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post #16 of 46 (permalink) Old 02-20-2019, 10:01 PM
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My brother used to be the Race Deck franchisee (?) for Arizona.
He had it in his garage.
To be honest, it is really for rich guys who want to park their mechanic worked on fancy cars. Not for us little people.
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Did our sheet metal shop floor with the standard UCoat-It on two separate occasions when receiving new equipment. Floor sees a lot of foot, forklift and pallet jack traffic. It does wear over time, but would be extremely durable in a home shop application. I didn't find it excessively slippery when wet, but you could use the grit that's supplied with it. Just be spare with it, as it makes sweeping up a PITA if you use too much. Price is quite reasonable at about $.50 per square foot.

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does your equipment roll easy on the deck? I see an engine stand.
the tool boxes, tire machine and air compressor are all on wheels and they all roll well on the racedeck.

the engine stand is out on the concrete. I would not expect that to roll well on racedeck.

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I used Ucoat It: https://ucoatit.com/?utm_source=Goog...SAAEgKwiPD_BwE
It's been in use for over 13 years, and although it has gotten chipped, it's a working garage, not a model garage.
As far as being slick, there is an abrasive grit that is sprinkled in the epoxy while it's wet. I used this near the front doors.
When it comes time to recoat it, I'll fill the one or two divots and do it again.
It's not cheap, but it's durable, and done properly will last years.
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Thanks everyone. I think I'm gonna bight the bullet and do epoxy. It'll be a pia with moving everything and grinding the surface but i think it'll look a lot better than what I currently have. None of the options are perfect but I think it'll meet my needs.

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I'm pretty much sold on SwissTrax. I have minor moisture problems with my concrete, so paint or epoxy solutions are a non-starter. SwissTrax seems affordable, has the largest tile size, it's easy to install, and both soft and hard tiles are easily integrated. Tile systems allow the water to evaporate. It's also easy to clean up because debris can just be vacuumed out. When using jack stands, I'll lay down a piece of steel over the tiles to spread the weight out.

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I'm pretty much sold on SwissTrax. I have minor moisture problems with my concrete, so paint or epoxy solutions are a non-starter. SwissTrax seems affordable, has the largest tile size, it's easy to install, and both soft and hard tiles are easily integrated. Tile systems allow the water to evaporate. It's also easy to clean up because debris can just be vacuumed out. When using jack stands, I'll lay down a piece of steel over the tiles to spread the weight out.
that looks amazing

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I used Ucoat-it as well https://ucoatit.com/systems/ and am happy with it,turns out my prep was a little lacking in spots and I should have had slightly more product than what I got--one half of the floor has lots on it,the other half it started to get a little thin.
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When you grind the floor just use a sanding pad on a floor buffer and it'll make short work of it. I have the cheapo Rustoleum epoxy from the Depot and it had held up well. Prep is the most important aspect of the application. I did not like the color flakes that came with it so I just sprinkled some sand in it to give it a little bit of bite. 3 car garage took me a weekend to get it all done.

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I am considering going with https://www.rustbullet.com/rust-bullet-concrete in my garage and eventually to my shop building. Never tried it but I know how durable the automotive stuff is on metal AND a couple places where I spilled it on the shop floor.
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Although the OP has made up his mind, here's a shot of my old RaceDeck floor. Literally took 2 hours to install and transformed the entire look of the place - and I'm no "rich guy" nor do others work on my '67...



Rolling super heavy items on the floor is not a concern. Cleans up fast and easy, and tiles can be replaced piecemeal anytime. Despite RaceDeck's claims, floor jacks WILL leave indentations if the jack wheels are narrow, as will jack stands with sharp metal feet. You learn to put something under them and then all is then good in the world again.

I'll be doing this again soon in my new-to-me garage.

Cheers!
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Although the OP has made up his mind, here's a shot of my old RaceDeck floor. Literally took 2 hours to install and transformed the entire look of the place - and I'm no "rich guy" nor do others work on my '67...



Rolling super heavy items on the floor is not a concern. Cleans up fast and easy, and tiles can be replaced piecemeal anytime. Despite RaceDeck's claims, floor jacks WILL leave indentations if the jack wheels are narrow, as will jack stands with sharp metal feet. You learn to put something under them and then all is then good in the world again.

I'll be doing this again soon in my new-to-me garage.

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Damn that looks nice! You're making me second guess (I knew I would until I pull the trigger &#x1f923;&#x1f602 I could add angle iron bases to my jack stands.....

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Damn that looks nice! You're making me second guess (I knew I would until I pull the trigger &#x1f923;&#x1f602 I could add angle iron bases to my jack stands.....
Thanks - and yup, that would do it!

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Looks great. Iíve been thinking about doing something to my shop. Would putting a 4 post lift on top of the tiles be ok?


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Looks great. Iíve been thinking about doing something to my shop. Would putting a 4 post lift on top of the tiles be ok?


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I'm no expert but those tiles are made of plastic so I'm gonna go out on a limb and say no, tile around the posts.
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