To prepare the garage slab for a two-part polyaspartic coating, the author grinds the surface with 50-grit diamond pads. He uses the larger machine.
To prepare the garage slab for a two-part polyaspartic coating, the author grinds the surface with 50-grit diamond pads. He uses the larger machine.

It's often said that trends start on the West Coast and gradually work their way eastward. One example is the conversion of garages into places where homeowners can enjoy automotive and DIY hobbies; by adding cabinets, slat wall, and durable floor finishes, contractors can transform ordinary garages into enticing recreational spaces.

After years of watching this specialty grow, I decided the time was right to bring it to northern Vermont. My company, Garage Outfitters, specializes in garage conversions and is a Slide-Lok dealer (800/835-1759, www.slide-lok.com). Slide-Lok distributes the cabinets, slat wall, and organization accessories I install and the concrete-slab floor...

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