Let's see your Man Castle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZcacti, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Aanarchy

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  2. Easterner

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    You do.
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    http://garagejournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=20

    Flooring for garages is a big deal in that link.

    IMHO the best flooring for a garage that doesn't see too much welding is porcelain tiles. It will run $1-2 a sq ft if you install yourself, and is about the toughest floor you can get. Epoxy, which doesn't need to go under plastic tiles like Race Deck, is expensive, and can be less long lasting than many other forms of flooring.

    Jim :brow
  4. Aanarchy

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    Thanks!
  5. Aanarchy

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    Right, Race Deck, not Tech.

    And the epoxy requires some surface prep, even on a brand new floor like mine, I understand. I read the "grinding" thread on garagejournal.com.

    Got a link for porcelain tiles?
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  7. Aanarchy

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    Jack Olsen is a minor celeb on that site. He has been featured in several magazines. His floor got me interested in Porecelain. I did my VCT before I discovered Porcelain, or I would have gone in that direction.

    Jim :brow
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    I have been in a couple of garages with that Race Deck stuff and personally am not a fan. When you walk on it it sounds like you're walking on a pile of plastic sheets, very noisy to my ear. If you're thinking of going that route I would try to find a finished product to inspect.
  10. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    Nice Terminator...I have an 03 Black on black convertible Terminator myself. :clap
  11. ducnut

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    I prefer what you have, now.
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    Actually those are carpet squares designed for garages. I have race deck where I park my cars but it sure is nice to work on the bikes on carpet.

    Steve
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    I used 3/4" slat-board on two walls. I'll be able to hang stuff anywhere on the walls.

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    +1 for the Race deck. I've had it for a couple of years and been very happy with it. It still looks great, it's easy to clean and was the best solution for my older cracked concrete floor. I managed to put a deep scratch in a couple of tiles with a sharp piece of metal but they were easily replaced since I had some extra tiles. I had a few neighbors have problems with epoxy floors from several different brands/installers possibly due to the garage floor concrete type or age in the homes in my area.
    After having it for a few years, I would choose the Race deck again over the other options.
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    What did you do to the floor under the Race Deck? Any kind of sealer?

    And how well does this stuff drain? I'd be concerned about water getting under it and sitting there.
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    How do you like the feel/sound of walking on it?
  17. catalina38

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    I installed mine over bare concrete to allow any large spills of water to run out of the garage just as they would with out the tiles.
    The tiles have an air space to allow for the passage of air or liquid under them. They do have a hollow sound to them when walking
    with hard sole shoes but once they have cars, bikes and other objects on them it is much less noticeable. You can use landscaping fabric under them to reduce the sound but that will absorb spilled fluids and reduce to ability to have drainage under them.
    In my experience very little if any thing spilled on these actually goes under the tiles as the joints are very small but vary a bit due to changes in temp. When I got mine they had a garage journal member discount with free shipping and they came via UPS a few days later and my 6 yo daughter and I did the install in a few hours. The Race deck web site has tons of great photos and a design tool.

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    I've got a line on used Volleyball floors -- pretty much the same as race deck. About $1 a sq Foot. Anyone ever done this?

    The guy selling them says he has them in his garage with no issues.

    kfs
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  20. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Very nice facelift. :clap well done.


    Is that racedeck as well.