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Old 12-19-2013, 02:45 PM   #5761
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We last finished with the new garage doors being installed and once again the building was sealed and secure.






While the new concrete floor was curing I started building some new cabinetry.

The plan is to put the shop together in an organized manner with everything in its place.


After a lot of difficulty with a decision I finally committed to an epoxy quartz floor.




The raw finish of the fiber glass reinforced concrete floor left a very course texture when cured.





The raw concrete would have to be prepped before epoxy could be applied.




A commercial shot blaster was brought in to strip the surface opening the pores of the raw concrete for the epoxy to bond.



The expansion cracks were resin filled and mesh reinforced.



The epoxy was floated and squeegeed level.






Three colors of quartz
were blended.




The quartz was mixed thoroughly.



The blended quartz was broadcast until refusal leveled smooth swept up and repeated until the build up was to the desired depth.





A epoxy quartz floor is more work but but worth the trouble.





The original stem walls were particularly rough and unsightly


With the quartz we could float and radius cove the old stem walls
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The electrical and communications floor boxes floated in level.






The three colored blend gave a natural granite appearance.




After the build up was complete a final coat of urethane was applied as a final sealer.

With the stem walls floated and radius coved I plan to use the pressure washer to clean the floor when needed.



With the flooring completed I can focus on organizing and out-fitting my new work space.


More to come..............


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Now thats beautiful attention to details.. I love how the final product turned out, against the white wall... It'll look natural
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:38 AM   #5762
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Holee shit, does everyone have to quote the entire goddamn post ?
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:07 AM   #5763
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have to quote the entire post ?
No.
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #5764
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:51 AM   #5765
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Holee shit, does everyone have to quote the entire goddamn post ?
especially when there are a dozen pics, and then multiple people include the same pics in their post.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:35 PM   #5766
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The photos can be edited out even on top of it.

There is a post in the XT thread that had over 1/2 of a page worth of links and stuff that was quoted fully twice almost in a row. so it took almost 2 full pages just for one post.





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Old 12-20-2013, 02:12 PM   #5767
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It's not hard to pick or highlight in the quote and backspace out all the unnecessary shit.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #5768
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Can someone educate me about this particular epoxy quartz floor? I have a 16x20 shed with plywood floor and would like to finish it... I watched through epoxy threads... still undecided, but this one looks great.

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I found your question interesting because I am looking at the opposite.
That is, covering my concrete floor with wood.

My new to me (old) garage has a typically cracked concrete floor that is COLD.
(This is in Anchorage Alaska where winter is long and cold)
I'm coming from the house we designed and built and I had put in-slab heat in the garage so I am used to a comfortably warm floor.
Options I am considering:
1. To run waterlines from the unattached house boiler and pour a new cap slab with PEX tubing for infloor heat.
2. Add a boiler in the garage just for the floor tubing and pour a slab.
3. To just lay plywood over the slab and paint the wood.

I have always preferred a wood shop floor to work on anyway and it is nice to not damage sharp tools by dropping them.
It would insulate the cold concrete and would stay warmer from the existing gas heater.

I would use thick plywood, probably the t&g flooring 1.25" (?) with a vapor barrier under it so it would stay flat.
Hopefully.
I could glue it down even.
I could run the PEX tubing under it with spacer plywood between the rows to support the floor plywood for a future heat source to replace the gas garage heater.

I would love to do a real hardwood floor but that is quite spendy and I would be painting the wood anyway.
Plywood would be easier and with edge gluing and bondo joint filling, a bit of sanding and then really good paint it should be good.

I think.

Anybody familiar with anything like this?
See any problems I am missing?

This is for my bike shop so no cars driving in and out to damage the paint.

I would use a good name brand exterior floor and porch paint since I don't see the benefit of expensive concrete epoxy floor paint..
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:59 PM   #5769
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Wood would be a decent flooring and probably good for insulation against cold. I do know it will be bad for using a normal creeper on since the wheels just dig in same with having to drag or slide stuff, but that may not be an issue. Getting it wet from snow ect and somehow drying the entire thing out may be problematic.

In floor Pex heating is nice but you really need to insulate hevily below the concrete so your not trying to heat 3 ft of ground. I put 3 inches of polystyrene panels under my slab(put as much as I could afford at the time) and have a normal house furnace that outputs on the bottom, then made rectangle spouts that the heat blows out right across the floor. They blow under the vehicles and in several directions.The floor is warm but most of the heat stays above ground. The worst thing I don't like about in floor heating is the time it takes to add 5 to 10 degrees if your going to work in there and had it turned down when you weren't.
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I would use a good name brand exterior floor and porch paint since I don't see the benefit of expensive concrete epoxy floor paint..
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I would highly recommend Pittsburgh Paint's Revitalize paint. I put it in my lawn trailer and the stuff has been fantastic. One would think with ~1200# on the rear tires they'd stick or the paint would peel. It's been flawless, after one season, so far.
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:25 PM   #5771
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cleaned up my work bench, up-cycled a old tire
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:28 PM   #5772
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Neat ! Makes it look like a porthole into the toolroom !






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Old 12-21-2013, 06:04 PM   #5773
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DualDogDaves Dog House Remodel Installment #4

In installment #3 the Epoxy Quartz floor was completed







It is now time for some office refinements.







The wood inlays will come out making a perfect relief for the flush mounted track system for my new sliding Mall Doors.





The glass door panels meet at the corner for lock-up.





They slide back for an open shop feel...





I will be experimenting with the placement of fixtures as I get more time.


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[QUOTE=scorpion;23041322]cleaned up my work bench, up-cycled a old tire


Cool photo of a Beech 18 on floats in that milk crate!
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