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Old 12-08-2010, 07:31 PM   #51
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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???
The oils in the floor or moisture missed during your original install caused the problem. You can go over it again up until a certain time period that it has been down. Refer to the manufacturer for that info as I have only used the industrial stuff used by utility companies etc. If the areas that peeled are not properly prepped, I can assure you it will happen again. If your floor has been down for too long, you have to start from scratch. Meticulous prep is the key although it is very time consuming.
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The oils in the floor or moisture missed during your original install caused the problem. You can go over it again up until a certain time period that it has been down. Refer to the manufacturer for that info as I have only used the industrial stuff used by utility companies etc. If the areas that peeled are not properly prepped, I can assure you it will happen again. If your floor has been down for too long, you have to start from scratch. Meticulous prep is the key although it is very time consuming.
Yea...i spent a whole day with oil stain remover then the etching 3 times. then dryed...and the whole process took me a week. I was pissed when it came up....but my concrete floor is 30 years old so i dont know
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Yea...i spent a whole day with oil stain remover then the etching 3 times. then dryed...and the whole process took me a week. I was pissed when it came up....but my concrete floor is 30 years old so i dont know
I talked with Sherwin Williams about the 2 part epoxy. It is intended for pristine, newly poured and cured concrete. Older floors with stains and oil, all bets are off. If you degrease and etch the p*ss outta it you got a chance of the stuff adhering, some people here have had luck. The Mfg. said it is not recommended for old floors with stains and oil spots.
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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
Look at these: 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 12-09-2010, 12:57 PM   #56
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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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Has anyone had luck with the Costco black & white garage floor tiles? A buddy of mine is redoing his sister's garage for her inbound Audi R8.

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Old 12-09-2010, 01:23 PM   #58
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I went with an industrial epoxy. As mentioned, the prep work is the key.

My garage floor was in bad shape. Here are some before and after pictures.

The first photo is how the floor looked.
The second photo is after the entire floor was ground with a floor grinder.
The third and fourth photos are after epoxy.

Total cost was $1400 installed by a local epoxy contractor. Still looks like the day it was done after two years.
At my previous house I used the Rust-oleum stuff from Home Depot and it started flaking after the first winter.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:18 PM   #59
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Has anyone had luck with the Costco black & white garage floor tiles? A buddy of mine is redoing his sister's garage for her inbound Audi R8.

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Sounds the same as the lower grade RaceDeck called GarageTrac.

$1.87 sq. ft. right now good price!

here is a review I found. I would guess these are Costco cheap, cheap.

Not that impressive.
"The picture led me to believe that there is a circular pattern on the top of these, there is actually a diamond pattern crosshatch. This is not a big problem except that the diamonds are cut in half on the edges leaving half white half black diamonds between each tile if you do a checkerboard pattern as displayed in the picture. The tiles are not solid and you can see a pattern of the 'skeletal' system of the tiles as a slight indentation on their surface. There is about a millimeter gap between all the tiles. Overall they appeared very cheap. I was looking for something more professional so I returned them."



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Thanks! They are certainly quite a bit cheaper. The garage he's working on is a single-car garage with no room for floor jacks, rolling tool carts, etc. It'd be primarily for appearance, for which I think they'd suffice.

Appreciate the response and insight!

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Old 12-09-2010, 03:23 PM   #61
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:01 PM   #62
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I went with an industrial epoxy. As mentioned, the prep work is the key.

My garage floor was in bad shape. Here are some before and after pictures.

The first photo is how the floor looked.
The second photo is after the entire floor was ground with a floor grinder.
The third and fourth photos are after epoxy.

Total cost was $1400 installed by a local epoxy contractor. Still looks like the day it was done after two years.
At my previous house I used the Rust-oleum stuff from Home Depot and it started flaking after the first winter.
very nice i love it...........
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:57 PM   #63
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I talked with Sherwin Williams about the 2 part epoxy. It is intended for pristine, newly poured and cured concrete. Older floors with stains and oil, all bets are off. If you degrease and etch the p*ss outta it you got a chance of the stuff adhering, some people here have had luck. It is not recommended for old floors with stains and oil spots.
Thats what I have used on our 40 year old floors with no problem at all.
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:05 PM   #64
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Look at these: 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.
Made in USA? I don't see that on the link you posted.
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I have been wanting to do something in my garage but it's going to be expensive as I have a 5 car garage. If I go with racedeck, does water get trapped underneath? I like to wash my car in the garage so I am concerned about that. I wanted to do the epoxy when it was brand new but after the expensive of the house, decided not to. Now my sons truck leaked oil pretty bad in one bay. I may just do where I park the Camaro.
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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

This is a great thread. Gives me something to ponder over the winter!
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I was told that static electricity becomes an issue with modular tiles... has anyone run into that as an issue? That and creaking or plastic type sounds when you walk over them. Does anyone with racedeck or other modular floors experience this?
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I went with an industrial epoxy. As mentioned, the prep work is the key.

My garage floor was in bad shape. Here are some before and after pictures.

The first photo is how the floor looked.
The second photo is after the entire floor was ground with a floor grinder.
The third and fourth photos are after epoxy.

Total cost was $1400 installed by a local epoxy contractor. Still looks like the day it was done after two years.
At my previous house I used the Rust-oleum stuff from Home Depot and it started flaking after the first winter.
Looks good. A good contractor and the floor grinder seems to be the trick on old garages and epoxy.

Do you know the name of the epoxy they used?
How long was the garage down? Week?

Also can anyone comment on heat and epoxy...down here the tires get really hot in 100 deg weather and driving such onto an epoxy floor??

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Look at these: 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.
I like these too...but $2100-2900 to do my garage. Plus I am a one man crew. Has anyone used this? Does water get thru this stuff at the joints?
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I have been wanting to do something in my garage but it's going to be expensive as I have a 5 car garage. If I go with racedeck, does water get trapped underneath? I like to wash my car in the garage so I am concerned about that. I wanted to do the epoxy when it was brand new but after the expensive of the house, decided not to. Now my sons truck leaked oil pretty bad in one bay. I may just do where I park the Camaro.
On the Racedeck product, the backs of the tiles are specifically designed with raised areas that create "channels: for air/water flow to keep things dry. But if you are actually washing a vehicle on it I would recommend a fan to help with air movement for drying....

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I have not. I sit directly on the floor sometimes when working on my bikes. NO static at all. Depending on how uneven (yes, even poured concrete can be) the floor is, the tiles can make some noise as you walk on them as they are pushed down and contact the floor wherever it is low and there is a gap... minor thing IMO.
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I have the plasic tiles, the low end racedeck with the coin top and I love it. I sweep the garage out then clean it with a wet towel wrapped around a push broom.
I really considered epoxy, but most the stuff out there will last only a few years at best. I talked with this company http://www.musclegloss.com/ They have great stuff but it was going to be expensive, about $2K and would take a week to do the multiple colors I wanted. Snap tiles took my then 12 year old and I 4 hours to lay the tiles in a 3 car garage. Cost ended up being just under $1K. I jack my motorcycle and car up all the time but I put plywood down for the jack stands. There is noise when you walk on them but the trade off is that it is warmer than standing on cold concrete in the winter and cooler in the summer. Only issue is that the tiles expand as they get warmer and the black tiles by the garage opening will bow in direct sunlight on a hot day.
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