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Old 05-11-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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I am wanting to paint my garage floor, but before I go buy one of those fancy garage epoxy floor kits I wanted to double check something. My garage floor is not the smooth style concrete, it is a rough type, very lumpy. Think cottage cheese

Would one of these garage coatings just look weird on on a floor that is not smooth, or do these coatings somewhat flatten out the finish?

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Concrete is what it is. I am doubtful if a epoxy will fill in what you have explained.

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look into modular tiles like kiwi tile
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Our garage is designated 1/2 for the wife's car and storage, and the other half as my workshop and bike storage. I want so bad to put something like kiwi or racedeck down on my half, but at about 200 sq feet, I can't afford to right now Wife needs a new piano (she teaches lessons), I need new truck tires, a new weedeater, fridge...
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The floor coatings would be OK as long as you don't put the paint flakes on there. That is meant to make the floor look like linoleum. A single color would be OK applied with a 3/4" nap roller. That stuff will scratch however so be forewarned.
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The floor coatings would be OK as long as you don't put the paint flakes on there. That is meant to make the floor look like linoleum. A single color would be OK applied with a 3/4" nap roller. That stuff will scratch however so be forewarned.
I like the color fakes

actually I just called Quikrete and asked for their thoughts and they told me to first purchase their concrete refinishing kit, which is a mix that turns into a liquid that you pour over your slab and it basically refinished it to a smooth surface, he then said I would have to wait 60 days before I can do a floor finish kit.
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A lot of work but it's your floor. Just remember that it will scratch and any solvents spilled on it will affect it. I did my laundry room with it.
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The skim coating on the floor is a risky proposition, especially if you don't have experience with it. And the epoxy coatings aren't cheap.

I had a totally broken up and uneven slab -- poured in 1925 here in earthquake country.



There was no moisture barrier, so epoxy wasn't going to stick. Racedeck would have cost me an arm and a leg and I still would have had to smooth out the floor. So the cheapest/best option I found was ceramic tile. I got these from Home Depot for .68/sf (they're sometimes on sale for less).



They've held up great in my 440 square foot garage.



I had never installed tile before. It's a fair amount of work, but I've been really happy with the results.



I'm told that porcelain tiles (about a buck a square foot, on sale) are even harder. But mine have held up to a lot. My garage gets dirty on a regular basis:



And it's not difficult to replace one if it does break. A lot easier to create a seamless repair than with epoxy.




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