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Anybody ever put epoxy on their shop floor? Looking at the Rustoleum option because I'm on a budget. Any one ever used it before, or know of a budget friendly option.

Looking at Black with blue and gray chips in it. Thoughts?
Every single one I've ever seen put down, or had others "professionally" put down, it all starts coming up within 6-12 months. From the time you drop that tool, or slide a jackstand across it, it will etch or flake, and will just start coming up slowly but surely.

The best option ive seen is polished concrete with a sealer. Lasts WAY longer than anything epoxy, but can be pricey.

The last HD diesel dealership I worked at had polished floors, and we mopped them nightly with purple power and water. The place stayed spotless, and the floors stayed very clean.
 

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I did one of those epoxy floors and followed the prep instructions to the tee and started showing chipping around the 1year mark. I am going on 10 years and the majority is still there. I did mine because its way easier to clean and resists staining. If I had it to do all over again, I would rent the diamond concrete scraper before applying.
 

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Well, here's a huge update. It snowed here yesterday, mostly melted off, then froze over last night. So I didn't expect the builders to actually be here this morning when they said they were going to be here. Ice on the roads and such. They came from about 1.5 hrs northeast of me which got more snow and ice than we did. He said between 7 and 8 this morning and it was 7:15am. 22* outside. Sun not even all the way up yet.

First thing as they pulled in

Plant Tire Automotive tire Tree Wood


What a building looks like taken apart:

Tire Wheel Vehicle Motor vehicle Car


10 minutes later:

Plant Street light Leaf Branch Sky


20 minutes in:

Plant Branch Lighting Tree Sky


An hour or two in:

Plant Sky Tree Shade Branch


About 10am:

Mirror Plant Sky Branch Tree


11:30:

Plant Tree Natural landscape Sky Wood


About 1:30:

Property Plant Wood Tree Natural landscape


Right after 5pm:

Plant Natural landscape Tree Wood Twig


Just after they left around dark:

Wood Hall Floor Flooring Tints and shades


24' x 40', 2 10'x10' roll up doors, 13'6" x 24' work area, 24" exhaust fan, one walk in door, insulated roof, all certified metal and literally put up in just over 10 hours by four extremely hard working guys. I was glad to buy their lunch and bring it to them, and I was glad to give them a little bit of extra so they could buy supper. Can't wait to get power in it, a lift, and then get all of my tools in there and get to work. Hoping to build a lot of amazing machines in this little shop. DSO members welcome any time.
 

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Well, here's a huge update. It snowed here yesterday, mostly melted off, then froze over last night. So I didn't expect the builders to actually be here this morning when they said they were going to be here. Ice on the roads and such. They came from about 1.5 hrs northeast of me which got more snow and ice than we did. He said between 7 and 8 this morning and it was 7:15am. 22* outside. Sun not even all the way up yet.

First thing as they pulled in

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What a building looks like taken apart:

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10 minutes later:

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An hour or two in:

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About 10am:

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Right after 5pm:

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Just after they left around dark:

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24' x 40', 2 10'x10' roll up doors, 13'6" x 24' work area, 24" exhaust fan, one walk in door, insulated roof, all certified metal and literally put up in just over 10 hours by four extremely hard working guys. I was glad to buy their lunch and bring it to them, and I was glad to give them a little bit of extra so they could buy supper. Can't wait to get power in it, a lift, and then get all of my tools in there and get to work. Hoping to build a lot of amazing machines in this little shop. DSO members welcome any time.
You gotta do a massive burnout on the slab with the wagon to christen the building lol
 

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Ya'll realize that I'm a teacher, right!!! hahahahahaha, I can't afford the rubber lol!!!!!! Maybe I'll get some new slicks and break them in on the concrete lol
 
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Picking the air compressor and also choosing the lift now. Electrics going in soon as well.
 

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Belive it or not the central pneumatic compressors are worth looking at.
I've actually looked at their replacement compressor pumps, just in case I bought a used one that had a bad pump. Talon put me on to them. For $200 you can have a pump that puts out 17 SCFM at 90 psi. Which is pretty legit. 5HP motor, so you'd have to have a good size tank to use all of that. I need something that will push enough air volume for the Plasma Cutter.
 
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