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Steps to success with epoxy flooring

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To make sure their concrete floor was well-prepared, a firefighter and his wife invested two afternoons in a thorough prep before opening the gallon cans of epoxy.

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Comments (8)
bertmacklon wrote:

This is great! I've been interested in learning about the advantages of epoxy flooring in Denver, CO specifically. Does this have a long life span?

10/8/2012 07:49:11 PM Report Abuse
johnreid200 wrote:

Does anybody know if you can use this on wood (Plywood) floors? Thanks,John

5/18/2012 10:56:23 AM Report Abuse
tombiesterfeld wrote:

When I bought my new house in 1986, I applied the Rustcoat brand gray 2-part epoxy coating in my 2-car garage. Floor was properly cleaned, etched with muratic acid and dried for a few days prior to applying the epoxy coating. To date, 25 years later, the floor is in perfect shape, there are no chips, cracks, etc. on the floor. Gasoline, carb cleaner, brake fluid, paints, solvents, etc. have not damaged the floor in any way. Back then, the kits didn't come with color chips.

10/20/2011 04:42:26 PM Report Abuse
SoCalTerry wrote:

I'm not sure if the color flecks help to make the floor non-slip but I do know that they make it really hard to find small parts that are dropped. I much prefer a solid color floor for this reason.

10/20/2011 01:51:16 PM Report Abuse
jeff_08051 wrote:

This article needs to include tips for recoating a floor. Unfortunately years of welding scorch marks and other abuse has created the need. Also, anyone considering using epoxy should should be aware it is very slippery when wet and it is virtually impossible to drive a car onto plastic Rhino ramps they slide out in front of the wheels, even on a dry floor. I would love to see tips how to prevent this. I have tried mixing sand into the expoxy but that wears off eventually.

7/15/2010 10:16:11 AM Report Abuse
jimsing59 wrote:

The preparation is the most important part

5/7/2010 02:39:42 PM Report Abuse
carlvoss wrote:

As publications editor for Great Garage Makeovers, I got to work with Mike and Marta Clark on several how-to articles included in this issue. The photos in this series show their first experience applying two-part epoxy to a floor. By following the guidelines carefully, they had a finished floor a professional applicator would be proud to feature. As Mike and Marta Clark show you, excellent results rely on good preparation and following directions.

4/7/2010 04:16:06 PM Report Abuse
Marlen_at_WOOD wrote:

This slide show is part of the article For Great Epoxy, Technique Matters in the Flooring Options chapter of the magazine Great Garage Makeovers. Learn more about this magazine from the editors of WOOD Magazine at:

4/7/2010 11:04:21 AM Report Abuse

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