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Old 04-25-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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What to do with Garage floor?

I have a concrete garage floor, live in the NE USA. I have sealed the concrete twice over the years and for the last two years painted it with garage floor paint. The paint comes off without trying. So should I just remove the paint and leave it or is there a floor cover that does not cost big $$ that I can use and will stand up to the road salt and hot tires?
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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I've used sheet linoleum as a moisture barrier on garage floors.

A hardwood board is used for the bike's stands or a floorjack as protection.
Cheap & avalible in several widths.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:04 AM   #4
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Plastice tiles??
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:25 AM   #5
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http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...u=SPM209372739

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Old 04-25-2011, 11:26 AM   #6
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Do you actually need any traction in the garage?
http://www.amazon.com/Amerimax-Produ.../dp/B000H5OC7U
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:38 PM   #7
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dosen't the existing concrete floor already "stand up " to road salt n hot tires? how hot of a tire are we talking about, anyway?
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:55 PM   #8
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You say you sealed the concrete, but did you etch it before painting? If not, the paint won't stick as the floor is too 'slick'.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:29 PM   #9
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Even after etching, washing & applying as directed the Seal Krete has peeled. Paint peels on garage floors in my world! Those expensive looking tiles would be lovely but out of my current budget.

I have to say I used a terra cotta color with the flakes & it looked fabulous until we actually applied weight!
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:24 PM   #10
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Its Not bonding, or staying bonded? Is it possible that there is moisture coming through from the ground preventing bonding?
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:37 AM   #11
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I've seen a couple examples of polished concrete that looked pretty nice.. No idea how much that costs though...
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:44 AM   #12
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Check out this fourm they deal with questions like yours all day long:

http://garagejournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=20
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:16 PM   #13
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Its Not bonding, or staying bonded? Is it possible that there is moisture coming through from the ground preventing bonding?

^This -- duct tape a sheet of plastic to the floor, and a foot square, with the tape sealing all for sides of the square.

come back in a day or two -- I'm betting there will be moisture on the underside of the plastic -- no paint will stick so long as that happens.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:24 PM   #14
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Sealer,primer

One of my suppliers has a sealer/primer liquid that mixes 2:1 with latex. Can be sprayed on with an airless gun or painted on with a brush. We have used it to seal and decorate foundations, lasts for ever with that application. If you try it on your garage floor .....maybe. You should be able to find some thing similar at your local paint store. Sherwin/Williams has it if they are in your area.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:44 PM   #15
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I've never understood why someone would want to paint a garage floor!!! Your taking a chance it won't last, painted floors show all the grime, tire marks, floor jack marks, chip and need to be kept cleaner that naked concrete. IT's a garage floor for crying out loud not a show case or museum. If you don't plan on doing any work in there, paint it if you must and maybe if your prep it right and the stars are aligned it might hang in there for you. If it doesn't work out how's it gonna look? Chip concrete, hows it gonna look?
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