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post #1 of 39 Old 08-21-2014, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Garage floor options

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I saw AM's thread and it got me motivated to finally upgrade my garage floor. I am starting this thread just as a reminder to me and also to keep all the info I have read lately in one place. If you guys have redone your garage floors then please post any comments pics etc.

http://allgaragefloors.com/epoxy-flooring/

http://teamspeed.com/forums/garage-f...-100-pics.html

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Good idea Ritesh (please don't tell the missus what really motivates you though )

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Love the cars, garages and of course the flooring products being used. I love and support hard surface materials aka full body porcelain or natural stone. Cheers.....🍻🍻
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Love the cars, garages and of course the flooring products being used. I love and support hard surface materials aka full body porcelain or natural stone. Cheers.....����
Is that TILES then Ken,no fooling me I've seen the pictures

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Is that TILES then Ken,no fooling me I've seen the pictures

No attempts in trying to fool you andy, I'm just trying to be a little more precise in my observation of these beautiful garage floors. Cheers......🍻🍻
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My house is 5 years old. The concrete slab is 6-7 feet deep. I would prefer tile but Epoxy will be quicker and less expensive.

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http://www.bendpak.com/car-lifts/fou...fts/hd-7p.aspx

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I have epoxy and looks nice but huge mistake if you get snow . would not do it again.
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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.

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I'm thinking due it's slippery nature, unless you've adding sand or carborundum to the epoxy mix which would resolve that potential problem. Cheers......🍻🍻
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Mine is epoxy with multiple color chips distributed throughout for grip and aesthetics. Sort of a mocha/black/white theme. It's definitely not slippery and cleans up nicely. Many color options. I do notice it is a tad harder to sweep but it is extremely resistant to corrosive fluids.
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My house is 5 years old. The concrete slab is 6-7 feet deep. I would prefer tile but Epoxy will be quicker and less expensive.
6'-7 feet deep? is that a bomb shelter or a garage??
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I am going to throw my 2 cents in. I am in the business and manufacture floor coatings for concrete, along with about 1400 other products for the concrete industry.

I am including a few pictures of my garage floor.

To start it all depends on what you are looking for? Showroom looks, Durability, ease of Maintenance, etc....


There are a lot of products out there, some for DYI'rs and some for Professional applications.

The DIY products are typically formulated to be easy to apply. So they compromise on the durability to do this.

Not to promote my own products, but as a car guy I formulated what I thought was the best product for garages. The product we manufacture is a PolyHydroxy compound which is designed to resist everything ( battery acid, brake fluid, Gearbox fluid etc...) basically anything that a car can leak. The product is impenetrable. So your concrete floor maintains its look without any stains, and has a glass like finish. Fluids just sit on the surface and are easily wiped up with a paper towel.


The downside is that if you get snow on it and the concrete is smooth you will end up flat on your ass pretty fast or at a minimum look like Bambi on ice. I know as I have ended up on my ass a few times.You can add silica sand to the sealer to provide abrasive anti slip so this is correctable. To get the best look, the floor should be new without any stains or oil spots, the product will cover oil stains but the finish is not perfect. Also there should not be any sealer already on the floor that would prevent the sealer from penetrating, this goes for any product.


Here are a few pictures of my floor, these are not retouched in anyway. and I have added the brochure. The product is called Durmax, it is a 2 part product, moisture cure,

The concrete itself is integrally colored Buff with highlights of Brown added during troweling.
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Have to say Zach that is the most impressive natural concrete finish I've ever seen,unfortunatly my ass is too skinny to risk the impending impact ,but still its looks too good to be real

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Zach,
for a commercial building such as service area of a dealership, what would you rate Stonhard product vs automotive grade tile?
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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?
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