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    New floor in shop

    Had been working on quarry tile and race deck for quite a few years. Got tired of pulling up the race deck to clean every 6 months and the tile was just getting hard to work on daily. Didnít really want to or want to pay someone to rip up the tile for something else and rubber mat just didnít seem to work for me. Came across this product called Rubaroc. Ground up rubber, not recycled, that is mixed with resin, and can be placed over almost anything. The company came Wednesday and ground the tile for better adherence. They came today and installed the Rubaroc in our color choice of black with grey mixed in. It goes on a quarter inch thick after an adhesion promoter is rolled on. A 10 year warranty on the product and 1 Year on labor. If we should damage a spot, they com and cut out that section and re apply. Iím really happy with the results! Saturday we can replace the trim, clean and put the shop back together. Thank you for looking!


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    Re: New floor in shop

    Maybe that will help with the back problems. Is that stuff oil and chemical resistant?

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    Re: New floor in shop

    Sure is, gave me a sample, put everything I got on it and never phased it! Scrub it with car wash or pressure wash it and a squeegee is all you need.

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    Re: New floor in shop

    So is that smooth? Since you say you can squeegee it? Can they apply it over spalled concrete?

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    Re: New floor in shop

    Very cool. I too was thinking that it might have some give and be more forgiving on the feet and back!
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    Re: New floor in shop

    It’s ideal for damaged concrete, they use it on a ton of pool decks that are cracked and no need to remove the concrete. Also concrete front steps that are damaged. They even put it over bad wood decks!
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    Re: New floor in shop

    Great idea and looks good in your shop ! Hope it lives up to your expectations over the years


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    Re: New floor in shop

    Mike that looks awesome. Does the water sit on top or drain through. Looks great and I bet kneeling on it will be better than tile

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    Re: New floor in shop

    Thank you! It is impervious to all fluids.

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    Looks real good !!!

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    Interesting read. I wonder how fluid resistent it is.
    I know of one BMW dealership that has something similar and my buddys shop, with this wearing/worn out epoxy floor, has been considering something like this as well.
    Heh, you know how shops are. They will just crack open the drain plug , etc and let the shop floor cleaner do it`s thang...

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    Re: New floor in shop

    That is very cool. My sister`s got something similar in their garage. I lust after it every time I see it.

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    Re: New floor in shop

    Mike:
    I was not sure of the color choice, until I saw your dark grey walls. Seems that there has been some "outside-the-box" thinking on having white (or light)-colored walls for viewing/inspecting imperfections (swirls, scratches, micro-marring) during the evaluation and correction processes of detailing and that darker colors SEEM to lend themselves "better" than said light colors for this purpose, especially now with new LED lighting with its brightness (AKA lumens) and color temperature (AKA, sunlight to incandescent lighting "hues " or "tint").
    My other concern is that the "softness" of the rubber flooring may not lend itself to wheeled/castered detailing equipment, like carts, wheeled stools/chairs, tool boxes, floor jacks, or creepers. Not sure if you use any of these, but the rolling chair is one I would use. I saw one that Sizzle Chest has in one of his photos of vehicles he has detailed, and it looks like it has six or eight casters on it with a tray under it. Looked pretty "exotic".
    Like others have pointed out, I hope this newer flooring is easier on your back, which I assume, is your MAIN reason why you went with it. I am not sure what you mean by "race deck" and having to clean it. I hope that you post pictures of the side wall trim/coving that is used with this flooring, since I assume you wash vehicles INSIDE the garage during sub-freezing Maryland temps. I also did not see a floor drain anywhere and you did mention that you could "squeege" water from this floor. Here in the city of Green Bay, municipal ordinances do not allow floor drains in residential garages due to oil and automotive fluids getting into the waste water because no home-owner will take on the expense of adding a serviceable oil trap, which is DUMB because they do anyway from driveways and roads when it rains! (Yes, there are home-owner idiots who pour their vehicle drain oils down sewer drains in the middle of the night rather than using the waste-oil drop-off sites at the city garages.)
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    Re: New floor in shop

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
    My other concern is that the "softness" of the rubber flooring may not lend itself to wheeled/castered detailing equipment, like carts, wheeled stools/chairs, tool boxes, floor jacks, or creepers. Not sure if you use any of these, but the rolling chair is one I would use.
    That was my exact concern as soon as I read "rubber". Interested to hear the results!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakingHorizons View Post
    That was my exact concern as soon as I read "rubber". Interested to hear the results!

    Same thing I was wondering.

 

 
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