Cost of installing epoxy floor

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    HI people, since few days I'm thinking to renovate my garage floors. I had just abandoned the idea of trying to paint my concrete garage floor. My mother is suggesting me to consider epoxy garage floor. Has anyone out here ever tried epoxy floor coating. I'm planning to call a Toronto based floor contractors - Proseal Floor within two days, Prior I make the call I would like to know what will the cost of installing epoxy floor with chess board design? Any ideas?
     
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    Epoxy garage kits are out there and work well. Like most things, preparation (cleaning and etching) is the key. Good buddy in CA did his and it came out great but he followed the directions to the T. But in the end he got a great product.

    Most kits have color flake additives to add some spice to the look. Lots of options out there.
     
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    I did mine with Concrete finishes (based out of Windsor)

    They did a great job and I anm happy with the results, 20x20 garage about 2K, guaranteed for life

    They grind the floors, fill in cracks and then epoxy with clearcoat and anti-slip, any finish you want

    makes a huge difference
     
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    image.jpeg I'm actually getting my floors done next Monday. The grinding with the diamond sander is essential to the proper adhesion of the epoxy so you don't get hot tire lift. Buying the stuff from home deposit without the proper prep might be a waste of money. Zippy's comments are spot on, my garage is 21x23 and will cost 1,750. Pic is what it will look like when completed
     
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    I used a two part system a number of years ago, holds up well, lots of prep needed but it does work.
     
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    Mine is actually getting done as I type. I didn't do it myself because of the prep. Prep is everything. My garage floor is about 8 years old and has a couple oil spots and I didn't trust myself enough to do it right. They used a grinder and bead blaster and fixed a couple hairline cracks
     
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    There a lot of good products out there. The only thing that j will say is check for ground pressure ( moisture) through the concret. Duck tape a two foot by two foot pice of plastic down and let it sit for two days . If when you pull it up it is dry you should be ok To coat with quality product. On a side note I have seen some nice stand and polished floor . And with them you don't have to worry about the coating coming up.
     
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    Here's a pic of hot tire lift from my 2014 Corvette. The garage floor paint was melted to the tires, I couldn't get it off. Now that I have the Hellcat, it's time to fix the garage floor properly image.jpeg
     
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    Who did you use? my house will be don't in a couple months and want to get it done. Im here in houston as well.
     
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    prep, prep, prep. not an easy task to get it done right.

    besides the diamond grinders there are acid washes that will etch the concrete to properly prep the floor.
     
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    Last house I did mine myself with UCoat with UGloss AF - UCoat It Epoxy Floor Coating. Rented a grinder for 1/2 day,leafblower to clear the dust after sweeping it, diluted muratic acid to etch it. Then two coats plus a top coat. Did it over 3 days. Not hard, spent $700 for a 24x27 garage.
     
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    Agree do it yourself, day job save the $$$ for something else.
     
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    Epoxysolutions. I think they did a very good job
     
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    There is a lot of prep to a epoxy floor, My garage was only 2 years old when I decided to do it, but it's worth it, I like it, image.jpg
     
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    [GALLERY=][/GALLERY]Don't do epoxy. It will eventually peel, and even when new does not look good as polyurethane. Polyurethane guaranteed 15 years, glad I did mine. Huge improvement. Sorry these are pre-hellcat pics lol.
     

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