New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-21-2020, 07:58 AM   #23
tdott
Brigadier General
2256
Rep
3,010
Posts

Drives: M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: South FL / 6ix

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bvrider1 View Post
Tell me more about that sweet lift! Make ,Model, etc...?
Hippo TPLM707 (Imported)

Some more info on my garage build here: https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/...d.php?t=373376
Appreciate 1
bvrider1238.00
      12-21-2020, 01:12 PM   #24
Drop the hammer
First Lieutenant
210
Rep
372
Posts

Drives: '17 F87 M2 AW, Dct
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

iTrader: (0)

Iíve run Epoxy in the past, but I damaged it with hot tires and the traction gravel pick up that my winters tracked onto the floor. So it only looked good for a few years. Then I added Swisstrax rib trax and I couldnít be happier! All the sand/slush from winter goes right through the ribs so always dry on floor. Twice a year I just drag out the tiles in sections of 2 or 3 wide and full length of garage. Drag to driveway and hit with washer. Then squeegee out the floor. Then drag them back in a click together. Itís pretty quick. My tiles are at least 5 years old and looking great! I run mine black and white checker pattern with red boarder. Even the white ones are still looking great but there is minor discolouration on the whites where I park. If I did it again Iíd use light grey and black checker pattern.
Only other beef I have is when I drop a small washer or nut and it slips through the ribs. I have a powerful magnet to pull them up. But sometimes I have to pull up a tile with a hook tool to get it (like stainless ones). But itís not very often and only takes a few seconds to pull up a tile and reach under. I will be doing ribtrax again on any future garage hands down.
Appreciate 3
tdott2256.00
      12-22-2020, 07:11 AM   #25
eforty6_m3
Lieutenant Colonel
eforty6_m3's Avatar
United_States
516
Rep
1,829
Posts

Drives: '05 M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Swansea,MA

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2005 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to eforty6_m3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drop the hammer View Post
Iíve run Epoxy in the past, but I damaged it with hot tires and the traction gravel pick up that my winters tracked onto the floor. So it only looked good for a few years. Then I added Swisstrax rib trax and I couldnít be happier! All the sand/slush from winter goes right through the ribs so always dry on floor. Twice a year I just drag out the tiles in sections of 2 or 3 wide and full length of garage. Drag to driveway and hit with washer. Then squeegee out the floor. Then drag them back in a click together. Itís pretty quick. My tiles are at least 5 years old and looking great! I run mine black and white checker pattern with red boarder. Even the white ones are still looking great but there is minor discolouration on the whites where I park. If I did it again Iíd use light grey and black checker pattern.
Only other beef I have is when I drop a small washer or nut and it slips through the ribs. I have a powerful magnet to pull them up. But sometimes I have to pull up a tile with a hook tool to get it (like stainless ones). But itís not very often and only takes a few seconds to pull up a tile and reach under. I will be doing ribtrax again on any future garage hands down.
__________________

'05 BMW M3 6MT (Weekend car) | '21 BMW M340i (Daily)
Need to stock up on some detailing products or spiff up your garage, then use my Obsessed Garage link!
Appreciate 0
      12-22-2020, 07:12 AM   #26
eforty6_m3
Lieutenant Colonel
eforty6_m3's Avatar
United_States
516
Rep
1,829
Posts

Drives: '05 M3 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Swansea,MA

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2005 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to eforty6_m3
If anyone does decide to go with Swisstrax, shoot me a PM before you order. Thanks!
__________________

'05 BMW M3 6MT (Weekend car) | '21 BMW M340i (Daily)
Need to stock up on some detailing products or spiff up your garage, then use my Obsessed Garage link!
Appreciate 0
      12-22-2020, 08:03 PM   #27
Kolyan2k
Major General
707
Rep
5,473
Posts

Drives: 2006 S2000
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by eforty6_m3 View Post
If anyone does decide to go with Swisstrax, shoot me a PM before you order. Thanks!
Whats the phone number for those guys you recommended. I wanna call them tomorrow and see if they can do better then few quotes that I have
Appreciate 0
      12-22-2020, 08:06 PM   #28
Kolyan2k
Major General
707
Rep
5,473
Posts

Drives: 2006 S2000
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston

iTrader: (1)

Ps. Also ordered new garage doors with side mounted openers. Apparently there is 3 month+ wait to get them installed. Should improve the house look inside and out, current doors are shit

Edit: Ordered floor. Not in a rush to install, still need to level concrete too

Last edited by Kolyan2k; 12-24-2020 at 09:59 PM..
Appreciate 0
      12-27-2020, 05:28 PM   #29
spazzyfry123
Lieutenant Colonel
spazzyfry123's Avatar
United_States
2465
Rep
1,743
Posts

Drives: Here and There
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Florida

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW E90 M3  [5.00]
Looks like Home Depot has about 30% off Swisstrax today...

https://www.homedepot.com/SpecialBuy...kE34CXpyVbD0o0
Appreciate 0
      12-27-2020, 08:31 PM   #30
Kolyan2k
Major General
707
Rep
5,473
Posts

Drives: 2006 S2000
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by spazzyfry123 View Post
Looks like Home Depot has about 30% off Swisstrax today...

https://www.homedepot.com/SpecialBuy...kE34CXpyVbD0o0
It's roughly the same price or cheaper if u contact the right sales person directly

I got better deal then racedeck
Appreciate 0
      05-08-2021, 08:06 PM   #31
Kolyan2k
Major General
707
Rep
5,473
Posts

Drives: 2006 S2000
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston

iTrader: (1)

After like 5 months finally shit got done lol. Nothing luxury but everything came out just the way I wanted as far as new garage doors and floor. Floor is SwissTrax. PS house getting painted
Attached Images
   
Appreciate 5
      05-09-2021, 08:24 PM   #32
lsturbointeg
Lieutenant General
lsturbointeg's Avatar
United_States
8229
Rep
14,418
Posts

Drives: 2011 535i Jet Black
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Asian lost in OH

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kolyan2k View Post
After like 5 months finally shit got done lol. Nothing luxury but everything came out just the way I wanted as far as new garage doors and floor. Floor is SwissTrax. PS house getting painted
Looks amazing 👏 😍
__________________
~F90Conversion~21"3Piece Forged AvantGardeWheels~KWV1Coilovers~CQUENCE slotted/drilled rotors~GoodridgeStainlesslines~MeisterschaftQuadEx haust~Akrapovic 4"tips~VRSF DP~VRSF CP~TurboSmart BOV~K&N filter~CarbonFiberExteriorComponents~GladenAlphaCo mponents~MatchUp7BMW~Punch P300-12T~
Follow me on Instagram: lsturbointeg
Appreciate 0
      05-10-2021, 07:21 AM   #33
Kolyan2k
Major General
707
Rep
5,473
Posts

Drives: 2006 S2000
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lsturbointeg View Post
Looks amazing 👏 😍
Thanks. With covid all construction projects take forever. Home Depot parking lot is all full during weekends, nothing is in stock, wait times for materials are from 2 to 9 months for some. All contractors are super busy. Finishing up house painting and landscaping, hopefully everything will be done by end of May. No more projects after that for a while
Appreciate 0
      05-11-2021, 06:34 AM   #34
BYEIL
Ultimate Driver
BYEIL's Avatar
United_States
603
Rep
711
Posts

Drives: X7 M50i
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: On the move

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drop the hammer View Post
I’ve run Epoxy in the past, but I damaged it with hot tires and the traction gravel pick up that my winters tracked onto the floor. So it only looked good for a few years. Then I added Swisstrax rib trax and I couldn’t be happier! All the sand/slush from winter goes right through the ribs so always dry on floor. Twice a year I just drag out the tiles in sections of 2 or 3 wide and full length of garage. Drag to driveway and hit with washer. Then squeegee out the floor. Then drag them back in a click together. It’s pretty quick. My tiles are at least 5 years old and looking great! I run mine black and white checker pattern with red boarder. Even the white ones are still looking great but there is minor discolouration on the whites where I park. If I did it again I’d use light grey and black checker pattern.
Only other beef I have is when I drop a small washer or nut and it slips through the ribs. I have a powerful magnet to pull them up. But sometimes I have to pull up a tile with a hook tool to get it (like stainless ones). But it’s not very often and only takes a few seconds to pull up a tile and reach under. I will be doing ribtrax again on any future garage hands down.
Did you have the DIY epoxy or professionally done?
I had my floors done 5 years ago and they still look brand new.
We've also been looking at houses in Arizona in which 8 out of 10 garages that we've looked at are done professionally in epoxy. Again no issues.

__________________

Last edited by BYEIL; 05-11-2021 at 10:29 AM..
Appreciate 1
nyalpine906583.00
      05-11-2021, 07:54 AM   #35
Kolyan2k
Major General
707
Rep
5,473
Posts

Drives: 2006 S2000
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BYEIL View Post
Did you have the DYI epoxy or professionally done?
I had my floors done 5 years ago and they still look brand new.
We've also been looking at houses in Arizona in which 8 out of 10 garages that we've looked at are done professionally in epoxy. Again no issues.

I was told they give 10 years warranty on those. But price is nuts. $5-6k for my garage after I fix my foundation. Swisstrax was like $2k or little over and no need to fix anything
Appreciate 1
vreihen164681.50
      05-13-2021, 08:22 AM   #36
jsf721
Lieutenant
United_States
403
Rep
404
Posts

Drives: 2019 540i X M Sport
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (0)

I did epoxy 2x. Both sucked. First time DIY tonight I messed up. Issues after 3-4 years. I had it ground off and professionally installed. Great for 4 years. Then it Started lifting. Warranty was 5 years. They blamed the water table - acts of nature never came by never called back past first call back.

Iím going to grind it off and polish it and if itís no too slippery leave it. Otherwise Iíll porcelain tile it. My garage gets full sun and I donít want to deal witn buckling
Appreciate 0
      05-13-2021, 09:46 AM   #37
vreihen16
Recovering Perfectionist
vreihen16's Avatar
United_States
4682
Rep
648
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW i3 BEV
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Orange County, NY

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Stupid question - Does anyone have experience with acid-etched and sealed concrete floors for garages? It seems to be preferred over epoxy for durability reasons in barndominium-on-slab construction from my online readings, and there are pictures on the web showing some pretty intricate designs that people have done. Just curious if these floors have similar issues to epoxy as they age.....
__________________
2015 BMW i3 BEV, Giga World (Lodge interior), Tech/Driving Assist Packages, 20K miles
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 PM.




zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST