My garage floor is not as neat as I would like tit to be: There are some oil
droppings from my engine and my wife's car leaves a lot of black blotches
from her tires when she turns her wheels in the garage while the car is
stationary (she has trouble getting in and out of the garage).
I would use an epoxy finish but there are some areas on the concrete floor
with efflorescence, which would probably make the epoxy flake off.
For appearance sake, can I just buy some sheet linoleum and glue it to the
affected areas of the garage floor? Would the linoleum stick to the hot
Has anyone tried this? Thanks
leave bare concrete, or replace the floor and epoxy it.
with high undervehicle temps linoleum is a fire hazard and will distort
under tires too.
theres special under vehiclew mats made for this application but sorry
dont know the name
It is better if the floor is dead clean before you put on the epoxy.
The kit (I've used 2 of them on a double garage) has an acid etchant.
Says concrete should be at least a couple of months old, etc.
There are drip pan you can slide under a car to catch oil drips. Maybe
$10 in any good auto parts store. I have a Jeep Cherokee that oozes oil
The tire problem is of concern... I have removed the epoxy in a couple
of spots with tire turning. I suspect I might not have gotten the epoxy
on thick enough. You should roll a genereous coat, IMHO.
If you're realy serious about painting the floor & wanting it to last
I would use Rustoleum Industrial DTM Epoxy Mastic (9100 System) 2
here's the tech info on prep & application
I've been using this product on shop, lab & garage floors for 20+
I have been extemely satisfied.
The last garage floor I painted was 5 years old when I prepped &
It had some oil spots & some small (larger than harline) cracks. The
stuff's been down for 6 years. Mountain environment, snow, sometimes
tire chains, road ashes. Some cars w/ small oil leaks.
No summer peel off (yet)
So far so good (again) looks like I'll get at least another 10 years
I'll need to recoat (not sure it will be needed but to maintain coating
integrity). With the
second go 'round, the stuff will probably outlast me.
I would not consider linoleum for a garage floor. It likely would not
hold up to the hot tyres and oils etc that would get on it, and I would not
want the potential fire hazard. I would also be worried about it becoming
slippery when wet or oily.
I have seen a couple of tile products, one I believe was a rubber based
product and the other something more like vinyl.
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