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Why GridFlex Pro XL is a Great Alternative for Garage Flooring: Oil Resistance

One of the key advantages of GridFlex Pro XL in your garage is its resistance to oils and chemicals, which makes it an ideal material for use in applications where these substances are present. In this article, we will take a closer look at the properties that contribute to its resistance to oils and explain why it is such a great garage flooring option for use in your own garage or industries such as the automotive industry.

GridFlex Pro XL is made from a semi-crystalline polymer, which means that it has both crystalline and amorphous regions in its structure. The crystalline regions are responsible for the strength and stiffness of our tiles, while the amorphous regions give it the flexibility and impact resistance. This combination of properties makes GridFlex Pro XL an ideal material for use in applications where a high degree of mechanical strength is required, as well as resistance to environmental stress cracking and chemical attack.

One of the key properties that contributes to its resistance to oils is its low surface energy. This means that the material has a low affinity for other substances and that it is less likely to absorb or retain oils and chemicals. As a result, it is often used in garages and in car detailers, but this appeal has now expanded towards deckings, basement flooring, home gyms, patio’s plus many more, as it provides a barrier that helps to prevent slipping with the added visual appeal that you can’t get with other flooring options.

Another important property of these tiles is its chemical resistance. This means that it is resistant to attack from a wide range of chemicals, including oils, acids, and bases. This is due to the strong intermolecular bonds between the polymer chains, which prevent chemical degradation. The chemical resistance is also enhanced by the presence of polar groups within the polymer chain, which help to shield the material from chemical attack.

The resistance to oils is also enhanced by its dimensional stability. This means that the material is not prone to swelling or contracting in response to changes in temperature or humidity, which can cause warping or cracking. This dimensional stability is particularly important in applications where these ties are used in close proximity to oils, as it helps to prevent damage to the material and to maintain its integrity over time.

One of the main advantages is its low cost. This is due to its simple production process, which involves the polymerisation of propylene monomers. The low cost and portability makes it an attractive product for use in a wide range of applications. Making is especially appealing for renters as rather than spending on epoxy they can just bring the tiles with them when they move or repurpose them to a different area in the house, if needed.

Conclusion

GridFlex Pro XL is a versatile option that offers a high degree of resistance to oils and chemicals. Its low surface energy, chemical resistance, and dimensional stability make it an ideal material for use in applications where oils and chemicals are present. Whether you are looking for a flooring option for your garage, decking or home gym GridFlex Pro XL is an excellent choice. For more information feel free to contact us or check our full range of oil resistant floor tiles.

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