I have a two-car garage (10' X 20') that is my workshop and the home of our
two compact cars (that get moved out every time I do any woodworking). I
looking at applying the Rustoleum EpoxyShield garage floor coating this
summer, liking the price (about $100 to do the whole floor). However, a
recent email from Rockler spawned a search in which I found the following
"garage floor cover" product:
It's definitely more expensive (around $500), but it has several advantages
over the epoxy coating that I can think of...
* much easier and quicker to apply (and then use...no waiting time)
* easier to clean (can hose and scrub down as needed, directing the water
through the channels to the outside)
* probably much less slippery
One possible disadvantage is that the ribbed cover (I'm not looking at the
"coin floor cover pattern") would make it a little harder to move my mobile
tool bases on, but probably not much more.
Does anyone have any experience with this product (or a similar product) and
have any reasons for/against it?
I do not have any experiance with the product, but I would think the ribs
would be a pain! No way you will sweep across the ribs and get the floor
I epoxied my garage floor last summer. I can not believe I waited so long to
do it. Everything cleans right up with little scubbing. Keep in mind I do
some auto repair, and wood working too. I was afraid that the floor would be
slippery, that has not been a problem at all. Grease and oil wipe right up,
and sweeping up the saw dust is a breeze. One or two gallons of water, a
little degreaser, and 15 minutes and the floor is spotless.
Do the epoxy, do not put any sand in it, you won't need it. Sand makes the
floor a little harder to clean as the dirt will stick around the sand.
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