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Old 10-27-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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I want to get my garage floor painted but...

Ive tried the box paint kit from Home Depot at a rental property I have but didnt care for how well it held up.Im getting a lift installed in my new home & I want to get the floors done.Anyone know if its crazy expensive to have it done by a company that would specialize in this? Ive also thought about tiles but not sure how that will hold up,remember Im getting a lift so the floor will see a lot of activity.Anyone have any thoughts about this? Thanks again.

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If you're just going for appearance, you can get concrete stain. Multiple colors to choose from.

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Old 10-27-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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If you're just going for appearance, you can get concrete stain. Multiple colors to choose from.
Ive never heard of it.Does it resist oil spills? If I leave my floor the way it is Im going to have a lot of stains from working on vehicles,mostly my Jeeps. LoL Id like to find out more about the stain though.
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We had our garage done this year by a company called Encore Garage (not sure if they're in your area or not). The floor came out great and has a lifetime warranty. The floor itself was pretty expensive (about 3 grand for a 3-car garage) but I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Hopefully that gives you a ballpark on pricing.
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I went with the RaceDeck floor and really like it. One benefit for me is that it insulates you from the floor if you are working under a vehicle.
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Ive never heard of it.Does it resist oil spills? If I leave my floor the way it is Im going to have a lot of stains from working on vehicles,mostly my Jeeps. LoL Id like to find out more about the stain though.
Not sure, I would bet oils and chemicals would probably ruin the appearance. Google and you'll have plenty of reading.
I found this site pretty informative: Stained Concrete Questions - The Concrete Network
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I went with tiles from Floor Junkies when I did mine about 5-6 years ago. At the time, they were a fraction of the price of Race Deck and made in the USA. They've held up pretty well but you will need to put something like a piece of plywood under jack stands if you use them because the tiles are made of plastic and sharp, heavy objects can leave a dent on them.

If you go with tile flooring make sure you put down a layer of roof felt between the tiles and concrete floor or it will make a clickity-clack sound whenever you drive over it.



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Send TxSt8TJ a message here on WF. He did it to his floor and did the professional/industrial grade epoxy stuff.

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If your floor peeled up with the rustoleum kit from Home Depot, it was probably bad prep work. My dad has had his done, as well as my grandfathers, using the same kits and have lasted a damn long time so far with no bubbles or peels. You REALLY gotta prep it good!
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Thanks for all the input.About the tiles,how have they held up.What about if oil gets spilled on them.It obviously would get under them.Are they easy to remove if oil gets under one in the middle of the floor? Looks great btw!
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Send TxSt8TJ a message here on WF. He did it to his floor and did the professional/industrial grade epoxy stuff.

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Thanks for all the input.About the tiles,how have they held up.What about if oil gets spilled on them.It obviously would get under them.Are they easy to remove if oil gets under one in the middle of the floor? Looks great btw!

I've had my share of oil spills on them. The tiles fit pretty tight together and if you don't let the puddle sit there for very long you can clean it up without much escaping.

I've never tried to remove any tiles but they have interlocking tabs along each side that press together pretty easy with a rubber mallet when you're installing them. It would be easier to pull them up if you start from a wall but it could probably be done otherwise with maybe a putty knife to wedge down between the tiles and pry up. I've just never tried.
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Thanks for all the input.About the tiles,how have they held up.What about if oil gets spilled on them.It obviously would get under them.Are they easy to remove if oil gets under one in the middle of the floor? Looks great btw!
At least with the RaceDeck the tiles are easy to remove if necessary to replace.
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And what about cutting the tiles to fit around stuff like the lift posts?
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A jig saw cuts them with no problem.

And at least with the RaceDeck you can set a four post lift directly on top of the floor. No cutting required.
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A jig saw cuts them with no problem.

And at least with the RaceDeck you can set a four post lift directly on top of the floor. No cutting required.
Im getting a 2 post.I def wouldent set the lift on top of them.The concrete bolts have to be torqued down pretty good,and Im sure the tiles would be crushed eventually.
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Im getting a 2 post.I def wouldent set the lift on top of them.The concrete bolts have to be torqued down pretty good,and Im sure the tiles would be crushed eventually.
Yes, you definitely do not want to anchor a lift on top of plastic floor tiles.

In the first pic of my floor it shows the door to the laundry room. I had to cut several of the tiles to fit around the step. Very easy to do.
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Im getting a 2 post.I def wouldent set the lift on top of them.The concrete bolts have to be torqued down pretty good,and Im sure the tiles would be crushed eventually.
You are correct, the moment load on the floor would be to great for mounting it on a tile floor. That is why I specifically stated a 4 post lift in my other reply.
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With anything it's all about the prep work. You need to acid etch the floor to get rid of any chemicals that will prevent a good contact. Also it helps to have the floor between 65-75 degrees for best drying.
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With anything it's all about the prep work. You need to acid etch the floor to get rid of any chemicals that will prevent a good contact. Also it helps to have the floor between 65-75 degrees for best drying.
I think even with the best prep work the box kits wont last.
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I think even with the best prep work the box kits wont last.
My dad's garage floor with the box kit is over 10 years old and has no issues. He has a 4 post lift in it... has painted cars, done body work, welded etc in it and never had issues. Oh and the lift has rollers on the bottom and we have used it to roll a car around in the garage for better angles to work and no issues with the paint...

so I disagree with your statement.

I do however really like the tile thing. Ill probably do it on my garage when I get some spare $ for it. Ive also read that while spills may get under the tiles, you can hose it out and the grooves under the bottom will let the water and moisture drain out. I would suggest however to at least put on a good concrete sealer prior to putting them down just in case some oil sits for a while. Dont want it seeping in.
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Previous owner had done mine with some kind of paint.... it was HORRIBLE.... 4 hrs trying to get it all up... and 15.7 mos of grey paint chipsw EVERYWHERE!!! Yukko...
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Previous owner had done mine with some kind of paint.... it was HORRIBLE.... 4 hrs trying to get it all up... and 15.7 mos of grey paint chipsw EVERYWHERE!!! Yukko...
Thats why I dont want to do it myself.
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I did the Rustoleum box kit from the Home Depot.

15 years, hot sticky race tires, and all kids of work and still looks good with no peeling.

Its all in the prep.
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Ive tried the box paint kit from Home Depot at a rental property I have but didnt care for how well it held up.Im getting a lift installed in my new home & I want to get the floors done.Anyone know if its crazy expensive to have it done by a company that would specialize in this? Ive also thought about tiles but not sure how that will hold up,remember Im getting a lift so the floor will see a lot of activity.Anyone have any thoughts about this? Thanks again.
I have had my floor done for about five years, it is epoxy flooring with flecks of color in it. The floor was then clear coated with shark sand to assist with grip. I love this floor and get complements all the time on how good the garage looks. It was professionally installed by a company that just does those floors, they brought concrete sanders in to get the floor prepped so it would never peal.
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I don't know if it's just for looks. We had ours done and it seems extremely durable. Plus , it has a lifetime warranty and is simple to touch up from what I understand. Lousy pic:
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I don't know if it's just for looks. We had ours done and it seems extremely durable. Plus , it has a lifetime warranty and is simple to touch up from what I understand. Lousy pic:
Do you mind me asking how much it costs.It looks great.Yours looks approx the same size
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I have mine done and its a 25x25 garage, it cost me 1600 a few years back. I am looking to get it down in another garage in Daytona so if any of you have a Company that does it in the Daytona Beach area please let me know.
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Do you mind me asking how much it costs.It looks great.Yours looks approx the same size
Thanks. It was about 3 grand for the floor, but that included removing the old stain that was down and prepping. It's a 3-car garage. The picture really doesn't do it justice. The company is Encore Garage.

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