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Old 23-12-2017, 09:30 PM   #1
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garage floor ideas

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Ive got a new build garage. Had it for just over 2 years now.

What would you recommend i should use to treat the floor as the dusty concrete is now getting annoying.

Don't want to spend a lot and ideally something I can do in a day.

was thinking something like this
http://www.wickes.co.uk/Ronseal-Diam...-2-5L/p/153834

It probably wont last but at least its better than nothing.
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Old 23-12-2017, 09:38 PM   #2
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I was in the same boat and ended up going for foam tiles rather than paint/sealing from
Halfords, garage refresh below for the pictures

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=373406

Still going strong, easy to clean and better to walk/detail on, plus cheap
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Old 23-12-2017, 09:39 PM   #3
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I put this down , I have since put down garage floor tiles to finish off. https://www.sealantsandtoolsdirect.c...CABEgLJf_D_BwE
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Old 23-12-2017, 10:03 PM   #4
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i went with the paint, red garage floor paint from wilkos. will you be putting the car in? if you do the heat from the tyres will lift the paint.

i tried the floor tiles but the car chewed them up.

like everything prep is more important than doing the paint. have a google/look on here - one kid last year killed his floor painting it.

have a look in the garage collection forum.
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Old 23-12-2017, 10:09 PM   #5
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Hi thanks for the ideas.

Yeah I will be parking my car in it (austin mini).

I.ll have a look at that sika dustproofing stuff. Certainly cheaper than the wickes paint
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Old 23-12-2017, 10:28 PM   #6
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Be aware many threads about over if you paint the amount of time you have to wait to use the garage may be a long time....... read wisely...
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Old 23-12-2017, 10:53 PM   #7
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Sorry to hijack this but I guess it is related. I currently use something similar to this.




I want some tiles, foam are not suitable. I could do with some that are durable and smooth which allow jacks and heavy wheeled equipment to be moved easily. Does anyone know of any specific garage tiles that meet these requirements ?
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Old 23-12-2017, 11:38 PM   #8
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http://mototile.com/ or similar
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Old 24-12-2017, 06:45 AM   #9
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Mine is painted with foam tiles on top, but as already mentioned, they are not suitable if you put the car in there. The Ronseal paint is very good, but this time of year it is going to take some time to fully cure. I’d give it at least a week before driving on it. Paint will only be as good as the surface it goes on to, so if it’s dusty concrete you might want to seal it first.

The alternative to painting is proper rubber commercial tiles like Motile, but if memory serves, you are looking at several £100 for a normal sized garage, but you wouldn’t have to worry about it again. There are also commercial treatments you can get people in to do, like latex screeds but again, there is a higher cost and curing time.

If the dust is the only problem then personally I’d give the cheapest option a go first and use a proper concrete sealer on it, probably cost you £25 and a days work.
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Old 24-12-2017, 11:46 AM   #10
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I painted my garage floor twice in the 13 years since we moved in, but both paints were lifted over time by the car driving in and out every day.

3 years ago I fitted the Halfords grey foam tiles in my garage.
I had some aluminium chequer plate laser cut to place where the wheels would sit, so they would spread the load over a greater area, instead of flattening and chewing up the foam.
Plates are about 450 x 300 x 3mm o/p

The garage floor looks just as good now as it did when I fitted it.

And all for the sum total of £70.

edit: and its great to walk on/work on when the cars out of the garage
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