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August 18th, 2005 01:54 PM
needaviper
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

i used the epoxy floor coat in my garage it is awesome it does howver chip if you are sliding something like a floor jack across it other than that the stuff is awesome even on 114 degree days with 80% humidity nothing sticks to the tires. for prep everything does have to be really clean though it took me about 2 hrs to rinse off the soap that comes in the kit. for an oversized three car garage the rustoleum cost about 200 to 250.
August 17th, 2005 07:59 AM
McGuireV10
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

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Originally Posted by Cudaman
How long ago did they start your home?
They've just finished prepping for the foundation.
August 17th, 2005 07:56 AM
Lawboy
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

why don't you score, stain and seal the floor? it costs less than tile and looks better. plus no grout.
August 17th, 2005 07:14 AM
Cudaman
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

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Originally Posted by McGuireV10



Since I'm still about 7 months away from completion I didn't follow up, but I'll try to remember to give him a ring and see if I can get details.


How long ago did they start your home?


Cudaman
August 17th, 2005 06:24 AM
McGuireV10
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

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Originally Posted by FLOORIN04
Why doesn't anyone do it in a ceramic tile???I can see if you did major repair work.But for the normal use it works great.And it cost less then the race deck.
I have a friend with a flooring business. That was my original plan, too. However, there really isn't any good grout out there which can hold up to the garage environment over any reasonable period of time (particularly when you consider the cost). However, he told me about a few very tough varieties of asphalt tile which he assures me will not stain, peel, get slippery, absorb anything, or be affected by hot tires. Apparently it's made for a harsh garage-type environment. Supposed to be pretty cheap, too.

Since I'm still about 7 months away from completion I didn't follow up, but I'll try to remember to give him a ring and see if I can get details.
August 16th, 2005 08:03 PM
RSI950
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

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Originally Posted by FLOORIN04
Why doesn't anyone do it in a ceramic tile???I can see if you did major repair work.But for the normal use it works great.And it cost less then the race deck.
My buddy did the ceramic tile route and it came out great. It looks a lot better and probably last a lot longer than the epoxy, which is what i have in my house. I also have the same problem as Anthony mentioned, about the tire marks. Keep having to clean it all the time
August 16th, 2005 06:53 PM
2MANYTOYS
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

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Originally Posted by FLOORIN04
Why doesn't anyone do it in a ceramic tile???I can see if you did major repair work.But for the normal use it works great.And it cost less then the race deck.

That's what I'm planning on doing. :thumb:
August 16th, 2005 06:31 PM
FLOORIN04
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

Why doesn't anyone do it in a ceramic tile???I can see if you did major repair work.But for the normal use it works great.And it cost less then the race deck.
August 16th, 2005 05:58 PM
SYNFULL
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

Home depot has a new garage floor finishing service that I saw advertised just the other day (but I couldn't find on their web site- although they are selling some nice garage floor mats). As I remember there were 2 or three options and they had a display showing the thickness and finish of each. I don't remember that exact pricing but I think the cheapest finish was like 500. I remember thinking it looked like a great idea and I am going to look further into it.
Gary
August 16th, 2005 02:21 PM
Jeff M
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

Racedeck looks awesome. I'm happy with it in my garage.
August 16th, 2005 10:34 AM
Anthony - 98 GTS
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

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Originally Posted by E-Slab
Thanks guys! Anthony, can I get another shot of your garage?

This is all I have. I have since added RaceDeck to this side to match the other.

[image]https://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/medium/53Viper_Pit-Right_to_Left-1.JPG[/image]
August 16th, 2005 10:13 AM
E-Slab
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

Thanks guys! Anthony, can I get another shot of your garage?
August 16th, 2005 08:54 AM
orlandov10
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

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Originally Posted by E-Slab
Well since my floor is new Im not too worried about the prep. I understand that it's important, but since there are no cracks or oil then I think I can get it to stay down. You research any particular brands other than UCoatIt?

My floor was new too but there was still lots of prep, I did the epoxy one week after moving into my new home, let me tell you I did lots of scraping as there were concrete droppings in many areas, then I pressure washed it over and over... so much crap came out of the garage in the corners and what not, lots of concrete pieces blew out everywhere, and lots of dirt/grime too, I did my floor over and over until I could wipe my hand on it and have it look clean... then I used the etch and scrubbed... it was some work, even on a brand new garage floor.

oh I also did that little 1" ledge leading up to the garage, it looks so much better when you tape that ledge off and epoxy it, it actually give off the look that the whole floor is made from that stuff.

August 16th, 2005 07:21 AM
Anthony - 98 GTS
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

I used a S/W Industrial 2 part epoxy on my garage. My floor was new and prepared correctly. However, I had a some very small areas of lifting only where the tires stopped 100% of the time. My bigger problem was the area you drove over stained darker over time.

I add RaceDeck in strips where I drive and I am happy with the combination of the two.

[image]https://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/medium/53Viper_Pit-Left_to_Right-4.JPG[/image]
August 16th, 2005 04:06 AM
McGuireV10
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

We have the same stuff U-Coat stuff in the garage at this rental house. It was applied when the floor was brand new (I'm friends with the owner). It still peels up whenever soft tires are even slightly warm. It does not appear to be affected by oil or brake fluid or anything of that nature, though.

Here is a picture I took a few days ago of a motorcycle rear-stand I was selling. Behind it you can see the peeled-up Pilot Sport tread pattern. If I recall correctly, the only unusual driving that day was a quick stint of a few minutes at about 145 in ~90 degree weather, ending roughly 1 mile from the house:



I certainly won't be using it in the new house. After talking to somebody I know who runs a business that does driveways and garage floors, stain with a sealer appears to be the way to go if you're not into the race-deck thing. (I think the plastic flooring looks like ass.)
August 16th, 2005 12:55 AM
A. Ramathorn
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

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Originally Posted by E-Slab
I just finalized my order. 561.00 to my door for the UCoat-it kit and the UFlek kit with an extra tub of fleks. I've got some rollin' to do!
Congrats on the broke-hoe approach.
August 16th, 2005 12:33 AM
E-Slab
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

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Originally Posted by TOOOFST
I suggest a very light coat of flakes,easier to find dropped screws and such.If you holdem in your hand and blow em out they'll fall perfect.
I thought that exact same thing. I was told that with the amount of flakes provided that it just looks dirty, not cosmetically appealing. I bought extra so I can add more if need be.

Thanks for the tip.
August 16th, 2005 12:32 AM
TOOOFST
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

I suggest a very light coat of flakes,easier to find dropped screws and such.If you holdem in your hand and blow em out they'll fall perfect.
August 16th, 2005 12:17 AM
E-Slab
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

I just finalized my order. 561.00 to my door for the UCoat-it kit and the UFlek kit with an extra tub of fleks. I've got some rollin' to do!
August 15th, 2005 11:42 PM
E-Slab
Re: Epoxy floors & U-Coat-it

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Originally Posted by Kid97GTS
110 with humidity?!?!?!?!?! Dude, I'm worried about those 78 degree days after a drive - I'm hoping my tires cool to less than 110 degrees by the time I pull into the garage.
Shiiiiit. I think you can get by with some spray paint....
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