIY and we suggest using a JigSaw or similar to get a clean line when cutting them to fit your space. 

Buy our Floor Tiles now from our E-store

DIY Makeover Before and After 2017


Single Garage in Chester gets the Garageflex Treatment


Mr and Mrs D who own this single garage in Chester, Cheshire were keen to streamline the look of their garage and create a clean and uncluttered space.  Garageflex Design Consultant, David Starbuck-Edwards, visited the couple at their home to measure up the garage and talk through their requirements. 

What could we do in a single garage?

There were lots of things that they wanted hidden away including some electricity metres and pipework that can be seen in the before photos of the garage.  David talked them through the process of how we batten the existing garage walls so that our FlexiPanel can be applied and how we can hide the unsightly areas away behind the panel or with a cupboard so that metres are still easily accessible.

David advised them to go for some of our Tall Cabinets where most of their small items could be put away to keep the garage floor clear.  We always advise on getting some hooks as there are so many things you can hang up on the FlexiPanel such as garden items, small tools etc.  The customers also wanted a new floor and chose our Floor Tiles in Light Grey to set off the finished garage.

The installation took just three days to complete and the customers are absolutely delighted. 

Garageflex Single Garage Makeover in Cheshire 2017

Mrs D, Cheshire, June 2017


Everything is great; we are delighted with the garage refit and how well the work was completed. Visitors to our home now find themselves standing in the garage!

 

Alastair Broom to speak at The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show


We are delighted that our Managing Director, Alastair Broom, has been invited to speak at The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show taking place at Sandown Park on 1st and 2nd July 2017.  If you would like to join us, scroll to the bottom of this post and click o the button below to register for your free tickets.

 

Garageflex exhibiting at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show 1-2 July 2017

His talk titled “Everything you should consider to make the most use of your garage” takes place on Saturday 1st July at 10.30 in the Masterclass Theatre.  There will be many other speakers over the period of the show who will be giving advice and answering questions on a whole host of self-build and renovation topics.   To see more talks, click here.

The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show Garageflex

Our Mobile Showroom will be on site throughout the show and our friendly Design Consultants will be available to discuss your garage build or renovation with.  Our Stand is O02 and is based outside of the main Surrey Hall near to the racing track.

If you would like to download our brochure prior to this event, click here

Free Tickets for the Homebuilding & Renovating how 2017 from Garageflex

Mr and Mrs J, Berkshire, June 2017


We are very happy with the end result and were very impressed by how professionally done. The onsite team made a huge difference. Please send our thanks to David, he was excellent

Is your garage in need of saving? Download our free e-book to find out how to do it.


For most of us the garage is a dark and uninspiring place used to store the items we don’t use or don’t have space for in the house. But what if your garage was clean, tidy, bug free and most importantly, you could find what you needed when you needed it?! Our new ebook has it covered!

Download our ebook now and get tips on:

• Decluttering and organising your garage;
• Creating specific zones to organise your space;
• Tips to give you a better garage floor;
• Introducing storage ideas to make the most of the wasted space; and
• Making it a safe place for all the family.

 

If you would like to talk through any aspect of the ebook, have any questions or would like a chat about how we can help with your garage please get in touch.

Telephone: 01491 579975

Email: info@garageflex.co.uk

Tweet us @flexgarage

 

Welcome to our new Design Consultant – Abi Leonard


We are delighted to welcome our new Design Consultant, Abi Leonard, to the Garageflex team.

Abi Leonard - new design consultant for London and the Home Counties, Garageflex

For those of you living in or around London, you may well have spoken to my colleague David Cooper.  David has now left Garageflex and I wish him every success in the future.

I am delighted to welcome his replacement, Abi Leonard, to the team who will be taking over as Design Consultant for London and the Home Counties.  We are very lucky  to have Abi working with us as she and her husband were customers of ours back in 2006, becoming distributors of the brand when they returned to South Africa. 

Having recently returned to the UK, Abi is a natural choice to replace David as she understands the product and has plenty of experience in both the design and installation.   We asked Abi for a quick run down of her previous experience and she gave us a short biography:

“I started my working career in Investment Banking Sales in 1996, working for both Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse for a period of 15 years, focussing primarily on Foreign Exchange.  In 2006 I met Alastair in London when we arranged for our garage to be fitted out. We loved the product so much that we took the Garage Organisation concept to South Africa in 2008. 

Fast forward to 2017 and we have returned to the UK and I am delighted to be part of the Garageflex team. Having been both a customer and a supplier of this incredible system, I can say with the greatest confidence, once you have had this system, you will never want to live without it.”

Abi Leonard’s Contact Details

Abi Leonard
Design Consultant
Mobile: 07467 941025
Email: aleonard@garageflex.co.uk

David Starbuck-Edwards continues to serve the Cheshire and North West region as well as the North East and Scotland.  Alastair Broom will be looking after the Eastern Counties of the UK along with the South West and Midlands area.  If you would like to get in touch with any of our Design Consultants regarding your garage please do get in contact.

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