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Garage Flooring

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by beahmer, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. beahmer

    beahmer Member

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    Okay I did a search - but didnt come up with what I was looking for.

    I want to put in one of those checkboard flooring systems in the garage. Does anybody have reccomendations for do-it-yourself projects or for a good company that isnt super expensive.

    Thoughts? Thanks!
     
  2. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    If you are a member check Costco... last time I was there I looked at the black and white checkered flooring tiles they had and it seemed like a good approach. They also had this roll of some kind of floor covering, I think a PVC material that seemed decent too.

    Personally, I am leaning toward the paint epoxy approach and a good place to look at this product is at Home Depot. They also advertise local contractors to do it for you... and I think the typical 2-car garage would be $2000... but that is a guess.

    But do a quick search on the internet and you will see a bunch of helpful pictures.
     
  3. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    I've done the painting before and it only protects the floor for a few months before it starts to wear at the tire spots. I'm looking to put the tile flooring down as well and I've found a few places that sell patterns that I like. I personally think the paint on floors are a waste of time from my previous experience with it. Plus with the tile you don't have to wait a week before you can drive on it. :)
     
  4. beahmer

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    Can you post a few of the suggestions for the tile? or PM me some names
     
  5. Lee

    Lee Permanent Vacation

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    I actually put indoor out door carpet in my garage and it is somewhat cheap looks good great and easy on the feet :) and if you buy the right refrigerator that is color coordinated from one of your fellow forumer's it looks spectacular. ;) Seriously if your cars do not leak the carpet route works real well and cheap. Besides you can have bragging rights you have a carpeted garage just for the fun of it. :)
     
  6. rich351854

    rich351854 New Member

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    I painted the floor, a single coat and it worked real well..... No issues at all - the paint was about $75 and it took about 2 hours to clean the floor and then paint.....
     
  7. fidothedog

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    Costco has the tiles for $69 per box right now. The net price for these same boxes from Moto is $129 per box plus S&H. I bought the Costco ones and will install it myself.
     
  8. sportzfish

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    The paint on the floor will only work properly if you clean the floor of all dust and dirt, then etch it with phosphoric acid, then paint over it with a primer, and then finally utilize two coats of the paint on top.
     
  9. NextStepComfortFootwear

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    If you'd like the best job done for a great price, give me a call at 703.542.6398. The gentleman that helped me build out my store may be available in a couple of weeks - he's honest, and does truly amazing work.

    Chris @ Next Step Footwear - Brambleton Town Center
     
  10. hells_bells

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    Has anyone used anyone to epoxy (paint) their garage floor? Looks like the supplies alone will be $200 from Home Depot and then 1 - 2 days of work....
     
  11. Brassy

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    MY BF's Husband used to put astroturf in his garages.
     
  12. PDILLM

    PDILLM Well-Known Member

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    We just re-carpeted our offices and 2-3 guys took the old carpet home for their garages. Saved us alot in fees and they can vacume their garages now!
     
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    Rustoleum has a new paint on system - probably guaranteed ck it out at Lowe's or HD
     
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    IRideYZFR6 Linux Guru

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    Thanks for the info. I contacted them and looks to be between $6-7 a sq/ft, so I guess I'll be doing it myself or maybe just skip it all together.
     

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