Budget garage build

Discussion in 'Garages, workshops & DIY' started by 1990, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Deako Paid Member Paid Member

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    Any updates Ian?
     
  2. TJ2727 Forum Member

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    Have you managed to move this forward? :)
     
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    Has he been abducted by aliens or... more probably got the MK2 .:R finished and had developed a hardcore crack like habit for Super Unleaded :thumbup:
     
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    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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    It's a mess at the minute.

    I haven't painted the walls yet but I'm still loving it :thumbup:

    The R32 is in there at the minute :)
     
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    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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    How much of the flooring did you put down?
     
  7. drunkenalan Paid Member Paid Member

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    the floor area isnt very big, unfortunately.

    the online calculator http://mototile.com/tile-calc-metric.html said i would need 44 tiles and 4 ramped edges to cover ~10sqm, however i decided instead of cutting the tiles to give a straight edge up against the the wall i would leave the jigsaw type edge as it fits almost perfectly. so have a box extra (10 tiles) to send back. delivery was 2 days. and she threw in a 'free' non marking silverline mallet.

    its really good actually, i would recommend it, definately better than having carpet like my old bigger garage

    i have the recycled tiles.
     
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    We have the "motomat" (the black one with circles on it) and while it's a good non-slip surface i find it abysmal to clean, with the mop catching on the joints and pulling it up. I think the only way would be to put them down one by one and bind them to the floor as they are forever coming up if something catches them. Maybe a tiger seal type bond, bond them one by one and make the edges all perfect so it's flat. Wrecks my head at work every day!
     
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    thats odd the my floor is proper smooth, i can barely feel the edges, even when im in there bare foot.
     
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    Alan, ours has cars driving over it twenty times a day maybe that has something to do with it. I painted the floor in the garage at home and its OK, not fantastic. Doesn't respond well to having things dropped onto it, chips off easily.
     
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    I painted the last garage floor with red floor paint, it looked all ok, did a ok job of keeping the dust down, but it did as you say chip if you dropped something on it and it did come off on where I was always working. BUT it was much better than nothing and it did a huge job of keeping the dust down.

    So when we moved house and the new garage was on the cards I started to look into the options for the floor. I looked into the commercial spec two part epoxy paints for floors. BUT to do this properly I would need to have the garage totally empty for 2-3 days, never going to happen.

    So the 3rd option :)

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    600kg of porcelain tiles :)

    the test fit to see how they should look.

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    I might start a new thread.
     
  13. mat-mk3

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    Love the look of that! Very modern and contemporary with the high wall splash back.
    Gives me ideas, I was just going to 2 part epoxy mine. How much did the tiles cost? Make sure you use a dark grout!
     
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    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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    Finally put a proper cable to it over the weekend so we can close the back window now lol
     
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    1990 Paid Member Paid Member

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