LESLIE: Going to North Carolina to help Joe with his garage floor. What can we do for you?
TOM: Yeah, actually both.
LESLIE: Well, actually both are great options.
JOE: My concern is if I go with the epoxy, prep seems to be a big issue on prepping the floor. How difficult is that for the average homeowner?
TOM: Joe, has the floor had any finish on it to this point?
JOE: No, but we’ve had cars in it and there are some oil stains.
LESLIE: And QUIKRETE has the first-step cleanser in the kit, doesn’t it?
TOM: Exactly, and these come in kits; they’ve got cleansers in them; they’re designed to deal with dirty floors and clean them and get them ready to take the epoxy. The epoxies come in two separate cans; you know one is the base, one is the hardener. You mix them up; you apply them like you would any paint product. There’s usually a color chip that you kind of sprinkle on; looks like a big, fat like spice can. Sprinkle these color chips in there; it helps hide the dirt when it dries. It looks really good and I just don’t think it’s that hard to do. If you’re comfortable painting and using a paint brush and using a roller you should be fine with this.
LESLIE: Now, if you’re thinking about a flooring system and you sort of have your mind set on, you know, a tile for the garage, there’s a great website if you happen to be online. Check out RaceDeck.com. RaceDeck. And it’s a garage flooring system that snaps together. It comes in a ton of different colors, patterns, sizes. It’s really easy to install. It looks great. I have no idea what the pricing is like but in comparison I imagine the epoxy is going to be far less expensive.
JOE: OK, I will do research on both of those. I thank you very kindly. You’ve been a great help.
TOM: You’re very welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.