Garage Floor Coating


I am thinking of having my garage floor coated by either a Rustoleum product (installed by Home Depot) or by Premier Garage - I can not figure out if the material is any different.
Both companies offer similar descriptions including preparation of grinding and etching.
Anybody have any reason other than price to pick between them or experience with doing this in the first place?
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eventually the coating no matter how good will fail or wear. wait till home resale time to make it look spiffy
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Never accept anything for your garage floor except a two part epoxy system. Acid etching is used for fairly new concrete, serious grime cutting chemicals for older floors. Solvent based epoxy systems are more durable, water based OK for typical light traffic residential garage floors. The epoxy formulations are well proven in most cases. Sherwin-Williams has a good one, many others are in the market. Prep and painting are somewhat labor intensive and if the floor is in decent shape no grinding is needed unless some drainage problems must be corrected. Off hand, my gut feeling is that this may be an attempt to extract more profit from a simple paint job than is warranted by the conditions.
Joe
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Some might prefer linoleum, or paint. -----
- gpsman
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they melt wear fast and peel.
never accept anything but bare concrete for a garage floor till its time to sell then make it pretty..........
and laugh the next owner will be endlessely trying to keep it perfect.......
but you will be long gone with your money:)
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Concrete? It cracks.

This one is pretty pretty anyway, c. 1936. With drain, you don't see that much anymore.
I guess none of the previous owners had cars that leaked either, the driveway and garage are both stain free.
If I were going to go nuts I'd put in a floating plywood floor and linoleum that... if linoleum may be used as a verb. Classic checkerboard pattern. Maybe put some of those rubber bumpers like gymnasium floors have on the bottom.
If I got tired of it I'd zip it up with a circular saw. -----
- gpsman
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