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camaro52010 12-07-2010 03:27 PM

Garage Floor covering
 
Anyone do their garage floor with the interlocking tiles or the roll out vinyl floor covering? Looking at doing this, floor is too old and stained for epoxy so I like the cover-it-up option. Wondering what people have tried, rubber, vinyl, plastic tiles etc?

onechuck 12-07-2010 04:03 PM

Sorry I did the paint on floor covering with the speckles that you add in. I got it at lowes, hope this helps.

rolnslo 12-07-2010 06:03 PM

I had RaceDeck in my last garage. I liked the way it looked and it held up pretty well. My only complaint about it was the noise it made when I walked across it (plastic on concrete). The nice part of it was that it didn't trap moisture underneath it, like the roll out vinyl flooring will.

I've got about 700+ sq. ft. of it in storage that's going back down in a garage as soon as we close on the sale of our current home.

Here's a picture of the old garage.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1239158629

mulletman 12-07-2010 06:05 PM

IMO epoxy is the way to go. The stains can be cleaned and cracks can be repaired. U-Coat-It is not cheap but I'm very pleased with the results. Ucoatit.com has videos showing the step by step preparation and application. Jay Leno uses it in his garage!

camaro52010 12-07-2010 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by mulletman (Post 2617009)
IMO epoxy is the way to go. The stains can be cleaned and cracks can be repaired. U-Coat-It is not cheap but I'm very pleased with the results. Ucoatit.com has videos showing the step by step preparation and application. Jay Leno uses it in his garage!

Leno now pushes tile also. The epoxy is nice, too much degreasing and etching for me.The tiles just look great to me and the vinyl roll out is a great price and no peeling

emlo3 12-07-2010 08:05 PM

I used Griots two-part epoxy paint, very easy looks great and it's been on for ten years with no peeling. I also have always had cars on it. It's also very easy to mop and clean if needed. Highly recommended.

Rick 2000 12-07-2010 08:20 PM

Commercial grade vinyl tiles for me .

hypurone 12-07-2010 08:28 PM

Racedeck for me too! :thumbsup:

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...e/89a65aac.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...e/6d27718b.jpg

It has a Diamond Plated texture to it for grip. Very comfortable to stand/lie/work on....

LittleRockCGM 12-07-2010 08:29 PM

Racedeck and love it - they have specials several times a year and you can get it at a pretty decent price.

Here ya go (Ignore SSR - gone!):
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...eckpics002.jpg

SSR Replacement but notice I was able to match the tiles!:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...Stripes002.jpg

Looking back at wall:
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r.../Garage008.jpg

camaro52010 12-07-2010 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Rick 2000 (Post 2617378)
Commercial grade vinyl tiles for me .

which vinyl tiles, make, where etc?

camaro52010 12-07-2010 08:58 PM

awesome Littlerock

Huck1974 12-07-2010 08:59 PM

That stuff is silly pricey. You could etch, patch and epoxy the whole garage for $200. You should be at least a grand ahead at that point and it looks very nice also. Don't buy the do it yourself hardware style stuff. Purchase the 2 part commercial stuff from Sherwin Williams or another major paint store. I've had to do a bunch of it over the years. My well used car shop made it 5 years before I put another coat on it. I'm not sure dragging transmissions and heavy welding would be nice to the other products. I'd also like to see the snap on stuff hold up to my forklift.

I understand that not everyone is going to abuse the floor, but I like stuff tough.

Dave123999 12-07-2010 09:36 PM

Does this serve a purpose for people just using their garage to store cars? Or is it just for someone who is working on their cars in the garage?

Huck1974 12-07-2010 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave123999 (Post 2617669)
Does this serve a purpose for people just using their garage to store cars? Or is it just for someone who is working on their cars in the garage?

The stuff look great and I'm sure it holds up well. It is sold for commercial applications also. I just went with epoxy over the years because I'm really hard on floors. I have considered it for the garage bathrooms and the front office though. The price makes a difference also for me. The smooth, gray, one color floor I have makes it easy to find dropped nuts and bolts and clean up spills. No amount of fuel, oil, or any other chemicals penetrate it regarding automotive work.

Sevn86 12-07-2010 10:10 PM

The two part epoxy paint is crap! its peeling for the 3rd time now and yes I followed instructions correctly. Im also thinking about going with vinyl tiles or something similar.

Huck1974 12-07-2010 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Sevn86 (Post 2617777)
The two part epoxy paint is crap! its peeling for the 3rd time now and yes I followed instructions correctly. Im also thinking about going with vinyl tiles or something similar.

You have to use industrial stuff and prep the floor correctly. You have to acid etch the floor and pressure wash and allow the epoxy to sit for the correct amount of time. The other route is also very good. You just did not do it right. Its a pain and it is time consuming. The fumes are terrible.

427Carl 12-07-2010 10:26 PM

my car is stored in my garage year round 13x26 I put carpet down.. great for catching a nap in the afternoon...

camaro52010 12-07-2010 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Huck1974 (Post 2617812)
You have to use industrial stuff and prep the floor correctly. You have to acid etch the floor and pressure wash and allow the epoxy to sit for the correct amount of time. The other route is also very good. You just did not do it right. Its a pain and it is time consuming. The fumes are terrible.

exactly why I don't want epoxy and it works best on newly cured concrete

96/10SS 12-07-2010 10:56 PM

store the oldies in the garage and i have carpet down, no complaints

gary bee 12-07-2010 10:56 PM

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i cleaned all the stains with the etching solution and epoxy the floor...it's about 6yrs old now

Huck1974 12-07-2010 11:11 PM

looks great! looks like mine but I went for solid color because it is easier for my eyes to see small stuff I drop. I think I'm going blind at close distance. I have that old guy thing going where I put the newspaper further away to see it now.

MOMSREDSS 12-07-2010 11:24 PM

We're in the process of working on our garage. I liked the race deck, my husband wanted the painted floor w/color specks put in it. We found out that person who poured/floated the floor didn't do a good job by the man door. The concrete to left of the door was lower than the concrete to the right (by the door jam). Which in turn didn't give us the clearance we needed to install the race deck. Either way you go, if you use studs on any of your tires ~ I'm sure it goes without saying, but I'll still say it...NO STUDS ON EITHER FLOOR. I was all ready to put the studs on my husbands car & I asked... Bummer!!! I can't wait until everything is done...The goal date to have the garage finished was Thanksgiving 2010. Oh well, It'll look great when it's finished.

StreetReporter 12-08-2010 12:35 AM

I'm a huge fan of the inter-locking tile.

RaceDeck is the best.

I used the Home Depot mail order tiles and they're holding up great.

nolimits76 12-08-2010 12:41 AM

Most people don't move very often, but if you do, the Race Deck goes with you pretty easily.

nolimits76 12-08-2010 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by gary bee (Post 2617930)
i cleaned all the stains with the etching solution and epoxy the floor...it's about 6yrs old now

Although I prefer the Race Deck, nice pic! That is one of the nicer epoxy floors I've seen. :)


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