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Were trimming out a large 4 car garage soon. It has polished cement floors, drywall, big screen tv's, kitchen, bath, etc.. Do I need to make the rec. gfci protected ?
 

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polished cement floors, bath, kitchen so a chance of water on the floors
i would say a definite yes
now if the cement floor is liberally coated with terrazzo (resin based floor coating) this may be a different story.
 

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As long as there is an overhead door I would say you don't have a choice. GFCI is the only way to go. And yes, even the receptacle on the ceiling for the opener must be protected.
 

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Yes, there are garage doors. On another note, in a few more weeks we are adding rec. to a business with multiple rooms with cement floors used for office type work. Some do have drains in the rooms. The architect said we do not need gfci rec. but my boss said we do ?
 

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polished cement floors, bath, kitchen so a chance of water on the floors
i would say a definite yes
now if the cement floor is liberally coated with terrazzo (resin based floor coating) this may be a different story.
I think they may be using that coating on the floor. They are matching house garage coating which is something i've never seen before. If it is a resin coating that should make it an insulated floor and with the drywall I would think that would supracede the ruling.
 

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If the parking area is separate from the other areas, you may be able to get by without GFI protection in those separate areas.

210.8 (A)

(2) Garages, and also accessory buildings that have a floor
located at or below grade level not intended as habitable
rooms and limited to storage areas, work areas,
and areas of similar use
 
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