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Old 08-14-2015, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default New concrete shop floor coating recommendations

Building a new shop for the race cars, fab work, atv's, kids junk, truck and trailer, etc.

Would like some recommendations on what to do to the floor. Dallas, TX, so very hot and not too cold. Will not be heated or AC. Do not want epoxy.

I am thinking about a densifier sealer combo. Not looking for gloss. Just want to protect the concrete and make it easier to clean up.

Suggestions on what and what company to use?

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Old 08-16-2015, 11:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: New concrete shop floor coating recommendations

Maybe? http://www.rhinolinings.com/news/pre...or-coating-kit
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: New concrete shop floor coating recommendations

Hi,

Just putting the finishing touches on a 40 x 60 shop........

After my doors arrive I will also be looking for a floor covering......

I got some input from my concrete contractor on sealers and I am also in information gathering mode.....

It will be a sealer type for sure, but I don't know what kind or brand yet??????

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Old 03-22-2016, 08:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: New concrete shop floor coating recommendations

I am finishing up 30 x 60 shop and did some research on the coatings and went with U Coat it system. I know the OP didn't want epoxy however this is the direction I went. I talked with Armor Coat and their system was really pricey and they had poor follow through.

The key is in the preparation and keeping moisture from weeping up. When we poured the concrete, prior we put down moisture barrier between the ground and the base.

With a "fresh pour" you have a far better shot with success of adhesion. Make sure to wash the concrete with acid twice to get concrete to open up and get a tight bound.

Most "non-epoxy" finishes with not hold up to tires sitting on the finish for long periods as the tires will breakdown the finish and pull up the coating.

Just passing on what I learned.
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: New concrete shop floor coating recommendations

For what this is worth, my U-Coat-it floor is two years old and tires will still leave brown stains that do not come up. Not just the tires on my drag car, daughters Sea Doo, and my DD's will leave tire marks as well.


I do like my floor but I am disappointed in some of the durability issues that have come up. Scratches VERY easy, and for some reason the wheels on my shop chairs mark the floor and it's a dog to clean up.


Just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-27-2016, 06:39 AM   #6
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Default Re: New concrete shop floor coating recommendations

Sherman Williams has some good products. A concrete stain. Its a available in tints or just clear. It is solvent based. I rolled it on, it gets tacky very quickly. Gas, oil etc. doesn't effect it even after days. Tires won't pull it up. Makes cleaning up so much nicer. MY garage is 30' x 30'. New concrete floor just swept it clean before. MAchine floated floor that was very smooth.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:25 AM   #7
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Sherman Williams has some good products. A concrete stain. Its a available in tints or just clear. It is solvent based. I rolled it on, it gets tacky very quickly. Gas, oil etc. doesn't effect it even after days. Tires won't pull it up. Makes cleaning up so much nicer. MY garage is 30' x 30'. New concrete floor just swept it clean before. MAchine floated floor that was very smooth.
Does dropping oil or gas stain it at all? Can you get this stuff at the big box stores? Thanks
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:04 AM   #8
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Nothing seems to stain it. I have had oil on it for a few weeks when I spotted it. It just wipped up. You have to go to a Sherman Williams Store.
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:40 PM   #9
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So we use a Zep floor care in our shop its an industry grade sealer and polish you get a gallon for less the 15 bucks at Depot good cotton mop and go to town looks nice two times a year wash it down and reseal where it need it and just use a mop and bucket like you see at big building or hospital It works well and cheep
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:15 AM   #10
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I'm fixing to do my garage in new house here in Midlothian and am using texas concrete restoration I'll let you know the results
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