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Old 04-10-2005, 03:11 PM
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has anyone covered their entire garage floor with linoleum or some other type of flooring impervious to garage type fluids. im trying to cover some cracks.

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Old 04-10-2005, 03:17 PM
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I bought my house.

My garage was in the house when I bought it. I have 3 cracks. They were filled once by the original owner. I filled them again last year with a rubberized fill compound. They haven't opened up since. Seems to work OK.
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Any concrete floor will crack no matter what you do. You are supposed to saw "control joints" in the cement to control where the crack goes. By not doing so the cracks run everywhere. As far as covering them you might be pretty well screwed. And where it has not cracked just might end up cracking. Sure a concrete slab with no cracks looks great but look what happens. As far as painting to hide them...forget it. As far as filling them...unless you use some type of bondo or Tiger Hair and sand smooth before painting you will see them. As far as tiles.... you may or may not hide them just depending on how bad it is cracked and if it will crack more later. It's pretty much a guessing game without control joints. My garage has one small crack coming from the edge about 3" and then followed the control joint. You can see the crack in the joint but the floor has not cracked anywhere else.

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ive put VCT in some garages you have to let your tire cool off before pulling in
if you work in it then i would dig out the loose stuff in your cracks and fill it in w/ hydraulic cement make sure its good and clean no grease or oil and expoxy paint. home depot and lowes have it i would do a small area under a work bench and see how slick it is. if its slick you can use a hand held spreader (for fertilizer) and sprinkle sandblasting sand or sand box sand on it while its wet for traction.
i did the deck of my flatbed trailer and the ramps with rustoleum and a roller that way and its sure footing

keep in mind to use a finer sand because you will be laying on it (unless you have a lift) then get a old fashioned mop and ringer bucket with a mild degreaser in it and oil spills are a snap to clean up

control joint are best when poured when the slab is poured cutting them in later is an option but they tend not to work as well because they dont go as deep (in my opinion)
i like my concrete w/fiber and re bar

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