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Topic # 240019 15-Aug-2018 17:05
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Hi

 

I would like to put carpet on my garage floor (double 5.6 x 5.5 m with a laundry nook.)

 

The floor has been epoxy painted but the paint has come away where the tyres rest.

 

I am currently looking at quotes from 

 

1 Carpet plus  $1340  (another  $440 for grinding down the current epoxy surface)

 

2. Garage Carpet Pro - quote only after a site visit to scope out work required

 

3  Affordable Garage Carpet   ($999)

 

 

 

Please advise if anyone has done this in the CHCH area and also any pitfalls to avoid.

 

 

 

thanks


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  Reply # 2074282 16-Aug-2018 08:10
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Check out Roses Carpets in St Asaph Street. I am unsure if they stock carpet suitable for garages but I do know they stock a pretty huge variety of carpets at very competitive prices. I have done several renovations over the years (and my parents before me) and in my experience they can't be beaten on price. Great service and advice too from a family run business.

 

They don't have their own in-house installers, however they have a list of a dozen or so experienced independent carpet layers in Christchurch whom they recommend.

 

You select and buy the carpet, choose an installer/installers to give you quotes to lay, your chosen installer will pick the carpet up from Roses and bring it to your house for installation. Easy!




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  Reply # 2074485 16-Aug-2018 13:42
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Thanks.  I think I 'heard' the name from the forum.

 

Moving house and hope all goes well with my Spark connection.   2 years ago you helped

 

me sort out a delayed Internet connection.




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  Reply # 2074660 16-Aug-2018 23:38
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Been in touch with Roses and they do have garage carpets. 


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  Reply # 2074683 17-Aug-2018 08:58
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Interested to hear what you end up with and how much it costs / the process for installation. Considering carpet or paint at the moment (we have bare concrete).


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  Reply # 2074748 17-Aug-2018 11:03
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Pitfalls to avoid: installing garage carpet.

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  Reply # 2074757 17-Aug-2018 11:17
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irongarment: Pitfalls to avoid: installing garage carpet.
What about paint?


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  Reply # 2074771 17-Aug-2018 11:20
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phrozenpenguin:

irongarment: Pitfalls to avoid: installing garage carpet.
What about paint?



Paint is good. My garage floor is painted. Easy to sweep clean, or mop up water that drips off the car (or just leave it). Can't imagine trying to do that with carpet.

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  Reply # 2074794 17-Aug-2018 12:19
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irongarment:
phrozenpenguin:

 

irongarment: Pitfalls to avoid: installing garage carpet.
What about paint?

 



Paint is good. My garage floor is painted. Easy to sweep clean, or mop up water that drips off the car (or just leave it). Can't imagine trying to do that with carpet.
Any recommendations on paint or process  - did you DIY it?


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  Reply # 2074815 17-Aug-2018 12:37
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phrozenpenguin:

irongarment:
phrozenpenguin:


irongarment: Pitfalls to avoid: installing garage carpet.
What about paint?




Paint is good. My garage floor is painted. Easy to sweep clean, or mop up water that drips off the car (or just leave it). Can't imagine trying to do that with carpet.
Any recommendations on paint or process  - did you DIY it?



Ah, no, sorry. It was like that when I bought the house. I don't know what paint was used, but I'm very happy with it.

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  Reply # 2074950 17-Aug-2018 17:41
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No worries, thanks.




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  Reply # 2075089 17-Aug-2018 23:34
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Guy who came to repair a crack in the garage concrete floor  (grind and epoxy fill) said that it will cost about $1145 + GST to grind the existing paintwork and paint the epoxy. 

 

This is roughly the cost of putting down new carpet. I am still undecided. 

 

 

 

cheers


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  Reply # 2075872 19-Aug-2018 17:26
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qwertee:

 

Guy who came to repair a crack in the garage concrete floor  (grind and epoxy fill) said that it will cost about $1145 + GST to grind the existing paintwork and paint the epoxy. 

 

This is roughly the cost of putting down new carpet. I am still undecided. 

 

cheers

 

Thanks that is useful to me. I would get painted epoxy over carpet no question (having never had either before!).




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  Reply # 2075991 20-Aug-2018 08:44
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phrozenpenguin:

 

qwertee:

 

Guy who came to repair a crack in the garage concrete floor  (grind and epoxy fill) said that it will cost about $1145 + GST to grind the existing paintwork and paint the epoxy. 

 

This is roughly the cost of putting down new carpet. I am still undecided. 

 

cheers

 

Thanks that is useful to me. I would get painted epoxy over carpet no question (having never had either before!).

 

 

You are lucky that its bare concrete.

 

The advise is that you need about 48 hours for the epoxy to cure  before you can store your stuff or floor standing shelves and drive and park  your vehicle in after about a week

 

If you want to do the DIY way you can buy these paints from the likes of Resene.  The concrete guy said he prefers to use SIKA brand products.

 

I am getting more inclined to epoxy paint than carpet as its easier to clean and also leaves marks where the tyres rest over a period of time (from a user's perspective)

 

One of the carpet layers says that there is no need to grind as the adhesive that they use binds well to the existing paint - I take this with a pinch of salt.

 

 


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  Reply # 2075999 20-Aug-2018 09:03
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I know carpet for garaging seems to be becoming more popular these days (or at least more advertised), but you must consider that it's almost impossible to sweep leaves off of carpet. It is inevitable that leaves and other debris will blow into the garage whenever you have the garage door open. Do you really want to have to vacuum your garage regularly? As well as having to deal with permanent oil stains?

 

At least an epoxy paint coated garage will be easy to sweep (or even hose) out, and oil drips from vehicles can be cleaned up instantly with a rag.


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  Reply # 2076144 20-Aug-2018 12:06
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Yes I will be looking at DIY paint when things are a bit warmer!


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