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Old 11-26-2018, 06:01 PM
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Have anyone done an epoxy garage floor coating. I have a fairly new floor (3years) that I want to coat. Finished all my built in cabinets so floor is next. On line it says epoxy is best ,so anyone with experience in using a particular brand would be very helpful.
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:02 PM
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I put this on my Shop floor - new construction -has worked wonderful so far. Supposed to be better than epoxy.

Rust-Oleum 293513 Polycuramine 2.5 Car Garage Floor Kit, Gray

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Old 11-26-2018, 08:47 PM
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How many square feet did it cover? Seems do be one of the questions about that product
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:37 PM
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What do you do in your garage? Epoxy looks great but is soft, jackstands will mar it. Weld spatter will burn it. Ice/slush makes it dangerously slippery.
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:01 AM
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I do some minor auto work on my Cayman and X5 so I have used jack stands and a floor jack. I also occasionally do woodworking in there so moving tools around too. Mostly want to do something so the floor doesn’t get spots and stains that I can’t get out. The X5 puked power steering fluid on it and can’t get all the stain out. Thought about maybe using a concrete color stain.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:58 AM
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As a shop owner I have used all kinds of floor paint. If I had a virgin concrete floor I would forgo any epoxy paint have the floor buffed and clear sealer applied. your idea of a concrete stain is a good one if you want some color. In a shop environment even the best epoxy based paint starts to fail after a couple of years. The consumer grade paints are even worse.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:25 AM
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Have professionally done. It's all about the prep. Your slab needs to be slightly ground with a rotary floor sander for bite. Pricing is about $7.50/sq.ft., give or take. Rent a POD or a small truck from Home Depot to empty out garage and store your stuff while work is being done. Need to stay off the floor about a week to cure.

My epoxy floor is over 15 years old, and has performed great. Easy to squeegee out during winter's wrath with a 3 foot floor squeegee from HD.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:48 AM
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I coated my 30 year old floor with Nohr-S Polyurea. Floor prep is similar to Epoxy, Now on my 4th year, no issues with the finish at all.
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:39 AM
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From what Iĺve read lately Poly urea is the superior coating. Any other people with this coating?
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:21 PM
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I have a new detached 3 car garage almost completed (6 cars with lifts). About a month from being done.

I am also looing at flooring options now as well. Plan to put in 1 lift to start and want a floor that looks great (wow factor) but can stand up to a Northeast winter.

Not being the most DYI type of guy, I am looking for a pro to do the flooring and cabinets.

Any recommendations on a professional in North Jersey area that does this sort of work?

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Old 12-08-2018, 07:20 PM
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Try polished concrete. Lots of info online. Never peels off like epoxy and most other coatings. You can rent the equipment and do it yourself. Then add a hardener to protect the surface and you are good to go. Look at the floors at Costco and many other big box stores.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:43 PM
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I did mine 3 years ago with a kit I purchased from UCOAT IT. It's not holding up great but then again I live in Pennsylvania. Probably going to put swisstrax down next spring. Winter traffic kills epoxy surfaces.
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:21 AM
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I used Amorpoxy flooring on my garage addition last year. Holding up well.
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:31 AM
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I've been thinking about a checkered flag floor tiling and coating it with Epoxy Not sure if I'm going that route or not.

What are the floors that squeal when you drive on them?
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by dgrobs View Post
I've been thinking about a checkered flag floor tiling and coating it with Epoxy Not sure if I'm going that route or not.

What are the floors that squeal when you drive on them?
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I have tiles, made the pattern in red, black and silver, and the result is great! No sound at all you have to put the black fabric used for landscaping in the base. They do not stain, easy to clean and looks amazing, I was in the same dilema but with the hot of Florida did not want to get the risk of peeling with coating.






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