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Old 02-20-2013, 09:44 AM   #5221
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:54 PM   #5222
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I thought I had a nice piece of dirt with .6 acres.

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #5223
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Tell me about the floor. Are those tiles or paint?

I'm looking at putting down Race-Tech tiles, and wondering - do I still need to epoxy the floor under the tiles?

I have a guy who says he can do a nice epoxy paint job but I'm wondering if a checkerboard is possible in paint. I'm thinking about a black and gray check with an orange border. The Race-Tech is a lot of extra coin.
http://garagejournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=20

Flooring for garages is a big deal in that link.

IMHO the best flooring for a garage that doesn't see too much welding is porcelain tiles. It will run $1-2 a sq ft if you install yourself, and is about the toughest floor you can get. Epoxy, which doesn't need to go under plastic tiles like Race Deck, is expensive, and can be less long lasting than many other forms of flooring.

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:36 PM   #5224
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:39 PM   #5225
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http://garagejournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=20

Flooring for garages is a big deal in that link.

IMHO the best flooring for a garage that doesn't see too much welding is porcelain tiles. It will run $1-2 a sq ft if you install yourself, and is about the toughest floor you can get. Epoxy, which doesn't need to go under plastic tiles like Race Deck, is expensive, and can be less long lasting than many other forms of flooring.

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Right, Race Deck, not Tech.

And the epoxy requires some surface prep, even on a brand new floor like mine, I understand. I read the "grinding" thread on garagejournal.com.

Got a link for porcelain tiles?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:51 PM   #5226
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Right, Race Deck, not Tech.

And the epoxy requires some surface prep, even on a brand new floor like mine, I understand. I read the "grinding" thread on garagejournal.com.

Got a link for porcelain tiles?

This is a good description on how to do it.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ighlight=floor

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #5227
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This is a good description on how to do it.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ighlight=floor

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That looks so cool.

Did you notice the guy named "Jack Olsen" has an anvil set on two metal beams coming out from the wall? With a hammer hanging from it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:40 PM   #5228
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That looks so cool.

Did you notice the guy named "Jack Olsen" has an anvil set on two metal beams coming out from the wall? With a hammer hanging from it.
Jack Olsen is a minor celeb on that site. He has been featured in several magazines. His floor got me interested in Porecelain. I did my VCT before I discovered Porcelain, or I would have gone in that direction.

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:17 PM   #5229
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Right, Race Deck, not Tech.

And the epoxy requires some surface prep, even on a brand new floor like mine, I understand. I read the "grinding" thread on garagejournal.com.

Got a link for porcelain tiles?
I have been in a couple of garages with that Race Deck stuff and personally am not a fan. When you walk on it it sounds like you're walking on a pile of plastic sheets, very noisy to my ear. If you're thinking of going that route I would try to find a finished product to inspect.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #5230
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:25 AM   #5231
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I did my VCT before I discovered Porcelain, or I would have gone in that direction.
I prefer what you have, now.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:24 PM   #5232
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Tell me about the floor. Are those tiles or paint?

I'm looking at putting down Race-Tech tiles, and wondering - do I still need to epoxy the floor under the tiles?

I have a guy who says he can do a nice epoxy paint job but I'm wondering if a checkerboard is possible in paint. I'm thinking about a black and gray check with an orange border. The Race-Tech is a lot of extra coin.
Actually those are carpet squares designed for garages. I have race deck where I park my cars but it sure is nice to work on the bikes on carpet.

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Old 02-22-2013, 09:04 AM   #5233
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I used 3/4" slat-board on two walls. I'll be able to hang stuff anywhere on the walls.


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Old 02-22-2013, 10:00 AM   #5234
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+1 for the Race deck. I've had it for a couple of years and been very happy with it. It still looks great, it's easy to clean and was the best solution for my older cracked concrete floor. I managed to put a deep scratch in a couple of tiles with a sharp piece of metal but they were easily replaced since I had some extra tiles. I had a few neighbors have problems with epoxy floors from several different brands/installers possibly due to the garage floor concrete type or age in the homes in my area.
After having it for a few years, I would choose the Race deck again over the other options.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:09 AM   #5235
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+1 for the Race deck. I've had it for a couple of years and been very happy with it. It still looks great, it's easy to clean and was the best solution for my older cracked concrete floor. I managed to put a deep scratch in a couple of tiles with a sharp piece of metal but they were easily replaced since I had some extra tiles. I had a few neighbors have problems with epoxy floors from several different brands/installers possibly due to the garage floor concrete type or age in the homes in my area.
After having it for a few years, I would choose the Race deck again over the other options.
What did you do to the floor under the Race Deck? Any kind of sealer?

And how well does this stuff drain? I'd be concerned about water getting under it and sitting there.
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