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  # 2095955 25-Sep-2018 08:47
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My $0.02 is on epoxy.  We  the garage and tractor shed growing up and it was really durable.  We didn't really drag anything across it - used castors for frequently moved items and load skates for rarely moved items.  The grey that Talkiet posted is a nice colour for a workshop.


Industrial lino as second option.  I've seem lino used in dry areas in food processing plants where pallet trolleys are used by less than careful people and it stands up well.



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  # 2096006 25-Sep-2018 10:16
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I am looking at some sort of coating myself for a powerfloated concrete floor that has some oil patches from a tractor. Do these need removing before putting on either paint or epoxy solutions?



All the stuff I've read says yes you will need to degrease first. See, for example, Resene Aquapoxy.



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  # 2096007 25-Sep-2018 10:17
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm now leaning toward epoxy. I've seen a few sites the suggest overcoating epoxy with a urethane/polyurethane for additional abrasion resistance and increased UV protection. Anyone done that?

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  # 2096356 25-Sep-2018 18:33
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Expoxy / industrial paint solution


Garage carpet


Garage tiles





I hate carpet. There was carpet here, I ripped it ou. Covered in oil, filthy and collects leaves and dust and stuff.  An insane idea unless your garage is actually some kind of playroom or storage.




Tiles - made of what? I'd say concrete is tougher.


Paint, well that could work, easier to maintain.


Plywood, it's not as tough as people think.




I'd personally just either clean the concrete or ignore it.


It's a garage, you park cars in it, you do manly things in it, you make a mess in it. It's supposed to be grubby.


Sweeping it works just fine for sawdust, and misc crap.


Why do people think it's supposed to look like the house?

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  # 2096379 25-Sep-2018 19:24
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Feedback from a friend with the clip together square plastic things is pretty negative as they have gaps and fill up between them and if you drop a screw and it goes into the holes its pretty bat to fish back out. Some of the solid looking ones might be ok but I am worried about spilling solvants and having the floor dissolve.


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  # 2202829 21-Mar-2019 12:14
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After reading comments on this forum , got my garage floor epoxy painted rather than using carpet


This was for a property that we purchased and it seems that the floor was not prepared well before they painted.


See the hideous scorch marks from the tyres and lifting of paint


I used Concrete Sealing and Grinding in CHC  and cost me $1300 for grinding with 2 coats of Sika 2540W applied. As there were roller marks


they came again and applied a 3rd coat. ( no additional cost)


Recommended that I walk on it after 2 days and then park the car after 7 days.  (i waited an extra 3 days before parking the car)


very happy with the outcome


I will try to post some photos here :


Before  Click to see full size


floor ground Click to see full size


2nd coat Click to see full size


after  Click to see full size

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  # 2202847 21-Mar-2019 13:11
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That looks awesome. 

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