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#1 Shamus2009

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:25 AM

What have you guys done for coating on concrete floor of your shop? Would love to get the pros in and do an epoxy floor but that’s not in the budget. What products have you guys used? How do they hold up against carbides? Would I be better off not doing anything and just leave it bare concrete?


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 09:22 AM

I've got 1/2 inch rubber flooring rolls on mine 54" wide-great for carbides/tractor chains etc.-best part was-it was free! Discards from local belting plant!



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 10:23 AM

I use a concrete sealer/wax.  It is a semigloss finish that looks really nice.  It gets slippery when wet.  I wouldn't consider riding over it on carbides.  Use the dolly's to move a sled.  Epoxy looks great but is sensitive.  Once you scratch it, it will continue to get worse.  Not a matter of if but when..



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 10:48 AM

nothing is carbide proof. you could can only put stuff down that will get chewed up before the concrete gets scratched.



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 10:55 AM

I use a concrete sealer/wax. It is a semigloss finish that looks really nice. It gets slippery when wet. I wouldn't consider riding over it on carbides. Use the dolly's to move a sled. Epoxy looks great but is sensitive. Once you scratch it, it will continue to get worse. Not a matter of if but when..

I figured nothing is carbide proof but how is the stuff you have holding up when using the dollies and do you have atv or tractor going in and out. We put something similar down on the floor of the shop that I work at and it didn’t last when we drove our tractor over it it kept peeling it up.


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 11:04 AM

I've got 1/2 inch rubber flooring rolls on mine 54" wide-great for carbides/tractor chains etc.-best part was-it was free! Discards from local belting plant!

I really thought about rubber flooring but was worried about carbides biting in...how well do they glide across?

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 11:19 AM

I figured nothing is carbide proof but how is the stuff you have holding up when using the dollies and do you have atv or tractor going in and out. We put something similar down on the floor of the shop that I work at and it didn’t last when we drove our tractor over it it kept peeling it up.


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The reason it is coming up is likely from either moisture in the slab or not enough time for it to cure or both.  I don't have heavy equipment running over it and I do pay attention to how it gets used.  I'm a bit of a clean freak.  I do make a habit of putting on a fresh coat every spring.  This is the only pic I have to share at the moment.  You can kinda see the reflection it gives but in person it looks very clean.  The best part of it is clean up after a spill or whatever.  It bubbles like a fresh coat of wax on a new car.

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 11:26 AM

The reason it is coming up is likely from either moisture in the slab or not enough time for it to cure or both. I don't have heavy equipment running over it and I do pay attention to how it gets used. I'm a bit of a clean freak. I do make a habit of putting on a fresh coat every spring. This is the only pic I have to share at the moment. You can kinda see the reflection it gives but in person it looks very clean. The best part of it is clean up after a spill or whatever. It bubbles like a fresh coat of wax on a new car.
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Thanks I’m probably going to stay away from that root any way because of the slippery when wet, I slipped on a wet deck a couple years back and when I broke my fall I dislocated my shoulder, so slippery when whet doesn’t sound good to me.


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 11:44 AM

I really thought about rubber flooring but was worried about carbides biting in...how well do they glide across?

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Friend of mine uses old conveyor belts bolted down to his floor, no problems going in or out.

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 12:00 PM

What are you trying to achieve? If it is protection from damage you will need mats or dollies for the skis or other equipment. If you are trying to resist staining I would say just get the hardest trowel finish on you can and it will be better than any sealer or coating. Long ago my college summer job was doing flatwork concrete. I good "burn" trowel finish is almost like glass, nothing will soak in. It is slick when wet though.



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 05:09 PM

Polished and stained concrete is what I went with. Looks killer. I always dolly sleds to keep it nice. 



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 05:21 PM

Concrete sealer, trench drain with conveyor belt and ski guides. I have it insulated now

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 05:41 PM

What are you trying to achieve? If it is protection from damage you will need mats or dollies for the skis or other equipment. If you are trying to resist staining I would say just get the hardest trowel finish on you can and it will be better than any sealer or coating. Long ago my college summer job was doing flatwork concrete. I good "burn" trowel finish is almost like glass, nothing will soak in. It is slick when wet though.

The biggest thing I’m trying to achieve is to keep the dust down and have it look good.


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:09 PM

Nice set up Boylstonrider

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 06:25 PM

I have nothing down, I drive in and then use the dollies to move stuff around
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