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Old 12-08-2010, 12:54 AM   #26
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i got my epoxy from this site if anyone is interested
http://www.originalcolorchips.com/
it very easy to do and easy to clean.Mine was alittle dirty in the pic because i was working on the car
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:37 AM   #27
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:56 AM   #28
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I would love to get RaceDeck but in Wisconsin I could not imagine trying to keep the sand/salt out from between the tiles. Race deck garages in my option are some of the bes looking garages. I am planning on UCoat paint in the spring along with the colored chips. Can't get enough of those garage pics, nice job.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:55 AM   #29
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I love the look of tiles, you cannot get that look with smelly epoxy. I want flexible vinyl interlocking tiles though not the squeaky polypropylene plastic tiles. Where can you get the vinyl tiles?
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:55 AM   #30
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I did epoxy paint on my garage floor. Love it!
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:07 AM   #31
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I love the look of tiles, you cannot get that look with smelly epoxy. I want flexible vinyl interlocking tiles though not the squeaky polypropylene plastic tiles. Where can you get the vinyl tiles?
Duragrid (division of parent company that owns RaceDeck) makes flexible interlocking tiles but the problem is that they don't have the weight bearing capacity needed for use in a garage.

http://www.duragrid.com/other.html
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:43 AM   #32
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RaceDeck!
Have it in my store and garage.
VERY durable and sand grit does not get between it, or not very much.
Have had it in my stores service area for 6-7 years, high traffic (foot) gets greasey, yet cleans up really good.
Floor was to bad for epoxy.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:59 AM   #33
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I have had no luck finding the vinyl tiles in the colors that I would want for the garage. So I have decided to go with black n grey 18x18 or 24x24 porceline tiles not ceramic. With no grout lines, that way I will keep it tight. Just waiting for the floor guy to bring me samples. Hey the floor will be there for ever. lol
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:22 PM   #34
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Can you jack on tiles as well as place a car on stands? Wont the weight of the car and the narrowness of the stands sink into the tiles and ruin them?
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:25 PM   #35
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I'm an EPOXY floor fan....I used "Rustoleum" (sp?)
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:32 PM   #36
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I have had no luck finding the vinyl tiles in the colors that I would want for the garage. So I have decided to go with black n grey 18x18 or 24x24 porceline tiles not ceramic. With no grout lines, that way I will keep it tight. Just waiting for the floor guy to bring me samples. Hey the floor will be there for ever. lol
What brand are you getting that is porceline? can you weld on it thanks
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:39 PM   #37
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I have had no luck finding the vinyl tiles in the colors that I would want for the garage. So I have decided to go with black n grey 18x18 or 24x24 porceline tiles not ceramic. With no grout lines, that way I will keep it tight. Just waiting for the floor guy to bring me samples. Hey the floor will be there for ever. lol
http://www.rubberflooringinc.com/gar...ond-plate.html Description - The diamond plate design is one of the best floor tile patterns available and our most popular pattern for use as a garage flooring. It not only has tough appearance for use in heavy duty commercial / industrial / work shop settings, it also provides for a non slip surface in case the flooring is spilled on and/or gets wet by water, oil, or other liquids. Cutting of these tiles to custom fit them to your room can be easily done with a fresh utility knife and straight edge like a yard stick or ruler. Material – Constructed entirely of a proprietary and durable blend of flexible PVC. This blend ensures that the tiles are flexible and have the anti fatigue qualities similar to rubber flooring but also the durability, long life, and chemical resistance associated with polyvinyl chloride.
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:48 PM   #38
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I would like to use an epoxy but it looks like the former owner jerkoffs that built my garage didn't use a vapor barrier under the floor. When it gets really humid or rains a lot the floor gets fairly wet, seeping up through the ground.. Won't this cause the epoxy to pop off?
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:01 PM   #39
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:12 PM   #40
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I happen to sell RaceDeck flooring on the side if anyone is interested.

I do it for my Corvette Club.

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:15 PM   #41
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:06 PM   #42
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Can you jack on tiles as well as place a car on stands? Wont the weight of the car and the narrowness of the stands sink into the tiles and ruin them?
I use a piece of plywood under my jack if I use a jack. Most of time I use my raceramps with no problems at all. When I had the camaro on jack stands I made a 12x12 inch piece of plywood to sit under the stands since they have very sharp edges.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:29 PM   #43
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Great thread! I've been trying to decide what tiles to get for a couple of years.

Race Deck = Made In the USA I'll be getting this product
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:46 PM   #44
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Completely disagree with two part epoxy being crap. I acid etched my garage in a house that the concrete was 12 years old. Applied two part epoxy industrial paint. Garage looks amazing 10 years later with cars going in and out almost everyday. Easy to clean easy to mop, the water squeegees rite off as well. There are some very nice epoxys out there some better then others. I used Griots, my brother used some industrial brand with excellent results. Its all in the prep and the paint you select.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:54 PM   #45
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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.

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Old 12-08-2010, 06:59 PM   #46
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I use a piece of plywood under my jack if I use a jack. Most of time I use my raceramps with no problems at all. When I had the camaro on jack stands I made a 12x12 inch piece of plywood to sit under the stands since they have very sharp edges.
Exactly why I used industrial epoxy. I'm big on function and easy cleanup. I use the shop regularly for repairs on my fleet and custom project I have from time to time. If I was looking for light duty use and storing my cars, the tiles would be the way to go for sure. I think it comes down to your needs.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:01 PM   #47
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Completely disagree with two part epoxy being crap. I acid etched my garage in a house that the concrete was 12 years old. Applied two part epoxy industrial paint. Garage looks amazing 10 years later with cars going in and out almost everyday. Easy to clean easy to mop, the water squeegees rite off as well. There are some very nice epoxys out there some better then others. I used Griots, my brother used some industrial brand with excellent results. Its all in the prep and the paint you select.

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you can have the industrial stuff tinted to your desired color at the paint store. You have to make sure it rests for the same amount of time each batch you blend so the color stays the same. I noticed using it prematurely changes things a bit.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:07 PM   #48
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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 12-08-2010, 07:50 PM   #49
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after applying the epoxy it didn't really smell,plus i do all kinds of stuff on it and just mop it out when done
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:14 PM   #50
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I did the epoxy paint with blue and black flakes last year, it was rustoleums kit from lowes.....one year later its peeling up in places....i clean the floor all the time and i dont have a clue why its coming up....I do live in new england and the only thing i can think of is the road salt from the winter eating the paint.

Anyone know if you can just repaint over your existing floor??

I want to do the tiles but that costs some pretty good coin to do. my garage is 25x25.

For those of you with the "Good" epoxy, where did you get the high quality stuff???
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