Garage Floor coating?

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Garage Floor coating?

Post by hevas155 » Sat Oct 29, 2022 11:33 am

I recently bought a house that was built in 1996 and I'd like to get some sort of surface coating down on the garage floor before I move in there. The current house I live in was built in 2012 and every 2 years I applied concrete garage paint to the floor to protect it. It was not a permanent solution since I did not intend to be there long term. It was relatively easy and inexpensive to do. The house I'll be moving into is a long term move. Unfortunately, I did not take note of what condition the concrete garage floor was in when I looked at the house during the showing but I have to imagine that it may need at least some minor work.



Obviously having it done professionally is the ideal solution. Hiring a company to treat and prep the existing concrete, and then apply a polyurea or epoxy coat that has a long term warranty is what I'd like to do. However, I'm experiencing some logistical issues with that because I would need to have it done prior to moving anything into the garage. Some of these companies that I could hire are backed up for weeks out and they can't just drop what they're doing to do mine. Once I get my stuff in there, removing it for a few days again really isn't an option.
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I've considered just trying to do it myself with one of those DIY Epoxy Shield kits. Anyone ever try these? How difficult was it? Were you satisfied with the results?



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Re: Garage Floor coating?

Post by tgreese » Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:59 pm

Suggest you post on Garage Journal https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/forums/flooring.20/ - there's a forum there specifically about garage floors and you will get lots of advice. Plenty to read too if you have the time to do some of your own research. There are several vendors/contractors there for these garage floor coatings and you may find one that can accommodate your schedule.

FSJN has a "garages" forum heading that may be more appropriate for this question.
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Re: Garage Floor coating?

Post by J20Hunter1 » Sat Oct 29, 2022 4:04 pm

Check out U-Coat It great product I have done several floors and it is made to do yourself.Holds up great

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Post by Yeller » Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:04 pm

I’m a fan of clear acrylic floor finish, looks great, easy to clean and easy to touch up or buff to a high shine even. Have it in on my concrete floors in my house and garage. I’m not a fan of epoxy finish’s, they just don’t stand the test if time in my opinion.

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Re: Garage Floor coating?

Post by tgreese » Sun Oct 30, 2022 4:42 am

Do you plan to weld? If not, vinyl composition tile (VCT) is cheap (under $2/sqft), looks good and is easy to install. Also available in a skid-resistant tile. Easy to keep clean too. Epoxy does not hold up to weld splatter either; if you're going to have a lot of sparks on the floor, polished concrete might be your best option.
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Re: Garage Floor coating?

Post by The PIG Smith » Thu Nov 17, 2022 7:42 am

I wanted to coat the concrete floor of my basement Office/Computer Room/Workshop.
My basement has flooded in the past and I am not wanting to use any other flooring.
I was quoted about $1000 for some high-tech professional coating.
I am sure it would have been awsome if I had paid to have it applied.
I really did not want to spend that kind of money on that room.
So, I used Rust-Oleum Garage Floor Paint.
It applied like a thick paint and looked good when finished.
However, my office chair wheels have chipped and scratched this paint and under my chair, it looks bad.
My guess is the wheels do not roll well when I am sitting in it.
Instead repainting the one spot (which I would need to buy another gallon of paint), I bought a black rubber chair mat and all is well.
I have a second office chair. While I have not used it much, it has not marred the floor.
Its wheels roll freely.
Other than my goofy office chair issue, this floor has held up well. I am satisfied.

My guess is the rubber tires of a car would not hurt this paint if it were on a concrete garage floor.
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Re: Garage Floor coating?

Post by tgreese » Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:46 am

Apparently "hot tire pickup" is a problem with many epoxy coatings. Just FYI. Condition/prep of the substrate matters, along with characteristics of the product. The pros often grind or shot blast to prepare concrete ... no personal experience, just what I've read.

VCT would look nice on a basement floor.
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Re: Garage Floor coating?

Post by J20Hunter1 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:35 am

Like tgreese said PREP is the most important thing .I agree if you weld ,polish floor not coating My U-coatit has held up to tires well

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