Re: OT I need garage floor covering advice
Two things - I had painted floors in one of my shops I had years ago.
Brake fluid eats it - no matter what they say. Oil, gas etc no problem with epoxy. Spills wipe up easy. Looks good -- but --
Think about glare - from the sun through the door, overhead lights, drop lights etc. That was the most troublesome. The shiney surface always seemed to reflect light in your eyes, not where you wanted it. If it wasn't so shiney, it wouldn't wipe up so easy. In the afternoon when the sun shone in it was headache time - really hard to see. And it was slate grey, not bright red like some places - those are worse!
And, it's slippery when wet. When you put the non skid addative in it to stop the slippery, then it's too rough. Things don't slide as easy, like floor jacks. When you work right on the floor you end up without skin on your knees and elbows.
Many times I wished I'd just kept the bare smooth cement. Once you start with it, you are commited for life - had to re-do it every 2 years or so - but that was a high traffic area. Too hard to remove it completely, so you sand and feather it, then repaint -- a weekend's project.
Now I enjoy my bare uncoated cement floors at home.
One thing I did now was paint the walls in my main garage -- gotta do the ceiling someday - white. I put up paneling then painted it -- even added a decorative stripe around too. It makes a world of difference -- I can see!