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Any suggestions on garage floor coverings?? Epoxy or mats,want something long lasting and durable. I was thinking epoxy,then did internet search and found all kinds of options. Not too expensive but durable.
 

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Any suggestions on garage floor coverings?? Epoxy or mats,want something long lasting and durable. I was thinking epoxy,then did internet search and found all kinds of options. Not too expensive but durable.

I went with the mats last year and have no regrets - cleans up easy enough.


 

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I love that floor, who's is it, and I never get tired at looking at ZO6's beautiful car!!
 

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Thats an awesome garage Johniew:thumbsup:

now i've got a new project. lol:partyon:
 

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your garage looks nicer than my livingroom very nice:thumbsup:
 

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I love that floor, who's is it, and I never get tired at looking at ZO6's beautiful car!!
It's mine. The product is called Race Deck. I had a guy who does garages do everything except the decals, paint and wall mural.
 

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I also put Race Deck down in my garage. It's been great. You can choose colors and any pattern you want. It cleans easy and looks great. And it is a lot nicer to work in the garage on the car or the bikes.

I'll do it in every house I live in from here on out. One hint: Pay the guys to install it - it's worth it.
 

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Dude that is NICE !! :thumbsup: :cheers:
 

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wouldn't use epoxy

I had a supplier put down a three part floor with the 'cute' poly chips in the clear coat and the vette's tires have eaten through it twice now. I bought a vinyl mat from Griot's and have that on top of the fancy epoxy to keep in down. I like the checkerboard much better but i have to share the garage with a Lexus and I'd get shot if I did the mural.
 

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I also put Race Deck down in my garage. It's been great. You can choose colors and any pattern you want. It cleans easy and looks great. And it is a lot nicer to work in the garage on the car or the bikes.

I'll do it in every house I live in from here on out. One hint: Pay the guys to install it - it's worth it.

Definitely agree with paying someone else to install it. I just designed the layout and gave it to the contractor.
 

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I was going to suggest that you look at my pics for a garage floor covering until I saw johniew398's...what a garage!
 

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If you plan on working in your garage, I would highly recommend painting with 2 Part Epoxy. I painted mine in 2002 and it has held up real well. I weld/cut metal over it, dropped a big block head on it, drug engine blocks and transmissions across it, and even spilled brake fluid on it and you have to look real close to see the battle scars. If I had to do it over, the only thing I would change is I would final coat it with epoxy clear.

 

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i used rustoleum professional garage coating, grey base coat and a clear coat, did it myself over the course of a week (have to wait for floor to dry between coats, cleaning ect.) im really happy with the results it hasn't pulled up and all, hasnt stained at all. Personally this is what id go with.


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Mine is something unique. Smooth concrete :laughing: Of course the Vette shares the space with a '30 roadster and a '42 Chevy, toolboxes, metal working tools, woodworking tools, sandblaster, a refrigerator, and 30 years of junk.


(...and Brian, no not the washing machine. It's on the front porch)
 

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I used epoxy in my Chicago home and it held up well. I wanted fancier race deck tiles, etc. however we kept pulling in slush and other winter type road grime so it wasn't worth the effort.

After I moved to Florida, the home builder used residential-based epoxy. It looked great, however after driving in the rain with hot tires, it lifted from the wet tire heat. If you decide to use epoxy, I suggest hiring a professional that uses the industrial or commercial grade epoxy.

I now have the grooved floor mats. They helped stop the lift effect, however I matched the tan expoxy floor with tan mats. The tires still leave dark gray heat/burn marks on the mats that don't come off. If you are considering the mats, go with the gray or black option.

I would like to upgrade to the race deck tiles, however we plan to move again in 3-4 years, so I will probably wait until then and design a custom floor.

I really think a clean, upscale garage adds to the home value. Maybe not dollar for dollar, however I think it helps move the house faster than a similar house without it. Prior to moving out of my Chicago house, I painted the garage drywall and installed the epoxy. The garage was in mint condition when we sold the house. My real estate agent told me the husband of the couple who bought the house could not stop raving about the garage and it deifinitely was the deciding factor.
 
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