When I though about putting an Epoxy floor on my well worn warehouse floor, I tackled the task with the optimism that my only job was to find out which company was the most reasonably priced and still gave a quality install. My education began there. All epoxy floor products are not created equal!
Whatever info resource you use, you’ll want to make sure it includes more than details about marine-grade plywood … scarfing joints … strip plank … frame and stringer … diagonal plank on frame and stringer … or other forms of construction.
Depending upon the kit you bought, there could be a chemical called concrete solution inside the pack. Apply that first before putting the first coat of paint. This solution would make the paint stick to the floor better.
Next you need to choose an epoxy coating for your garage floor. You should choose a product that is between 70% – 100% solid. If you purchase a Epoxy Resin kit from a shop you will soon find that once applied to your garage floor it will only look good that day, as they are generally weak. However high performance coatings are pretty easy to find, even if this is your first garage floor coating. If you have paid attention to cleaning and repairing your garage floor beforehand you will have a garage floor with a urethane top coat that lasts for many years. Also make sure that the epoxy your install can be cleaned easily and can handle hot tires.
Also there is a tendency to plant groves of a specific type of trees as it is commercially easier to harvest trees of the same age and type. This leads to the possibility of disease or pests wiping out a specific type of tree due to their concentration.
Remember, advertisement of your abilities is very important. Specialty products need to be wood epoxy advertised to the people most likely to use them. The internet is also a great source to find potential customers since you can list your houses for sale online. If you don’t have the internet at your home, go to the local library and use their online services.
After drying and twisting, put it back on the sawmill and wedge it so you can cut the intended size beam from the core. When finished you will have a super strong and beautiful beam. I would guess that the beam strength would be in excess of 5 times stronger than pine. Red Gum is plentiful and it grows fast and large. It is also considered a low cost source of logs. If you will take your time, you can build a structure that will last very long time.
You will have to allow the sealer to dry overnight before you can walk on the floor. Once the floor is completely dry, you can polish it and bring it to a high shine. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the correct cleaning supplies to use on your epoxy floor. Most dirt and stains will not stick to the new flooring and can be cleaned with a mop and cleanser. An epoxy floor allows you to turn any area of your home into an attractive living space such as a playroom for the kids or a family room.