When I purchased my home coming up on 10 years ago, a previous owner had put epoxy paint on the garage floor... It wasn't bad, but was aging and going to be difficult to eventually scrape and re-apply as it had not been maintained well. Being a neat freak, as well as being out diddling with my cars nearly every day, a couple years back I bit the bullet and installed RaceDeck
tiles in my garage. I created a custom design for the floor that IMHO gives it a bit of pop for those that look at such detail as myself, ordered the tiles online, and had them less than 2 weeks later from SLC. Installation by myself took less than half a day.
My design includes multiple colors outlining the parking position of when I use my 3-car garage for 2 or 3 vehicles. I have Racedeck tire stops built into the right places for my vehicles so I can feel the slight bump as I pull in, knowing where my car should be each time. I used "flow-through" tiles in the positions where my tires typically sit which helps when they are wet, putting the water down under the flooring (tiles are physically designed such that water can flow under the tiles and out of the garage if there was ever enough, which there won't be in sunny SoCal). Maintenance is simple -- a quick sweep, and occasional vacuum with my shop vac around the edges and in those "drip through" tiles to pick up whatever I swept in there by accident. I can easily use a damp towel to pick up any puddles or drips, no different than one would on say a laundry room laminate floor. There are ZERO marks on my flooring like I said after 2 years. There is a bit of "clack clack" sound when you walk on the flooring, but it's not bad -- just different than the silence of having paint-only on the floor before. I don't even think about that any more. The only challenge I've encountered is the whole floor has slipped just a bit on the side where my SLK is -- I installed it a bit too close to the wall there and should have left a little more room on this free floating floor system that DOES expand ever-so-slightly in the summer when it's very hot and I have the garage doors open with the sun beating on it. It does not help that I need to turn my wheels a bit as I enter the garage on that side with my super-wide SLK. That is my only disappointment, and I say that is because of me, not the product.
I highly recommend Racedeck for anyone that has the bucks, is a clean freak, and wants their garage to look like a showroom floor. I'd do it again without hesitation.
-- Everyone always wants some. You can get a bit of the effect of this wall-to-wall floor with a before-and-after. Look close under my previous SC430 at the original floor with the epoxy coating, then at the version I took a few months ago where my SLK now resides.
2002 Lexus SC430
, on Flickr
2014 SLK250 -- Cleaned-up and Ready for the next Drive
, on Flickr