How to Create a Nonslip Surface on a Garage Floor
LESLIE: Denise in Tennessee is on the line about a non-slip floor coating. Tell us what you’re working on.
DENISE: Leslie, I was just wondering – you were talking about the epoxy ceramic paint for cement floors, in garages?
DENISE: Can you use a sand additive so you don’t slip as it gets wet?
TOM: Yeah. I mean I don’t see why not. Are you concerned about this? In Memphis, does it get that snowy and icy?
DENISE: It gets very humid, number one.
TOM: Yeah. OK.
DENISE: And when you have exhaust from your car or dripping A/C unit, which is standard, that can be a problem.
DENISE: I love the look of the painted floors but at the same time, I would like a sand additive added to it; that’s the idea.
LESLIE: The epoxy coating.
TOM: Yeah, I don’t see why you couldn’t do that, Leslie, right?
LESLIE: Yeah. With the epoxy coating, you know, there are several different components that you have to mix together so that they will work and cure correctly. You may want to – there’s a website called NoSkidding.com, which I think is kind of a clever name.
And they have a different series of products that you would put on after. Because I’m not sure where you would add that sand and if it might affect the curing and would it absorb one of the chemicals more than another. So you might want to do the epoxy coating with the chips first and then go ahead and add a product over it.
And if you check out that website, NoSkidding.com, you’ll find a series of products for inside, outside. It goes on really easily and it does sort of fix that slipperiness.
DENISE: Oh, that’d be great. I’ll sure go to that website. I appreciate you taking my call.
TOM: You’re very welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.