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    Just bought new place n looking to upgrade floorin

    of garage.

    What the consensus of cost effective solution?

    polypropylene plastic tile Vs paint?

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    2-part solvent based epoxy

    And I don't (personally) do the multi-colored flakes.

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    I used a two part epoxy. unless the concrete is

    brand new the most important thing if you use paint is the floor prep. I spent the extra and had mine professionally bead blasted casue it was 19 years old. first color coat is thinned as a primer. second color coat was think and color chips were broadcast into it while it was wet. ( i like it - looks like stone or granite and doesnt show dirt or marks as easy) - then two coats of clear epoxy. the epoxy stregnth is 11,000 pis (concrete is 3000 psi). Its really easy to sweep or dust mop. spills wipe right up.
    It cost me less than $2.50 per square foot installed as I did the paint myself. That is pretty cost effective I think compared to tiles etc.

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    I meant epoxy when I wrote "paint"

    Arent you involved with more labor on pre and after with epoxy than poly tiles?


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    Poly tiles...in my opinion

    1) Can't see/trouble shoot drips under my car
    2) liquids go through them and capillary effects make the mess worse (even if you have "solid" tiles...as far as I've seen they have seems where they are connected.
    3) The cement is not seald/protected from oil drips, battery acid, etc..
    4) I like the hangar deck look
    5) I think the epoxy is cheaper than tiles

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    Re: I used a two part epoxy. unless the concrete is

    What brand epoxy did you use?
    How is it holding up now?

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    I used Valspar...but I the packaging

    The packaging has changed, so I think the formulation has changed.
    My version used equal 1/2gallon portions of Part A and Part B to get a full gallon of the paint. Now it looks like the components are different?

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