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The previous owner put down an gray epoxy floor paint with black, white and blue flakes. Don't think he did a good job of prep work. It's starting to peal when I park my car on it an leave it for more than a day. I got my Ecklers catalog....noticed some plastic squares that cover your entire floor. Also seen some checker board tile flooring. Could anyone share there experience....pros and cons. Really don't want to strip the entire floor.
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 12:21 AM
 
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chances are you are going to have to strip the epoxy off anyways. i doubt the tile will stick if its already starting to peel.

and if you are doing that, you might as well redo the expoxy, or another garage type product.
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Go to Home Depot and rent the floor buffer/sander. It costs like $35 for a day and will sand the shit outa the floor. I used it to strip old paint of my garage floor. Just buy a bunch of the disks, better to have too many than not enough. They will credit you for any unused ones.

Start in the middle, otherwise if you don't watch out the buffer will go zinging across the floor into the wall! Takes a little getting used too.


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Go to Home Depot and rent the floor buffer/sander. It costs like $35 for a day and will sand the shit outa the floor. I used it to strip old paint of my garage floor. Just buy a bunch of the disks, better to have too many than not enough. They will credit you for any unused ones.

Start in the middle, otherwise if you don't watch out the buffer will go zinging across the floor into the wall! Takes a little getting used too.


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This will work, but there is a big difference in floor paint and concrete epoxy. This epoxy with the flakes will take much longer to sand up, but on a good note, the floor wasn't properly prepared to create a good adhesion.
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This will work, but there is a big difference in floor paint and concrete epoxy. This epoxy with the flakes will take much longer to sand up, but on a good note, the floor wasn't properly prepared to create a good adhesion.
True but it sounds like it isn't adhering very well.

A pressure washer might do the trick.
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here soon ill be putting a floor in the garage..anyone have experience with those checkered rubbered tiles that connect together? worth a damn?

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This is what I'm going to put down in my garage; you can put it down on top of the existing coating.

http://www.racedeck.com/
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This is what I'm going to put down in my garage; you can put it down on top of the existing coating.

http://www.racedeck.com/

thats exactly what i was looking at..i couldnt remember their name..thanks!

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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 08:53 AM
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Is the race deck stuff expensive? I got a 10X12 foot garage space I want to cover but I have to be economical.
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True but it sounds like it isn't adhering very well.

A pressure washer might do the trick.
In a garage, that will make one helluva mess on the sheetrock, electrical outlets, etc. Just be careful...

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thats exactly what i was looking at..i couldnt remember their name..thanks!
That's what I did in my last garage. When I get my new one ready, I will put the same floor down. That's one of the benefits, you can take it with you when you move.

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Is it pricey though?
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Is it pricey though?
Ive been looking into doing this for a few weeks now, its expensive though. A 2 car garage is roughly 380 sq feet (mine is anyways) so thats around $1000 project.

Race Deck is the most expensive. like 4.34 a sq foot.

Other options:
http://www.costco.com -shop equipment - flooring
48sq feet for 100


http://www.sears.com/shc/s/s_10153_1...orage_Flooring
20sq feet for 54


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Is it pricey though?
YES. The quote that I got was nearly $1500 for my two car garage.

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Anyone have one of those plastic tile floors? I have heard one experience from the "Ecklers" one. He said that screw would get stuck in the cracks. This system would be really easy to install. The racedeck looks cool but expensive....the Ecklers deck is cheap and heard some negative feedback. .... Anyone have some first hand feed back on a middle ground brand? Thanks
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I was considering the tiles that lock together like this... I was concerned with spilling stuff... i figured it would seep into the cracks and sit under the tiles and look like total shit when I pull them up to sell! I went with epoxy, and prepped the hell outta the floor! Then I put a coat of polyurethane EPOXY on top of that... so its actually 2 coats of epoxy, one being gray and one being clear. I used the Quickrete kits from lowes, and bought extra shit to etch the concrete with. turned out great.


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I was considering the tiles that lock together like this... I was concerned with spilling stuff... i figured it would seep into the cracks and sit under the tiles and look like total shit when I pull them up to sell! I went with epoxy, and prepped the hell outta the floor! Then I put a coat of polyurethane EPOXY on top of that... so its actually 2 coats of epoxy, one being gray and one being clear. I used the Quickrete kits from lowes, and bought extra shit to etch the concrete with. turned out great.
Dang, that does look good. Could you post more info about your prep and the clear epoxy you used? My garage floor has lots of oil spots from the previous owner and I'm worried about it not sticking right.

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Dang, that does look good. Could you post more info about your prep and the clear epoxy you used? My garage floor has lots of oil spots from the previous owner and I'm worried about it not sticking right.

Here is a pic of mine before...


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The kits I used are for a 1 car garage, so I had to buy 2 of each kit...

Prep:

The kits come with the concrete etcher... I bought an extra gallon of the same stuff:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...096&lpage=none


Gray Epoxy:

Bought 2 kits for my 2 car garage:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...020&lpage=none



Clear Coat:

Bought 2 of these as well:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...939&lpage=none


Rolled it all on with 1/4" nap rollers... Just get the prep right and everything will be fine... the concrete should feel rough before u put the epoxy down... if it doesnt, go buy more etching stuff.


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I have the Sherwin Williams Industrial floor paint in my shop. After 5 years it has held up good. It is stained in a few places where I let oil/grease sit for months. I pressure washed the other day. Holds strong.

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PM pattymelt. He did his garage floor and it came out bad ass. And as he stated "not bad for an accountant"
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For the removeal of the old epoxy go to home depot and rent a shotblaster. It will take up everything down to clean concrete. It is self contained with a vac so there is no mess. I do several garage floors a year and this is what I have found to work best.
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PM grape. He will send you pics and 'rough' estimate for material, prep and install package. The pics he sent me were bad ass and for the quality, durability and looks the price was spot on. It is not hardware store stuff. Its the real deal floor coating.

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Is it only coming up around where your tires contact the surface? Most floor coatings will have some reaction to prolonged contact with rubber, especially pulling a car in on a hot summer day.

If you are getting tire lift and peeling only in those areas I would consider sanding them, super-prepping the bare concrete and recoating. These guys state that tire lift is a surface prep issue, not a product failure.

http://www.epoxyproducts.com/garage4u.html

I did my garage with the Sherwin Williams product (Tile-Clad?) and it has held up very well for years.

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Another thing to do to prolong the floor life is place some rubber mats under any vehicle tires when its parked. I dont think you have to but Iv seen a lot of people do that to help preserve the paint/epoxy.
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