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Old 03-01-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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looking for flooring ideas for my garage
it is insulated, but not always heated, in Canadian tempuratures

any ideas?
I was thinking VCT tiles but heard horror stories
I want something I can do myself, I used to be a flooring installer

the garage has been there for 5 years, have done a engine swap fluid changes ect.
so yes there are some stains in the concrete

I do work in the garage, not a daily driver type garage
stores my toys
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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I used this: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/pr...ction=#reviews

see it in the video linked below
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #3
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White floor with Blue Ford Logo?
Blue floor with White Ford Logo?
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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But we don't have samsclubs in canada and I don't think there's a supercoat dealer (at least that I've found thus far)
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:21 PM   #5
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its a 20x20 was thinking epoxy as well
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:24 PM   #6
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what horror stories have you heard about vct?
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:32 PM   #7
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heard hot tires can leave marks, and the glue doesnt like the cold weather ,
and the dirt on the tires can grind into the tiles
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #8
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I used this: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/pr...ction=#reviews

see it in the video linked below
Is that stuff any good?
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:02 PM   #9
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what horror stories have you heard about vct?
I was thinking the same thing...
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #10
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Nice Fox...'87 or '88?

I've got a t-top '85
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #11
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What about installing porcelain tiles? You can save quite a bit of money if you do the work yourself.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:12 PM   #12
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its and 87 T-top
how do porcelin stand up to jacks and stands?
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its and 87 T-top
how do porcelin stand up to jacks and stands?
I imagine it cracking and being a real PITA
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:11 AM   #14
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its and 87 T-top
how do porcelin stand up to jacks and stands?
When installed properly, meaning the thin-set under the tiles has no voids. The tiles will have no problems handling jack stands, a jack or even an engine stand.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:07 PM   #15
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so people have had problems with VCT in Canada??
and its not just stories?

Im also thinking epoxy
what brands are available in Canada and what is best??
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:19 PM   #16
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I have vct. Not doing major work, and the garage is heated, but have not had any problems.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:20 PM   #17
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so people have had problems with VCT in Canada??
and its not just stories?
My Dad have a 24x30 garage with Amstrong VCT tile and Rona brand glue, still hold for 3 years now, winter garage is heated at 10degree and car is in garage everyday snow, rain, salt.

Just need to maintain it, i mean, wax it, squeegee to remove the big part of stain. My dad says have to replace 3 tile in 3 year, one because i have drop a Jeep bumper jack, 2 other lack of glue.

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Im also thinking epoxy
what brands are available in Canada and what is best??
Canada epoxy available :

Number one for me is

LegacyIndustrial, ship to Canada at very good price for a top product...

or in store you can find:

- BEHR 2part kit
- Rustoleum 2part kit

hope this help, sorry for my english guys...
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:44 PM   #18
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iPad. Pain in the ass to search and paste links. I'll update this on Monday with my tile durability thread, which you can search for if u want. it's called So Can Your Floor Do This. Oh and no maintenance, ever, I mean ever. Unless hosing it is maintenance. And I tend to abuse it. New York City climate.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #19
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I'm leaning more and more toward tile. I'm still waiting on quotes from Legacy on cost of a Stain/Sealer/Clear coat combo, but that's my only other option.

I won't even consider VCT. The only threads I see on here are guys that don't actually "use" their garage. Like the one in checkerboard that's all shiny with the mirrors. . . If I had to be that careful every time I was in my garage, I'd shoot myself. but then I'd probably have to re-wax the floor. . .

I'm Canadian with Canadian temps. . . +30*C to -40*C. . .
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