Garage floor, concrete, cold winters

Old 10-10-23, 11:20 AM
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Garage floor, concrete, cold winters

My 60's 2-car garage floor is not real level, and I've filled the cracks and ground down high spots so it's not bad, but ugly as-is. I'm not sold on having an epoxy floor installed so I'm searching for alternatives.
I bought some 3mm diamond style vinyl to go under the cars, 7.5 x 20'. Now I'm dealing with the rest of it. I can get more vinyl but I'm an out-of-the-box type of guy. Anyone ever seen sheet roll vinyl or vinyl laminate flooring on a garage floor? This will be in areas not driven/parked on. I do want to cover up the floor. I do not want those plastic stick together squares, but I would consider large sticky-back tiles but idt they will work. I'm also in Maine and the unheated garage gets cold at times.
Old 10-10-23, 11:39 AM
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You need to start checking installation instructions on products you like. To put down anything glue-direct, the floor will need to be warm at time of installation. Also, vinyl flooring gets brittle when it gets cold, so you will have to be careful doing any work on it when it is really cold.
Old 10-10-23, 12:22 PM
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My one car unheated garage is circa 1959.

Twenty years ago I put down two part Con Lux epoxy paint.
It did wonders for controlling the condensation.
It's held up really well. The only place it's worn is under the tires.
When the Jeep was brought in warm... it softened the paint.

You'd need some serious glue to hold any product down.
If the product failed you'd have a mess with the glue on the floor.
Old 10-10-23, 01:59 PM
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Any sheet vinyl will be slippery when wet.

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