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R!zz0
04-23-2013, 10:43 AM
I was thinking of coating my garage floor with an epoxy. While i'm at it, i was thinking that it would be pretty cool to have a Calgary Flames logo pasted in the middle of my garage floor. I don't know how to make that happen. Any ideas?

AndyL
04-23-2013, 10:53 AM
Fairly easily...

Use one of the base / clear products, put the base down, follow directions but it's usually 72hrs between coats - have someone paint the logo with a compatible epoxy based paint, then clear over (again remembering - need to allow cure / not allow too much cure)

But think long and hard about it - how often do NHL logo's change :)

Tik-Tok
04-23-2013, 10:57 AM
Don't those coatings typically start peeling after only a couple of years with our climate/road salt?

AndyL
04-23-2013, 11:09 AM
Depends on the product...

Typically the base/clear products do better; but are a crapton more expensive... 99% is proper surface prep, and planning (some products have specific temperature ranges and humidity needs). The stuff you find at home depot etc - isn't going to stand up, might get a year or two out of it...

:angel: AndyL might be doing a bunch of research and getting a bunch of training on this topic for some reason or another :angel:

R!zz0
04-23-2013, 11:18 AM
Thanks for the reply. The flaming c has been there since day one and hard to imagine them changing it.

How much am i looking at for something like that Andy? I bought the quickrete epoxy from lowes hopefully that will last for a while.

AndyL
04-23-2013, 11:40 AM
Honestly, I'm trying to wrap my head around the local garage coating companies pricing... I've gotten quotes from 800-9400$ for a 20x24 garage floor- there's been almost no consistency in product, coats, application, or preparation methods...

I know the product I'm going to do my own garage floor in - is well over the price of the lowest quote... (and that doesn't include the muriatic acid, or any other prep products)

DENZILDON
04-23-2013, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by AndyL
Depends on the product...

Typically the base/clear products do better; but are a crapton more expensive... 99% is proper surface prep, and planning (some products have specific temperature ranges and humidity needs). The stuff you find at home depot etc - isn't going to stand up, might get a year or two out of it...

:angel: AndyL might be doing a bunch of research and getting a bunch of training on this topic for some reason or another :angel:

+1

Surface Prep is the make or break of epoxy paint.

Call these guys

http://www.ippnet.com/calgary.html

They have products that the local home depot/lowes/Rona doesn't have.

gstone
04-24-2013, 07:04 PM
Epoxy yellows with UV exposure, it's a tough coating otherwise. Rizzo, I'll pm you with better options. I'm a concrete coatings formulation chemist, but won't advertise the company to adhere to the spirit of beyond.

gstone
04-24-2013, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by AndyL
Honestly, I'm trying to wrap my head around the local garage coating companies pricing... I've gotten quotes from 800-9400$ for a 20x24 garage floor- there's been almost no consistency in product, coats, application, or preparation methods...

I know the product I'm going to do my own garage floor in - is well over the price of the lowest quote... (and that doesn't include the muriatic acid, or any other prep products)

That's a huge price range. If you're a DIY'er and the slab is is great condition, you can coat it for $200-$400 with a really good coating (edit: the most stable and robust coating available from a manufacturer in Canada) . If there are low points or delamination on the slab, tack on another $150 or so to properly repair it. What sort of prep is needed? Is it dust and oil free?

** pm'd

Sugarphreak
04-24-2013, 09:36 PM
I'd love to do a black and white checker floor in my new garage... it is just shy of 900 sq/ft; so scared to ask the price haha

gstone
04-24-2013, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
I'd love to do a black and white checker floor in my new garage... it is just shy of 900 sq/ft; so scared to ask the price haha

If you're artistic enough, and good with some painters tape, and have 3 free days off from work, the cost of materials would be about $450 for a coating that will last ~12 years.

cidley69
05-02-2015, 07:45 AM
Looking for an industrial grade epoxy to do garage floor. I want to diy the install.

Anyone know where to buy this?

FraserB
05-02-2015, 10:08 AM
Acklands has it. Friend did his floor with it himself.

Proper prep is the biggest thing you need to worry about.

BerserkerCatSplat
05-02-2015, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
I'd love to do a black and white checker floor in my new garage... it is just shy of 900 sq/ft; so scared to ask the price haha

If you want a coloured pattern, something like Racedeck is probably the easiest way to go. Not the cheapest - my garage is about the same sqft as yours and after researching different flooring options I decided I'd better just learn to love concrete. :rofl:

Tik-Tok
05-02-2015, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by BerserkerCatSplat

after researching different flooring options I decided I'd better just learn to love concrete. :rofl:

:werd: Fancy floors are for people who don't actually work on their cars anyways. No matter how good the coating, you'll end up scraping and scratching it anyways, then it'll look ugly as hell.

thinmyster
05-02-2015, 03:03 PM
Race deck flooring. Probably what I'll end up doing.

cjblair
05-02-2015, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by Tik-Tok


:werd: Fancy floors are for people who don't actually work on their cars anyways. No matter how good the coating, you'll end up scraping and scratching it anyways, then it'll look ugly as hell.

Well, that's just not true. If you spend enough, you can get a tough one. My dad's had his epoxy garage floor for a while now - going on ten years - and we both do lots of work in there. When you clean it, it looks like new. It was not cheap at all though.

HomespunLobster
05-02-2015, 03:33 PM
Any recommendations on which product to use (brand and where to get it)

Rat Fink
05-02-2015, 03:41 PM
My epoxied floor is still looking great after almost two years. I've got a couple scratches from shimmying engine hoists around with engines hanging off them but no scratches through the coating. I've subjected the floor to all automotive fluids and even stuff like brake clean, gasket remover, varsol, etc. I've done a lot of automotive work on that floor and all I do for cleanup is hit the oily spots with brake clean and give them a wipe, and then mop my floor with water. if I had a bare concrete floor it would be an oily mess by now

Maxx Mazda
05-02-2015, 05:06 PM
Steer clear of the race deck. Biggest regret about the garage. It's durable, but remember any oil or fluids that you get on it will leak underneath and could sit there for years. Also, on a sunny day with the doors open, the floor will actually warp and start to lift as it expands and contracts in different places.

G
05-29-2015, 11:55 PM
I epoxied my garage this week. Took it all the way up the foundation.

http://I.imgur.com/VCCqH33.jpg

http://I.imgur.com/4rzUeSl.jpg

http://I.imgur.com/ke9rmwA.jpg

I'm putting proslat panels on the walls and coating the entire landing next week.

Pacman
05-30-2015, 07:07 AM
Looks great. What was the rough price to get that done?


Originally posted by G
I epoxied my garage this week. Took it all the way up the foundation.

http://I.imgur.com/VCCqH33.jpg

http://I.imgur.com/4rzUeSl.jpg

http://I.imgur.com/ke9rmwA.jpg

I'm putting proslat panels on the walls and coating the entire landing next week.

ExtraSlow
05-30-2015, 08:10 AM
Looks nice G. Was it a pain to deal with the vertical surfaces?

G
05-30-2015, 08:17 AM
Originally posted by Pacman
Looks great. What was the rough price to get that done?



I have a triple and it costs about $6500 for the flooring alone.

G
05-30-2015, 08:21 AM
Originally posted by ExtraSlow
Looks nice G. Was it a pain to deal with the vertical surfaces?

I didn't do this myself, I hired Ultimate Garage to go it. It sure looked painful because they had to use a grinder to grind the foundation walls and floor smooth. The they put some urethane type of thing in all the cracks and crevices. It was totally water proof before the epoxy was applied.

Maxx Mazda
05-30-2015, 09:08 AM
That looks great!

ExtraSlow
05-30-2015, 11:07 AM
Well, assuming the prep was done properly, you've got a great result that will last a long long time. Looks awesome.

egmilano
05-30-2015, 12:44 PM
Best stuff imo is sika epoxy.. the best prep is to shot blast your floor then grind out the cracks if any and fill them with the correct putty from sika. THEN clean clean clean and apply epoxy in steps. be patient ! Ive done a few floors and not ones peeled yet ! shot blast is the key to prepping correctly and use a diamond blade to smooth out and bs in your way !!

egmilano
05-30-2015, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by G


I didn't do this myself, I hired Ultimate Garage to go it. It sure looked painful because they had to use a grinder to grind the foundation walls and floor smooth. The they put some urethane type of thing in all the cracks and crevices. It was totally water proof before the epoxy was applied.


Nice floor dude ! sounds like they did a bang on job. I like how you did the foundation too..

benyl
05-31-2015, 12:19 PM
Originally posted by G
I epoxied my garage this week. Took it all the way up the foundation.

http://I.imgur.com/VCCqH33.jpg

http://I.imgur.com/4rzUeSl.jpg

http://I.imgur.com/ke9rmwA.jpg

I'm putting proslat panels on the walls and coating the entire landing next week.

Looks awesome. Pity about the pole in the middle.

Its strange, with the heated floor, I don't feel the need to do this.

navdeep
05-31-2015, 01:26 PM
I'm going to be doing my own got the stuff from Epoxy-Coat Canada coated me 800 for two kits has I have a 3 car garage


I was going to has a post in the middle as well paid extra for a bigger beam so I didn't need a post

Tik-Tok
05-31-2015, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by benyl


Looks awesome. Pity about the pole in the middle.


If it were round, he could at least get some strippers in there.

G
06-01-2015, 09:22 AM
Originally posted by benyl


Looks awesome. Pity about the pole in the middle.

Its strange, with the heated floor, I don't feel the need to do this.

My floor is heated too but I did it for the looks. The garage is the first thing I see when I come home from a long day so I hate having a messy garage.

I can now spray down my car on the driveway then drive it inside to soap up then spray off. Everything goes down the drain.

HomespunLobster
06-26-2015, 12:51 PM
If anyone is going to costco let me know if they have any on the shelf

http://www.costco.ca/.product.10328075.html?cm_sp=RichRelevance-_-categorypageHorizontalTop-_-PopularProductsInCategory&cm_vc=categorypageHorizontalTop|PopularProductsInCategory

Looking to try and pick some up this weekend to do my garage floor!

schocker
06-26-2015, 01:46 PM
That looks really good G


Originally posted by HomespunLobster
If anyone is going to costco let me know if they have any on the shelf

http://www.costco.ca/.product.10328075.html?cm_sp=RichRelevance-_-categorypageHorizontalTop-_-PopularProductsInCategory&cm_vc=categorypageHorizontalTop|PopularProductsInCategory

Looking to try and pick some up this weekend to do my garage floor!
I don't think they ever stock building supplies like that at the warehouse, probably online only.

I think I am finally going to remud my walls and get them ready for paint and then I can look at the floor. I don't have a drain but I had been looking at the weathertech tiles if I don't want to do all the prep for epoxy.

http://www.techfloor.ca/en/

Probably about the same price/slightly less effort than doing epoxy myself.

G
06-26-2015, 03:16 PM
Stairs are now done as well

http://i.imgur.com/hptqVBG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/l4RApTZ.jpg

R!zz0
06-26-2015, 03:20 PM
^ Looks great. And some people were right. Mine started to peel on couple spots and it looks ugly :barf:

G
06-26-2015, 03:25 PM
Originally posted by R!zz0
^ Looks great. And some people were right. Mine started to peel on couple spots and it looks ugly :barf:

This is how to do right with 20 year warranty against lifting. Prep is key

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G
07-04-2015, 02:16 AM
Finally all completed

http://i.imgur.com/i60zDsp.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YGG6U8U.jpg

Orbie
07-04-2015, 08:48 AM
Looks great, you have any problems with the R value on the garage door? It's the biggest thing holding me back from a door like that having a heated floor as well.

G
07-04-2015, 09:22 AM
I set the temp at 15 during the winter and I can wear shorts while working in the garage. I do like that it is all glass and aluminum because it's zero maintenance. A lot of moisture builds up the bottom of the glass panels so much so that it looks like a rain shower when I open the garage door during the colder winter days. I might get a fan this winter to see if it helps the humidity.

benyl
07-04-2015, 09:24 AM
Nice, was there a sale on rakes? Haha

I've never calculated what it costs me to hear the garage. But when it is -35 and it is still 15 inside mine, I don't care. The hardest part is getting the grandparents to understand that when they leave the garage door open, for 15 minutes, all the heat escapes.

benyl
07-04-2015, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by G
I set the temp at 15 during the winter and I can wear shorts while working in the garage. I do like that it is all glass and aluminum because it's zero maintenance. A lot of moisture builds up the bottom of the glass panels so much so that it looks like a rain shower when I open the garage door during the colder winter days. I might get a fan this winter to see if it helps the humidity.

I've tried a portable air conditioner that was also a dehumidifier. Barely made a dent. When I get rain showers, I open both doors for about 5 minutes and the man door for airflow to get the moisture out.

G
07-04-2015, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by benyl
Nice, was there a sale on rakes? Haha

I've never calculated what it costs me to hear the garage. But when it is -35 and it is still 15 inside mine, I don't care. The hardest part is getting the grandparents to understand that when they leave the garage door open, for 15 minutes, all the heat escapes.

Those racks were from doing my own landscaping in my previous house. Gold Rush did mine this time :thumbsup:

http://i.imgur.com/hf2FSbf.jpg

HomespunLobster
07-14-2015, 06:29 PM
http://i.imgur.com/tXz3UFQ.jpg

Did it myself. Turned out goo for a first time and learning how to do things. $900 roughly in supplies. Enviroepoxy from industrial pants and plastics. Two good coats down, top coat has silicate sand in in for traction. Acid etched the concrete before painting. If it doesn't peel within the next few years, a good sand then going to maybe paint again with the speckle. I understand why companies would charge $4000+ for a job. For me to finish off the concrete walls looking at another two hours of work (spread over cure times) and under $100 in supplies

Swank
07-29-2015, 05:20 PM
Just had mine done by Garage Granite (garagegranite.com) and am extremely happy with the results. Approx $3000 for 420 sq/ft. Apparently everybody goes with this color, but they have a number of different selections, and the samples they bring by are exactly what the finished product will be. Took 2 days to get done, started on a Thursday, was parking on it Sunday night.

http://www3.telus.net/cyberknight/Misc/Garage/GarageFloor01.jpg
http://www3.telus.net/cyberknight/Misc/Garage/GarageFloor02.jpg
http://www3.telus.net/cyberknight/Misc/Garage/GarageFloor03.jpg
http://www3.telus.net/cyberknight/Misc/Garage/GarageFloor04.jpg
http://www3.telus.net/cyberknight/Misc/Garage/GarageFloor05.jpg

Maxx Mazda
07-29-2015, 05:57 PM
That is fucking awesome!!!

G
07-29-2015, 10:17 PM
Looks great guys. :thumbsup:

G
10-06-2015, 03:00 PM
Added this today. Ultimate Garage is phenomenal to deal with.

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lamp_shade_2000
10-06-2015, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by G
Added this today. Ultimate Garage is phenomenal to deal with.

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That looks awesome!

stevelou
10-06-2015, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by G
Added this today. Ultimate Garage is phenomenal to deal with.

99GDA1bIH6Y


Do want!!!!!!!!!!!

Swank
10-08-2015, 10:02 AM
Sweet, how much for one of those $$$ ?

G
10-08-2015, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Swank
Sweet, how much for one of those $$$ ?

I didn't end up paying for it but I think initially it was like $1300 supply and install thereabouts. If you're mechanically inclined you can buy it direct and put it up in a few hours.