Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Garage Epoxy Floor Coating

Putting an epoxy coating down on the garage floor is something that I have been thinking about doing before we move anything in there so that it is still clean and I do not have to do the acid etching (as far as I know, may still need to).  I am a little nervous about doing it because I do not want to get bubbles down the road on the surface, but this video from This Old House makes it look easy.

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20503913,00.html

Having a flooring that you can clean up oil and dirt easily from the get go is appealing, and it looks great!

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  1. i wanted to get it done before move in as well, but we "moved" in 15 minutes after closing...and it was January. I plan to get it done this summer and may even get the area in basement under morning room. This stuff rocks.

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  2. I've considered that too. Everything on This Old House is easy because they have Norm - maybe he'll come do This New House and tackle some of our projects...

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    1. Yeah, no doubt, they make everything seem like it is no big deal! Just have to find some unique project that TOH has not filmed yet but are willing to help me out on :-)

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  3. Thomas,
    Where in Ohio are you building?

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    1. We are building in Dayton so we are pretty close by to you.

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  4. Want to come do mine? I live in Ohio too!

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    1. Hey, if you are willing to let me try it out first on yours then that might be a deal! :-)

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  5. VA is only 12 hours away, add me to the list

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    1. That is a little bit of a drive, although it would be cool to see your Ravenna and all the things you have/will put in.

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  6. Darn it Thomas... Your ideas are costing me money. Adding this to the list of projects. :-)

    Also, drove by your lot today and both you and the lot next to you are staked out now. Pre-construction meeting must be coming soon.

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    1. Ha, wow, I did not know they were even there yet! I saw the permit just cleared up yesterday. Thanks for letting me know!

      Yeah we got the per-construction meeting here next week so I need to get all my lists in order!

      Just consider all the things I suggest as "investments" :-)

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  7. You welcome to swing through anytime to take a gander.

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    1. If your up for it that would be pretty nice. We have the reversed layout with the C elevation as well (it looks like yours is a C elevation anyways). A chance to see all the pro tips in action would be sweet too.

      We actually went to the Ravenna model in Middletown this last weekend and they were closed. It seems they have drastically reduced hours there at that one. So we killed some time at Ikea instead :-)

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