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Epoxy for Garage Floor

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by krap22, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Mar 29, 2013 at 8:46 AM
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    krap22

    krap22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any suggestions for a Garage floor coating? I'm looking at a 2-part expoxy.
     
  2. Mar 29, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    Pugga

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    If you want epoxy for the floor, I really hope you did the prep work before the slab went down. It those types of floor coverings going on a slab-on-grade, you really need to make sure you aren't going to have moisture issues due to ground water or trapped water within the concrete. I hate to say it but most residential concrete contractors put way too much water in the mix because it's easier for them to work but this can be a nightmare for epoxy or resilient flooring down the road. Do moisture tests of the slab to make sure it's dry enough and I really hope you have a good vapor barrier system under the slab or an underdrain system.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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    I have a Garage Floor Epoxy Biz in So Cal. Any questions feel free to ask! Check out my website just for the hell of it!

    epoxyitsocal.com
     
  4. Mar 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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    Dark_Taco

    Dark_Taco Feed him a hammer, he'd crap out nails.

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    ^^^^^^ my buddy had peeling problems because of this
     
  5. Mar 29, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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    Thats good to know. The floor has been sitting for about 4 months now since it was poured and it's been very dry. I also have drains in the garage to deal with the moisture that i'm going to put into it. I'm not sure about below the floor.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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    PREP WORK PREP WORK PREP WORK! I spend 3/4 of my time on our floors doing the prep work! My warranty is Lifetime because of my prep work...I only acid wash a floor if its absolutely new! If your a DIY guy... Go to Home Depot and rent a new grinder product called Diamabrush Concrete prep tool and grind your floor. Super easy to use and fantastic results!

    As far as a good 2 part epoxy... Go to Epoxy- Coat.com and order your epoxy from them or better yet just go to lowes and buy it there. If you call Epoxy-Coat ask for Jenny or Christine and tell them Jesse from Epoxy It in California referred you. You can buy the whole kit at Lowes for like $194.00.

    I'm open to any questions!
     
  7. Mar 29, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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    The garage is brand new. The only thing that has been on it right now is mud from the build. Would I still need to grind it or should i just do an acid wash?

    does that whole kit from lowes cover 1100 sq ft?
     
  8. Mar 29, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    Is it worth putthing the "sand" for more grip on the floor?
     
  9. Mar 29, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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    I would say grinding is necessary, it will give a better surface for the epoxy to adhere to.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    Doing this myself in couple weeks. Going with Lowes 100% solids epoxy coat kit. Think the 3gal is $240. From what I read this lasts a lot longer and is a lot more durable than the rustolium, water based stuff.

    Going to prep with a diamond grinder or floor sander rented from Home Depot.

    Spend the money, do it once and do it right.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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    Epoxy-Coat right?
     
  12. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM
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    looks like i'm going to go with them. $900 later and i'm going to have a great looking garage.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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    Have you checked your local Lowes? It's 194$ there...
     
  14. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    That is the cost from their web site. That also gives me all the tools i need to do the job and will cover the 1100 sq ft for my garage.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    Just looked at lowes.com and it looks like i can get the same thing from them for $640
     
  16. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    The bucket at lowes is the same one epoxy-coat sends you less the shipping cost you'd save... Just FYI
     
  17. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    Thanks, Just found that and i can get all the custom colors from online and have it shipped to the store free.

    would you recomend putting the aluminum oxide/"sand" in it for grip?
     
  18. Mar 29, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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    Done, ordered from Lowes for $200 less than epoxy-coat's website. :woot:
     
  19. Mar 29, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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    What color did you get?
     
  20. Mar 29, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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    NO!!! Lol to hard to clean...
     
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