Fusion Modular Tiles vs Painted Floor

10 Reasons to Choose Fusion Modular Tiless over Floor Paint

  • 1. Lower Lifetime Cost

  • 2. Installs in Hours

  • 3. Simple Installation

  • 4. More Design Options

  • 5. Protection Features

  • 6. Take it with You

  • 7. Less Maintenance 

  • 8. Better Warranty

  • 9. Slip resistant

  • 10. UV Protection

1. Swisstrax Has a Lower Lifetime Cost

On average, a two car garage at 36m2 to 40m2, costs $1,500 to $3,000 to paint. This includes paint, tools, and labour. National averages to paint a garage floor sits at $24.87 per square meter, with a range of $18.29 to 42.71.

You will also need to factor in the preparation and the long-term costs of maintenance when damaged by tools, vehicles, chemicals, or natural movement of the foundation. These are some additional costs associated with the initial set up and long-term costs of a painted Floor.

Swisstrax can have a similar initial investment cost, but it requires virtually no long-term maintenance.

  • One car Garage that is approximately 22m2, with Tiles and Edges can average between $1,375 to $2,200.
  • Two car Garage that is approximately 36m2, with Tiles and Edges can average between $2,250 to $3,600.

Sources: Home Advisor, Home Guide.

2. 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 and blowing off all dust and debris, but often also includes washing, sanding off existing paint, and spot treating any oil stains. This process can take days to complete.

Depending on the type of paint you will be using (latex or acrylic), you will want to apply anywhere from 1 to 3 coats. After applying the initial coat, you will need to wait an average of 5-24 hours until the first layer cures and is ready for a second coat. After you have applied the desired layers and allowed each layer to cure, you will 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 a location and back once completed
  • Preparation of the subsurface
  • Time of actually applying the multiple coats of paint

Swisstrax Floors take an average of 1-5 hours to install, depending on the size of the 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 the floor, you can install Swisstrax Flooring as soon as the floor is clear.


3. Swisstrax Offers a Simple and Safe Installation

Swisstrax is the safe and simple DIY alternative to paint. When painting your garage floor surface, you must extensively prepare the surface by repairing any flooring imperfections and give it a deep clean. 

While paint can be a simple DIY project as well, the Swisstrax Modular Flooring system is much easier, cleaner, and a lot less of a time consuming process compared to floor paint.

4. Swisstrax Offers More Design & Custom Options

The two main features of floor painting that you can customise are the colour and whether want a granite looking finish (by adding flakes into the paint). For more intricate design work, like different colours, patterns, or specific designs, you will most likely want to hire a professional, which can really lift the cost.

With Swisstrax you can control and customise the following:

  • Type of Tile (Ribtrax Pro, Ribtrax Smooth Pro, Vinyltrax Pro, Diamondtrax Home).
  • Colour Options – Up to 18 different colour options and 5 different vinyl designs.
  • Design of the floor layout – Chequered, Outlines, Highlights, and more.
  • Use more than one style of Tile to customise your design.
  • Swisstrax also offers a Graphics and Logo option, to allow for custom Logos to be inlaid into the Flooring Tiles. 

5. Inferior Protection Features with Paint

A painted floor is susceptible to damage from everyday wear and tear like cracks, chipping, and any installation inconsistencies, and can endure imperfections from many situations after being applied.

Swisstrax Modular Flooring Tiles help protect your garage floor from damage for the following reasons:

  • They sit onto of your concrete floor.
  • They can withstand up to 3,120 psi in compressive weight.
  • They resist heat and cold from below zero to 130.F.
  • They are chemically resistant to many liquids such as Oil, Gas, Acids, and solvents, including Skydrol and Alkalis.

6. Take Swisstrax With You if You Move

One of the biggest benefits of the investment that you will make with a Swisstrax Modular Flooring system is that you can take you Swisstrax Tiles with you if you move into a new home or move your business.

With paint, you will not only invest money but you will also invest a lot of time ensuring the proper application of the flooring. So when you move you have just paid for someone else’s new floor. It is not like you can un-paint the floor and take it with you. All that time and money gone!

As the world’s finest modular flooring tile, Swisstrax products are portable and easily move with you.

7. Ongoing Maintenance Investment of Epoxy Flooring

Every few years, Epoxy floors require resealing along with touch-up of any damaged areas on the floor. In order to maintain Epoxy flooring from everyday wear and tear, homeowners will need to remember:

  • Wipe up all stains immediately or scrub with non-caustic cleaners.
  • Regularly mop the Epoxy floor surface to keep it clean.
  • Keep the garage door closed to avoid UV rays hitting the floor surface, which will cause discolouration of the floor.

Swisstrax Flooring Tiles have little to no maintenance requirements at all. The tiles are impervious to staining, fading, harsh chemicals, and many fluids. 

8. Superior Warranty Offer with Swisstrax 

An average painted flooring application only provides a 1-2 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, through Swisstrax, Mancave Direct also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee for any Swisstrax 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-Year Warranty
  • Diamondtrax Home: 20-Year Warranty
  • Diamondtrax Flex: 7-Year Warranty

9. Slip Resistant with Swisstrax Tiles

Swisstrax Tiles are built with a self-draining design that provides a clean, dry surface. Along with the unique drainage systems, Swisstrax Tiles were created to be slip-resistant when wet. 

With a painted floor you will need to be very careful with all liquids that are spilled on the floor while working because the wet surface can be hazardous to the working conditions in a garage. 

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