Garage floor

mrplattsMarch 22, 2006

So, I read the last flooring post.

My garage floor is not perfectly level, but not quite problematic either. It has been painted (green) in the past. But it is all chipped and worn looking and I would like to give it a nice clean look by re-finishing the floor.

I've seen those spekled gray epoxy kits. Anyone have any recommendations?

There are some cracks in the floor, but not too bad, I would probably fix these too.

Help!

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razorback_rn

LOL I just posted about a similar product that we have gotten mixed reviews.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2006 at 7:22PM
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willis34

Did mine with two part epoxy and flakes, 4 years ago. Built house in '99. I did powerwash it, then I acid-etch the entire floor. It has held up good. Live in Northern NY and withstood the salt drips. I have four spots where wife parks her car in one side, but the rest is fine. Couple small spots 1 inch or so has lifted, but you dont notice it. The Flakes you spread around hides any imperfections. I would do it again if I move.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 6:46PM
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mike_kaiser_gw

Most garage floors aren't level; they should actually pitch slightly away from the house so that any water runs out. They usually aren't especially flat either. That doesn't necessarily mean shoddy workmanship but rather that the "standard" for finishing a garage floor isn't especially high.

For most people any kind of coating on a garage floor is mostly aesthetic. I could see if one did a lot of, say, auto repairs where the likelihood of spilled fluids is high, a coating would make clean-up easier.

In your case, youÂll need to remove any old paint. Follow the instructions on the coatingÂs can very carefully. Most require a fair amount of prep for best adhesion.

Mike

    Bookmark   June 21, 2006 at 6:09AM
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comeau

I used the rustoleum system for my floor. Here are some before and after pics. Has been exposed to salt, slush, oil antifreeze and has held up great. The most important thing is "slab preparation" and conditions(Humidity and temp) when applying the coating

Hope this helps

Gerard

Here is a link that might be useful: garage floor

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 12:12PM
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leahann

epoxy is harder to work with than the average person wants to. try A good cleaning and concrete paint..

    Bookmark   August 24, 2006 at 9:43PM
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