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Old 09-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #4846
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Floor Coating?

Question: I'm looking into floor covering in the garage, either a RaceDeck type tile or one of the standard Urethane type coatings that so many manufacturers have out now. In addition to these, I was wondering if anyone has thought of or used a Linex/Rhino/Herculiner material on their garage floor. The product I am looking at specifically is U-Pol Raptor. It is Urethane based, so I think prep would be the same as for any of the mainstream floor coatings.

You guys are the experts, what do you think? I am definitely leaning towards the U-Pol. I have Linex in my Jeep tub and am a huge fan. The U-Pol has the best reviews of any of the DIY stuff; chemical resistant, basically chip proof, and as a DIY product it's easy to repair should you happen to gouge it. Is there any reason this wouldn't work?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:42 AM   #4847
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Question: I'm looking into floor covering in the garage, either a RaceDeck type tile or one of the standard Urethane type coatings that so many manufacturers have out now. In addition to these, I was wondering if anyone has thought of or used a Linex/Rhino/Herculiner material on their garage floor. The product I am looking at specifically is U-Pol Raptor. It is Urethane based, so I think prep would be the same as for any of the mainstream floor coatings.

You guys are the experts, what do you think? I am definitely leaning towards the U-Pol. I have Linex in my Jeep tub and am a huge fan. The U-Pol has the best reviews of any of the DIY stuff; chemical resistant, basically chip proof, and as a DIY product it's easy to repair should you happen to gouge it. Is there any reason this wouldn't work?
Sounds like an interesting idea -- should work. Try it on a small piece of concrete -- paver stone or something -- and see what happens.

The only real downside is that once you do it, your stuck with it -- I'm pretty sure you'll never get it off the floor.

I'm a fan of race deck type product, but haven't pulled the trigger. I've been considering buying an old volleyball court (same stuff), plenty of it available at a good price.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:58 AM   #4848
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Thanks for the input. I'm still very much in the planning phase, but I'll be sure to post up when I start the work.

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The only real downside is that once you do it, your stuck with it -- I'm pretty sure you'll never get it off the floor.
At half the price of the Racedeck, I'll probably give the U-Pol a try first. Worse comes to worse, I can just put the tiles down over it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:31 AM   #4849
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This thread is motivating me to clean my garage.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:18 PM   #4850
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clean garages very honestly kind of freak me out.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:51 PM   #4851
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clean garages very honestly kind of freak me out.
Mine is a bloody disaster right now, as I am wrapping up a 4x4 build

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #4852
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Here's mine, it's not huge but it accommodates me well so far. I have another single bay that I can grow into if I need too! Oh, it's inevitable, it will happen!

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:00 AM   #4853
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I installed some old street lights from Red Wing, MN in my workshop today. Of course, I swapped out the old ballast for a traditional incandecent light, then screwed in some compact florescence. I used them as task lighting above my future workbench. I'm very happy with the extra light over the worktop. Can't have too many lumens in the shop!

And yes, I know, I should be spending more time on drywall and less time on tearing apart an XRR.... But I can only take so much drywall in a day.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:37 AM   #4854
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That's a nice space!
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:52 PM   #4855
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My sister in law's new garages:

The house:


Left Garage, under the house:


Right garage:


Lots of space, clean, porcelain floors and concrete walls painted.

Nice place, and very functional! Here is a party for their son's wedding they held in one side:



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Old 09-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #4856
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #4857
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Here's mine, it's not huge but it accommodates me well so far. I have another single bay that I can grow into if I need too! Oh, it's inevitable, it will happen!
Serious looking go karts.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:46 PM   #4858
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My sister in law's new garages:
Poland or Romania ?
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #4859
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Poland or Romania ?
Portugal!

Funny you say that, many mistake Northern Portugal for Romania. Even the accent on the language seems similar.

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Portugal!

Funny you say that, many mistake Northern Portugal for Romania. Even the accent on the language seems similar.

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That was my next guess . Very nice .
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