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Old 11-03-2010, 01:38 PM  
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Hey all,

I'm going through cleaning out a 3 car garage with bare cement floors. I'm looking to man cave one portion of the garage and was looking for some good ideas on the best flooring to use. Whichever it is I'm going to put it on the entire 3 car part.. not just the one car side.

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Old 11-10-2010, 10:56 AM  
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gotogregg, I have seen you on other forums. I know you work for HD. You are not supposed to advertise here.



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I used Rustoleum Epoxy and it turned out well. The kit comes with a citric acid to etch the existing surface, and this is the most critical step. If you don't etch properly, the epoxy will not bind. I also added additional sand and more chips for really good traction, and has held up great with a "no slip" finish for the last year. Below is a few pics of my floor.

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How long did it take you to do that yourself havasu?

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The first day is spent clearing out the garage and disconnecting the sink. Then the floor is washed up good with detergent, and finally adding the citric acid etching. After a few rinses, the garage is squeegeed (sp) out, and allowed to dry.

Second day (actually about an hour) is rolling on the epoxy, after prepping the walls.

Third day it's ready to walk on and reinstall the appliances, then depending on the warmth..

Fourth day drive on it.

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Old 11-10-2010, 11:47 PM  
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OK great! I really appreciate both your ideas. I'll look into which would work for us but I think we could go either way. Yes, we are going to put a couch or two, chairs, tv, a little bar and fridge. Havasu that looks great! Thanks for posting the pics.

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Thanks for the compliments. I know the professionally installed epoxy is sturdier, but at $3000 versus $120, I'll take my chances.

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Gregg, your links go to H.D. What part of "NO ADS" do you have trouble with, maybe I can help you......

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Gregg popped up on several DIY forums advertising for HD. I assume they pay him to do this. He has been removed from some of the forums.

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I personally don't have a problem with this. He is still providing ideas to help the homeowner, and although the picture is from a company he works for, it is still a visual reference for the homeowner.



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