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Old 12-17-2019, 11:22 PM
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Default New home flooring cover for garage and lanai

We are building new home in Villages. What is best cover for garage and lanai floors? Is it better to let builder do or use after market?
Old 12-18-2019, 05:22 AM
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Epoxy hands down. I have done DIY and bought a home with it done by a pro.

The man that does this for a living work looked better. Since this job will be in the Lanai that's the one I would opt for. But don't use the builder, hire it out after you own the home. It is cheaper and you will have more choices in design.
Old 12-18-2019, 08:20 AM
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Epoxy for garage. Keep something under the hot tires. I suggest you look at Chattahoochie river rock for the lanai.
Old 12-18-2019, 02:32 PM
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We put tile on the lanai. Not the same as inside the house. It was a tile that was rated as non-slip when wet and that complemented the outside color of the house. Everyone comments on it when they see it the first time. Epoxy in the garage.
Old 12-18-2019, 04:37 PM
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Yes be very careful of finishes that are slippery. Lots of our neighbors had their garage floors finished when they moved here and several fell. THey had a company come back and recover with sand in the mix.
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:54 PM
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Old 12-18-2019, 09:16 PM
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The trick to keeping the floors from being slippery is to use 'shark grip' or the equal in the final coating, this provides a slip resistant coating when the floor is wet.
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Old 12-19-2019, 05:56 AM
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we like solvent-based epoxies MUCH better than wtr-based because of performance & NO hot-tire pickup,,, 'slippery' can be addressed by adding 'shark's grip' ( ground plastic in a bottle avail @ sher-wms ) or aluminum oxide,,, bldrs generally buy this work from painters while decorative conc artisans are the aftermarket performers,,, the latter generally have more invested thru training, equipment, product support, experience,,, 1 MAJOR point - epoxies are not a 'final finish' - they need protective coatings on top ( generally urethane ),,, some guys will use polyureas/polyaspartics for a 1day start/finish job but that's too much into the weeds for this thread - so DRI diamond grind for prep, coat w/epoxy containing 'shark's grip', broadcast vinyl flakes to create trompe d-euil effect, seal w/urethane
'chattahoochee' is trowel-applied wtr-based epoxy containing graded aggregates hence color selection,,, probably fine for fl climate as the risk of freeze-that's very minimal
no idea on cost but, as a former contractor, i have an opinion - painters are cheaper but dca's deliver better work, offer more choice, & use compatible materials
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