The floor of my recently inherited garage is in a bad way. The surface
is disintegrating, liberating dust and aggregate, and leaving large
but shallow depressions. The proper remedy would be to dig it up and
re-lay it from scratch, but that's not going to happen. The
alternatives that I envisage are a wash of dilute PVA, which doesn't
strike me as being very substantial and probably not very effective or
long term, or a layer of levelling compound, possibly after a
preliminary treatment with PVA.
Thoughts and alternatives please.
Quite by chance, when we had our kitchen redone, I took up the old
'cushion' flooring and put it in the garage. The idea was to show the
chap laying the replacement the shape to help him cut out the new stuff
etc (the new layout was much the same).
While the garage floor wasn't in bad condition, like all concrete
floors, it is dusty etc. The cushion floor doesn't cover it all but more
than enough to be worth while (its is a double garage and the kitchen
Oil etc just 'wipes up', much less dust when cleaning etc. No trouble
with slipping etc.
I'd not suggest buying new cushion floor but, if you can get some that
is being disposed of, it is worth considering.
Suspect someone is claiming a benefit under false pretences? Incapacity
Benefit or Personal Independence Payment when they don't need it? They
On Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:15:48 +0100, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
When I built a shed from scracth about 8 years ago the floor was 18mm WBP. I
painted it with a water-based(!) B&Q fence gloop of a horrible colour (too
lurid to be used outside). It's a bit worn arount the doorway but OK.
After re-roofing the brick shed last year I used the same stuff on the sound
concrete floor and so far it's OK and there's no dust.
Obviously no good for poor concrete.
Having looked in a bit more detail this one looks like it's beyond
resuscitation and will need breaking out completely and a new floor
Can anyone suggest a hard-wearing screed that will tolerate being used
as a workshop floor, preferably without needing painting to prevent dust?
On Sunday, 2 April 2017 19:31:53 UTC+1, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Maybe you're right, but... I can't help remember one wall that was disinteg
rating, stuff fell off every time it was touched. Plenty of very dilute pva
later it was solid enough to refinish and serve many more years. Then ther
e was another wall where the plaster had crazed into pieces, many of which
were wobbling slightly. Pour dilute pva down the back of the plaster pieces
and it all became a solid finish again. What have you got to lose trying s
ome dilute SBR?
Concrete dusts, its the nature of the thing. Epoxy is the ultimate concrete
finish. A soaking in SBR could certainly help.
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