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so wanting to bling up the garage now the evora is in pride of place, walls can be painted and adorned with car pics etc, lighting changed but what about the floor ?? atm it is just the tampered concrete finish (not smooth but not pot holed!) what have you guys used in this instance and how did you get on with the varying products ?? self levelling compound can be a bugger, never used epoxy resin before, any thoughts / advice be gratefully received !!  as would pictures of ya garage !!

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I’ve got commercial carpet in mine, rubber backed oil and bleach proof etc  works fine and looks as good as new after roughly 14 months down  

has to be tiles (IMO)  😎

Mine.  

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I used these from Big Dug and have had them down for a couple of years now with no issues and even with cars stood in one place for 5 months no issues presented re indented tiles etc.

https://www.bigdug.co.uk/mats-flooring-c402/garage-flooring-c20293/interlocking-floor-tiles-c20294/value-interlocking-vinyl-floor-tiles-p14434

They are easy to keep clean (brush, mop or vaccum). Extremely durable. Easy to replace if needed. And create a barrier between the cold floor and the garage so much nicer to kneel, lie on when working on stuff. They are economical.

I would also seriously recommend a garage door floor seal as below. Stops dust, water, leaves etc from being blown into the garage etc.

https://www.garagedoorseals.co.uk/c-rubber_floor_seal_kits.htm

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Got carpet on my garage floor... not all of it... about 2/3... doubles as a gym and workshop... with occasionally one end of a car inside when work needs to be done and the weather is real crap... Er the carpet wasn't new... taken up from our dining room... It does get vacuumed occasionally 🙂 heh heh heh.

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That’s also my next job. Done the walls and now the floor to do do.

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I just sealed my concrete floor. Stops it ‘dusting’ and makes spills easier to clean up. I did consider a 2 pack floor paint but it’s relatively expensive and mine’s a working garage so good enough for me.

 

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9 hours ago, windymiller said:

so how was that to prep and lay ?? take it you add a catalyst ?

It was in a new house. The concrete had been poured months before, but no spills yet. I did have to grind the floor, since the new concrete crust isn't great for adhesion. I rented a concrete floor grinder, took a few hours. I washed the dust off. The pouring of the polycuramine epoxy is fast and simple. It comes in two parts of a pouch that you squeeze one part into the other and then mix for 15s. Pour it out and spread with a roller. I have a 3 car garage and it took approx 3 kits of the 2.5car garage to get the coverage that I wanted. I also sealed the seams with Sika sealant.

I used 

https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/rocksolid/garage-floor-kits/polycuramine-garage-floor-coating-kit

 

Nice thing is that all the dirt and salt from the winter driving, just wipes off!

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On 14/04/2021 at 21:03, windymiller said:

thats kinda what my concrete looks like, have you any thoughts on  flooring ?? 

I’m pointing towards the resin option right now but need to look into it more yet. I’ve tried to seal concrete garage floors before but somehow the paint always lifts in places so that’s why I’m leaning towards resin.

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im not sure if i will have to lay self levelling first of wether the resin has self levelling properties to a degree, might phone a company up tomoz and ask for a few pointers

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10 hours ago, Screem said:

I’ve got commercial carpet in mine, rubber backed oil and bleach proof etc  works fine and looks as good as new after roughly 14 months down  

Room for another Lotus on the other side?

I am amazed at how tidy a lot of peoples garages are, mine has loads of other stuff in, logs drying out, spare wheels, chain saws, garden tools, spare other car parts. My spare front/rear bumpers, more spare wheels (at least 12), spare juliet balcony, more logs, small hay bails, metal roofing sheets, spare freezer and other furniture  are in my stables.

I have painted the garage floors with wickes floor paint but it does lift off, particularly under the lotus. Will probably consider laying  the 60cm x 60cm interlocking  tiles

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mine was a tip till first lockdown, double garage never had a car in it !! then i put in some kitchen units for storage and just started to sell or mostly throw stuff as the incentive is more car space !!!

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coming round to the idea of the industrial carpet although i think im gona have to latex the floor first in any case, good call on the slip factor of resin given climate etc

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31 minutes ago, windymiller said:

coming round to the idea of the industrial carpet although i think im gona have to latex the floor first in any case, good call on the slip factor of resin given climate etc

Windy, many swear by Porcelain Tiles but once you crack one (a pain to dig out and replace) and very costly.

Why do you need to latex the floor?  If you use an industrial carpet the chances are it will have a latex type backing anyway?  I could understand you sealing the floor if contact to stop dust, but then, once fitted with a properly backed carpet that won't be an issue anyway surely.

The other thing I forgot is the rubber/vinyl on a roll - basically looks like the tiles, but laid like a carpet.  Not sure of prices but again you can lift it if you move so could economical too. Something like this and again the floor underneath would not need to be sealed:

https://www.rubberco.co.uk/selectedsize/non-slip-heavy-duty-rubber-flooring-rolls-studded-dot-penny-pattern-rolls-cut-lengths/10250?gclid=Cj0KCQjw6-SDBhCMARIsAGbI7UiYgZ3-t6vvUHKPs0On94hMEMTgUabvkP_ay_pK8lcNNF4_e9Xm8AsaAl2aEALw_wcB

 

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TBH, I was wondering about using click vinyl, but tarting up the garage is a bit of a way down my to do list currently.

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29 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

Windy, many swear by Porcelain Tiles but once you crack one (a pain to dig out and replace) and very costly.

Why do you need to latex the floor?  If you use an industrial carpet the chances are it will have a latex type backing anyway?  I could understand you sealing the floor if contact to stop dust, but then, once fitted with a properly backed carpet that won't be an issue anyway surely.

The other thing I forgot is the rubber/vinyl on a roll - basically looks like the tiles, but laid like a carpet.  Not sure of prices but again you can lift it if you move so could economical too. Something like this and again the floor underneath would not need to be sealed:

https://www.rubberco.co.uk/selectedsize/non-slip-heavy-duty-rubber-flooring-rolls-studded-dot-penny-pattern-rolls-cut-lengths/10250?gclid=Cj0KCQjw6-SDBhCMARIsAGbI7UiYgZ3-t6vvUHKPs0On94hMEMTgUabvkP_ay_pK8lcNNF4_e9Xm8AsaAl2aEALw_wcB

 

floor has tamper lines in it and just thinking latex self levelling compound be a good way to iron those out, ive a lad i know that supplies and fits carpets and hes a petrol head too so might just get some ideas from him,

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11 hours ago, windymiller said:

hmm that looks fab but so does the carpet !!! what sort of cost per m2 is the carpet ??

Cheap as chips but needs prepping correctly with screed and need glueing down too. 

 

https://www.onlinecarpets.co.uk/carpets/backing/gel-backed-carpets/primavera-gel-backed-carpet.html

 

 

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Heavy duty floor paint on sealed concrete isn't great. It chips very easily and lifts off under tyres. 

I use a mix of floor paint, cheap rubber backed carpet tiles under the tyres of parked cars and several heavy duty 2.3m x 5.2m G Floor garage floor protecters in the workshop area which are available from Costco.

 

https://www.costco.co.uk/Tyres-Automotive/Garage/Garage-Flooring/G-Floor-75-x-17ft-23-x-52M-Floor-Protector/p/112281

 

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As someone who's tried to rinse dirt/oil/anything out of carpet... It takes for F'ing ever and a metric tonne of water and soap!

I can't see using it in a garage, especially with a car that is ever driven in the rain/mud/snow/salt.

 

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