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Old 06-24-2019, 01:12 PM
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What’s the best floor for our garage
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:16 PM
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Epoxy. But, don't do it yourself. And , make sure it has some type of texture on the surface to prevent it from being slippery when wet.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:17 PM
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:24 PM
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:29 PM
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I agree with above, you need to have "shark grip" or equal added to the final coat, or you will have a skating rink when wet.
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:39 PM
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What’s the best floor for our garage

Tile to epoxy
Do your research first. There's many different types (not brands) of epoxy flooring out there. First and most important thing for any type of flooring is getting the prep done correctly. If done correctly the prep will usually take much longer than applying the epoxy and will typically involve surface grinding, acid washing, pressure washing, drying and moisture testing. This process will usually take 2-3 days minimum but will give you the best chance of your beautiful new floor not sticking to your hot tires and peeling up.

Surface prep should address: any oil or other spills, cleaning, surface profile (for grip) and moisture content/dryness.

Some systems may require an additional coat or two such as a moisture barrier/sealer or primer.

But no matter what there should be a minimum of a base coat and topcoat.

Use only a "2 part 100% solids epoxy"!!! Anything other than a 100% solids and your paying for solvents that just evaporate away.

The thicker/softer base coat will provide the high build and smooth out smaller imperfections in the floor.

Next flakes may be cast onto the wet base coat for texture and color.

Whether to flake or not...

Flakes look cool, provide some texturing, hide dirt and allow you personalize with colors. The downside is that it can give a busy appearance and can make finding things that you have dropped difficult, think itty bitty screw...

No flakes gives a brighter, cleaner appearance and makes finding little dropped things a breeze. Solid color floors also show dirt and damage more than flake floors.

This should be followed with a chemical resistant urethane topcoat with an anti-slip additive.

There are different types of urethane topcoats that provide the thin hard chemical (gas, solvents etc.) and abrasion (tires, sand, grit) protection for the floor. This layer will gradually wear away.

Urethane topcoats should be reapplied whenever the floor begins to show wear.




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Just got two quotes for my Begonia garage with GK. Both were using Florida Paint products. One was going to paint it for under $800 and the other $1300 Epoxy. I saw a recent painted floor and it was dull. The Epoxy was bright and shinny. Went with Hand Design /Ocala.
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I would have the floor stained. Had all 3 of ours stained and they look great.
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Another option, Garage Snap Tiles. Very durable. Have had these for 12 years. Good as new. Only maintenance is a mop a couple of times a year. Hard plastic tile that lays over existing floor. Not as pretty as good epoxy job but it is a garage. Can be a do it yourself job but some edge cutting necessary at walls. We chose to get ours installed so no surprises.

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We are delighted with our epoxy floor. Tim Miller did it.
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