Check out using stamped concrete as a flooring material. It provides any type of design you may desire and is competitively priced with the Race Decks etc. It cleans up well and,IMHO, provides a unique appearance.eshrink said:Other than Race Deck, what other floor tiles have people been using. Which is the most robust and cost effective.
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Gene,Gene Cassone said:I had carpeting in my garage and ripped it out. I looked into racedeck as an option but I decided to go with porcelain tile (the strongest and impermeable). I put it down myself (winter project in our long cold dark winters) and used epoxy grout (indestructible) It is gorgeous!!! No regrets and though more expensive aren"t we and our cars worth it!! Check out photos in my gallery!
Gene,Gene Cassone said:The tile I used is porcellain. This means the color is all the way through the tile not just a coating. it is more durable than ceramic and rated a a load rating of 5 which is the most durable. Id it chips (which it should not) the color is all the way through so you will not notice small chips. I placed it over cement using a mortar that contains latex which allows some movement. The garage is heated and I run a dehumidifier during the summer (these are a must irregardless of the floor especially since I have some old alfas and ferraris that do not tolerate moisture changes well). The problem with silicine gouts is that they will discolor with time and they absorb stains and mold. The expoxy grout is instructable and I have not had and problems with cracking (after one year) and it is recommended for outside applications. The expoxy however is much more expensive than regular sand grout. The expoxy coatings are just that a coating and the cement especially if new will have settling cracks which will show through. If pouring a new floor better to wait a year for settling before appling tile (especially if not heated)
Chip,ChipBeck said:At Arizona GT Tech Day our host had a spectacular garage floor installed by Premier Garage, www.premiergarage.com , with wall mounted cabnets and workbench. It's not paint or tile, it's 4 colors in speckels and tough as nails. I had them do my garage last week and it's beautiful. You can't do it yourself but for those of us who wouldn't do it ourselves anyway, that's OK. I have a big 4+ car garage with an attached workshop and the floor cost for both was about $5000 plus the cabinet's I had them install. I love the result. :thumbsup
Any further update on how the Premier garages have held up? Since you and Chip both did them about 10 or 12 years ago, I'd love some updated feedback. I'd like do the Premierone if they do it back east, but I'm also considering the Race Deck tiles.I had Premier do two garages over the last 5 years. The oldest still looks great. I strongly recommend them.