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Workin' 4 Toys
09-26-2006, 08:56 AM
Anyone have an epoxy or similar coating on the garage floor?

jlf
09-26-2006, 09:04 AM
We do, it was a kit we bought at Menards, you did an acid treatment on it first to clean it really well, etch it I believe is the proper word. Then you put the sealer down I believe it was an epoxy but I can double check with husaband. Works great, anything you spill wipes right up doesn't stain the floor. It does make it a little slippery though and the floor is gray in color if that really matters to you. We'd do it again in a heart beat. I can't remember the price right now but it wasn't too expensive and my husband did it himself. I think it maybe took a weekend.

Workin' 4 Toys
09-26-2006, 09:09 AM
We do, it was a kit we bought at Menards, you did an acid treatment on it first to clean it really well, etch it I believe is the proper word. Then you put the sealer down I believe it was an epoxy but I can double check with husaband. Works great, anything you spill wipes right up doesn't stain the floor. It does make it a little slippery though and the floor is gray in color if that really matters to you. We'd do it again in a heart beat. I can't remember the price right now but it wasn't too expensive and my husband did it himself. I think it maybe took a weekend.
Find out what it was, and did it have "particles" you drop into it to make it less slippery?

jlf
09-26-2006, 09:15 AM
I know there were no particles at least not with this kit but I'll ask what kit it was for sure.

jlf
09-26-2006, 09:27 AM
Okay the kit was about $80 a kit from Menards (this is four year ago) and we had to use two kits for our garage which is about 950 sq ft (I think, I know it's between 900-1000 sq ft). It is an acid wash frist then an epoxy sealer. The stuff we bought had nothing you added to it but the husband says you could if you wanted too. No one has fallen but I notice with my dress shoes on if it is really wet it gets slippery.

etakk7
09-26-2006, 09:37 AM
I used the Behr garage floor coating from Home Depot and had poor results. I did the whole clean, etch, and prime thing. Also let the paint dry for a full week. I have found that the areas that are merely walkways have stood the test of time but the two coats of paint can't handle the vehicle traffic. Anywhere where cars have driven I've pretty much got peeling or flaked paint. I will probably paint over it before we sell the house but I have no confidence these coatings can handle a Minnesota winter and the crap that trails in on the cars every day.

jlf
09-26-2006, 09:42 AM
I used the Behr garage floor coating from Home Depot and had poor results. I did the whole clean, etch, and prime thing. Also let the paint dry for a full week. I have found that the areas that are merely walkways have stood the test of time but the two coats of paint can't handle the vehicle traffic. Anywhere where cars have driven I've pretty much got peeling or flaked paint. I will probably paint over it before we sell the house but I have no confidence these coatings can handle a Minnesota winter and the crap that trails in on the cars every day.
That is too bad man I live in WI and no problems with the brand we used it isn't coming up in any places yet (except where the snowmobile studs ripped into the cement OOPs and the epoxy isn't coming up we actually made studs marks in the cement).

Tryin-again
09-26-2006, 09:51 AM
I used the Behr garage floor coating from Home Depot and had poor results. I did the whole clean, etch, and prime thing. Also let the paint dry for a full week. I have found that the areas that are merely walkways have stood the test of time but the two coats of paint can't handle the vehicle traffic. Anywhere where cars have driven I've pretty much got peeling or flaked paint. I will probably paint over it before we sell the house but I have no confidence these coatings can handle a Minnesota winter and the crap that trails in on the cars every day.


I used the Behr also..... Just slapped it on a fresh slab..... It has lasted for about 12 yrs - When fresh 6 mo the wife's Harley sat in the same spot for the winter.. then when we turned the front tire it messed up a spot... But otherwise seems pretty good..

Rarely get cars in it (truck's too big) - Although, I stored and used lots of materials in the garage while renovating last yr.... Thought that I would have to repaint but it held up well - only had to mop it.. still looks good....

Ric
09-26-2006, 09:58 AM
The key to this kinda stuff must really be the life the floor has lived prior to your coating job.. We had a guy look at a shop we were renovating and it was going to be about 40k and 15days with nobody in the shop.. we had budgeted for neither and we dropped the idea.. The contractors ringing comment was "This floor is 20 years old and you have no idea what's soaked or ground into it... You'll most likely have areas where the coating lifts or flakes away, not matter what you do to it"

TMCNo1
09-26-2006, 10:34 AM
Another alternative product to coating is called RACEDECK, if you have money to burn. I googled the product, snap together squares in your choice of sizes, colors and patterns with edge trim made to fit your space. The area I was going to cover was 11'x17' and it was 2 color checkerboard with edge trim 3 side and it was $880. The concrete floor is just fine for now!

etakk7
09-26-2006, 10:40 AM
The key to this kinda stuff must really be the life the floor has lived prior to your coating job.. We had a guy look at a shop we were renovating and it was going to be about 40k and 15days with nobody in the shop.. we had budgeted for neither and we dropped the idea.. The contractors ringing comment was "This floor is 20 years old and you have no idea what's soaked or ground into it... You'll most likely have areas where the coating lifts or flakes away, not matter what you do to it"


That makes sense. I did it to a 20 year old floor that I do not know the history of.

M-Funf
09-26-2006, 11:33 AM
I used the U-Coat-It product. Purchased the kit online. Prep was also key for our garage. It was in pretty good condition since the previous owners rarely parked a car inside, but did have it's share of grease, oil, etc. I used degreaser on the floor to remove most of that, then did a Muriatic Acid etch. Rinsed it out well and applied the epoxy.

I didn't add any flecks to the floor. I just wanted something that wouldn't absorb oil and clean up easily...It can be a bit slippery. I would add plain sand next time for more grip, but no flakes...

The result wasn't show quality, but it works well. After 3 years, it's showing a little wear...

One thing that bothers me is standing water. I usually pull the car/boat into the garage after washing to dry it off, and the water the drips off puddles on the floor until it evaporates...

Here are a couple of shots. It's not fancy, but it works well...
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid192/pef0d1a7f31480ab4c7bfec3341ce7d32/f1a81f0f.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid178/p5fe1752cb849915d5bd9ce499ca0126b/f327684b.jpg

Maristar210
09-26-2006, 12:02 PM
I have inestigated this on numerous occassions. I have done nothing yet but I can tell you the U-coat, Menards and Behr was not suitable for vehicle traffic. Great for a basment floor but thats it IMO.

The racedeck stuff is expensive. It is also a bit** to keep the floor clean. It is pourous so dirt goes through it. You have to lift it to clean it and so on. Great for a dealership floor though. It also is slippery when wet. I did not like it at all.

No offense to anyone here of course.

But I would like to go this route: http://www.floorepoxyindustrial.com/poxeplat.htm

Just too many other financial priorities right now for me.... Steve

Ric
09-26-2006, 12:14 PM
I used the U-Coat-It product. Purchased the kit online. Prep was also key for our garage. It was in pretty good condition since the previous owners rarely parked a car inside, but did have it's share of grease, oil, etc. I used degreaser on the floor to remove most of that, then did a Muriatic Acid etch. Rinsed it out well and applied the epoxy.

I didn't add any flecks to the floor. I just wanted something that wouldn't absorb oil and clean up easily...It can be a bit slippery. I would add plain sand next time for more grip, but no flakes...

The result wasn't show quality, but it works well. After 3 years, it's showing a little wear...

One thing that bothers me is standing water. I usually pull the car/boat into the garage after washing to dry it off, and the water the drips off puddles on the floor until it evaporates...

Here are a couple of shots. It's not fancy, but it works well...


You wanna clean up that garage before posting pics here?! I see a paint can out of place there

RexDog1
09-26-2006, 01:05 PM
I put down 12”sq tile from homedepot cost .87 each
I will never do it again!!! it looks good, but it holds up like sh,t
I am replacing tiles ever month, I am going to go to paint in my next garage
I have seen good and bad with u-coat it
It must be clean, no oil before you put it down, as we all know prep. work is always the key when you paint

I have see race deck floors they look good, they should for the money
http://www.racedeck.com/ (http://www.racedeck.com/)

POXEPLATE® EPOXY FLOORS
Looks good! I would like to see a floor that is 3 to 4 years old
“1/8" to 1/4" and trowelled to a smooth or slipproof surface.”
I like that, wow ¼” thick cool, I am going to get the cost info on this????
http://www.floorepoxyindustrial.com/self.htm (http://www.floorepoxyindustrial.com/self.htm) thank you Maristar210

M-Funf
09-26-2006, 01:10 PM
You wanna clean up that garage before posting pics here?! I see a paint can out of place there

:purplaugh

Yeah, the wife is pretty particular when it comes to cleanliness of the house, yard, and garage...

Every few weeks, she'll just go down there and start cleaning up. If I don't get down there quick enough, she'll start throwin' stuff away that I "need" 8p

M-Funf
09-26-2006, 01:14 PM
I put down 12”sq tile from homedepot cost .87 each

Do you mean that you put down ceramic tile or vinyl tile? I would have though that with a good base, ceramic tiles would hold up very well???

Tryin-again
09-26-2006, 01:18 PM
:purplaugh

Yeah, the wife is pretty particular when it comes to cleanliness of the house, yard, and garage...

Every few weeks, she'll just go down there and start cleaning up. If I don't get down there quick enough, she'll start throwin' stuff away that I "need" 8p


Yea, Mine was the opposite.... When she didn't need it, want it, etc.... It went out in the garage...... (Lucky, I moved to the ranch before I ended up out there..;) )

But I had a BIG cleanup after I got the house back.... :D

Leroy
09-26-2006, 01:18 PM
I put the gray stuff on from Menards and it did not hold up well at all. Our garage was where you turned going in and turn the other way going out and the paint peeled where the front tires turned.

This was new house with etch cleaner, etc. Never again! I just pull everything out and power wash the floor now.

RexDog1
09-26-2006, 01:42 PM
Do you mean that you put down ceramic tile or vinyl tile? I would have though that with a good base, ceramic tiles would hold up very well???

The Vinyl floor sticks down well, OMG I need to hammer and chisel to get it out
But when it comes to floor jacks and jack stands it flattens out
The good thing is when it gets dirty, just mop it and it looks good as new!!!
Now if I could get my wife to mop it….life would be good:cool:

Workin' 4 Toys
09-26-2006, 02:22 PM
MY big problem is salt/snow/slush.
I was also concerned about floor jacks and jacks stands digging into it. The thicker it is, the worse it would get I would think.
And I also don't want anything slippery.

Workin' 4 Toys
09-26-2006, 02:27 PM
But I would like to go this route: http://www.floorepoxyindustrial.com/poxeplat.htm

Just too many other financial priorities right now for me.... Steve
A couple lines that caught my attention......
POXEPLATE® costs less than other floors
The cost of a POXEPLATE® EPOXY FLOOR is far less than most other types of floor installations and the qualities offered substantially exceed those offered by ordinary concrete.
POXEPLATE® applied at the standard thickness has a much greater compressive strength than concrete and will withstand forklift activity, heavy abrasion and chemical spillage.

Maristar210
09-26-2006, 04:19 PM
A couple lines that caught my attention......


WFT,

I get 4" square samples of this in the mail ever since I inquired. It is tuff stuff.

Steve

tex
09-26-2006, 09:12 PM
Mine is green and I love it!

Hoosier Bob
09-26-2006, 09:44 PM
No offense but can any of these products be applied to dirt? Sorry WFT but you may want to put a floor in that cabin!8p

TMCNo1
09-26-2006, 10:25 PM
Bob, do you have carpet in yours, so when you fall down it won't hurt so bad? That's what I did except where the boat sets.

Hoosier Bob
09-26-2006, 10:35 PM
My whole life is padded! I live in a big padded room!

Workin' 4 Toys
09-27-2006, 07:38 AM
WFT,

I get 4" square samples of this in the mail ever since I inquired. It is tuff stuff.

Steve
I have some samples on the way (also from other manuf.). ;)
I did get one sample in from H&C yesterday. Shield Crete. Not impressed.

Workin' 4 Toys
09-27-2006, 07:46 AM
No offense but can any of these products be applied to dirt? Sorry WFT but you may want to put a floor in that cabin!
It's not dirt, quit pokin' fun smackstick...:o
I am looking for something to hold all the rocks together. 8p
Some people call what I have a stone floor, doesn't matter to me if its all in 1" inch chunks, it still concrete...8p I am kinda gettin used to the limestone look of my feet in the mornings.

Workin' 4 Toys
09-27-2006, 07:46 AM
Mine is green and I love it!
What's green....???

michael freeman
09-28-2006, 09:08 AM
I saw some polyvinyl stuff on TV that should do the same thing. It comes in 10' wide rolls and you just lay it out. Tape it down in the internal joints and your done.

They used it on a floor that was a mess with glues, oils, etc. after scrapping the top smooth. looked pretty good.

Ric
09-28-2006, 11:37 AM
I saw some polyvinyl stuff on TV that should do the same thing. It comes in 10' wide rolls and you just lay it out. Tape it down in the internal joints and your done.

They used it on a floor that was a mess with glues, oils, etc. after scrapping the top smooth. looked pretty good. what time of night did you see this ad?

michael freeman
09-28-2006, 01:39 PM
what time of night did you see this ad?

This was a home improvement show, but I don't remember which. Probably on DIY network. It aired last weekend.

It looked like an industrial rubber floor about 1/8+ inch thick with raised circles for grip.

Sorry I have no brand names or anything to help in a search.

Ric
09-28-2006, 03:54 PM
This was a home improvement show, but I don't remember which. Probably on DIY network. It aired last weekend.

It looked like an industrial rubber floor about 1/8+ inch thick with raised circles for grip.

Sorry I have no brand names or anything to help in a search. just messin with ya! I will crash in the easy chair some times and wake up at 4am to some weird infomercials..

the next day, I will be like,"did I really see that or did I dream that?"

no kidding I saw one recently where these hotties were selling a workout video that was ballroom dancing...

RexDog1
09-28-2006, 04:07 PM
just messin with ya! I will crash in the easy chair some times and wake up at 4am to some weird infomercials..

the next day, I will be like,"did I really see that or did I dream that?"

no kidding I saw one recently where these hotties were selling a workout video that was ballroom dancing...

http://www.centralhome.com/ballroomcountry/ballroomvideo.htm (http://www.centralhome.com/ballroomcountry/ballroomvideo.htm)

I have that one!!!!!!!!!!! Did I say that, or think it?


Is this what floor you are talking about?
http://www.endura-flooring.com/ (http://www.endura-flooring.com/)

michael freeman
09-28-2006, 07:43 PM
Is this what floor you are talking about?
http://www.endura-flooring.com/ (http://www.endura-flooring.com/)

That looks like the same flooring, but they just marked the floor 10' out and put down double stick tape, rolled out the flooring and then pulled the top linner part of the double stick tape off and secured the floor. They repeated for the second half of the garage. No glue on the floor, or tape around the edges. The rest of the floor just floats so when it heats up it can move a bit. Obviously not perfect solution just another solution.

atlfootr
09-30-2006, 09:04 PM
My whole life is padded! I live in a big padded room!Ya mean, som'n like this ...

Workin' 4 Toys
10-02-2006, 07:43 AM
http://www.floorguard.com/index.html
This is what I was looking for. Only bad part is they won't sell direct for DIY. Installs only.

bret
10-02-2006, 09:03 AM
carpet it and then leave you a spot to work on stuff :) it doesn't have to be new carpet...

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/247garage3.jpg

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/500/247garage1.jpg

Workin' 4 Toys
10-02-2006, 11:52 AM
carpet it and then leave you a spot to work on stuff it doesn't have to be new carpet...

Geez!! My office doesn't look that nice!:rolleyes: Carpet isn't an option for a fully functional garage/workshop.;) Wood chips, metal shavings, plastic remnants , and paint overspray don't sweep off carpet very well. It's a thought for the 1/2 stall my wife gets....:firejump:

atlfootr
04-22-2008, 01:15 PM
Friend's plann'n to do this soon on his garage floor w/ product below, I'll take pic's as project commences ...

http://www.quikretecoatings.com/quikrete/pdf/InstrShtGarageEnglish.pdf

Gray Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Lowes

Item #: 224198
Model: 50020
$64.00
http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/080047/080047020087md.jpghttp://www.quikretecoatings.com/quikrete/images/SandMixFlakes.jpghttp://www.quikretecoatings.com/quikrete/images/TanMixFlakes.jpghttp://www.quikretecoatings.com/quikrete/images/GraniteMixFlakes.jpg
Color Flakes

justinglow
04-22-2008, 02:03 PM
I do Epoxy and Urethane floor coatings for a living and I STRONGLY advise not to use the Behr coatings or anything else you get at a home improvement store. It will not last and you will be scraping it up and re-doing. I can't begin to tell you how many I have seen that fail. The first part will be when you pull in on a hot day and your burning hot rubber tire lifts the coating right off.

Sodar
04-22-2008, 02:08 PM
I do Epoxy and Urethane floor coatings for a living and I STRONGLY advise not to use the Behr coatings or anything else you get at a home improvement store. It will not last and you will be scraping it up and re-doing. I can't begin to tell you how many I have seen that fail. The first part will be when you pull in on a hot day and your burning hot rubber tire lifts the coating right off.

You are DEAD on! We used the crap altfoot posted on our floor and a little less than 2 weeks later, we had huge spots where the paint was chipping up. The other negative side of it was that the "real coating guys" had to bead blast the floor before they could install the built up epoxy system they used. In my honet opinion, shell out the $1000 to have it done right. The good stuff is incredible and has lasted us 7 years with alot of abuse and still looks new!

atlfootr
04-22-2008, 02:15 PM
You are DEAD on!
We used the crap altfoot posted on our floor and a little less than 2 weeks later, we had huge spots where the paint was chipping up. YEAH don't get on me for saying Behr, it was the only "image" of flake I could find at the time I posted .. :mad:
I'm not a big fan of 'em either for that kind of product, I'll be using Quickrete :D
BTW, I removed it in case you hadn't noticed.

justinglow
04-22-2008, 02:17 PM
That's what I tell people all day long. You can pay a little more up front and do it right the first time or you can call me a couple months down the road and pay 2 twice as much because you have to remove the first mistake.

You know it's like what my dad taught me years ago, "it if doesn't smell likes it going to kill you it's probably not going to stick!!"

I just don't trust waterborne floor coatings yet. I only use solvent based, two part systems. I have done everything from garages, to warehouses to airplane hangers. Never had a failure yet.

justinglow
04-22-2008, 02:19 PM
YEAH don't get on me for saying Behr, it was the only "image" of flake I could find at the time I posted .. :mad:
I'm not a big fan of 'em either for that kind of product, I'll be using Quickrete :D
BTW, I removed it in case you hadn't noticed.

No offense to you, but the quickcrete isn't any better.

atlfootr
04-22-2008, 02:29 PM
That's what I tell people all day long.
You can pay a little more up front and do it right the first time or you can call me a couple months down the road and pay 2 twice as much because you have to remove the first mistake.

I have done everything from garages, to warehouses to airplane hangers.
Never had a failure yet.Like I'm sure your gonna fly'n to Orlando from TX, drive an hour to his house and lay it down for him :rolleyes:

He only has a 2 car garage, should be a piece of cake.
If so, you can come over and do mine while your here.
I live 10 minutes away from the guy, I'll even throw in a couple of pulls for ya as well.

Ryan
04-22-2008, 02:33 PM
No offense to you, but the quickcrete isn't any better.

Maybe you can suggest a better alternative...most of us are handy & eager and, are outside of TX.

Previous owner of my home put down something that is wearing down beneath tires. Any tips for cleanup/prep for new surface?

cbryan70
04-22-2008, 02:38 PM
i have some industrial grade stuff but i can not think of the name of it. its in an orange 5 gallon drum waiting to get applied. only problem it states i need to BEAD BLAST and that acid wash wont do it

ridesdirt
04-22-2008, 03:17 PM
G Floor

I just put it in a little storage shop I have. Really nice stuff.

http://www.bltllc.com/g-floor_main.htm

atlfootr
04-22-2008, 03:22 PM
G Floor

I just put it in a little storage shop I have.
http://www.bltllc.com/g-floor_main.htm
What's that stuff run a roll?

justinglow
04-22-2008, 03:27 PM
Like I'm sure your gonna fly'n to Orlando from TX, drive an hour to his house and lay it down for him :rolleyes:

He only has a 2 car garage, should be a piece of cake.
If so, you can come over and do mine while your here.
I live 10 minutes away from the guy, I'll even throw in a couple of pulls for ya as well.


If I was in Orlando I would be happy to do it for you. Trust me steer away from the stuff at Lowe's and Home Depot.

Get a good two part solvent based epoxy. Prep the floor!! That is one of the keys. Acid wash the floor to give the concrete a good etch. If the concrete is smooth your coating will slide right off. You want it to feel like 80 grit sandpaper give or take after you acid wash it.

I would suggest a Devoe Product. You can get it any ICI store. I don't know if you have one of those in FL. What paint stores are by you?

justinglow
04-22-2008, 03:35 PM
Maybe you can suggest a better alternative...most of us are handy & eager and, are outside of TX.

Previous owner of my home put down something that is wearing down beneath tires. Any tips for cleanup/prep for new surface?

Your going to have to shot blast it off or scrape it.

Prostar Rich
04-22-2008, 03:46 PM
G Floor

I just put it in a little storage shop I have. Really nice stuff.

http://www.bltllc.com/g-floor_main.htm


I really like the matt material listed in the above link. I ended up having a friend who is in the painting business coat my floor in the garage at my lake home. He used Amorseal 1000 HS. This coating has been very durable so far. Here's a few pics.

Prostar Rich

33996

33997

33998

russlars
04-22-2008, 04:08 PM
I would love to put a paint on coating on my garage floor. However, when I contacted one of the companies that sells an industrial grade epoxy product (not sure which brand) they said to tape a plastic bag on the floor for a few days and if there was moisture under it to forget the paint on coatings. I tried this test and you guessed it, lots of moisture under the plastic. I guess the guys that poured my slab didn't put any kind of moisture barrier underneath it. So maybe justinglow can tell me, is it still possible to put a paint on product on a concrete floor like this or is my only option a roll down vinyl product?

justinglow
04-22-2008, 04:35 PM
You can still put a coating down. They make products that are called "moisture blocker". I have used them in cases where the slab is old and there was never a barrier coating put down.

russlars
04-22-2008, 04:47 PM
You can still put a coating down. They make products that are called "moisture cured" The moisture actually helps the curing process. I have used them in cases where the slab is old and there was never a barrier coating put down.
Justin, thanks for the reply. Can you tell me the name of the product or do you have a link to a reputable source to apply this for me? I live in Washington State.

Harvey
04-22-2008, 06:00 PM
I really like the matt material listed in the above link. I ended up having a friend who is in the painting business coat my floor in the garage at my lake home. He used Amorseal 1000 HS. This coating has been very durable so far. Here's a few pics.

Prostar Rich
Nice garage, I think I have seen it over on www.garagejunkies.net.

CBergerson
04-22-2008, 06:16 PM
I did my previous garage using a service from the Complete Garage:

http://www.completegarage.com/Polymer_Resin_Flooring_C48.cfm?

It was $5 per square foot, which came out to about $2100 for my old two-car garage. It was worth every penny. It helped us sell our house very fast in a competive market. The floor was so nice that you could eat off of it!!

atlfootr
04-22-2008, 08:47 PM
Great job Chad, from your numbers ya had 420 square feet to cover.
How long did it take to lay the floor and trim the side / edges once you empted out the garage :confused:

CBergerson
04-22-2008, 09:26 PM
Great job Chad, from your numbers ya had 420 square feet to cover.
How long did it take to lay the floor and trim the side / edges once you empted out the garage :confused:

It has been a couple of years now, but I seem to remember that it took them 4 or 5 days to do the job. At the time, I had completed all of the other work on my own except for the floor.

First, they sandblasted the floor and patched any cracks. Then they did multiple coats of the epoxy stuff and a finish layer with the color in it. Or maybe that was a layer of clearcoat over the rest of it. I don't recall the exact process. All I know is that it looked awesome.

CBergerson
04-22-2008, 09:26 PM
duplicate post

Toober Tom
04-22-2008, 09:27 PM
I really like the matt material listed in the above link. I ended up having a friend who is in the painting business coat my floor in the garage at my lake home. He used Amorseal 1000 HS. This coating has been very durable so far. Here's a few pics.

Prostar Rich

33996

33997

33998
Very nice garage Rich!
Got any photos of your wife in that garage?

ridesdirt
04-23-2008, 07:43 AM
ProStar Rich, you are my hero!

That is one serious man-cave! That would get me a divorce because I would never go in the house...


On the G-Floor, I think I had about $2.50 - $3.00 a sq ft in it. I will have to double check. I do remember I had to order a custom size and that cost more.

Workin' 4 Toys
04-23-2008, 09:21 AM
justinglow, what would a typical 2 car garage cost to do with the products you suggest, applied as you suggest, complete with labor?


I have seen some ads recently for a POR15 concrete floor coating. If that stuff works anything like the paint for metal, it has to work well.

justinglow
04-23-2008, 01:39 PM
justinglow, what would a typical 2 car garage cost to do with the products you suggest, applied as you suggest, complete with labor?


I have seen some ads recently for a POR15 concrete floor coating. If that stuff works anything like the paint for metal, it has to work well.


Depending on what type of coating you wanted to go with they start around $2.00 a sq ft and go up to around $4.50. It all depends on what you want. Most two car garages are done for around $1000.

Justin

Workin' 4 Toys
04-24-2008, 09:04 AM
Yup, $4.50 a sq ft. Now I know why mine isn't done yet...:(

atlfootr
04-25-2008, 09:39 AM
Yup, $4.50 a sq ft.
Now I know why mine isn't done yet...:(Same here, so now I think I'll be looking towards the matt type flooring cover instead :rolleyes:

justinglow
04-25-2008, 10:45 AM
The $4.50 a sq ft price is for the top of the line finish. It has a lifetime warranty. Trust me it would look great when it was laid down. Too bad you guys don't live in Texas!!

wakolman
04-25-2008, 11:11 AM
Sam's club has a good price on the G-Floor. Under $1.00/ft.

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=135738&pCatg=6344

Cloaked
04-25-2008, 09:58 PM
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/

Flooring Forum


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Workin' 4 Toys
04-27-2008, 11:48 AM
The $4.50 a sq ft price is for the top of the line finish. It has a lifetime warranty. Trust me it would look great when it was laid down. Too bad you guys don't live in Texas!!
While I find Texas a fine place to visit, living there is much less desirable just so I can have my floor coated at a discount...:rolleyes:.........8p

One day, I hope to have that $4.50sq ft coating done on the entire garage, unfortunetly it doesn't fit in the budget anytime soon.... So I wait and complain about the stains..:o

atlfootr
04-29-2008, 09:19 PM
Sam's club has a good price on the G-Floor. Under $1.00/ft.

http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=135738&pCatg=6344


Learn how to install roll-out flooring in a garage or shop;
watch a video showing how it easy it is to install roll-out flooring.


This is THE BEST STUFF!
It's what I'm laying down on my garage floor :D
http://www.ronhazelton.com/projects/garage-floor-covering-video.htm

Thrall
04-30-2008, 05:15 PM
Just did the floor in my new house a few weeks ago. Used an industrial/marine coating from Sherwin Williams, Macro Poxy 646, fast cure epoxy. Can get any color you want, just went w/ gray though.
Prepped w/a 5:1 muratic acid etch. Roll-on. Used 5 gal (comes in 2 gal kits for small jobs) for 2 coats. 1st coat looked not so shiny 2nd coat looked GOOD.
This stuff has been in a structure at work for almost 2 yrs w/ heavy traffic and looks great still. I had a buddy borrow my garage to swap a trans and had ATF and brake fluid spilled on the floor for several days (I was going to clean it up, but wanted to see how the floor held up). It cleaned up fine, no deterioration. This is good stuff!
I paid $65 per 2 gal kit, retail is about $100/kit, but it's tough stuff. Brand new carbides on my sled just barely scratched the surface, and they were sharp enough to peel some bedliner off my truck bed!
For a 750 sf shop, 2 coats will take about 5 gal (rolled on), so figure about 250 sf/gal/coat and that should be good. Also have up to one year to recoat, but cures fully in 4-14days depending on temperature.

I'd stay away from anything sold at the big box stores, kinda like getting your car painted at Maaco. It'll look good for a while, but won't last.

Ryan
04-30-2008, 09:09 PM
How did some of these sweet garages miss a post in the "GARAGE THREAD"???

Upper Michigan Prostar190
04-30-2008, 09:14 PM
How did some of these sweet garages miss a post in the "GARAGE THREAD"???
I dont know, but I bet Ric is NOT happy about it.

Workin' 4 Toys
04-30-2008, 10:08 PM
How did some of these sweet garages miss a post in the "GARAGE THREAD"???
I looks like we have let the garage thread fall off the front page.....:o Sad to say.

prostar205
05-01-2008, 12:14 AM
I had mine professionally applied - epoxy base coat and poly top coat with sand added for traction.

All I can say is that when it wet it's like trying to run on an ice rink. Also, it will scratch so easily it will drive you crazy.

I will never do it again.

Next time, RACEDECK all the way.

sand2snow22
05-01-2008, 02:09 AM
My buddy works for a company who sells these: www.kiwitile.com

He sells parts for race cars, but his coworker does the kiwi tile.

He says the perforated ones are good at the race track b/c you want things to fall through, but the diamond grip would be good for a garage.

I'll probably do the kiwi tile someday, but it's at the bottom of my priority list.