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  1. Thinking of getting my garage floor done so I can get the doors on and lock the place. What should my floor build up be? 100mm power floated concrete/100mm eps insulation? Is this ok for vehicles to drive on? Is there a particular EPs I should use for strength?
  2. I'm in the final stage of clearing all the building stuff out of the garage/workshop, ready to paint the walls and ceiling and do something with the smooth concrete floor. The concrete was power floated, so has a pretty good smooth finish, but the garage will be used primarily as a workshop, with a couple of milling machines, a floor standing pillar drill, lathe, bandsaw, mitre saw etc, plus room for building things, like boats and motorcycles. I was planning to just prime and paint the floor, but I'm now in two minds as to whether to lay rubber tiles or mats instead. It needs to be a light'ish colour, as the lighting is predominately artificial, and without having given it much thought I was just going to apply two or three coats of Leyland floor paint (used it before and it's reasonably tough). The area is around 24m2 (it's just under 4m x 6m internally) and I don't want to spend a small fortune on it, as it's only a workshop. Having said that, there are a lot of claims that standing on rubber flooring is more comfortable, and that's quite appealing as I get older! The flip side is that I'm not sure how the rubber stuff would cope with metal swarf. If I did opt for laying matting or some form of rubber tiles, then I'd probably just seal the concrete with PVA to keep the dust down. Some of the fairly heavy tools are on castors, like the metal cutting bandsaw and the compressor, so I can wheel them out of the way when they aren't in use, and I'm not sure how well rubber tiles or matting will take rolling loads, which is another potential snag. Has anyone any experience of garage/workshop flooring on a fairly tight budget, please?
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