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  1. LITSOUT

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    We are redoing our garage currently. I am interested in flooring and am shying away from epoxy for mutiple reasons. Has anyone used Racedeck or similiar tiling for their floor. Any advice from you all would be great. Any feeling about solid vs open tiles? I really like the freeflow, but my wife is worried about dirt and debris piling up under the tiles....

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    I love my epoxy have in the my garage and shop holds up to me working on cars
     
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    Agree. I live in AZ and at first had the tan epoxy, which was kind of tough to keep clean. I went with a red/black speckled mix second time around and mops up really nice and looks pretty clean most of time. Had this color for 7-8 years now with no problem.
     
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    Yes can't do the cheep stuff won't last
     
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    I installed a product called GarageDeck (probably same company that makes RaceDeck) back in 2010. Very easy to install, very sturdy, very easy to keep clean, and it looks sharp. I went with solid 12x12 textured interlocking tiles. The only issue I have run into is expansion of the tiles in direct sunlight. Garage faces west and in hot summer afternoons (if garage door is open) the tiles can expand quite a bit in direct sunlight. I followed the instructions in terms of leaving 3/4" gap at the walls, but I think another 1/4" to 1/2" would do the trick.
     
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    I have read that the prep for epoxy can be a bit much to do well (ie. diamond grind existing concrete). Did you guys do your own epoxy or have it professionally installed?
     
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    Thanks... I am leaning towards this...
     
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    I had my done by a professional just so I can get the commercial grade epoxy and make sure the prep work was done properly. My garage is approx. 23x26 feet and it cost me 1100.00. The prep work is the most important part to insure the epoxy sticks properly. If you want it to last, spend the extra $ now. You will regret it when epoxy peels after a couple of years and it is twice as hard to repair.
     
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    same with me and about same cost. The first tan epoxy I did, only lasted about 4-5 years and it started to peal in some places. The crew that did it this time acid washed the existing surface (don't think they had to do any sanding) and the new coating has been wonderful.
     
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    The guys that did mine sanded the entire floor. I think the main purpose is to remove any oil stains that is on floor so epoxy bonds. All I know is it was worth every penny. The dust in the garage is so minimal now and it is easy to clean.
     
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    Those look really nice. Going to get some quotes and make my final decision after some construction is completed.

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    I used the old floor from my kitchen and living room. One of those snap together floating floors. IMG95201309209516512995685.jpg
     
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    Forget the floor, I'd give up my epoxy floor to have Danica Patrick (without the fire suit of course), in my garage.....:)
     
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    I used the cheap Rustoleum epoxy floor paint about 9 years ago.

    My cars only see non winter driving, but my wife's car comes in with salt on it. On her side the paint has peeled in a few spots. My side still looks good. I am trying to convince her to park outside in the winter but she is not having it!
     

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