Author Topic: Epoxy Flooring  (Read 1463 times)

henrymcarey

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Epoxy Flooring
« on: July 16, 2015, 05:06:48 AM »
I am planning to renovate my garage completely. The main concern for me is the flooring. I am planning to  get an epoxy coating for my floor through a dealer in Toronto ( http://www.floortex.ca/products-and-services/epoxy-coatings/ ). They are offering me with two types of coatings , solid and metallic. I am pretty confused between both the options. Can someone here help me with this. I want to know about the maintenance , cost and life.

terran

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Re: Epoxy Flooring
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 07:48:20 AM »
Just getting this from the link you posted, but I think the metallic option just has them spreading metallic flakes in the solid epoxy coating before it dries. I think it would add some traction (maybe -- check on that) and might have a cool look. They might put an additional clear coat on top of the flakes. The regular sounds like it might be smoother and more reflective. The part that makes me think this is that the regular solid epoxy says "without any broadcast medium..."

henrymcarey

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Re: Epoxy Flooring
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2015, 09:38:55 PM »
Thanks for the info terran! I had contacted the dealer and they said exactly the same thing you said! Which one would u go for?

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Re: Epoxy Flooring
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2015, 03:51:10 PM »
Thanks for the info terran! I had contacted the dealer and they said exactly the same thing you said! Which one would u go for?

Go with solid, metallic is more for commercial spaces.  Consult with a local contractor who does this type work to get an experts point of view.

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Re: Epoxy Flooring
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 04:21:47 PM »
Have you considered DIY with the Rustoleum epoxy system?  Could be much cheaper for you.  You can buy the flakes separate and sprinkle them yourself.