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Garage floors WOTL needed

What is the best product to use on a new garage floor? I need something to make the concrete look better,prevent stains,but be non-slip. Open to all suggestions.

First garage; Look good,stain free. Probably not a working garage, for car storage only.

Second garage. Looks not as important, durability tops, might see a car occasionally.

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What is the best product to use on a new garage floor? I need something to make the concrete look better,prevent stains,but be non-slip. Open to all suggestions.

First garage; Look good,stain free. Probably not a working garage, for car storage only.

Second garage. Looks not as important, durability tops, might see a car occasionally.

Thanks in advance for your wisdom and input.


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Little on the expensive side, butt at least call 'em and git edjumacated.

Sundek - google it, or check your yellow pages, or call a pool company for info. One time application and you're set. Easy clean. Make sure the garage floor has at least a 28 day cure if brandy new. Attend to existing cracks first, if there are any. Good luck - shout when it's tech session ready!!
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Check out this system & reviews here!

Existing floor prep is key to success with any epoxy system.

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You can get the Epoxy kits, with color flakes, many places. Lowes has them. It makes a really nice floor, and you can pick the color combination you want. My son in law just did his, came out really nice.

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Dan I use THIS from Home Depot. It works great.

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I have this bookmarked for when the time comes.
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Good luck - shout when it's tech session ready!!
Some good info here, thanks.

Dick, Like our daughter will ever let us use her garage.

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I used the EPOXY for my garage floor, looks great and easy to clean as nothing sticks to it. But even with the sand added , when wet it is extremely slippery. I now have to put carpet runners on the areas where we walk.
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I used the Rust-Oleum Epoxy on my workshop floor, new concrete, and my attached garage, old concrete. Both applied about about 2 years ago. With the application of the included vinyl color chips the floor is not slippery when wet, easy to clean, does not stain with spilled liquids (even spilled some oil base wood stain and it wiped up without a trace) haven't seen any chipping due to dropped tools or parking bikes on side stand. Probably not as robust as some of the other coatings use in commercial applications but it's a whole bunch less expensive and so far has held up just fine for typical residential use.

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With the application of the included vinyl color chips the floor is not slippery when wet, easy to clean, does not stain with spilled liquids (even spilled some oil base wood stain and it wiped up without a trace) haven't seen any chipping due to dropped tools or parking bikes on side stand.
I recently had the Sherman-Williams coating installed. I also had installed the flakes and sand (non slip material). I can place my bike on the center stand without marking or damaging the floor. How do you clean your floor, and with what? With the sand (grit material) to make it non slip, I would think that it would chew up sponges. I would like to try a sponge first, then may have to go with a mop.
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I recently had the Sherman-Williams coating installed. I also had installed the flakes and sand (non slip material). I can place my bike on the center stand without marking or damaging the floor. How do you clean your floor, and with what? With the sand (grit material) to make it non slip, I would think that it would chew up sponges. I would like to try a sponge first, then may have to go with a mop.
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I didn't add sand, just the vinyl color chips. For cleaning I just vacuum then use soap and water and an old fashioned mop. If necessary I hit the stubborn spots with a scrub brush. rinse with clear water and use a floor squeegee to finish up.

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