Category : DIY Tips
People make a big deal out of calculating how many garage floor tiles you need. There are all sorts of designers, calculators and formulas out there. We have three ways for you to automatically estimate your garage flooring project but if you are like me, you might just want to know how to do it yourself. If not, you can skip the soap box and use the link above to get the information you need 🙂
Do you remember when…Read More...
Tire Tracking Causes and prevention — Tire Marks on Garage Floor Epoxy
You did everything right. You spent two days grinding your floor, 2 days coating it and kept everything out of your garage for a week. Less than a month later you have ugly tire marks on your epoxy floor. The problem is way more common than you think.
One of our suppliers share this with us and we are sharing it with you, “As Is”
As many of us are…Read More...
Why use Garage Flooring? What is The Purpose?
So my wife comes home with this ‘thing’ to hang on the wall. Knowing my wife she got it at a great deal. Being a man, my first reaction is not how much did it cost, but what does it do? It’s a very natural reaction. When I am talking to friends or other business owners, I get that same question about garage flooring a lot. “Wow that looks nice, but why?”
The Best Inexpensive (not cheap) Options for Garage Flooring
For under .90/ Sq. Ft. you can coat your floor with a quality urethane garage floor coating that will not flake, peel or lift from hot tires. It requires no acid etching or grinding. Will not yellow. This product is without a doubt the single best value in the industry.
For $1.50 – $1.90 /Sq. Ft. you can go with the inexpensive G-Floor Ribbed garage floor mat or perhaps the best value…
How to make Old Rusty Pipes Look New
Perhaps you are finishing a room with exposed pipes or maybe you just want to keep the exterior of rusted pipes from getting worse. The same Rust Bullet product we use on concrete can easily be applied over rusted pipes to improve the appearance and prevent the pipes from getting worse.
Rust Bullet can be applied over interior or exterior pipes and have been used on both residential and commercial applications.
The process is…Read More...
There are so many types of containment mats on the market, which one is best for me?
There are a lot of different types of containment mats on the market, and it is beginning to cause some confusion. Lets take a quick look at the different types.
Oil & Spill Containment
If you are looking to contain small amounts of oil and other automotive fluids that leak from a specific point on your vehicle, many folks will just use a cardboard box….
I am hardly a home mechanic. The truth is I don’t even change my own oil. It never seems to fail that when I do sit down to tinker with something I end up making a mess on the garage floor. Drymate just added the Drymate Maintenance Mat to its offering. Its made very similar to their other mats, but it is sized (54×72) to be portable.
If you are looking for an inexpensive way to keep oil and gas…Read More...
Should I Use Garage Floor Paint
Paraphrasing a question I get a lot:
Justin, I have a garage floor and I want to coat it with something. Garage floor epoxy systems appear to be really expensive and we are on a tight budget. Should I just use a garage floor paint and perhaps even upgrade later?
You can walk into almost any hardware store, home center or paint store and buy some inexpensive garage floor paint. At one point in my career,…Read More...
What Size Containment Mat Do I Need for My Car and Garage?
The rule is simple. I call it 211. It’s not a perfect acronym, but it helps me remember.
Best Case: Order a containment mat that is at least 2′ longer and 2′ wider than your car.
Acceptable: Order a containment mat that is at least 2′ longer than your car and 1′ wider than your car.
Minimum: Its going to be tighter. If you have snow on your roof or hood…
$1,000 Garage Makeover Kit
Your garage is a mess. You are not a huge car guy nor are you the DIY king, you are just looking for a quick and easy package to get you started and perhaps get your spouse off your back. There are so many choices and you just want something simple. We created a package just for you. This is a Two Car Garage starter kit.
The package starts with two 10×22 ribbed garage floor mats from…Read More...