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. 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 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. If water pools, it will naturally evaporate without being an issue, unlike a solid tile that may trap the water. 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 to clean other chemicals and liquids easily. Unless you're worried about staining the concrete below, the channels in the tiles mean that if you 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 can thoroughly clean it up without disrupting your workflow. We do enough work at OGHQ to deal with plenty of oil spills, transmission fluid, broken soap bottles, etc. The tiles 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. Nothing is worse than trying to wash in your garage or wash bay and stepping through puddles of water and soap everywhere. With Ribtrax, it goes right under the tiles and out of your way. As mentioned, the slope on 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 pouring water through a kitchen colander or mesh strainer; the water goes right through with no splashing. Swisstrax becomes that for your floor.