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post #16 of 41 Old 12-02-2014, 12:54 PM
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for a commercial building such as service area of a dealership, what would you rate Stonhard product vs automotive grade tile?

If you damage a tile it is relatively easy to replace, just keep extra tiles around. I am not personally familiar with the stonhard product, but repairing coatings is easy but the appearance of the repair is obvious.

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How does this hold up in a working garage with jack stands, metal-wheeled jacks and engine hoists, dropped parts and tools? Cost per squared foot?
The durability is very dependant on what is below the product. If the floor has been previously sealed and you are applying on top of another coating then there is a risk of de-lamination.

When the product is applied to a virgin surface, it becomes part of the substrate. That being said anything that would damage the concrete will damage any coating.

Cost is very reasonable. the product cost per square foot is below $0.50 material only.

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I used Race Deck tiles which looks great even 8 years later
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I used Race Deck tiles which looks great even 8 years later
Did you have to cut any tiles? My garage has several recessed areas and I'll need to rent a table saw, wondering if you have experience with this?
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Did you have to cut any tiles? My garage has several recessed areas and I'll need to rent a table saw, wondering if you have experience with this?
I think Race Deck lets you submit your floor dimensions and they ship you what you need to minimize the need for cutting. I doubt any of the floor tile installs can be done without some cutting though. Always seemed like it would be a real pain to me, and I was never confident the edges would look clean.

Would love to hear from someone who has done it themselves.
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I went with epoxy, matched the floor flakes to the blue and white of my cars. Also have 4 post lift, no issues with snow/wet, although the flake helps.

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I have a 40' x 75' garage and looking to do epoxy with flake. Does anyone have an opinion regarding the cost per square foot I should expect to pay? Also, has anyone used "Shark Grip" and does it work with regard to making the floor not slippery when dealing with snow? Any draw backs to using "Shark Grip"? Thanks!

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I don't get any snow but can you explain why Epoxy and Snow don't work.

The other thought is to just stain the concrete but Epoxy will help reduce noise and dust.

You may not get snow, but how about hot tires in Texas? I live in Arizona were the summer temps can reach 115* and tire temps can be 130*+. Before I but the Race Deck flooring down, my garage floors had Epoxy Deck Paint, the hot tires would actually lift the Epoxy Deck Paint off the concrete exposing the raw concrete showing were each tire sat; so I covered both garage floors with Race Deck Flooring.


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My neighbor here in SoCal had an epoxy floor put in four years ago and he's not happy. It has dulled and flaked, especially where there's sum exposure. I've looked at all the tile options and am going to use Nitro Tiles, coin pattern, because I have an issue with the height of the Racedeck and Swiss Trax tiles, and the others. Nitro Tiles are 3/8", so works for me.
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Attached is a few photos of my garage floor with epoxy finish that 15 year old.
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I've had both race deck and epoxy floors. I didn't like the race deck because it moves around too much and is difficult to clean. I now have the epoxy and am very happy. It looks great and is easy to clean.
Just remember that there is full solid epoxy with flakes imbedded within, and then there's the epoxy paint. Mine is the first. I would not recommend the epoxy pain. That is cheap and will peel off.
My floor cost about $3.50 per square foot, but I got a discount due to a large garage. Make sure to get a good installer and a good warranty.


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[QUOTE=Moncho;1400465]I've had both race deck and epoxy floors. I didn't like the race deck because it moves around too much and is difficult to clean>>


That is my main problem with racedeck in my garage. I cannot figure out how to keep it looking clean. I have tried every kind of cleaner and mop, nothing really cleans the tires marks off . Has anyone found a good solution?
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10 year old epoxy. It ought to be refreshed sometime soon though. Being a lighter color some staining occurs, especially when the cars come in wet.

The light in this picture makes it look like the finish tapers away but it is continuous right up to the asphalt

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Forget the flooring, that Lotus is pretty!!
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Well thanks guys, I have a 1600sq ft garage floor that is 6 years old. I have a few places where it has lifted the size of a silver dollar but am sure it will not stop there. I have been living with it and thinking someday I might change it. After the pictures and conversation, it looks like the time in more near than I anticipated. Lol My wife is going to not be happy! Wonder what this will cost me with her?

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