Andy, if your concrete floor is in generally good condition consider having
it polished and then sealed. It's the same technique that was used often
years ago on terrazzo floors.
After grinding it is best sealed with a product like Retro Plate
The result is a very smooth 'wet' look floor that is non-porous and is
similar in appearance to marble but without the cost and no grout lines.
All the floors in my house are this finish and some day I will empty out my
shop and do the same there.
This is how it looks
You can also stain the concrete after grinding but before sealing with an
acid stain like those made by Scofield.
The Home Depot near me spend it's first two years of operation constantly
cleaning the fork lift scuff marks off their floors and then finally ended
up having them polished and sealed. It's much nicer looking and way easier
On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 9:43 PM, awtiger <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hey, guys:
> Sorry to bomb the list with this question but you guys were the only ones I
> could think of to ask.
> Does anyone out there in Tigerland have the snap-together flooring (a.k.a.
> "RaceDeck" or the like) in their garage/shop? I'm considering installing it
> in my new shop but I've got some concerns. I know that it supposedly holds
> up well with cars parked on it, but I wonder how well it does when you're
> doing actual work to a car on it. Has anyone had experience with this? Do
> jackstands tend to pierce the flooring? How about jacks? Can it be cleaned
> up easily or does it lose it's luster? I know no one around the Oklahoma
> City area who has it so I'm flying kind of blind here. Can anyone shed some
> light on this for me?
> By the way, I painted the floor in my last shop with epoxy gray and it held
> up rather well. I could do that again, although the prep for that would be
> a killer on the new shop.
> Thanks so much,
> Andy Walker
> Edmond, OK
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