Mototile Interlocking Floor Tiles - FAQ's

Here are list of frequently asked questions about the MotoLock and MotoMat products from Industrial Floor Tiles. We got your interlocking tile answers or installations question answered here. If you don't see what you are after or have question then there are three ways to contact us: Telephone: 01329 841416 | Fax 01329 841417 | email sales@industrial-floor-tiles.co.uk | Enquiry Form.


Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about

Question: What's the range of tiles available?

Answer: At present Mototile offers two PVC tile ranges - MotoLock & MotoMat.

MotoLock Interlocking Tile
MotoLock - Heavy Duty, hard wearing PVC tiles suitable for forklift operations, workshops, retail flooring, exhibitions and similar indoor uses. Coin top and Diamond plate patterns. Dimensions 495 x 495 x 7mm. Materials: Virgin PVC in many colours or recycled PVC in black or grey shades.

 

MotoMat Black Interlocking TileMotoMat Yellow Interlocking Tile
MotoMat For maximum economy and suitable for outdoor use. Cointop and Diamond plate patterns. Dimensions: 470 x 470 x 12mm. Materials: recycled PVC materials black tiles and Virgin PVC material yellow tiles. Can be used outdoors.

 

Question: Can the tiles be custom coloured eg. to match my car?

Answer: Colour matching is achievable, subject to a minimum quantity order - please call for more information and prices.

Question: How do you quote / measure tile dimensions?

Answer: We quote MotoLock and MotoMat tile requirements based on an inside edge to outside edge measurement. We have found that this improves estimating accuracy. Other dimensions, which take account of 1) all tabs and 2) no tabs, are also shown below.

MotoMat Anti-Fatigue Recycled Tile Dimension Guide

Anti-Fatigue interlocking Tiles Black Colours

MotoLock New & Recycled Tile Dimension Guide

Anti-Fatigue interlocking Tiles Black Colours

Tile Type

Outside to Outside (mm)

Inside to Inside (mm)

Inside to Outside (mm)

MotoLock

510 x 510

480 x 480

495 x 495

MotoMat

495 x 495

445 x 445

470 x 470

Question: How much?

Answer: That depends on the choice of tile and colour:

  • The MotoLock range tiles vary from £4.45 (Recycled PVC) to £7.79 (Virgin Premium colours). MotoMat (Recycled and Virgin PVC) tiles are the lowest cost £3.75 each, approx. £15 per square metre, excluding vat.
  • Tiling a typical 3m x 5m garage would cost (includes VAT and express delivery charge):
  • MotoMat range - From under £299.
  • MotoLock recycled range - From under £349.
  • MotoLock virgin PVC classic colour range - From under £419.
  • There is a Tile Cost Comparison / Calculator here.
  • The latest prices can viewed at the Mototile Shop.

Question: Where are your tiles made?

Answer: All of our tiles, ramps and skirting are manufactured in the UK.

Question: Where can I see the tiles?

We have a showroom at Unit 15 the I.O centre PO15 5RU and you can see us at popular Auto Sport venues throughout the year. Our full address details are shown on the contact page

Question: Is there a quick overview of Mototile?

Go to Product Information in the main menu to review the following products: MotoLock, MotoMat, Skirting Boards and Trim Inserts. There are 3 easy tools to use when making your Mototile selection. First use our Floor Designer to plan your colour scheme or to create your preferred pattern design. For flooring ideas go to the Customer Garage Gallery. Then use our Online Calculator tool to get an estimated quote and how many interlocking tiles you will require for your flooring project. Once you have this information make your selection from the Mototile shop and add your products to the basket. Once you are happy proceed to Checkout Securely and follow on screen instruction (delivery address information and card details etc.)

Question: What is the availability/ lead time for delivery?

For most areas, and for in-stock items only, orders received before 1pm (Monday to Friday) are despatched for delivery on the following working day (Monday to Friday). Some items - in particular MotoLock Edging/Ramps - which can take 1 - 2 days to make and sent out for delivery.

Once your order is received, we will phone to confirm all details, including any prefered delivery dates. If an item is out of stock or needs to be made or machined we will inform you and confirm an exact delivery date. Generally, orders for flooring are heavy and need to be shipped on a pallet: you must be there to receive, sign for and unload the pallet.

Delivery prices quoted are for UK Mainland and IOW addresses. Please contact us for a quote on delivery options if any of the postal regions below applies to the delivery address: Northern Ireland (BT), Isle of Man (IM), Guernsey (GY), Jersey (JE), Scottish Highlands and Orkney Isles (AB, FK, KW, PA, ML, EH, KA, G, KY, PH, DD, IV), Outer Hebrides and the Shetland Isles (HS, ZE).

Question: Can the floor be used straight away?

Yes, unless curing time for adhesive is required (eg. for securing tile ramps), the entire floor can be used immediately it is laid.

Question: Can I use jacks and stands on the tiles?

MotoLock heavy duty tiles will take spot loads, we would always suggest using an additional tile between the jack and your new floor. A more widely spread load is safer to work with too.

Question: What type of floors can Mototiles be laid on?

The tiles can be laid onto any hard, level surface including concrete and wooden floors, ceramic tiled floors, linoleum and vinyl. However, they are not suitable for fitting directly over carpet or carpet tiles.

Question: What do I need to do preparation wise?

Usually very little. This varies somewhat with the tile type but none requires a perfect underfloor. View the installation guides for the MotoLock and MotoMat floor tiles.

The preparation basics are to remove any ridges or high points in the floor and fill any substantial cracks or holes with a self-leveling mortar. For tile edge/ramps: When bonding tile ramps to a concrete floor observe the adhesive manufactures recommendations for surface preparation.

For tile skirting: Ensure that you can get a good flush fit to the wall and that the bottom of the wall surrounding the tiles is clear of dust and debris.

Question: Do I need special tools to install the Mototile system?

No. Generally no specialist tools are required, although a non marking rubber mallet makes light work of fixing tiles together. You can buy one from us. Many installations require only a sharp knife for cutting the tiles, a tape measure and a straight edge.

For curved or intricate shapes you can use an electric jig saw or a coping saw. The ramp and skirting products require a hand saw or electric jigsaw to achieve the best finish.

To finish the floor edges around the perimeter cut the lugs off to leave a straight edge and allow a 5mm gap for expansion, fit where required the appropriate ramp to the entrance.

There is an installation guide for the MotoLock and MotoMat tiles.

Question: Can the tiles be cut easily?

Tiles can be cut with the sort of hand or power tools you would normally use for cutting or shaping timber.

The image below shows a cutout made using a jigsaw.

Tile cutout made using a jigsaw.

Question: How do I install the Mototile snap fast flooring system?

Like a very easy jigsaw. Or imagine laying carpet tiles that snap together and which you firm down with a rubber mallet.

Here is an installation guide for the MotoLock and MotoMat tiles.

Ensure a 5mm working gap is left around the perimeter of the garage / room and any fixtures so that tiles to allow for expansion in warmer weather. The gap can be hidden by using our tile skirting or any other skirting and we would suggest one at least 10mm thick and you can then sit it just above the tile and thus hiding the expansion gap. We strongly advise the use of tile ramps (MotoLock Ramps) or (MotoMat Ramps) on all edges where vehicles (or anything wheeled) move on and off the floor or where there is a risk of tripping. Go to the video link to view a selection of how to install guides, picture slide shows, time lapse video's and more.

Question: How do I clean the tiles?

Sweep or vacuum the tiles then sponge mop them with a washing-up liquid solution: use the makers recommended hand-wash concentration level. Don't use harsh detergents, polishes or scouring powders. Never use abrasives.

Question: Is the floor slippery?

The floor has a nice sheen when clean but it is designed (and tested) to be non-slip.

Question: Does water get trapped under the tiles?

The interlock stops most water penetration. Any water that does gets under the tile will evaporate as the tile is has an air flow design on the underside that 'breathes'.

picture showing you what the MotoLock tile looks like underneath

Question: Are the tiles resistant to oils and chemicals?

The tiles are resistant to most oils and acids but a tile sample should be tested if this is a critical requirement. Please see properties table below:

Property Notes / Comments
Hardness 92 Shore A (EN ISO 868)
Resistance to chemicals Good - (EN 423 - petrol, diesel 18% acetic acid, tartaric acid 250g/ 1 hl - imperceptible effect)
Compressive strength 520 kg/cm2 (EN ISO 1545'1 )
Total thickness 7-8 mm (EN 428)
Thickness of surface layer 7-8 mm (EN 428)
Resistance to abrasion T (<0. 1 mm /1 00) (EN 680-2)
Deformation after static load <0.1mm (EN 433)
Dimensions of stability <=0,20% (BS EN 434)
Colour fastness to artificial light > 5 (without damage) (EN 20105)
Reaction to fire difficult to ignite (DIN 4102)
Non-slip properties up to 0.75 dynamic coefficient of friction (EN ISO 13893)

Question: Is the floor flammable?

The floor is classed as difficult-to-ignite due to its chemical composition.

Question: Do the tiles insulate?

The tiles can act as thermal and acoustic insulation.

Question: What about environmental impact?

Mototile interlocking tiles are 100% recyclable (we sell two ranges of tiles manufactured from recycled PVC materials) and are a totally reusable product: take them with you if you move. Also, if you damage a tile or two, you can replace them and not the whole floor, thus reducing waste.

Question: Can I buy just one tile or a few tiles eg. to change a colour scheme?

Yes. We sell all tiles, ramps and skirting individually and in packs.

Question: Do you deliver outside the UK?

For orders and deliveries outside the UK please contact us.

Question: Why are your tiles cheaper than some others, have you cut corners?

Tiles are manufactured from high grade PVC materials to a full specification. Our prices reflect a focus on business essentials and careful cost control.

Question: Is there a brochure I can download?

Click to download a PDF brochure covering the full Mototile range.

Question: What about customer testimonials?

Go to our Garage Makeover Page to review any Mototile commetns or check out our facebook page or any of the products seen on the Mototile Shop.


Tools and Information For Your Flooring Project

Floor Designer

Check out MotoLock Floor Designer Tool

A layout planner tool for MotoLock Heavy Duty Tiles. Each square on the grid represents one MotoLock tile.

Floor Pattern ▶

Cost Calculator

Calculator The Total Cost Of Your next Flooring Project

Calculate the cost of your next flooring project. Just input your floor dimensions and get an estimated total cost

Calculator ▶

How To Install Your Interlocking Floor Tiles

How To Install The MotoLock Product From Mototile

A guide to installing your floor tiles using the MotoLock or MotoMat product.

MotoLock Install Guide ▶

MotoMat Install Guide ▶