The epoxy floor kits with the colored chips - has anyone tried to apply
this over 1" ceramic glazed tiles? The tile was set in 1-1/2" of mortar
so there's really no removing it. I'm looking for quick and easy here.
W/o seeing the floor - no guarantees, YMMV, all caveats apply, and all
that crap. Probably work fine, but I haven't done so. I would take
into consideration the condition and age of the tile, incl. the subfloor
condition (under the mortar) and whether it is wood or slab.
The epoxy rock flooring has gotten somewhat popular on the west coast
for interior floors but remember, it's not maintenance free. It has to
be cleaned regularly and should be done once a year by a rug cleaning
outfit as it's somewhat porous and attracts dirt and believe it or not,
particles of dead skin from those who go barefoot much, which gives the
place a gymnasium smell.
1.5 inches of mortar? you mean thinset? Over an inch is really a lot to
be put down, were they trying to level the floor.
Removal is easy, sledge hammer to start and the local Ace Hardware rental
for a $50 a day electric floor scraper. Sweat and cursing is optional.
Although it'll be more expensive, you might want to conside
interlocking garage floor tile
http://www.garagecreations.com/Tile%20Flooring.html . They'r
definitely 'quick and easy', and you won't inherit as much maintenanc
as some of the epoxy products.
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Sorry, I wasn't referring to cleaning. I've heard some people complain
that their epoxy coated floor has chipped and peeled over time, so
they've had to occasionally make repairs. Maybe they didn't take the
time to properly prepare the surface prior to applying the epoxy. I
don't know. I imagine there are other factors like product quality and
climate that can affect the short and long term performance as well.
For less than half the price, you can get a "parking pad". Just roll it
out and be done with it: http://www.bltllc.com/parking-pad.htm
(the website isn't much to look at, but I'm really happy with
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