Tip for working on the cold garage floor

Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by Smokin'Joe, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. ol' grouch

    ol' grouch Veteran Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Evansville, In.
    I used to use cardboard, and still do occasionally. However, several years ago I got a piece of folding insulation. I think it's called fan insulation. It's a thick section that folds on itself. The panels are 2 foot by 4 foot. It's cheap enough that when it gets nasty or torn, I can toss it and cut off a new section.
  2. koor

    koor Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    I've never done it, but in reading this post I thought a yoga mat. Seems like it would work.
  3. Show7d3

    Show7d3 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    Manheim, PA
    Yes, yoga mats work well. I bought some at a store called Five Below for $5 each. They're roughly 2'x 6'. I have them on my floor in front of my work benches. A nice thing about them is their thickness- I don't have to worry about tripping over them.
  4. MalibuSSwagon

    MalibuSSwagon Veteran Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    so. NH
    I saved some trunk carpets from cars I've parted out and that works well. Easy to drag around and when they get really dirty and greasy, hang them on the fence and powerwash them.
  5. hhott71

    hhott71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    Joplin Mo. 64801
    He got stuff in large HD boxes. We'd break them down and lay on them.
    Easy to scoot on too.
  6. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Apr 14, 1999
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    Doesn't anybody own a creeper? They beat all the other things because they are mobile.
  7. millionpit

    millionpit Member

    Aug 3, 2012
    Carneys Point, NJ
    Creeper owner here. I do have old blankets I use also.
  8. 2ndGenJunkie

    2ndGenJunkie Member

    May 7, 2013
    Charleston, SC
    Problem with creepers is how high off the ground they put you. On a lowered car they just wont work...

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