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Well, it's "decorate the corvette garage" time. I've got a one-car garage that is dedicated to the vette and I'm starting to look at flooring. Originally, I thought about the epoxy and flakes, but I want something more designer. I think I'm going to go with orange and gray checkerboard tiles with black border. I just need to decide on what tiles and was hoping to get some input. I know some people have complained that the really rigid ones are a little 'clicky' to walk on. What have you guys used that you really like?
 

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Is it just a show type garage or do you do heavy work in it? Jack stands, jacks, fluids are all pretty hard on flooring. I considered epoxy but even those type floors peel up. I'll be interested to see what people say. Those plastic floor tiles are not cheap.

I looked at industrial style tiles... Like you see in schools. They're soft/flexible and stick to the door like linoleum. Mess one up and just that one can be replaced.
 

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II did garage tiles and loved it. I have had my Silverado jacked up and my Camaro on jack stands. It temporally left a little dent in the plastic from under the hack stands, but it came back to life. I have covered them in soapy water once and they clean up nice. Oil and gas will not eat through them and they look awesome!

I found these to be a more economical version of RaceDeck or swiss dek. I did my 3 car garage, with the entry lip for 1350 including shipping and everything. Easy and fun install in one weekend.

http://www.garageflooringinc.com/



 

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Thanks for the pics Emery. I had actually just priced what I needed from Garagefloorsinc.com. Looks like it will be $440 to the door for everything I need. Glad to know that you like that product. I was a little concerned about jacking the car on that stuff. I could always add a board underneath to spread out the pressure. I'm going with the orange and gray checkerboard design with a black border. I really wanted to go orange and white checkerboard, but I figured that the white would stay too dirty.
 

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A show garage - you're OK.

If you spill stuff on it - it's a pain to lift the pieces up and clean underneath. And yes- white does get dirty!!

Actually got mine out of a house we were flipping- no really!!!







I do use wood under the floor jacks-






Next time -I'm going to do what my buddy did at his shop. They sanded the concrete w/ several different grits and then stained it and just buffed it w/ a wax. Maintenance is re-wax every year or so.


It's a really dusty process!!! sanding-




A little dusty from the forklift- Nice shine and easy clean up



Couple years later-

 

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I can't believe what a difference it made in the flip house to change out that flooring. Not sure what they were going for, but those tiles look much better in your garage then in the living room.
Also: Your buddy has a nice shop.
 

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I've done both tiles and epoxy. The tiles look great but trap dirt and fluids. The epoxy will scratch even with careful use. No silver bullet here. But if you are doing heavy maintenance or building a car I'd recommend the epoxy. Epoxy makes clean up a snap and stays looking pretty nice as long as you use wood under jack stands and you don't drag tools and parts across it. I haven't tried polishing/staining/sealing, but it looks like a pretty good option (even some of the big box home improvement stores do this).
 

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When my company built the last building, 25k sq ft, I researched what the fire houses use and we selected an epoxy with grit in it so when the floor got oily we wouldn't slip and it would maintain the appearance. It cost $25k to do just the machine shop at the time back in 2001 and has held up pretty good so far. It is power washed every couple of years but the kicker, it's like ice once wet. It is opposite of what we were told it would be. The sealed concrete floor on the other hand is slippery too but dries much faster and really is the better surface in our case.

We had tiles too, blue and white and the white took a beating. They really get dirty fast with just foot traffic in an assembly area and café. I have them buffed regularly to keep them up.

I am moving to a new house with 1 & 3 car garage and will leave the concrete alone.:thumbsup:
 

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When my company built the last building, 25k sq ft, I researched what the fire houses use and we selected an epoxy with grit in it so when the floor got oily we wouldn't slip and it would maintain the appearance. It cost $25k to do just the machine shop at the time back in 2001 and has held up pretty good so far. It is power washed every couple of years but the kicker, it's like ice once wet. It is opposite of what we were told it would be. The sealed concrete floor on the other hand is slippery too but dries much faster and really is the better surface in our case.

We had tiles too, blue and white and the white took a beating. They really get dirty fast with just foot traffic in an assembly area and café. I have them buffed regularly to keep them up.

I am moving to a new house with 1 & 3 car garage and will leave the concrete alone.👍
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Hello, We’ve just moved house and are looking for options on self-leveling products to use for a garage floor. It’s a new build and has a basic tamped concrete floor. It has a few minor surface drying cracks. It gets quite dusty and we’re looking for some kind of self-leveling/latex floor that could be suitable as a top surface and also that might be covered with PVC tiles in the future sometime. The garage will be used for storage, especially children’s play things. We want to make sure that whatever’s used is safe for children to play on too. We’ve asked around and so far ideas are Ardex K 301 or Weber 4610 Industry Top. We don’t know much about the differences between these two products, and just wondering if anyone could help? We’re open to ideas and would appreciate any tips if there’s anything better. There seems to be so many products available and we want something that would be able to last many years and not crack. We’re also looking for a company who would be able to do this for us but we don’t really know what kind of trade this would be? We’ve seen specialist industrial floor companies who also do residential, but don’t know if this would be ott? Thanks in advance
 
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