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Is the wood floor above a basement or on a concrete slab? It seems odd to have a wood flor in a garage. If the wood floor is over a basement, then you could flood the floor with a 1" thick layer of GypCrete. It is a self-leveling concrete and gypsum mixture that is very liquid when installed and cures to a concrete-like surface. It would then have to be sealed with a high-solids silane sealer or covered with a vinyl tile or siilar material. Use caution with this method. The floor will have to be sealedto prevent the liquid material from leaking out. The dead weight is also important to evaluate if there is a basement below.

Cement board is another option. Again, it will need a protective covering because the cement board is not designed to serve as a wearing surface.

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Yeah it's over a basement.. that's why i want to set it up for a fab area.. half of my second building has a basement.. its kinda cooll though front has office then fab room, then storage center and bathroom so it works out it's about 25'x45' or so..
i'll check that site later but im kinda tired,, thanx though
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Griot's Garage Epoxy vs. UCoat-It

(I posted this on the "Be proud of your garage!" thread also.)

OK, a few of you were waiting to hear how my brother's experience went with the epoxy garage floor paint from Griot's Garage. (

Here is my brother's take on the Griot's paint. First see these posts on page 12 of the "Be proud" thread to read what has transpired:

The Griot's epoxy is very, very thick. The mixer they sell to attach to your drill is a must. The vertical areas around the edge of the garage that need to be painted with a brush are a PITA because the the thick liquid tends to string. But the floor is not a problem as you can just pour it on and then spread it out with a roller. Overall my brother is happy with the stuff. Here are his photos:

I used the UCoat-It and was not pleased with it. Read my review on page 12 of the "Be proud" thread. I would have to recommend the Griot's over the UCoat-it. It is thicker, covers better and is much cheaper. Floor texture can still show with the Griot's but not as badly as with the UCoat-It. However, done properly no 2 part epoxy coating will lift. Again, here is a photo of my shop with the UCoat-It.

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