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Luckydevil
02-12-2006, 01:08 AM
This has been a long time coming. It will be a work in progress and if you guys know of any brands I am missing on here please post a link so I can add them.


*Everything is listed in square feet. I just used "ft" because I figure it is understood we are talking about square feet here.


Epoxy (*All epoxy pricing is for a single coat.)

Rustoleum
http://www.rustoleum.com/brand.asp?frm_brand_id=19&SBL=1
Professional (Solvent Based): $0.18ft (Clearcoat Available)
Garage (Water Based): $0.24ft (Flecks Included)

U-Coat-It
http://www.ucoatit.com/mainprod.html
UCoat (Water Based): $0.50ft (Includes Installation Kit)
Clearcoat and Flecks Available

Epoxy-Coat
http://www.epoxy-coat.com/index.html
Epoxy-Coat (Solvent Based): $0.47ft (Includes Flecks and Installation Kit)

Muscle Gloss
http://www.musclegloss.com/
Muscle Gloss (Solvent Based): $0.84ft (Includes Flecks and Installation Kit)

Sherwin-Williams
http://www.sherlink.com/sher-link/ImgServ?id=datapages/armorseal_1000_hs_epoxy_8-22.pdf
Armorseal 1000 HS (Solvent Based): $0.17-$0.63 (Not Including Reducer)
*May need a contractor's license to purchase.

Precision Epoxy
http://www.precisionepoxy.com/
TC-200 (Water Based): $1.50ft
Four Step Process, 125 mils thick

Quikrete
http://www.jnkproducts.com/garage-floor-coating.htm
Industrial (Solvent Based): $0.42ft
Garage (Water Based): $0.30ft

Behr
http://www.behr.com/behrx/act/view/products_detail?prodGroupId=14&catName=Concrete+Floor+Coatings&catId=5
Garage Floor Paint:



Tiles

Racedeck
http://www.racedeck.com/residential.html
XL:
Diamond: $3.00ft shipped
Circletrac: $3.00ft shipped
Free-Flow:
Fastdeck:
Tuffshield:

Kiwi
http://www.kiwitile.com/home/
Perforated: $2.93ft
Diamond Grip: $2.93ft

Resilia
http://www.floorsurfaces.com/pricing.htm
Plastic: $3.75ft

Big Foot
https://www.gregsmithequipment.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=55
Plastic: $1.99ft
Rubber: $2.49ft

Versatile
http://www.softnsafefloors.com/versatile.html
Plastic: $3.79ft



Concrete Patch and Repair

Rustoleum Concrete Patch
http://www.rustoleum.com/product.asp?frm_product_id=650&SBL=1
24oz $18

U-Coat-It UPatch
http://www.ucoatit.com/mainprod.html
2qts $45

Epoxy-Coat Joint Sealant
http://www.epoxy-coat.com/accessories.html
1 tube $7

REFLEXX
02-12-2006, 02:51 AM
www.Epoxy-coat.com

---.47c sqft or $235 foir 500 sqft kit with all nec items.
---100% solids, 2-part epoxy, solvent based.
---flecks, rollers, cleaner, brushes, non-slip included.
---Shipping to California OK.


I'll be putting mine down in a few weeks!

bmwpower
02-12-2006, 06:44 AM
Sherwin-Williams Armorseal 1000 HS
http://www.sherlink.com/sher-link/ImgServ?id=datapages/armorseal_1000_hs_epoxy_8-22.pdf

Price: ~$60 (discounted) -$129 (list)/gallon
Coverage: 206-350 sqft/gallon/coat
Reducer #5: ~$28/gallon (use 1 pint/gallon epoxy for prime coat)

$60/350 = $0.17 sqft
$129/206 = $0.63 sqft

Price range: $0.17-$0.63 sqft (not including reducer)

Note: This is the pricing I experienced (per coat):

800 sqft/2.5 gallons (unreduced) = 320 sqft/gallon @ $60 gallon = $0.19 sqft
800 sqft/2.25 gallons (reduced) = 356 sqft/gallon @ $60 gallon + 1 gallon reducer = $0.20 sqft

Luke- modify as needed to conform to your standards. Are your other prices listed per coat?

Luckydevil
02-12-2006, 06:21 PM
Thanks BMW. Pricing is per coat.

Anyone know the pricing for Racedeck tiles?

69lkmno
02-12-2006, 07:50 PM
Thanks BMW.

Anyone know the pricing for Racedeck tiles?


When I inquired a few months ago it was $2.79 per sqft.

Luckydevil
02-12-2006, 08:05 PM
When I inquired a few months ago it was $2.79 per sqft.

Yeah, I think it is about $3ft shipped for the Diamond and Circletrac. Any idea on the others?

maronha
02-24-2006, 05:10 PM
I got my sample of bigfoot rubber tile and it is very nice. It is as good as the rubber tile from floorsurfaces.com in my opinion and far less expensive.

zen garage
02-26-2006, 09:30 AM
Daytona or Xylon from Sportcourt available from me at 2.45 per tile. The Daytona is a tread pattern Xylon is a tile with channels to allow mosture to pass through. I have had both these products in my garage for years and am very happy with their performance.
www.zengarageinc.com

wienerwater
02-26-2006, 11:38 PM
Just some input from experience: I used the Behr 1 part epoxy garage floor paint, and is not worth it. I found the stuff wore off within 6 months, where your tires drive into the garage and park, along with the satin finish being quite dull, almost more flat. Impossible for any warranty etc since it's always your fault. In my new 3rd bay addition to my double garage, I will definately use a good brand epoxy finish.

This is a great site for anyone who appreciates thier shop and toys!

chuckerants
03-15-2006, 12:39 PM
Yeah, I think it is about $3ft shipped for the Diamond and Circletrac. Any idea on the others?

I just got a quote a couple of days ago. 825 sq ft = $2.99 shipped. This does not include the tapered edges for the garage door entrance. The edges are 12" x 3" and sell for $2 each.

I think I'll be going with something else.

camarojoe
03-15-2006, 09:15 PM
You forgot to mention Armstrong VCT tile... 80 cents a square foot in most cases, maybe even less...wears like iron, won't flake or peel, the moon and stars don't have to be positioned just right to apply it, and IMO, looks as good or better than anything else. :thumbup:

krl
03-19-2006, 06:29 PM
You forgot to mention Armstrong VCT tile... 80 cents a square foot in most cases, maybe even less...wears like iron, won't flake or peel, the moon and stars don't have to be positioned just right to apply it, and IMO, looks as good or better than anything else. :thumbup:
Seems like this would be super slick in my NE Ohio snow etc???

camarojoe
03-20-2006, 07:55 AM
If you're worried about it being slippery, just don't wax it. This is the same stuff they use in WalMart's, grocery stores, etc... where people are walking in and out with wet feet year-round. a mat near the doorto wipe your feet would also add a bit of peace of mind if you're overly concerned about not being able to walk on a wet floor. I also have floor drains directly under each car.

krl
03-21-2006, 08:18 AM
If you're worried about it being slippery, just don't wax it. This is the same stuff they use in WalMart's, grocery stores, etc... where people are walking in and out with wet feet year-round. a mat near the doorto wipe your feet would also add a bit of peace of mind if you're overly concerned about not being able to walk on a wet floor. I also have floor drains directly under each car.
Are you saying when it is wet it is not that slick? how would it compare to concrete in slick? Any concerns about it sticking in this nasty cold weather?? How about adhesion to an old floor that has had oil spilled?

Thanks

69lkmno
03-21-2006, 08:25 AM
That will be slicker than plain concrete if it's wet. I would wait for a better weather condition when applying epoxy. I applied mine in the winter and the end part by the garage door did not dry very well. I have to sand and re-apply in the summer time. If you have oil spill you need to rent a floor grinder/diamond cutter to get all the contaminants off otherwise the epoxy will not stick and the reaction of the paint will not be pretty.

mark's_c5tt
03-23-2006, 08:50 AM
You forgot to mention Armstrong VCT tile... 80 cents a square foot in most cases, maybe even less...wears like iron, won't flake or peel, the moon and stars don't have to be positioned just right to apply it, and IMO, looks as good or better than anything else. :thumbup:

Hi,

I'm new to the board and am looking for a garage solution. Are these concret tiles or rubber tiles? What kin dof maintennace/upkeep do your white tiles require?


What is your experience with fluid stains (diff, oil, gas) getting on these tiles?

How to carts with wheels that may have 75-100 lbs on them maneuver on the flooring?

What are your experiences with heavy objects *Wheelbarrow, heavy jacks, carts with heavy weight on them on them.)? Do they indent the tiles?

krl
03-24-2006, 06:35 AM
Daytona or Xylon from Sportcourt available from me at 2.45 per tile. The Daytona is a tread pattern Xylon is a tile with channels to allow mosture to pass through. I have had both these products in my garage for years and am very happy with their performance.
www.zengarageinc.com
Is this plastic tile similar to the race deck or kiwi, concerned after getting sample of latter about the noise from the plastic?

mark's_c5tt
03-24-2006, 04:13 PM
Is this plastic tile similar to the race deck or kiwi, concerned after getting sample of latter about the noise from the plastic?

I have heard about the noise as well. I received a sample in the mail and these things must clatter on concrete!

WOT2000
03-26-2006, 11:39 AM
I'd like to add the stuff I used to the list: "Hard Deck" epoxy system from Air-Tech Coatings http://www.airtechcoatings.com/harddeck.html

It's made for hangar floors. Two coats of epoxy with a poly-something clear coat. Materials cost me about $0.50/sq-ft total for the 3 coat process.

Chemical resistance is outstanding. Petroleum products, organic solvents, and other harsh stuff does not touch it. Paint overspray usually just wipes up after it dries; if not spray it with brake cleaner or other solvent. It hasn't been quite as mechanically durable as I hoped. Whipping a metal-wheeled floor jack around like I used to can scratch or gouge it, and I use plywood pads under jack stands. But usually anything that nicks the coating actually makes a divot in the concrete, so I can't really bitch.

http://xxiii.com/~wcox/garagepix/garage02.jpg

-Wayne

katit
05-08-2006, 12:02 PM
Benjamin Moore Industrial coating. Used M41 as a prime coat (moisture resistant), then M40 for 2 more coats. Did myself - there is flows of course :) but it seem to be VERY durable. Will use next time when needed

about $500 for 425sqft.

cooljw
05-10-2006, 06:40 PM
I used:

Amershield VOC (http://www.frazee.com/products/specs/ameron.htm)

It's not a polyamide epoxy, but aliphatic polyurethane (whatever the heck that is). It's an industrial product, used on concrete and metal. For example, the exposed metal rafters at PetCo park are covered with this stuff in a white color. I sprinkled paint flakes on mine.

$100 per kit, which includes:
- 1 gallon solids
- 1 qt. activator
- Supposed to cover 234 sq. feet at 5mils. It does, but I stretched it out and found it needed a second coat to completely cover up thin spots.

I was told you don't have to use a primer if you prep the concrete well.

roger55
06-08-2006, 05:38 PM
Regarding the Behr you have listed here. If it is not in 2 parts, it is not true epoxy. They shouldn't be allowed to advertise it as such.

Also, I would like to add to the list the epoxy by Griot's Garage.

www.griotsgarage.com
$58.99/gallon that covers 130 sqft.


This has been a long time coming. It will be a work in progress and if you guys know of any brands I am missing on here please post a link so I can add them.


*Everything is listed in square feet. I just used "ft" because I figure it is understood we are talking about square feet here.


Epoxy (*All epoxy pricing is for a single coat.)

Rustoleum
http://www.rustoleum.com/brand.asp?frm_brand_id=19&SBL=1
Professional (Solvent Based): $0.18ft (Clearcoat Available)
Garage (Water Based): $0.24ft (Flecks Included)

U-Coat-It
http://www.ucoatit.com/mainprod.html
UCoat (Water Based): $0.50ft (Includes Installation Kit)
Clearcoat and Flecks Available

Epoxy-Coat
http://www.epoxy-coat.com/index.html
Epoxy-Coat (Solvent Based): $0.47ft (Includes Flecks and Installation Kit)

Muscle Gloss
http://www.musclegloss.com/
Muscle Gloss (Solvent Based): $0.84ft (Includes Flecks and Installation Kit)

Sherwin-Williams
http://www.sherlink.com/sher-link/ImgServ?id=datapages/armorseal_1000_hs_epoxy_8-22.pdf
Armorseal 1000 HS (Solvent Based): $0.17-$0.63 (Not Including Reducer)
*May need a contractor's license to purchase.

Precision Epoxy
http://www.precisionepoxy.com/
TC-200 (Water Based): $1.50ft
Four Step Process, 125 mils thick

Quikrete
http://www.jnkproducts.com/garage-floor-coating.htm
Industrial (Solvent Based): $0.42ft
Garage (Water Based): $0.30ft

Behr
http://www.behr.com/behrx/act/view/products_detail?prodGroupId=14&catName=Concrete+Floor+Coatings&catId=5
Garage Floor Paint:

Tomcat
06-26-2006, 02:16 PM
Regarding the Behr you have listed here. If it is not in 2 parts, it is not true epoxy. They shouldn't be allowed to advertise it as such.

Also, I would like to add to the list the epoxy by Griot's Garage.

www.griotsgarage.com
$58.99/gallon that covers 130 sqft.
There are a lot of poser paints out there...

sayemthree
07-06-2006, 03:59 PM
http://www.lifepaint.com/

a 1.5 gallon kit covers 200 - 300 sf and is about $99. its industrial strength and has a streghtn over 11,000 psi. concrete is about 3000 psi.

jdm9
07-11-2006, 06:31 PM
Hey team

I if anyone knows of a company that sells floor tiles and will ship world wide PLEEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEEE let me know, you help would be much appreciated

Cheers
Joe

65vetteracer
07-11-2006, 07:26 PM
Hey team

I if anyone knows of a company that sells floor tiles and will ship world wide PLEEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEEE let me know, you help would be much appreciated

Cheers
Joe
I believe that Race Deck does ? http://www.racedeck.com or at least they said they have dealers around the world?

Itzkwik
07-11-2006, 08:57 PM
Hey team

I if anyone knows of a company that sells floor tiles and will ship world wide PLEEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEEE let me know, you help would be much appreciated

Cheers
Joe
Joe, check the Armstrong website. They might have a list of distributors worldwide. If not, e-mail them and ask how you would go about ordering from them.

D-Cal
07-25-2006, 05:37 PM
Friend is looking to do his floor, and a local places sells "Tamms Dural" epoxy. This is a shop that specializes in nothing but concrete floors and coatings. The dealer was apparently very helpful, and specifically recommended two coats of "Dural 304". We'll see how it turns out. It was $570CDN+tx for 3 kits covering 500sqft each, so it's about $0.38CDN/ft or $0.34US/ft. It comes in a white or light grey tintable base. I'll let you know how it applies, maybe post some pics with permission.

http://tamms.com
http://tamms.com/d304.pdf

Kingham
09-24-2006, 10:39 AM
As a professional Garage remodeler, I used many of the above metioned products. I have had poor results with quite a few. PM me with for details.

A manufacture that I have been using for the past 3 years with NO failures is Durall Mgf out of Minniapolis Minesota. great products with good pricing. Not the cheapest but I give a 15 year warranty on all my floors using their products.

(http://www.concrete-floor-coatings.com)
www.concrete-floor-coatings.com
Products
Duraseal 400: thin layer epoxy coating: approx $.30 a square
Durapoxy: high build epoxy: approx $.80 a square
sunshine polyurethane: UV inhibitor top coat. approx $ .30 square

colored Chips: $4 a lbs.
quartz crystals: $30 per 50 lbs bag.

JMURiz
09-26-2006, 08:33 AM
I don't know of anyone using it but Drylock has a water-based epoxy product called E-1. Not sure if it's any good but just putting it out there.

Kingham
09-28-2006, 08:16 AM
Do not use any "Water based" epoxy product on your floor...... They will not last and will peal in 1 to 3 years... I repair appoximately 5 to 10 jobs a year because the owner used a water based epoxy and it has failed.

spend the extra money on a quality petroleum based epoxy product.

JMURiz
09-29-2006, 08:20 AM
Good to know, maybe this E-1 would be better served as a basement paint.

BoCRon
10-13-2006, 09:11 AM
This is the brand we put down in our kennel training building last year. We actually put in on a composite wood subfloor. The kit came with a primer instead of the etch n clean. We have been very pleased with the results. The floor has held up very well to large dogs with very tough toenails. We added the silicone non-slip because we knew wet dogs would be on the floor.
If I do an epoxy floor for my garage, this is the brand I'm planning on going with. I like that they offer more base colors and many more flake colors. Also the customer service was exemplary.
It came out to about .60 per square foot.
http://originalcolorchips.com/

Annette

Rod
11-07-2006, 11:05 PM
Were the prices of $3.00 sq ft for Race Deck tiles from Race Deck dealers or some other distributors? I am looking to put down about 1500 sq ft in a garage. Have it in an airplane hangar now and have been very pleased. Also the ease to put down. Difficult to move all the stuff out of the garage for several days to put down epoxy

65vetteracer
11-15-2006, 10:07 PM
For that much flooring I would call Race Deck direct. I would bet they work you a deal

Rod
11-21-2006, 09:40 PM
Thanks 65vetteracer. That's what what I ended up doing. Cost was 2.99 per sq ft with free shipping. (Said the breakpoint was around 1400 sq. ft. to get that price, but who knows about that)? Took about a week for delivery and installed it in a couple of days. Only reason it took that long was because I didn't want to move everything outside at once. Ended up being something similar to changing underwear with pants already on, but it worked.

Thanks again.

putttn
02-12-2007, 09:13 PM
Check out SwissTrax. It's a bit stouter tile than all the rest and I've got samples of most of the others and you can readily see the difference. More expensive than the rest but looks like it will do the job. Has a 5,120 psi compression strength, 12 year warranty and about 14 colors.

Spats
02-15-2007, 09:49 AM
Here’s another tile flooring product to consider:

Tuff-Seal Interlocking Tiles
www.tuffsealtiles.com

Price: $4.95 ft (new); $3.75 ft (recycled)
Heavy-duty 18” x 18” flexible interlocking tiles, 11 colors, 4 surfaces (smooth, stud, cleats, diamond). Samples/orders at website; ships direct to your site.

Once the tiles have been tapped together with a rubber mallet, the interlocking seams are watertight and virtually invisible. I’ve put it down directly over ¼” wide cracks, uneven surfaces, oil/grease stains, old epoxy, you name it with virtually no concrete slab prep except sweep/vac.

mrdezyne
02-21-2007, 12:20 PM
Has anyone tried the Aliphatic Urethane Glaze systems? They are a little more expensive but are almost indestructable AND the price includes application by a trained tech. In most cases prep only requires a good power wash and spot cleaning for soaked in oil stains. I provide this service in my area and the results have been outstanding. Unlimited color shades and combinations. Custom logos or virtually any graphic is possible. Check it out...

http://www.matrixpro-systems.com/urethane_glaze.htm

Jason B
04-16-2007, 02:17 AM
You forgot to mention Armstrong VCT tile... 80 cents a square foot in most cases, maybe even less...wears like iron, won't flake or peel, the moon and stars don't have to be positioned just right to apply it, and IMO, looks as good or better than anything else. :thumbup:

That is gorgeous! Is this your garage? I see you are located in PA?

cortina_gt
04-18-2007, 11:37 AM
camerojoe,

What is the grey colored material on the lower part of your walls? Looks like it's something that would hold up better than drywall. Floor looks great.

John




You forgot to mention Armstrong VCT tile... 80 cents a square foot in most cases, maybe even less...wears like iron, won't flake or peel, the moon and stars don't have to be positioned just right to apply it, and IMO, looks as good or better than anything else. :thumbup:

jskco
04-18-2007, 03:47 PM
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Swisstrax Garage Floor Tile 3.50/SF
EpoArmor Garage Floor Epoxy As low as $1.50/SF
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speadrider
07-21-2007, 04:38 PM
You may also want to try and go directly through the manufacturer rather than a web store or dealer. I called Race Deck directlyhttp://www.racedeck.com and they gave me a great price with a guarantee if I found it cheaper.

ZIN
08-03-2007, 09:48 AM
RACEDECK..@ $2.99 SQ. FT. best price I found ,have you found better?

speadrider
08-18-2007, 08:01 PM
Motofloor is cheaper, around $2.45 I think? I had a quote from Sport Court and Swiss Trax and RaceDeck beat them both.

MilMod
10-02-2007, 08:02 AM
trafficMASTER at the Home Depot:
Garage Tiles: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100594265&N=10000003+90401+525161&marketID=401&locStoreNum=8125
$29.97 a case (10 sq. ft. per case)

Drain Tiles:
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100597639&N=10000003+90401+525161&marketID=401&locStoreNum=8125
$29.97 a case (10 sq. ft. per case)

Jason B
10-13-2007, 01:11 PM
That is gorgeous! Is this your garage? I see you are located in PA?

I just did VCT a the other week, 3 car garage for under $500! :) I love the look.

After MONTHS of debating what to use for my garage flooring, the decision to do VCT was clear. I'm on the east coast in PA and wanted something that would look great and had a shine. I found 3-4 guys that had the VCT here for over 5 years and theirs had held up great.

I thought about doing the race deck or moto floor, but once you see this VCT with the shine on it, you can't go back. The prep is super easy. No etching, just sweep the floor and clean it off.

I had epoxy in my last house and before I moved it just started to come up under the tires. There is nothing that checkerboard look.

Before:
http://www.burtmanindustries.com/images/garage/garage_molding_before_tile.JPG

After:
http://www.burtmanindustries.com/images/garage/garage_molding_after_tile.JPG

Before:
http://www.burtmanindustries.com/images/garage/cracks.JPG

After:
http://www.burtmanindustries.com/images/garage/garage_tile_close.jpg http://www.burtmanindustries.com/images/garage/garage_tile_doors.jpg

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/images/garage/tile_aluminum.jpg

For any of you that want to do VCT tile, this is a great write-up to follow!

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/images/garage/vct_install.pdf - print it out and get started!

speadrider
10-13-2007, 01:40 PM
Careful with hot tires, they will yellow the tiles or any fluids from the car because it may react with the vinyl or the glue. Looks good.

Jason B
10-15-2007, 03:53 PM
Any way to help revent that? Anything I can put on the tiles in that area?

patd
11-01-2007, 07:49 PM
I just saw that Costco now has a professional epoxy floor installation program in the Seattle/Metropolitan area. A granite style floor (the one with colored chips and clear coat) can be installed by a professional installer for under $3 a sq/ft.

P-51
11-09-2007, 08:09 AM
I'd just like to add in here a note about usage on the ArmorSeal 1000HF, because I had read BMWPower's notes, and couldn't really figure out how much I was going to need.

Here's what my experience was:

Floor is just under 500 sq/ft. I mixed 2 kits, so 4 gallons of mixed product total for my first coat. I put it on very thick, which caused some problems which I've posted about, and still had about a gallon left over. So, I figure my actual usage was 166sqft/G plus 1 gallon wasted for the first coat. In hindsight, or to do it again, I would only mix 1 kit for this floor, which would have given me about 250sqft/G. This is within application window for the product, but it's important to note that the first coat is going to use more. So, if you're targetting the lower end of the application range on a first coat, note that you're going to have to conciously do a REALLY thin coat, or you'll run out before the end. There's no way you could put down 250sqft/G on bare concrete and get away with only one coat. Just not going to happen. So plan on two coats, which really doubles the cost of putting the floor down.

Second coat, I mixed 1 kit which gave me 2 Gal's of product. I put it down moderately thick, and I was left with about a liter at the end. That meant an application rate of 250 sqft/gal. Still at the lower end of the application range.

So, my actual usage was about 3 kits, so 6 gallons of mix for two coats on 500 sq.ft. Total cost to put the floor down was about $450/6 Gal for 500sqft, or about $0.90/sq.ft. for the whole job.

As noted, I should have only used 1 kit on the first coat. That would have put me around 4Gal/500sq.ft. which would have cost $0.60/sqft total. However, with such a thin spread rate on the first coat, I'd probably recommend going for a full 3 coats anyway, which puts us back up at $0.90 for the job.

wrenchbender
02-10-2008, 03:41 PM
PVC Floor Tiles - Easy Install - Easy Trim

http://www.system7na.com/flooring.php

PVC- 10 colors - next day delivery via UPS
Diamond Plate = from 2.52 sq ft to $2.99 (depends on color)
Coin Pattern = from $2.76 sq ft to $3.25 ( "" "" "" "" "" )
Home style, Slate look from $2.64 sq ft to $3.12 ( "" "" "" )

wyowrx
02-24-2008, 07:57 PM
I will be using Tarkett Azrock "VET" (vinyl enhanced tile), it is VCT with an extra urethane wear layer, yet it is not that slick. I'll let you guys know how it turns out. Price is a lot less than "race deck"

http://www.tarkett-commercial.com/floors/site/en-us/topic/azrock/offer.asp
"cortinastone" I went with STO-14.

Here's a pic of it laid out:
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i169/focusedconfusion/House/IMG_1157copy.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i169/focusedconfusion/House/IMG_1158copy.jpg

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i169/focusedconfusion/House/IMG_1156copy.jpg

connorB
03-14-2008, 09:53 PM
P-51

Did you read the spec sheet on the product to see what the "wet film thickness" is calling for per product. What % to solids did the product have so you can achieve the correct "DFT"? Did you use a wft gague during application for wft to achieve the "dry film thickness" to the spec sheet. Two part systems will fail in a short life due to incorrect application. My 2 cents.

Glenn

JohnS
04-12-2008, 06:43 PM
I am with a General Contractor based in North Carolina. We recently completed construction of two new dealerships (one Ford, one Chrysler). In both buildings the Design Team specified Sherwin Williams Epoxy. Results have been excellent - very good appearance and durability.

A couple of notes:

The initial moisture test is important. Make sure you are not getting
excessive water vapor through the concrete. If you do not know how to
do the test get some help. Otherwise the application can fail.

Prep the concrete with a mild acid wash. SW carries the correct product.

Cut the first coat of epoxy per SW recommendations. The second coat
should be full strength. You can also purchase steel fines from SW to be mixed into the top coat - provides anti slip protection without compromising the epoxy
coating.

premierguy
05-27-2008, 10:59 AM
I just got a quote a couple of days ago. 825 sq ft = $2.99 shipped. This does not include the tapered edges for the garage door entrance. The edges are 12" x 3" and sell for $2 each.

I think I'll be going with something else.


With the risk of spillage becoming smelly over time w/o the availability to easily clean….:drool:

cyberslider
05-31-2008, 07:02 PM
I bought the kit sold at Costco made by H & C Products Group, better known as shield-crete. It has a part A (epoxy base) & part B (activator). It seemed to go down pretty well. I needed 5 kits to do 1000 sq ft. Each kit covers 200-250 sq ft.

I am having some regrets for not researching more and discovering that the waterbased epoxy is somewhat inferior to the petroleum based product. I will have to be a little more careful in how I treat it.

After saying all that, I have what I have. I now want to put down a clear glaze coat over the top of my epoxy floor (paint chips applied in epoxy). I purchased the same brand Shield-Crete acrlic clear glaze from Sherwin Williams but have not yet installed it. It is $50 per gallon and covers 400 sq ft. If I use this I will most likely put on two coats. The container says it is a low VOC, one component clear waterborne acrylic sealer.

Before I do it I wanted to see if anyone had recommendations for a superior product that would protect my floor better than the clear glaze I have purchased. I also would want to make sure it is compatible with my existing epoxy base coat. I will need to add the non-slip material to my glaze coat since I chose not to in the epoxy base.

Look forward to any helpful suggestions!

SUPERFORD
06-08-2008, 06:37 PM
am I missing something???

I'm new around here, but I'm curious why "Wolverine Coatings" that I hear so much about on this forum, is not listed on this post?

???

AlphaGarage
06-09-2008, 04:18 PM
am I missing something???

I'm new around here, but I'm curious why "Wolverine Coatings" that I hear so much about on this forum, is not listed on this post?

???

I just noticed that also!

Give me a day or two and I'll remedy that oversight.

Wolverine Coatings Corporation is a development firm that also does a fair amount of consulting work in the coatings industry. WCC also manufactures their own products as well as produces material that's relabeled for 3rd party distribution. Up until recently WCC has supplied mostly industrial accounts.

A year or so ago they had an arrangement where they would sell off-spec material to another distributer, who would the retail it to consumer. "Off-spec" generally meant product where the color wasn't the exact right tint. That arrangement expired earlier this year. About the same time the reason for that arrangement also went away. WCC has done a lot of work to tweak and perfect their manufacturing process, and as a result they don't have an issue with the tint anymore.

At that point WCC was not interested in dealing directly with DIY and retail accounts. The demand for their product and consulting services is more than enough to keep them busy. But largely due to the positive experiences they had on this forum they didn't completely pull that plug.

After some thought, research, and deliberation WCC decided to continue offering the product to the consumer market, but instead of doing it directly they contracted with our company, AlphaGarage, to handle marketing, sales and support.

And that brings us up to today. We're working to get all the pieces in place, while at the same time taking orders from anyone who wants to improve their floor.

So why should you consider Wolverine Coatings for your project? I'll state our case later.

steve911
07-25-2008, 08:31 PM
I really like the way that the VCT tiles look. I believe that there might be an issue with the adshesive and the tle when it gets cold in the winter here in Wisconsin. I dont recall where I heard it, but VCT isnt recommended for area that might freeze.

Can anyone positively confirm or deny?

thanks

KLars1
08-07-2008, 12:38 AM
...
So why should you consider Wolverine Coatings for your project? I'll state our case later.

AG - Have you stated your case elsewhere in the forum? If so, can you point me to it?

AlphaGarage
08-07-2008, 01:19 AM
AG - Have you stated your case elsewhere in the forum? If so, can you point me to it?

I hope to get to that soon, but it's not high on the list of things to do.

Plus to be honest I don't know if I can add much or do a better job than the reviews and cases already posted by other members of the forum who have used Wolverine products. They have done a great service by sharing their experiences and detailing the application process. The tips and pointers they've published will help anyone who's about to improve their own floors.

But I can see the benefits of compiling that scattered info into a single post, and I will get to it eventually. In the meantime if you have any specific questions I always try to respond promptly.

Oil Guy
08-24-2008, 11:17 PM
Im new so dont beat me up on this one. My job takes me into all sorts of service centers. From dealerships to garages to speed shops to quick lubes. I seldom see a painted (epoxy) floor that has held up long term and most suffer from fading with direct sun. I think the idea of the plastic tiles is not to practical for someone has mom pulling in and out of the garage. I have seen rubber floors that tend to peal or wrinkle. SOOOOOOOO heres my question. Why has no one wrote that they have laid ceramic or porclein tile. (I do know one is stronger than the other). I have had quotes of $4 - $7 ft. for epoxy surfaces. Im sure many of you know how to set tile so why has this not been discussed. I have seen texured tile (non slip) and there are always close outs. Enough is enough anyone have comments? Be nice please

vette-kid
08-28-2008, 02:49 AM
Im new so dont beat me up on this one. My job takes me into all sorts of service centers. From dealerships to garages to speed shops to quick lubes. I seldom see a painted (epoxy) floor that has held up long term and most suffer from fading with direct sun. I think the idea of the plastic tiles is not to practical for someone has mom pulling in and out of the garage. I have seen rubber floors that tend to peal or wrinkle. SOOOOOOOO heres my question. Why has no one wrote that they have laid ceramic or porclein tile. (I do know one is stronger than the other). I have had quotes of $4 - $7 ft. for epoxy surfaces. Im sure many of you know how to set tile so why has this not been discussed. I have seen texured tile (non slip) and there are always close outs. Enough is enough anyone have comments? Be nice please

I too am new here, and have been researching till my eyes hurt to find the perfect floor covering for me. Having installed tile for a few years (it paid the college bills...or at least the bar tabs:beer:) I dont think its a very good idea for a garage. While some tiles are pretty hard and if laid properly (good even spread of mortar) they can hold up to a good amount of abuse, heavy items like hammers and other hand tools, dropped from waist high WILL chip and break tiles. Another issue I see is that spills (oil, brake/trans fluid etc) will stain your grout joints pretty bad. Yes they make sealers that are supposed to prevent this, but I have never seen one that works 100%. they all get stained after a while. Also, rolling around on a creaper or draging a floor jack will almost certainly scratch the tile surface. And the grout joints would make it difficult to roll on a creeper. It would be pretty annoying to get stuck every 12 inches! If anyone knows about a different type of tile please let us know, I would be interested if I found a tile that could hold up.

GarageGod
08-28-2008, 08:39 AM
here are a couple more flooring options:

SpeedFloor: plastic interlocking tiles
http://www.diamondlifegear.com/speedfloor.html
$5/sf

XFloor: metal interlocking tiles
http://www.diamondlifegear.com/xfloor.htm
$10/sf

MaxTile: self-adhering metal tiles
http://www.diamondlifegear.com/maxtileflooring.html
$6.50/sf

TuffCarpet: self-adhering carpet squares
http://www.diamondlifegear.com/tuffcarpet.html
$3/sf

jermar
08-30-2008, 04:33 AM
I know this is an epoxy thread, but if you are inclined to get tiles, Racedeck is the way to go. I've had mine for four years. Sure, there are some tire marks where you turn the wheel, but overall I am very pleased. One day project and no smell, or waiting period. I drop hammers, and use a mechanic's creeper all the time.

http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a153/jermar/?action=view&current=86445cef.jpg

RAN
08-30-2008, 06:47 PM
Another Swiss brand available. Claims to be the best in the industry.

www.swissfloors.com

RAN
08-30-2008, 06:49 PM
Ceramic and similar will not necessarily hold up to the weight. Any hairline cracks in the slab can crack the tile. A good question but not a practical solution.

Run4Floor

GarageStyle
09-13-2008, 02:44 PM
Don't forget about Swisstrax modular tiles. Not sure about their costs though...

GarageStyle
09-13-2008, 02:45 PM
Oh, also, Behr Paints has a garage floor coating now too!

FlaJunkie
09-17-2008, 03:34 PM
:shocking:Oh I am so tired of examining all of the different coating options! What a headache!

I have a 680 sq ft steel building I had built to restore my Camaro in. My floor was 'smoothed' out when it was poured but has no sealants on it. There is direct eastern sun exposure for about half the morning. It's been over 60 days since it was poured.

I want to coat the floor with these requirements:
1) I want the best, but easiest floor prep instructions
2) I want a tan floor with colored flakes
3) I want to do it myself
4) I want the proper 'thickness'
5) I want to embed a decal in the floor
6) I want good UV protection
7) I want the very best hot tire, chemical resistant coating
8) I don't want to pay more than $1200 for it
9) I want a glossy floor look
10) I want to scream

I have read company websites and this one until my eyes have glazed over. Wait! That's it! Glaze over the floor! ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha :lol_hitti

Any suggestions? I'll listen to em' all!

AlphaGarage
09-17-2008, 03:52 PM
I want to coat the floor with these requirements:
1) I want the best, but easiest floor prep instructions
2) I want a tan floor with colored flakes
3) I want to do it myself
4) I want the proper 'thickness'
5) I want to embed a decal in the floor
6) I want good UV protection
7) I want the very best hot tire, chemical resistant coating
8) I don't want to pay more than $1200 for it
9) I want a glossy floor look
10) I want to scream


We'll take a shot at it...

To coat it to our recomendations for home and medium duty shop floors - We'd spec 5 mils of BondTite 1101 for primer coat, 12 mils of LiquaTile 1184 for the body coat, and 3.2 mils (dry) of EnduraShield for UV resistant clear coat. Factoring in waste and packaging that would be 3 gallons of BondTite 101, 6 gallons of LiquaTile 1184, and 1.875 gallons of EnduraShield 2254. In dollars and cents? $225 + 450 + 314 = 989. That would leave $211 for flakes & decal.

Your finished system would be a nominal 25.20 mils thick. It will resist hot tire pick-up, brake fluids, oils, etc.

We can help you source the decal, although it's often cheaper to find them locally. I like the ones that are perforated for window use, the holes allow the epoxy layers to adhere to each other rather than to just vinyl.

I really like embedded artwork and would love to assist you on your project.

waltereo
10-06-2008, 09:52 PM
Do not use any "Water based" epoxy product on your floor...... They will not last and will peal in 1 to 3 years... I repair appoximately 5 to 10 jobs a year because the owner used a water based epoxy and it has failed.

spend the extra money on a quality petroleum based epoxy product.

Even if the epoxy coat is a 2 part like the Rustoleum listed above ???

thanks

TLMitchell
10-11-2008, 10:37 AM
This has been a long time coming. It will be a work in progress and if you guys know of any brands I am missing on here please post a link so I can add them.

Here's a link to a epoxy flooring provider that has what appears to be a product worthy of consideration. I've been in touch with these folks and their customer service efforts are exemplory putting me in touch with customers and pointing me towards finished products for evaluation.

http://www.armorcoat.com/

TL

romelle
10-11-2008, 05:26 PM
I went to purchase U-Coat-It this year, after having done my research last year, and learned the dealer has switched to a different product. For DIY it is www.rocksolidfloors.com, and for having someone else apply it is www.citadelfloors.com. The product is polyurea, and the claims are that it won't yellow and is stronger than the epoxy U-Coat-It. Also can apply in lower temperatures and it sets up faster so the whole process can be done in a day.

I've read until I'm cross-eyed, emailed both companies, etc. Anybody else have any experience with the RockSolid/Citadel product? I'd really appreciate hearing of any experiences, good or bad. (I did find and read the thread by sixty4 after I posted this.)

Thank you,
Romelle

tgeeter
10-19-2008, 08:55 PM
Having my swisstrax flooring installed this week in my 50x34 garage. Scheduled to appear in several magazines if it turn out good. Any pics of swisstrax?

pixelhaus
11-07-2008, 07:49 AM
hello,
I have some Resilia tiles that i am not using. if anyone is interested in them, I'll give them a great deal. If you have not heard about these, they really are great tiles made of flexible PVC. http://www.floorsurfaces.com

I have the following:

all cross grid - fine texture

Red - Qty. 88*
List $330
Sell $200

Black - Qty. 129*
List $483.75
Sell $350

or all for $500

ALSO

have a mis-sized run of 117 that are 1/16" short of the 12"x12"
great if you had a small area that you would like to floor.
Black - Qty 117*
List $438.75
Sell $200

WILL SELL ALL FOR $600 plus shipping

located in Raleigh, NC pick up would be preferred.

JCQuick
11-29-2008, 11:25 PM
I used U-coat it when i built my new house it's been fine and I have dumpe everything on it

LAWFISH
12-21-2008, 01:29 AM
OK I was confused on what I wabted before I read this thread. Now that I have read it, I am :headscrat even more confused.

I used a two part epoxy years ago when the concrete was new and clean. It didnt last. Now I have the old stuff down and its ugly. So I am thinking I will have to bite the bullet and go race deck or something that I can just lay on top of the concrete. Maybe the VCT if I like the look when I go check it out.
Are there Racedeck suppliers out west. I am south of Reno approx 1 1/2 hours, and believe it would save some $ to pick it up???

I have a 28x32 front shop area attached to 2500 sq ft that I wont be doing at all.

Dave.

Jason B
12-22-2008, 03:11 PM
You can put the VCT right over it, that's the beauty, virtually no prep. Just make sure it's not dusty and sweep and rinse it out good. The VCT will stick to anything, no joke, plus you'll save a TON. My 3 car garage will all materials needed cost about $425.

Tom2
12-22-2008, 03:22 PM
Just wanted to say I bought my VCT tiles at Home Depot for around 55c sq/ft. (bought last summer)
I also got 20% off because they screwed up my delivery..A little negotiation can go a long way.

Basically cheaper than epoxy..and will look better than all but the best pro epoxy jobs(imo). (which can cost in the thousands)

Anywho..Hoping to install it sometime this winter. Been too busy making the rest of the house livable.
I have to resurface the concrete though. I wouldnt put VCT over pitted concrete. You can see what that looks like in stores after years and years of wear..It will show any imperfection underneath. Especially if you drive cars on it.
I wont be though.

LAWFISH
01-02-2009, 01:30 PM
You forgot to mention Armstrong VCT tile... 80 cents a square foot in most cases, maybe even less...wears like iron, won't flake or peel, the moon and stars don't have to be positioned just right to apply it, and IMO, looks as good or better than anything else. :thumbup:


cAN ANYONE POST A link to the tile they are talking about like this? Is it all black and or white or does it have some other colors in it? The cheapest I can find from LOWES is over $1.00 a foot?

this link here http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=89172-61-56790031&lpage=none $45.00 a case plus and then the price goes up from there?

Any whole salers around. I am thinking this is the route I want, since I also want a new $1700 blast cabinet for the shop this year.

Home depot shows nothing on their website and LOWES shows what I posted.

Thanks Dave

LAWFISH
01-02-2009, 01:44 PM
I have also found this, http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=89092-61-51910031&lpage=none its cheaper, but only says vinyl tile and not vinyl composit tile or VCT? Is there a difference and I would prefer a single color like black and white, but does most VCT or vinyl tile that is in that price range come mixed with the spots in it. How does that look?

Dave
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=89092-61-51910031&lpage=none

Tom2
01-04-2009, 08:29 AM
Their websites never have as much stuff as whats in the store. Just go in the store and ask for VCT tile. Should be around the vinyl floors..
Home Depot has more of it than Lowes (atleast ours did). Lowes just ad a couple different colors.
Of course, you can special order from a ton of different colors.

Edit: the link you posted from Lowes is correct. It goes by diff names..

john2499
01-20-2009, 03:41 PM
Hello,

I am a resilient flooring installer. I have had this discussion, at various times while on the job. There has been a few schools of thought and varying of opinions. I think most of my colleagues like VCT. I feel comfortable saying in my professional opinion, I would go with VCT, and I intend to when I have my garage built.

I would definitely recommend what we call "cutback" glue. It is asphalt base and if any residual moisture, especially snow imbedded in tire treads, settles upon the floor and eventually between the tile joints, the moisture will not breakdown the glue as it will definitely do water based adhesives. You will not find this adhesive (S-89) on the shelves of most home improvement stores. It may be available special order at Lowes and the likes, but I know you can get it from an Armstrong distributor. We do not use it as much as we did years ago because of it's so-called environmental issues and probably more so, it's odor. I can not think any benefits the latex based adhesives have over cutback other than there mild odor.

As far as making the floor non-skid, you can purchase VCT from a few manufactures with imbedded materials in the tile to create a non-skid surface, i.e. bits of glass or sand. These tiles are tougher to cut and wear your knife blades considerably, but they do offer more traction over basic VCT, though never expect a completely slip free environment. Unfortunately though your color choices are quite less.

I hope I have been helpful.

John.

Seamless Floor Coatings
02-12-2009, 10:12 PM
We offer our custom blend of metalic epoxies as well

eepoxy
03-05-2009, 08:01 AM
Everlast Floor by Everlast Epoxy Systems
$3.95 per square foot.
Comes in 25 foot kits.
This is not a paint, it is troweled on.
Made from natural marble - very attractive.
http://www.EverlastEpoxy.com

Jason B
03-05-2009, 09:57 AM
Just wanted to say I bought my VCT tiles at Home Depot for around 55c sq/ft. (bought last summer)
I also got 20% off because they screwed up my delivery..A little negotiation can go a long way.

Basically cheaper than epoxy..and will look better than all but the best pro epoxy jobs(imo). (which can cost in the thousands)

Anywho..Hoping to install it sometime this winter. Been too busy making the rest of the house livable.
I have to resurface the concrete though. I wouldnt put VCT over pitted concrete. You can see what that looks like in stores after years and years of wear..It will show any imperfection underneath. Especially if you drive cars on it.
I wont be though.

I love my VCT! Did my whole 3 car garage for $425!

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/images/garage/garage_tile_close.jpg http://www.burtmanindustries.com/images/garage/garage_tile_doors.jpg

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/images/garage/tile_aluminum.jpg

For any of you that want to do VCT tile, this is a great write-up to follow!

http://www.burtmanindustries.com/images/garage/vct_install.pdf - print it out and get started!

Tom2
03-05-2009, 12:15 PM
Yep..Ive seen pictures of yours before. It looks awesome.

I still havent installed mine.. I think I'll atleast be waiting until spring. That way I can work with the garage open and get the concrete resurfaced. The resurfacer will probably cost more than the VCT tiles did..

flyng_fool
03-19-2009, 07:48 AM
Ceramic and similar will not necessarily hold up to the weight. Any hairline cracks in the slab can crack the tile. A good question but not a practical solution.

Run4FloorNot necessarily. There are 4 different grades of ceramic tile for different applications.

Grade 1: Walls
Grade 2: Residential flooring
Grade 3: Commercial flooring
Grade 4: Industrial apps

Interestingly enough, there are a lot of ceramic flooring "experts" that haven't even heard of the different grades.

Coating
03-19-2009, 03:10 PM
DekraTex is not an epoxy, it is an Aliphatic Polyurea.

http://polyfloorcoating.com/

Material cost goes from .50 a sq ft up depending on color, design etc. I did one job with it, try to post pictures later.

Coating

IBEW
03-24-2009, 11:22 AM
Lowes sells a 2 part epoxy in a kit 65.00 that covers 250 sq. ft. Best deal I have seen. Several colors as well. You can add sand to the paint to give it a no skid affect.
Anyone install radiant heat? What the best? Best price etc.
thanks
Mike

Stain
04-06-2009, 07:52 PM
Hello guys. I'm new here but wanted to post what I found on the Armstrong VCT site. It states that you have to maintain 55 degrees farenheit at all times once the tile is installed. This is to ensure proper tile and glue durability. This might not be easily accomplished in cooler climates.

FastEddieG
06-19-2009, 02:42 PM
...

To coat it to our recomendations for home and medium duty shop floors - We'd spec 5 mils of BondTite 1101 for primer coat, 12 mils of LiquaTile 1184 for the body coat, and 3.2 mils (dry) of EnduraShield for UV resistant clear coat. Factoring in waste and packaging that would be 3 gallons of BondTite 101, 6 gallons of LiquaTile 1184, and 1.875 gallons of EnduraShield 2254. In dollars and cents? $225 + 450 + 314 = 989. That would leave $211 for flakes & decal.

Your finished system would be a nominal 25.20 mils thick. It will resist hot tire pick-up, brake fluids, oils, etc..

...



I thought I was good at math, but I'm confused on how 5+12+3.2 adds up to a thickness of 25.2 mils. I'm 5 mil short so is there a 2nd coat of BondTite somewhere that I am missing?

Also, OP, please add Wolverine, Devoe, etc to your original post as options for epoxy.

-Ed

dealchaser
07-01-2009, 01:39 PM
Tiles

Gladiator Garageworks
http://www.gladiatorgw.com/
Floor Tile: $4.99 sq ft + shipping
Drain Tile: $6.24 sq ft + shipping

X-Floor
http://www.diamondlifegear.com
SpeedFloor Tile" $3.95 sq ft + shipping
Flow thru Tile: $4.95 ft + shipping

Floor Junkies
http://www.floorjunkies.com
Diamond Garage Tile" $1.99 sq ft + free shipping
Coin Garage Tile: $1.79 sq ft + free shipping
Perforated Garage Tile: $1.69 sq ft + free shipping

hartattack
07-18-2009, 11:38 PM
Just finished building my garage. I am using it to work on my snowmobiles and park in the odd time. I have in floor heat and was wondering if i put down vct tiles it would effect the heat trying to rise. Also when the snow is melting off the sleds would that water cause the floor to lift or would wax keep it water tight?

MotorMat
10-12-2009, 06:56 PM
Glad to see such an awesome garage site. Check out these premium garage tiles.

MotorMat
$2.85/ sq ft with free shipping

http://www.tylonflooring.com/motor_mat.php

FUNFER2
11-02-2009, 11:07 AM
I have interlocking tiles if you're interested. There great with snow, mud ect. Just send me a pm or email.
Thanks.

lambeau
11-05-2009, 07:43 PM
Used rust oleum epoxy in five year old garage. Preperation and patience is
the most important. It is not a one day job! But once applied properly, the
results are outstanding. Just degreaser and a good power wash will surfice
for a newer garage. I did not park in the garage for five weeks, as I was
hanging cabinets and insulation. In the spring I will apply another coat
and clear coat. I have applied this in my shop, results are good but
clear coat is a must. You can do this yourself and save alot of money.
We have been parking in the garage for several months, no lifting of
epoxy. Spilled fluids, such as oil, water, beer , soda, simply wipe up.
Hope this helps.

WinFred
12-06-2009, 10:36 AM
Of all the products listed I believe, from experience, the Behr line is the least desireable...

doesn't wear well and poor product support...

aabirdman
12-07-2009, 11:25 AM
just a though but does'nt armstrong VCT come in two differnet thickness. I know that the stuff we would put hospitals was thicher then some of the product availible and brand H or brand L. I was thinjkng that is like a home owner grade verses a commerical/industrial grade.

WinFred
12-07-2009, 11:38 AM
just a though but does'nt armstrong VCT come in two differnet thickness.

.


it does...

awickline23
12-27-2009, 08:54 PM
new to forum. 40x80 first floor with 6 inch concrete slab just poured with in floor radiant heat. mason left a very smooth surface with appropriate expansion cuts. No sealant applied. live in very snowy climate (utica NY) and am looking for 2-3 best options for DIY/or installed heat/chemical resistant floor--was sold on u coat it but forum leads me to believe there are better choices. thanks for your help

97 fzj80
01-08-2010, 02:43 PM
Hi, I'm a newb here. I just wanted to add my experience with the garage floor here.

I own a repair shop and recently put PPG 2 part epoxy down on the shop floor for under $0.25 per sq ft. Since it's a 50 YO shop floor with lots of chips and scratches, I was getting less than the recommended coverage. With a typical residental garage with minimal wear, It should cost $.16-$.18 per sq ft.

For the showroom area, I lay the interlocking plastic (PP) floor for under $2 per sq ft. I was hesitant at first due to the high cost of the plastic floor tiles, but after looking at the plastic tile floor installed in other garages, I took the plunge. The result looks awesome. FWIW, I got it direct from the manufacturer who does the contract floor manufacturing for other labels. The floor is available with all the side and corner ramp edges. The coolest part is that I got some tiles with bump-stops built-in to keep the the vehicles from bumping into the walls.

W126C
01-18-2010, 08:20 AM
A few questions about the VCT.

1) How is it holding up this winter Jason B?

2) Has the cold temps effected the adhesive under the tiles close to the doors?

3) Do jack stands and floor jacks cause any damage?

4) Would you or could you place a 4-post lift with dollies on the VCT?

joedakotas
01-19-2010, 06:06 PM
We used Armorclad epoxy. By far the best system/value. Lifetime warranty, shipped out same day. Nice people to do business with. Cost vs thickness is least expensive of any epoxy on the market. Check what you are getting for the money. We found most epoxies give less gallons and such.

gregp
01-22-2010, 01:21 PM
Jason,
I have the similar questions re the cold weather and VCT. Does the temp have any real effect to the tile? Did you do anything special at the entrance of the garage doors for edging? How are they holding up with the snow and salt from the cars on them?
Where did you purchase your tile?
Thanks,
Greg

ktrice7138
01-30-2010, 11:03 AM
If you have a three car garage and there was two pours (one for the single and one for the two car area) can you place VCT tiles over the seam between the two pours to cover it up or are you asking for trouble? If the answer is no to covering can someone give me some good ideas about how to make it look good.

rustbucket49
02-14-2010, 12:59 AM
I'm really sorry to ask this because I know the answer to my question is somewhere in one of these threads...... But here goes: is there any reason to spend upwards of $800 for an epoxy floor coating like Wolverine or equivalent when you can get a Rustoleum or something else for a fraction of that cost???

I really have no clue as to differences in quality, ease of application, etc......

WolverineCoatings
02-21-2010, 11:30 PM
I'm really sorry to ask this because I know the answer to my question is somewhere in one of these threads...... But here goes: is there any reason to spend upwards of $800 for an epoxy floor coating like Wolverine or equivalent when you can get a Rustoleum or something else for a fraction of that cost???

I really have no clue as to differences in quality, ease of application, etc......

You only have to buy Wolverine... once.

Fred with AlphaGarage has a really nice breakdown of cost vs. thickness. Obviously you have to consider what you get for the money. A 'paper thin' coating should be MUCH cheaper than a 'thick' coating. THEN... a cheap sand filled epoxy should be much cheaper than a ceramic or semi-ceramic Wolverine floor. Wolverine isn't the cheapest product on the market but we feel like it's the best bang for the buck! Fred's e-mail address is listed in my signature.

TheBanker
02-23-2010, 12:02 AM
I'm really sorry to ask this because I know the answer to my question is somewhere in one of these threads...... But here goes: is there any reason to spend upwards of $800 for an epoxy floor coating like Wolverine or equivalent when you can get a Rustoleum or something else for a fraction of that cost???

I really have no clue as to differences in quality, ease of application, etc......

I'm right there with you Rust49.

TheBanker
02-23-2010, 12:04 AM
We used Armorclad epoxy. By far the best system/value. Lifetime warranty, shipped out same day. Nice people to do business with. Cost vs thickness is least expensive of any epoxy on the market. Check what you are getting for the money. We found most epoxies give less gallons and such.

Joe, how did it work out? Any pics?

BiggestMike
02-24-2010, 12:30 PM
Just got a quote of $3.50/ft for polishing/sealing the concrete. Sounded a little high, really.

TheBanker
03-02-2010, 12:36 PM
Quikcrete and Rustoleum are not as cheap as they appear. When I started adding it up they are just as expensive for WB as Epoxy-Coat 100% solids, for example. If I remember right Quikcete is $70.00 for 250 Sq ft. I need 500 sq ft. Since it is WB then I really should do two coats. So that would be 4 x 70 = $280.00 plus I want clear coat, thats another $140.00 for a total so far of $420.00. Thats not including all the tools and such that are included in some kits. I think Epoxy-Coat was something like $484.00 for 500 Sq ft including clear and all tools. In this case I think Epoxy-Coat would be a better choice???

TONE
03-19-2010, 11:31 AM
Dan (floormaster)

Maybe you need to hire a secretary to type for you.

God Bless,
TONE

TheBanker
03-19-2010, 12:05 PM
I am speachloss.

tkrum5
03-20-2010, 10:51 PM
A few questions about the VCT.

1) How is it holding up this winter Jason B?

2) Has the cold temps effected the adhesive under the tiles close to the doors?

3) Do jack stands and floor jacks cause any damage?

4) Would you or could you place a 4-post lift with dollies on the VCT?

Did not see any answers for these 4 questions. Can anyone help out here?

TickTack
04-06-2010, 10:04 AM
Did not see any answers for these 4 questions. Can anyone help out here?

I'm interested in an answer too!

BackYardMech
04-12-2010, 08:23 PM
If you want a Garage floor to stand up to real garage issues like hot tire lift off, oil spills and the strongest durability also slip resistant if you want for the very cold areas. Use a solid epoxy like Epoxy Coat, one day prep and one day installation for each coat. you can do it yourself for $450.00 for a two car garage.

J.Applehouse
05-27-2010, 05:05 PM
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ckk
06-05-2010, 01:14 AM
Did not see any answers for these 4 questions. Can anyone help out here?

Hey guys,
I'm curious as well about how it holds up with cold weather and snow/water sitting on it.....
I've been flip-flopping for a few weeks now on what to install in my garage. VCT.... no epoxy...... no VCT...... wait a sec, epoxy......... now I'm back to VCT due to the ease of installation (way less prepping).

I just want to make sure VCT has stood the test of time in a similar climate. (I live in Edmonton, Alberta. Winter gets to -40C and the summers get up to +35C)

Thanks guys!

Jason B
06-05-2010, 09:22 AM
No problem with VCT, and there have been plenty of people in Canada with it. Just wax it after you install and you can pour gallons of water ontop :)

billyg555
06-11-2010, 04:06 PM
can this everlast floor be used in a garage. i didnt see any garage applications

yooper
08-24-2010, 07:20 AM
HI

I have a enclosed motorcycle trailer. I would like to know if there is a epoxy that will stick to my wood floor in my trailer.

quist11
11-03-2010, 10:49 AM
Started project using rubber tiles from rubber flooring inc to cover old garage floor. Tiles are flexiable so some minor cracks and slight ridge along sides of garage floor is no problem. Appears to be a good product, I'll post pic's when done.

Dalegarage
09-22-2012, 07:12 AM
Where c an I find flooring tile photos and photos of epoxy coated floors?

427HISS
09-22-2012, 11:28 AM
Here's the link to Swisstrax website. You can look at different use's and styles and play around with their design program for your custom look.

http://www.swisstrax.com/?gclid=CKLFva7NybICFQioPAodjGQAug

GreggW30
10-08-2012, 09:31 AM
That's a neat website! Thanks for sharing 427HISS! The designing your own epoxy flooring (http://www.surfacesolutionsusa.com/) is a neat feature

RaceDeck1
10-08-2012, 10:27 AM
There are 100's of photos here of over 10 styles of Modular Garage Flooring.
Check it out and if you like one style we will send you a free sample too.
:beer:

RaceDeck photo gallery http://www.racedeck.com/racedeckgallery/index.html

pauloman
12-26-2012, 12:15 PM
cannot really compare a water based epoxy to a solvent free or high solids epoxy.
Also many ways to do an epoxy chip floor (best is a 3 coat system) - cheapo way is to sprinkle chips on the wet epoxy. Also, what amount of chip coverage? 100% coverage requires 1 pound of chips per 7-10 sf.. most epoxies diy kits give you 1 pound of chips...

best to explore your options see www.epoxyproducts.com/floorlinks.html

med1225
05-07-2013, 12:20 PM
Would you please add Armorgarage Epoxy kits, they have several. Thanks

doubloon
01-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Would you please add Armorgarage Epoxy kits, they have several. Thanks

Sounds useful, I joined today mainly to research flooring options.

This site is a great resource so far but this thread appears to have lived past its useful life.

The original list in the first post looks like it was created back around 2006 and most of the links are busted, I'm thinking product specifications and prices have changed a little in the past 7 or so years.

It's a good starting list just not terribly convenient anymore.