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Rolled coverings require no adhesives

Rolled coverings require no adhesives

Roll material

Rolled coverings for the garage, as shown in the photo, install the same way as indoor vinyl flooring. But because its own weight anchors it in place, you aren't required to adhere the garage vinyl with an adhesive or tape. Rolled material offers some welcome cushioning atop unforgiving concrete floors

In a perfectly rectangular garage with no obstructions, installation doesn't take much longer than the time it takes to roll it out and join seams (an optional step). For a garage with permanent obstacles, like a water heater, floor drain, or preexisting built-in cabinetry, you'll need to trim it to fit. Most homeowners will have the skills to install.

Priced according to thickness, pattern, and size, roll coverings average $1.50-$3.50/sq. ft. Standard widths include 7 1/2', 8', and 9'. Some manufacturers recommend overlapping seams.

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Comments (11)
FlashGordo wrote:

I used an epoxy floor paint on my shop and it all came up. Went through the whole clean till you could eat off it. Repeated and did the same thing. A friend that puts up buildings told me that if they didn't put down plastic before pouring concrete, no paint would ever stick. The topic didn't come up when we were planning the shop and I guess they didn't. Just stuck with an ugly floor.

1/14/2016 02:24:20 PM Report Abuse
bomstadmk wrote:

I live in the north where winter-time means somewhat unavoidable salt/sand dripping from my vehicles. How do each hold up to this environment?

6/2/2015 08:04:11 AM Report Abuse
Bitter1095 wrote:

I was told that newly poured concrete should cure for about 60 days before applying an epoxy coat. But considering that the Hoover Dam is still curing, I'm planning on waiting about 6 months.

5/28/2015 12:00:26 PM Report Abuse
arlenewendell wrote:

The floor looks very elegant.

3/18/2014 06:16:33 AM Report Abuse
claysoules wrote:

A question about the epoxy systems: How long must newly poured concrete cure before applying the epoxy?

1/19/2012 04:25:23 PM Report Abuse
pfruehan wrote:

I installed the Dricore floor in my garage last fall. It not only makes the concrete easier on the back, but if i drop a board, it is somewhat forgiving. Also, the air space underneath provides a layer of warmth in the winter. They are very easy to install and cut.

8/6/2011 02:52:58 PM Report Abuse
Jeff.mcnulty wrote:

I'm thinking of a cheap laminent .60 to .80 cents a sq/ft. Any pros/cons?

8/5/2011 11:27:27 PM Report Abuse
Toolen wrote:

There is no better floor surface for a shop (concrete floor) than the polyaspartic based products offered by Alternative Surfaces Co. I recently had my 700 sq ft shop floor done and it is beautiful, durable easy to clean. Concrete surface is machine ground and smoothed before the products are applied. Cost is about $2.75-$3.00 sq ft. and is guaranteed for a lifetime. Only problem is I can not see saw dust on the floor because of the color I chose. Check it out at

8/4/2011 03:44:57 PM Report Abuse
reggiek wrote:

I use the Horse stall mats for my shop floor...they insulate well and are stiff enough to vacuum and to roll even the heaviest tool on. My shop is not large enough (who's is?) for my tools to all have a permanent most are on wheeled carts or have casters.

8/4/2011 02:57:26 PM Report Abuse
abbottf1467762 wrote:

I had them and sent them back to the barn. Since they were not attached to the floor they would shift and leave spaces that would impede tool stand wheels. If you attach them permanently to the floor, that are comfortable and rubber tools wheels did roll well on them.

8/4/2011 10:44:15 AM Report Abuse
endixon1 wrote:

I've been thinking horse stall mats might work well. Mini test indicated table saw wheels still worked. Anyone else? D2

8/4/2011 09:58:13 AM Report Abuse

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