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Old 12-07-2010, 02:27 PM   #1
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Question 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?
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:03 PM   #2
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Sorry I did the paint on floor covering with the speckles that you add in. I got it at lowes, hope this helps.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 12-07-2010, 05:05 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:45 PM   #5
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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
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:05 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:20 PM   #7
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Commercial grade vinyl tiles for me .
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:28 PM   #8
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Racedeck for me too!





It has a Diamond Plated texture to it for grip. Very comfortable to stand/lie/work on....
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:29 PM   #9
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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!):


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



Looking back at wall:
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:53 PM   #10
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Commercial grade vinyl tiles for me .
which vinyl tiles, make, where etc?
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:58 PM   #11
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awesome Littlerock
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:59 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:36 PM   #13
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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?
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:55 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:10 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:20 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:26 PM   #17
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my car is stored in my garage year round 13x26 I put carpet down.. great for catching a nap in the afternoon...
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:46 PM   #18
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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
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:56 PM   #19
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store the oldies in the garage and i have carpet down, no complaints
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:56 PM   #20
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i cleaned all the stains with the etching solution and epoxy the floor...it's about 6yrs old now
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:11 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:24 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:35 PM   #23
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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.
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Most people don't move very often, but if you do, the Race Deck goes with you pretty easily.
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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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