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Better Life Technology is a producer and supplier of durable PVC vinyl floor covering for retail, catalog distribution, commercial, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) markets. Specializing in wide product up to 10 ft. wide! Various patterns, colors, & material grades available.
G-Floor Roll-Out Vinyl Garage Floor Covering General Product Information
The Original Parking Pad Floor Cover/Protector
G-Floor from Better Life Technology, LLC Revolutionary in appearence—Beautifies your garage or basement in minutes
Revolutionary in function—Protects your concrete floors for years
COLOR NOTE: Some surface patterns are only available with limited color choices.
For information & color choices on various patterns, check the following product pages:
Reduces amount of dirt tracked into home Easy installationNo adhesives required Helps prevent concrete deterioration Vapor barrier, moisture will not penetrate Prevents concrete, soil. & water contamination Overlap or butt together for seamless look Provides anti-fatigue benefit
Hides cracks & stains in garage or basement floors Easy to move when cleaning is needed Easy to cut for custom fit Cushioned comfort for walking & working Thermal Insulation and noise reduction Ultra durableFormulated to last for years
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2011 has brought a renewed interest in maintaining, protecting, and appreciating
the garage. The garage is the most public room of the house. Once viewed as being
separate from the living areas of the house, garages are now being transformed
into a vital extension of the family home all across America.
We, at Better Life Technology, are proud to participate in this transformation.
Roll-Out Vinyl Garage or Basement Flooring vs.
Polypropylene Tile—Consider Your Needs Carefully
Choosing a concrete floor covering product can be difficult and very time consuming. While the process of choosing a garage floor can be cumbersome, it is important that you take your time and make sure that you choose the product that is right for your job.
G-Floor® from Better Life Technology has some definite advantage over other products such as snap together basement or garage floor tiles. G-Floor garage floor mats offer a virtually seamless floor that provides a high degree of protection to the concrete below. While snap-together floor tiles provide an attractive appearance, most tiles have a seam every 12" to 18" where water, dirt and chemicals can seep through and stain the floor below. For example, a 2-car garage measuring 20' x 24' would have one seam with the G-Floor product as opposed to 480 individual tiles with a seam on each side of each and every tile.
Installing G-Floor® is often much faster than installing a snap together tile system. While most tile systems require you to interlock them on each and every side, G-Floor basement or garage floor mats can be laid next to each other and can often be installed in under an hour.
One final advantage of G-Floor® garage flooring is that it is constructed from flexible PVC. The PVC provides greater anti-fatigue properties than a solid tile while still being strong enough to stand up to industrial garage conditions. G-Floor is less expensive than most tiles and PVC requires a thinner layer to accomplish the same function and PVC expands and contracts less than polypropylene.
There is a lot of flooring options on the market and everybody has different needs. If you are looking for a simple, affordable, attractive product that provides a high degree of protection to your new or old concrete slab, then G-Floor is one option that I would definitely consider.
Why should you use BLT Roll-Out Garage Flooring
instead of epoxy coatings? 1) Easier Installation
The preparation for painting an epoxy-coated concrete floor can be intensive- potentially lasting a period of days. Even then, there is no guarantee the coating will stick. Painting a garage floor involves many variables such as prep-time, humidity, temperature, dry-time, and the skill to do it. Yes, there are so called "Do-It-Yourself" Epoxy kits. However, properly painting a concrete floor requires skill that does not come in a kit. And even if one has the skill, the numerous steps required for a quality garage flooring paint job such as degreasing, etching, taping, drying and etc. make painting a basement or garage floor less than practical. With BLT Roll-Out Garage Flooring®, simply unroll onto the garage floor and trim the edges with a utility knife.
2) Lower Cost
A quality professional coating company will likely charge anywhere from $5 to $15 a square foot in labor fees alone. Snap-together floor tile solutions will cost $4 to $6 per square foot for the tiles aloneplus hourly labor charges for proper installation.
With BLT Roll-Out Garage Flooring®, material costs will be lower and labor costs will be eliminated.
3) Longer-term Durability
Once painted or tiled, these concrete garage flooring solutions are subject to chipping, peeling, cracking, scratches and hot-tire pickup. These normal "wear and tear" realities can lead to the reapplication of the paint or tile within a matter of years. BLT Roll-Out Garage Flooring has been manufactured from tough, specially formulated, polyvinyl material that will beautify in minutes and last for years.
How does G-FLOOR Roll-Out Flooring
compare with other vinyl floor coverings? BLT G-Floor is 100% high quality polyvinyl throughout the entire product. Most other floor
covering options use high quality materials on only the top 10%20% of their product and
laminate with lower-grade material that does not offer the same protection throughout.
Some products even have three layers of filler using the poorest quality materials available.
• G-Floor is superior to all other floorng solutions that you can drive or walk on.
• G-Floor is solid polyvinyl and has the same resistance throughout the product top to bottom.
How does G-Floor roll-out
vinyl flooring work with underfloor heating systems?
What is Roll-Out Flooring?
Roll-out flooring is designed to be a quick and inexpensive method of covering a garage or basement floor. Essentially, the floor covering consists of rolls of polyvinyl or rubber material, which are, quite literally, rolled onto a floor and trimmed to fit. No adhesive is required, so, if a large area is to be covered, several rolls of flooring can be purchased and the seams butted together. Roll-out PVC flooring is durable, slip-resistant, often with a lightly textured surface and obviously provides protection for the floor beneath; it is therefore a popular choice not only for garage floors, but also for floors in bathrooms, laundry rooms or any heavy traffic areas where a cushioned, protective floor covering is required.
What is Underfloor Heating?
Dry, or electrical, underfloor heating works by passing electrical current through a cable which, because of its electrical resistance, becomes hot. Heating cables, either in the form of loose wire or heating mats, depending on the size and shape of the room to be heated, are installed between the subfloor and the floor covering and connected, via a thermostat, to mains supply. Heating cables and mats are available in range of output wattages, up to 200W/m2 ("Watts per square metre"), suitable for stone or tiled floors in areas of high heat loss. Electrical underfloor heating is easy to install and provides comfortable, invisible heat at a reasonable cost.
Roll-Out Flooring & Underfloor Heating
There is no problem, fundamentally, in combining roll-out vinyl flooring and underfloor heating, provided that you adhere to the manufacturers` guidelines for both products. The fact that roll-out flooring is made of polyvinyl, rubber or a similar material has a bearing on the output wattage of the underfloor heating that can be used beneath it. Polyvinyl roll-out flooring typically offers little resistance to heat transfer, which is good news as far as underfloor heating is concerned, because concrete floor coverings with good thermal insulating properties are not suitable for use with underfloor heating systems. Nevertheless, there are two categories of vinyl, one which can withstand constant temperatures up to 26°C and the other constant temperatures up to 30°C. Rubber roll-out flooring is more thermally insulating than polyvinyl, but that still does not mean that you can install high wattage underfloor heating beneath it; the maximum surface temperature specified by manufacturers is around 27°C and you should choose your underfloor heating system accordingly.
Thanks to the staff at Hot Floors in the UK
Hot Floors is a leading supplier of Electrical Underfloor Heating in the UK
Unique surface pattern channels liquids away and controls debris.
The patterned design provides improved traction around the vehicle. NOTE: This is not a slip-proof product.
BLT does not recommend our ribbed-channel flooring for garages with a center drain.
The tough PVC non-porous surface has been specially formulated to protect against
oil, antifreeze, salt, and common contaminates found on garage and basement shop floors.
MORE PEOPLE LOOK INTO YOUR GARAGE THAN ANY OTHER ROOM IN YOUR HOME!
This durable seamless product transforms your garage into
a showroom for your vehicle in just minutes!
Any floor surface can become slippery in the presence of moisture and debris.
Proper care and cleaning of vinyl flooring will reduce the likelihood of slips and falls.
Wipe up any oil, chemicals, or other fluids that may drip or leak from vehicle to prevent
hazardous, slippery conditions. Always dispose of hazardous materials properly.
IS G-Floor® A SLIP-RESISTANT FLOORING PRODUCT?
Although the textured, patterned design of BLT flooring offers somewhat improved traction
compared to bare concrete, BLT makes no claim of G-Floor being slip-proof or slip-resistant.
There is no substitute for keeping a clean, well-maintained floor.
Available Colors and Sizes of BLT Floor Covering products
Most BLT floor protection products are available in these popular
Note: Due to the nature of process manufacturing,
floor covering purchased on different days may not be identical in color.
BLT Roll-Out Garage Flooring is produced in 3 grade thicknesses: G-Floor 55 55 mil (0.055") base thickness Standard Grade
(55 mil base thickness is between a dime & a penny)
G-Floor 75 75 mil (0.075") base thickness Commercial Grade
(75 mil base thickness is between a quarter & a nickel)
G-Floor 85 85 mil (0.085") base thickness Industrial Grade
(85 mil base thickness is a bit thicker than a nickel)
NOTE: Custom grades available with minimum quantity and extended lead time.
Some explanations of G-Floor sizes
BLT Floor Covering is ONLY produced
in WIDTHS of 7.5', 8', 9', or 10'.
Floor Covering of custom LENGTH is available with
additional charges and longer lead times.
Special order sizes available up to 10' wide by custom length.
Still a bit confused over "width" and "length"? Click here for more explanation
Easy Installation of G-Floor roll-out garage or
basement flooring in 30 to 60 minutes Minimal tools!No adhesives required!
Trim and overlap if needed
Taping is optional†
†3-M® brand 80 Rubber & Vinyl Spray Adhesive may also be used if desired.
Step-by-Step Installation Instructions
1) For best result, unpack and install product as soon as possible after delivery. The sooner product is removed from packaging, the sooner it will lay flat on concrete floor after installation.
2) Sweep and clean basement or garage floor. Wipe up any oil and chemicals from floor before rolling out product.
3) Unroll product on concrete floor. Edges may be butted together or overlapped (see Overlap Note below) for seamless appearance and floor protection. Initially, the Garage Floor Protector will have curl marks due to being rolled on a core for shipment (this is normal). » Unroll option 1: For lay flat results, unroll Garage Floor Protector in the sunlight on a clean driveway. The warmer the conditions the quicker curls will straighten out and lay flat. Use wide push broom, push air out from center and work your way out (side to side and length to length) Repeat if necessary. Place on floor when desired and repeat broom out. » Unroll option 2: If you wish to unroll product directly on the garage or basement floor, sweep floor clean of debris and unroll G-Floor Floor Protector. For best results, start unrolling process at the entrance; finishing at the back of the basement or garage. Note: In cool to cold conditions it may take 72+ hours for most curl marks to lay flat depending on the temperature. Be sure to push out air with broom (It is OK to park your car on it during this time).
9' wide G-Floor flooring has an "overlap flap" (approximately 1.5" to 2" wide)
of unpatterned material running down one side.
G-Floor 9' wide or less, has no "overlap flap".
4) Allow mat to relax and lay flat. For custom fit, allow product to relax in place before trimming around edges and corners.
» Note: If product is used under extreme temperature conditions, such as direct sunlight or unheated garages, the product may expand or contract as much as 2% after laying flat. For custom fit, always allow product to relax before trimming around edges and corners.
5) Trim edges with sharp scissors or utility knife.
6)t Taping around edges is not necessary. This product can expand or contract up to 2% with temperature changes. It is best if the product is allowed to 'float' freely on the floor. If you choose to tape the seam between two floor protectors, we recommend using indoor-outdoor carpet tape.
» Note: In exterior and commercial applications we recommend securing our materials to the floor using a pressure sensitive vinyl adhesive.
» Note: Due to the manufacturing process, patterns of two pieces of flooring may not match or align exactly along the seam when two mats are laid side by side.
Product Cleaning and Care of BLT Roll-Out Garage Flooring
Surface is easily washed with soap and water. Product can be easily washed off inside or outside of garage. Brush or sweep with
cool water using a broom or sponge squeegee. Mild soaps and normal household detergents may be used. Do not leave harsh
detergents or chemicals on product or wash into sewer system. Some people prefer moving the product outside and hosing it off.
Normal household vinyl cleaners may be used to increase longevity and to remove stubborn debris. Certain automotive vinyl
products may cause surface to become slippery. Use a non-slip vinyl protector such as a clean-and-shine floor cleaner.
This is not a stain-proof productcertain dyes, inks, rubber tires, and chemicals may cause permanent staining.
Some of our customers have reported that spray-on Brake and Tool Cleaner, found in many auto parts stores,
will remove some stubborn stains without damaging the product. However, use of brake and tool cleaner may
cause product discoloration. Never use harsh chemicals such as tar remover or kerosene on this product.
After cleaning, apply a coat of floor polish for vinyl floors to add a long-lasting, high-luster finish, even to older roll-out floor protectors.
» NOTE: Leaving chemicals on the product for a long period of time may cause damage. If concrete floor has been treated
with certain sealers prior to mat installation, sealer may break down over time and adhere to back of mat without
causing damage to mat. Some motorcycle kickstands may cut or damage this product.
CAUTIONSAFETY WARNINGCAUTION Any floor surface can become slippery in the presence of moisture and debris.
Proper care and cleaning of vinyl flooring will reduce the likelihood of slips and falls. Wipe up any oil, chemicals, or other fluids that may drip or leak from vehicle to prevent hazardous, slippery conditions. Always dispose of hazardous materials properly.
IS G-Floor A SLIP-RESISTANT FLOORING PRODUCT?
Although the textured design of BLT flooring offers somewhat improved traction compared to bare concrete, BLT makes no claim of G-Floor being slip-proof or slip-resistant. There is no substitute for keeping a clean, well-maintained floor.
In addition to polyvinyl G-FLOOR® concrete floor covering,
BLT has developed a number of other products
with unique properties and features
based on suggestions and positive feedback from our customers.
Please feel free to contact BLT
with your product questions and
comments or to find out more about BLT.
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NOTE: The Parking Pad and G-FLOOR logos and names are registered trademarks of Better Life Technology, LLC.
ALSO, The phrase "BLT Roll-Out Garage Flooring" is a registered trademark of Better Life Technology, LLC.
In Addition, the X-treme Protection and X-treme Garage logos
are trademarks of Better Life Technology, LLC.