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Old 10-19-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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One of our main DIY projects these next 6mo will be redoing the garages ( 2-car with separate attached 1-car).
Would like a nice flooring option.
Think will likely be either epoxy or vinyl adhesive tiles. I know the epoxy is pretty labor intensive, relatively. Will need to acid wash, grind, prime, etc to do it right.
I love the look of the epoxy, but the house we rented recently had an 8yr old epoxy floor and it looked horrible. Granted, I don't know how "well" it was done.

Anyone have any thoughts/experience with these? Opinions either way?

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Old 10-19-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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Flooring - Garage Flooring at The Home Depot
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:04 AM
 
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there are a bunch of "Garage" forums around... check at those places before you do anything.

here is one, but there are many

Garage Forum
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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I used the metallic grey epoxy with the glittery concrete speckles from Home Depot(Cant remember the brand). I did it myself. Took me a full weekend by myself with kids running around and neighbors approaching me about what i was doing. Now several other houses on my street plan on doing the same thing.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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Don't mess around with the Home Depot stuff.

MuscleGloss: Epoxy Floor Paint Covering Systems | Floor Cleaning and Repair Products

We put that in our garage, and it STILL looks glossy and new. BUT, the area near the door has discolored somewhat. I see that they now sell a UV barrier add on for their product.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Would think the epoxy floor options 8 years ago were probably pretty limited and information about how important the preparation is probably not as readily available. My bet would be floor wasnt prepared very well (which if i read reviews correctly is 99% reason of epoxy floors today 'failing'). Personally i prefer the epoxy floor and will be doing mine with that soon.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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Don't mess around with the Home Depot stuff.

MuscleGloss: Epoxy Floor Paint Covering Systems | Floor Cleaning and Repair Products

We put that in our garage, and it STILL looks glossy and new. BUT, the area near the door has discolored somewhat. I see that they now sell a UV barrier add on for their product.
That looks nice. I plan on changing the color in about a year or two so I may go with this that brand next.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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there are a bunch of "Garage" forums around... check at those places before you do anything.

here is one, but there are many

Garage Forum
Great link!



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Old 10-19-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Neither.... Miracle stone it. Epoxy may peel with high temps of tires
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:27 PM
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Epoxy may peel with high temps of tires
Not may... it will peel and have other wear issues crop up too.
But like regular wall paint the epoxy is the easiest quality floor coating
to do small and spot repairs on **by the homeowner**.

The one caveat though is that for a large area like a 2car garage
I'd recommend that you hire out the initial the work to be done by a pro.

To compare: I've done small areas myself and am seriously thinking about doing
my 1 car garage but mine is a rather rough detached structure.
Good concrete floor though.

hth
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