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Old 09-05-2011, 08:59 PM   #1
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Ok I need advice so that I can do thugs right. I have a home with an upstairs room which is just a large empty game room. The room currently has carpet and plywood subfloor. What I want to do is apply a high gloss epoxy flooring. I was told that I will first need to install greenboard or cement backer board on top of the subfloor. From there I'm not sure how to prep that for the epoxy if someone can give me advice it would be great. I included a picture of what our goal is.

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Thanks for the reply but that like had not much to do with my question.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:16 PM   #5
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Where the heck are you getting your information so far?

Do you have your terms correct?

Greenboard is a drywall material for walls...there is no way it could ever be used on a floor.

Wait a minute I'm going to go back and read your first post again, it is too far off base for me to have read it correctly the first time.

I'll be damned! yup that's what it says.

So anyway the green-board is out.

Now, the cement board.

Cement board is used for an underlayment for ceramic and stone tile. Standard cement board always has quality control issues and it also wouldn't work for this purpose. You would never get it smooth enough to do what you are wanting to do. The alternative is "fiber cement board" which is a lot smoother to start with but there is no way to make the joints smooth. Then there is the issue of the imperfections that will be created by the fasteners you use.


Next I suppose there are cost constraints, is that correct?

Where did you get the picture?
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:20 PM   #6
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That picture is my goal I found it online. A contractor buddy of mine told me today I can add thin plywood on top of the existing subfloor add wood filler to cover all the sunken screws and gaps where the plywood edges meet then sand everything down till it's super smooth. After doing that I would prime then paint the floor white with two coats. After it's dried for 24 hours add a few coats of super high gloss epoxy that should get y floor looking like the pic. The best part is I avoid the use of concrete. Let me know what u think about this process.
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If the house settles or you have any movement the thin plywood would just show cracks in the epoxy. The reason I gave you that site was so that you could call the epoxy companies and see what they recommend.

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