Mototile Interlocking Floor Tiles - FAQs

Mototile Seamless Tile in Diamond-Plate face, Diablo Purple.

Q. What's the range of tiles available?

A. At present Mototile offers three PVC tile ranges - Seamless, MotoMat & MotoLock.

Mototile Seamless TileMototile Seamless -Designed for creating floor patterns with a great selection of colours in two face patterns, Cointop and Diamond plate. 333 x333 x 7mm. Mototile Seamless tiles are available in the colours below.

 

Mototile Seamless interlocking tiles colour range.

 

MotoMat Recycled Materials TileMotoMat 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. Can be used outdoors.

 

 

MotoLock Heavy Duty TileMotoLock - Heavy Duty, hard wearing PVC tiles suitable for forklift operations, workshops, retail flooring and similar indoor uses.

Diamond-plate, Cointop and Snakeskin patterns. Dimensions 495 x 495 x 7mm. Materials: New PVC or recycled PVC in black or grey. 

Motolock Tile Face Patterns

MotoLock Heavy Duty tile colour range.

MotoLock tile colour range.

 

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

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

Q. Can I use the skirting and inserts from the Seamless range with Motolock or Motomat?

Yes, although they won’t be an identical colour match - like they are for the Seamless range. Phone us for a sample.


Q. Can I use the Seamless range in a workshop or industrial warehouse?

The Seamless range is designed for creating show floors and floors subject to normal domestic uses. Motolock heavy duty tiles are best used here, being designed for industrial applications and floors subject to high compression loads.

Q. How do you quote / measure tile dimensions?

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.

How we quote interlocking tile dimensions for MotoMat and MotoLock tiles.

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

 Quoted dimensions for Mototile Seamless tiles are based on exact width (333 x 333 mm) because of their flush fit design.

 

Q. How Safe is Your Online Shop?

We use two well recognised and established companies, WorldPay and PayPal, for secure payment processing. We do not store customer card details on any internet connected system we operate ourselves.

Customers select items to buy at the shop and, at the time of purchase, are transfered to WorldPay / PayPal to enter financial details. The shop holds the order details and WorldPay / PayPal holds the payment details.

Secure Payments via WorldPay

Q. How much?

A. That depends on the choice of tile and colours but our Seamless tiles are mostly £2.75 each, including vat. That works out at £24.75 per square metre, including vat. MotoMat Recycled tiles are the lowest cost option per metre at £18 sq. m, including vat.

Tiling a typical 3m x 5m garage would cost (including VAT and delivery):

Mototile Seamless range - under £420

Motomat range - under £320

Motolock recycled range - under £340

Motolock virgin PVC standard colour range - under £450

There is a Tile Cost Estimator here (may not load on all phones).

Click image below to download a Price List.

Mototile Interlocking Tiles Price List.

 

Q. Where are your tiles made?

A. Mototile Seamless tiles and accessories and MotoMat Recycled are 100% UK manufactured.
MotoLock tiles are EU manufactured.

Q. Where can I see the tiles?

A. We have a showroom and you can see us at popular Auto Sport venues throughout the year.
See Showroom and Venue Information at the Blog.

 

Mototile Flooring ShowroomMototile Exhibiton Stand

 

Q. Is there a quick overview of Mototile?

This short video explains Mototile products, how to order them and how to install them.

YouTube

Q. What is the availability/ lead time for delivery?

Where orders are received before 3pm (M-F) we aim to despatch them for delivery to you on the following working day (M-F).

Once your order is received we will phone to confirm all details. If for any reason an item is out of stock we will inform you and
confirm an exact delivery date, if the date is not suitable you can change your order or cancel at no charge.

Q. 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.

Q. Can I use jacks and stands on the tiles?

MotoLock heavy duty tiles will take spot loads but for other tiles (eg Seamless) use a board under jacks or stands etc. A more widely spread load is safer to work with too.

Q. 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.

Q. 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 guide (PDF) for Mototile Seamless tiles.

Basically remove any ridges or high points in the floor and fill any substantial cracks or holes with a self-leveling mortar.

For tile 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.

Q. 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.

There is an installation guide (PDF) for Mototile Seamless tiles here: the same basic principles apply to the other tile ranges.

Q. 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 and sheet materials.



Q. 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.

Click to see how Mototile tiles snap together.

Here is a tile floor installation guide (PDF).

Ensure a 3mm working gap is left around the edge of the garage / room and any fixtures so that tiles can be moved or altered in the future. The gap can be hidden by using our tile skirting.

We strongly advise the use of our tile ramps on all edges where vehicles (or anything wheeled) move on and off the floor or where there is a risk of tripping.

Mototile Tile Ramp

 

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. 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 not by a set sized pack.

Q. Do you deliver outside the UK?

Not unless the sale has been pre-arranged (apart from the Republic of Ireland). Delivery costs (shown in the shopping basket) are higher for all of Ireland and the Scottish Isles - reflecting the courier charges we have to pay.

Q. 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.

 

Q. Is there a brochure I can download?

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

Mototile products brochure

Q. What about customer testimonials?


There is a Garage Makeover Gallery with customer comments and comments on the Blog.

I have a question not answered here, who should I ask?

Feel free to send us an email or make an enquiry any time. We will try to respond as soon as possible.
Or phone 01329 841 416 (M-F 9 to 5) and say you have an enquiry about Mototile.

 

Updated September 2016