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celestina89

@H202: This site may help you understand about different grouts vs caulk. Most problems dealing with epoxy is not understanding its use, nor application. Perhaps the base flooring was not correctly prepared for epoxy. As with anything, knowledge and experience make all the difference.

   
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H202

My understanding is that the floors are solid surface epoxy -- and we're not talking about an epoxy grout? I spent hours googling mcm and modern renos that involve epoxy floors, and several of the blogs say that it was a disaster doing the job, but worth it in the end. There are several installers in our area, but they clearly are mostly doing garages, and have only ventured into interior floors in recent years as popularity has grown. Also, a lot of the interior floors are those bizarre glossy/marble effect ones, which i don't like at all. So just looking for best practices to figure out how we achieve this epoxy floor look that is so common on design blogs but doesn't seem to have reached real life yet!

   
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celestina89

Epoxy floors are well known in garages. Jay Leno's garage has an epoxy floor. It can be done as a coating which is usually temporary in the case of houses. Or it can be done like you have a garage which lasts for decades. Price can be cheap or expensive depending on what you want. More links for your pleasure. If you want a permanent job you'll need to start with a concrete base. If you want a decorator interior job on a current house, you would use temporary - coating - unless you want to uncover your concrete foundation.

Most problems deal with not understanding its use, nor application. And yes, you are finding one of the problems - the right contractor for the job.

   

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