The concrete in my garage/shop has been getting harder on my legs and
back over the years, and I'm looking for a solution more permanent
than rubber mats that have to be re-arranged when moving equipment or
Home Depot has a new interlocking subfloor system called DRIcore that
is intended for basement use, The pieces come in 2' squares and snap
together. The entire floor floats 1/4" from the walls. Because of
the little plastic cleats on the underside of the flooring that are
supposed to channel water under the floor to a centralized drain, it
looks like the floor might actually have some cushioning. I'm
wondering if it might make a good flooring for my garage/shop. My
concern is that it would have to be able to handle the weight of
machinery, both standing and rolling around. Also, will the
waferboard surface hold up, or is it only suitable as a SUBfloor?
Have any of you seen this product, and can you offer any opinions?
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I was looking at that stuff to use under some cardboard boxes in my garage
so the melt from the car wouldn't get them wet. I don't think they look
sturdy enough to hold much moving weight..certainly not a car. Looks like
?/C grade plywood on the top and would probably abrade pretty easy if not
covered with something sturdier.
For the past six months I have successfully used a competing product called
Subflor. No installation problems and my heavy iron moves well over the
interlocking OSB surface and joints. There are no obvious dips or ruts in
the floor from the concentrated weight of my TS or jointer, etc. The 7/8"
height was OK with my existing doors. Cost was about $ 2/sf delivered to my
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