Swisstrax Water & Liquid Management
Keep the slip and slide outside for the kids. With Swisstrax Ribtrax Pro, slipping is a thing of the past, and tracking water all over your garage isn't a worry anymore. The Ribtrax channel system keeps the water flowing under the tiles and keeps it out from under your feet. Oil spills and other liquids are handled in the same respect. And for a wash bay setup, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Keep the Water Out From Under Your Feet
Swisstrax has designed these tiles with their channel system to handle water and spills so much better than a typical floor material or epoxy. Where water normally pools on a standard floor, the 3/4" height and channels keep the liquids under the tiles and keep your shoes from stepping in it. If water pools, it will naturally evaporate without being an issue, unlike a solid tile that may trap the water in. If your floor has a slope or drain, water will travel under the channels and disappear.
Oils Spills and Other Liquids
But what about spilled oil or other liquids? Tiles can be pulled up and the corner to make cleanups of other chemicals and liquids very easy. Unless you're worried about staining the concrete below, the channels in the tiles mean that if you do spill something like oil, you can quickly wipe up the top of the tile, and then keep working on what you were doing. Get to the spill under the tiles when you have a chance to thoroughly clean it up without disrupting your workflow. We do enough work here at OGHQ that we’ve dealt with plenty of spills of oil, transmission fluid, broken soap bottle, etc. The tiles really make it such a non-issue.
Swisstrax for Wash Bays
Here’s where the magic is for Swisstrax Ribtrax Pro. These tiles are perfect for washing on top of. There’s nothing worse than trying to wash in your garage or wash bay and having to step through puddles of water and soap everywhere. With Ribtrax, it now all goes right under the tiles and out of your way. As mentioned, the slope in your floor will bring the water to the door, or towards your drain.
The ribs in the tiles also help break the water if you spray directly or dump a bucket. It keeps the water from excessively splashing and getting everywhere. Think about trying to pour water through a kitchen colander or mesh strainer, the water goes right through with basically no splashing. Swisstrax becomes that for your floor.