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Old 01-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default wall base? / cove? / How to handle floor-wall transition

I am going to epoxy my garage floor this weekend. I just realized that the floor and ceiling have some odd things happening that I didn't account for.

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I am not sure if this is need for cove base, like this contractor describes:

http://www.perkinscustomcoatings.com/spartaflex/faq.php

or here:

http://www.epoxy.com/720.aspx

I am just looking for whatever is the best practice. I am putting up drywall, but the wood will extend past the dry wall be 3" or so. I am not sure if I just epoxy over the wood and epoxy the sides, or do some cove base magic, ...

Has anyone else done working through this?
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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Many garage guys will install a vinyl cove-base strip (THD,LOWES) or you could fill the void between the garage and the wall with a joint sealant and coat up the wall creating a cove look.

A true epoxy cove (radius or 45 deg. type) is crafted from epoxy resurfacer and is usually more than most DIY people want to get into.
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You might consider a 90 degree Aluminun flashing to cover the wood, that should give it a nice finished look. Just a thought.......
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: wall base? / cove? / How to handle floor-wall transition

I was told by Epoxy-Coat that if the wood is in good shape the epoxy will stick to it very well but take 2 coats instead of one. I'd consider just putting epoxy over the part that sticks out so it would just look like an extension of the floor, if it was even noticeable. Then you could use the cove molding where the drywall meets that???
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: wall base? / cove? / How to handle floor-wall transition

When adding on to my garage this summer(pictures coming one of these days!) I used composite deck boards for base molding. I just cut off the bottom edge so it sits flat and screwed it to the wall with 3" deck screws. A thin bead of clear caulk around the bottom keeps water from getting underneath. In your case, it looks like you may need a more creative fastener to attach to the walls depending on the height. Mine ending up being about 5" tall.
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I have concrete stem walls, see them in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZIhu...1&feature=plcp
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Since this post we hooked up with SpeedCove. We are a dealer for them now.
They manufacture excellent cove base that can be coated and really becomes part of the floor. Available in 1", 4" 6" and 8".

Here is a link to the SpeedCove site: http://speedcove.com/
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Many garage guys will install a vinyl cove-base strip (THD,LOWES) or you could fill the void between the garage and the wall with a joint sealant and coat up the wall creating a cove look.
That is what I used. I recommend using rolls instead of 3' strips. It makes a cleaner look.



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