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Got this from Speedway Motors. Some of you may want to look at this for your garage flooring. Very nice looking for those who may have a finished car they park in their garage. I don't have a garage, but it could look good in my shed. LOL

Could even set it outside and park your parts car on it to make the parts car look better and maybe even the wife would let you keep the parts car next to the garage instead of in the backyard woods. (y)

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Jim, links goes to Gmail :unsure:

Ok, thanks. Got it corrected. The ad was from my gmail and I thought I was copying the link. You didn't look at my gmail porn collection I hope. o_O
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So how do you clean the mess underneath......my GTO and Corvette both like to leave their "marks' :)
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That's what I was thinking, why would you want something with slots in it? How can you sweep it clean and I wouldn't want to kneel on it very long. What about dragging a jack across it or dropping a small screw, it's gone in the grooves I guess.
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That's what I was thinking, why would you want something with slots in it? How can you sweep it clean and I wouldn't want to kneel on it very long. What about dragging a jack across it or dropping a small screw, it gone in the grooves I guess.
Watch the video. You can unsnap the panel(s) to clean underneath if needed. They said a shop vac sucks most of the stuff up that goes down inside like grinding chips and the like. I suppose the weave is tight enough that you can roll a jack across it.

As they pointed out, sealing the concrete with an epoxy paint eventually will wear through/out with a lot of use, so this was a better alternative. I can't see it being used for heavy shop use and car building, but probably holds up well in moderate once in a while car repairs. I think it is more for the "show" garage - the same as one would put down one of the many surface textures/colors on concrete. I can't see someone building or doing heavy work on one of those type floors either and it holding up. I don't think any coating/overlay would hold up when really building a car from the ground up - that's only in TV land where they stay pristine for the entire build. ;)
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I got this same add. Love Speedway Motors. They ship super quick and everything I've ordered from them comes in well packed.

Anyway, I've considered something like this for my floor as it is slightly cracked and has epoxy paint that has worn through. Downside is my garage gets way more than occasional use and it looks like business may be picking up. I can't stop tinkering on the LeMans and dad's Vette leaves more than a mark wherever she goes. I'll need to fix the leaks if I plan to run any track days with it.
Whoa... I went to their web site and used their planning tool. For me to put that in my whole shop, in a single standard color, would cost me around $11,000.00. Mrs. Bear and I did it in epoxy for about $1000. After 8 years of my abuse, it still looks decent.

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I second Bear's comments. I did my house garage in epoxy about ten years ago, and it looks OK now but shows some wear. I may have spent $200 on it at the time, but man was it a lot of work! I used the EpoxyShield system from a local big-box store. After considering several options, including the one described above, I had local professionals (not the guys who advertise everywhere) epoxy coat my oversized two-car detached garage two years ago for about $3K. They extensively prepared the surface and put down several different coats over several different days. It still looks like the day it was installed, and you could eat off it. The difference between my epoxy coating and the professional is amazing, there really is no comparison. It's tough, and so far anything I've spilled on it wipes right up. I would definitely go the professional route again. I don't know how it would hold up in a commercial setting, but I imagine it would likely work as well as one of the other options.
Its a bit pricey 15"x15" square 50+ dollars. The only use I would have is in winter letting a snowy car melt. I only used sealer on concrete never been a fan of epoxy floors. The shop will get sealed naturally with as much stuff that gets on it.
I have been calling in favors al over for my house build ( being as i work in construction for a custom home builder) on one my favors is the painter is going to do the epoxy ( with the flakes) for 4 bucks a foot! Usual price is 6. Garage is 813 sq ft! However, one of his demands was to do it after the co, as he doesn’t want builder to know what he’s charging me! Lol
Whoa... I went to their web site and used their planning tool. For me to put that in my whole shop, in a single standard color, would cost me around $11,000.00. Mrs. Bear and I did it in epoxy for about $1000. After 8 years of my abuse, it still looks decent.

Bear
$11,000! How big is your shop? At that cost, I would have gone with epoxy too.
I have been calling in favors al over for my house build ( being as i work in construction for a custom home builder) on one my favors is the painter is going to do the epoxy ( with the flakes) for 4 bucks a foot! Usual price is 6. Garage is 813 sq ft! However, one of his demands was to do it after the co, as he doesn’t want builder to know what he’s charging me! Lol
Good friend of mine had a new house with an extra large 3 car garage. He used epoxy with the flakes and it looked awesome. He admitted that he had painted about a 10 x 10 area and with the Mrs. looking on, stood back to admire his work. “Where are the flakes?“ she innocently asked. He dropped his roller and threw the flakes by hand and balanced some on the end of a long board, leaned out and sprinkled them the best he could. We both laughed when he told me the story. Truth be told, if he had not confessed his goof, I would not have known. Final job looked great.
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$11,000! How big is your shop? At that cost, I would have gone with epoxy too.
It's "only" about 2,250 sq ft. 😁

It's one of the reasons we bought the place out here in the country. There was already a 30' x 50' workshop on the property. Actually, just a bare steel un-insulated building on a concrete floor. All it had was electricity - no plumbing, no internet, no HVAC, and the roof/ceiling was only about 8 feet high though, so I couldn't really put a lift in it.

We originally bought the property as a weekend getaway. There was an old house here already but not really suitable for full time occupancy. It was so old that all the electrical outlets were the 2 prong, ungrounded type. When my bride convinced me to move out here permanently, we "got rid" of that house and lived in a 30ft 5th wheel RV for a year while our new house was being built. At that point I ran water from our well up to the shop just so we could hook onto that source for water to the trailer after the old house was gone.

Fast forward a couple-three years, toss in a nice bonus I got from where I was working at the time, and I started looking for people who might be able to raise a section of the roof to make room for a lift. My angel of a wife said, "Why don't you just add on?" -- grin -- so before she could change her mind we added on a 30 X 25 x 16 foot high section to the building (turning it into an L shape). I built a full bathroom in it (myself), added a ton of lighting and power (myself), had the whole thing insulated with spray foam (hired out), put in 3 window type AC-Heatpumps (myself), and she and I put down the epoxy floor coating. So, now I've got my dream shop. Here's a link to a video tour I made shortly after we finished it. My dream shop

It's nowhere near that clean now, and I've added more "stuff" - computer, internet link, reloading bench, dryer, more engine parts, parts washer, welders, and I did finally get another tool box - the biggest one that Home Depot had. It's massive, and for the first time in my life all my tools are organized and I can find them, that is, when I don't leave them out somewhere and forget where I left them.

Bear
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Careful if you have a lopey cam in your goat! 😂 😂 😂

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It's "only" about 2,250 sq ft. 😁

It's one of the reasons we bought the place out here in the country. There was already a 30' x 50' workshop on the property. Actually, just a bare steel un-insulated building on a concrete floor. All it had was electricity - no plumbing, no internet, no HVAC, and the roof/ceiling was only about 8 feet high though, so I couldn't really put a lift in it.

We originally bought the property as a weekend getaway. There was an old house here already but not really suitable for full time occupancy. It was so old that all the electrical outlets were the 2 prong, ungrounded type. When my bride convinced me to move out here permanently, we "got rid" of that house and lived in a 30ft 5th wheel RV for a year while our new house was being built. At that point I ran water from our well up to the shop just so we could hook onto that source for water to the trailer after the old house was gone.

Fast forward a couple-three years, toss in a nice bonus I got from where I was working at the time, and I started looking for people who might be able to raise a section of the roof to make room for a lift. My angel of a wife said, "Why don't you just add on?" -- grin -- so before she could change her mind we added on a 30 X 25 x 16 foot high section to the building (turning it into an L shape). I built a full bathroom in it (myself), added a ton of lighting and power (myself), had the whole thing insulated with spray foam (hired out), put in 3 window type AC-Heatpumps (myself), and she and I put down the epoxy floor coating. So, now I've got my dream shop. Here's a link to a video tour I made shortly after we finished it. My dream shop

It's nowhere near that clean now, and I've added more "stuff" - computer, internet link, reloading bench, dryer, more engine parts, parts washer, welders, and I did finally get another tool box - the biggest one that Home Depot had. It's massive, and for the first time in my life all my tools are organized and I can find them, that is, when I don't leave them out somewhere and forget where I left them.

Bear
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It's "only" about 2,250 sq ft. 😁

It's one of the reasons we bought the place out here in the country. There was already a 30' x 50' workshop on the property. Actually, just a bare steel un-insulated building on a concrete floor. All it had was electricity - no plumbing, no internet, no HVAC, and the roof/ceiling was only about 8 feet high though, so I couldn't really put a lift in it.

We originally bought the property as a weekend getaway. There was an old house here already but not really suitable for full time occupancy. It was so old that all the electrical outlets were the 2 prong, ungrounded type. When my bride convinced me to move out here permanently, we "got rid" of that house and lived in a 30ft 5th wheel RV for a year while our new house was being built. At that point I ran water from our well up to the shop just so we could hook onto that source for water to the trailer after the old house was gone.

Fast forward a couple-three years, toss in a nice bonus I got from where I was working at the time, and I started looking for people who might be able to raise a section of the roof to make room for a lift. My angel of a wife said, "Why don't you just add on?" -- grin -- so before she could change her mind we added on a 30 X 25 x 16 foot high section to the building (turning it into an L shape). I built a full bathroom in it (myself), added a ton of lighting and power (myself), had the whole thing insulated with spray foam (hired out), put in 3 window type AC-Heatpumps (myself), and she and I put down the epoxy floor coating. So, now I've got my dream shop. Here's a link to a video tour I made shortly after we finished it. My dream shop

It's nowhere near that clean now, and I've added more "stuff" - computer, internet link, reloading bench, dryer, more engine parts, parts washer, welders, and I did finally get another tool box - the biggest one that Home Depot had. It's massive, and for the first time in my life all my tools are organized and I can find them, that is, when I don't leave them out somewhere and forget where I left them.

Bear
I like the way your angel of a wife thinks. Just add on. You should’ve thought of that. I couldn’t see anything at “My dream shop” except a post that “Something went wrong”.
Only 2250 sq. ft. You poor guy. Mine is 400. I should not complain or PontiacJim will weigh in. He has no garage and no room to build one.
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Did the link not work? I may have munged it somehow - I just re-edited it.
Hmmmm. Here is a 17'6" x 17'6" mat (complete kit) for $1,632.00 - about $5.30 a square foot.

The smaller mat, 8'4" x 17'6" is $804.00 and 8'6" x 17'6" is $924.00

If I had 2,250 sq feet (my home is only 1150 sq ft), I would not be tiling the entire garage either, just under my cars. But for most of those who have the "typical" car garage, it would be a reasonable cost in my opinion.

I have a 12X12 level cement slab I work on that I built a simple A-frame roof over it and then added my tarps to the sides to enclose it to work out of the weather. I added eight 12V overhead panel lights to illuminate it when needed. 12V battery connected to a solar panel and a typical on/off light switch does the trick. Installed a fan/filters on the ends below the roof and it works perfect when spray painting.

So not fancy, but practical and does what I need. I painted the concrete when I first poured it, its all worn away 20 years later from use and exposure to the elements. Don't plan to repaint it either.

The squares/mat might be nice, but I roll an engine hoist on the slab, cut/weld metal on the slab, hammer stuff on the slab, spray paint/undercoat on the slab, and get oil/grease/spilled paint on the slab - but have not had sex on the slab because it was not enclosed until recently. 🥰

So the squares/mat would not work for me, but if I had a finished car and a "typical" garage, the squares/matt would be for me - I like it.


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