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Old 07-25-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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If it's new, don't forget to do a moisture test first. Take a square yard of poly, tape it down around the edges with masking tape/duct tape and give it a couple of days.

If the concrete comes up wet, it's not cured enough and will pop off any coating you lay down on top of it.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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The last post was from 2010. Does anyone have an up-to-date cost for having epoxy floors done in a garage? Good quality where they grind down the surface to help the epoxy adhere. Thanks.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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This forum has a wealth of information about the various options for garage floors:

klikhierniet.net

That's where you want to start your research.
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:02 PM
 
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Default epoxy garage 3.25 sqft

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If so can you please PM me the contact info.

What the going rate for a 3 car garage?
3.25 sqft.8327085255
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Old 03-02-2015, 04:25 PM
 
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I got mine done through Xpeditecoatings, they did a really good job. I have had several other contractors that I had over for work remark that it was one of the better jobs they have seen.
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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This forum is the epicenter for discussion on garage flooring options. Start your research there: Flooring - The Garage Journal Board
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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Can you please share the pricing? Privately if fine as well. Thanks much

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I got mine done through Xpeditecoatings, they did a really good job. I have had several other contractors that I had over for work remark that it was one of the better jobs they have seen.
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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This forum is the epicenter for discussion on garage flooring options. Start your research there: Flooring - The Garage Journal Board
That's what I used to research, and the product I went with was Epoxy-Coat. Double minimum thickness on the tan coat, single thickness on the clear coat, anti-skid additive, and no flakes. That's about 9 gallons total and I have about 1/2 gal left over. The epoxy alone was somewhere around $800.

Prep was lots of acid, a little concrete patch for surface cracks, and a couple of hours with a power washer. Also used 3 gallons of cheap ($11/gal) ceiling paint from Wal-Mart for the 4 walls.

For a wide 2 car garage (430 sf) that project is about $2.10-2.30/sf for parts & supplies, depending on if you can borrow vs. rent a power washer. I can say it is worth every penny. With a 2 car port cochere for parking, the garage is almost a living area now. Just needs HVAC.
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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Do NOT use a water based epoxy, which is what the big box stores sell. Buy the good stuff online. It'll cost more but it'll be thicker and last longer.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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Do NOT use a water based epoxy, which is what the big box stores sell. Buy the good stuff online. It'll cost more but it'll be thicker and last longer.
I used that water-based Rustoleum stuff from Home Depot on a house I sold. The prep solution was a joke. Go straight to the acid and powerwash. The 1st coat will get sucked into the concrete and look patchy when it dries. You'll have to get a 2nd kit for it to look reasonably good. It was enough to get compliments and it was a good selling point. With the cheap ceiling paint for the walls and a rented pressure washer, the project wound up costing about $1/sf. It held up 100% for a couple of years, then we moved. I'm sure it's fine even now.

The Epoxy-Coat stuff I used on our current home is a 100% solids epoxy, which is nothing like paint, and not for the faint of heart. It was a special order from Lowes online, and it gets shipped from Detroit to the store. It was cheaper through Lowes than direct, and you can also find 10% off coupons. You might be surprised what you can order through that store.
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