Concrete Restoration Process
For all our applications (Residential, Commercial, and Outdoor) the installation process always starts with a full evaluation of your existing concrete surface. We investigate the structural condition, hardness, and moisture content. We then use this analysis to determine the best coating material to be used and the process of installation for the project. If there are existing cracks or spalls present, the cracks and spalls are repaired with our polyurea or epoxy crack repair prior to floor coating to ensure a smooth surface. When the material is fully cured (typically only 10 to 20 minutes!) we grind the overfilled material flush with the concrete surface. This leaves the floor smooth and ready for coating.
Concrete Preparation Process
We use a diamond grinding process. The use of coarse grit diamonds helps us achieve the required profile. Our diamond grinders consist of rotating heads. By varying the grits and bonds used, diamond grinders can be effective on different concrete types. Each of our diamond grinders are attached to hepa-vac dust containment systems which trap 99% of the dust created by the grinding process, to ensure as clean of a workspace as possible.
Floor Coating Process
1. Coating the Floor – Base Coat
We start by applying the base coat that has been determined best suited for the project, this could be vapor barrier epoxy, epoxy, or polyaspartic industrial coating.
2. Broadcasting the color flakes
When the floor is coated completely, we broadcast the flakes into the wet coating by hand, covering the whole floor with flakes. By using large quantities of flakes, we ensure that the floor is completely covered, leaving it uniform in color and texture. The cure time of our base coat is typically 60-120 minutes depending on site specific conditions.
3. Scraping of the flake
Once our base coat is cured to touch, we “scrape” down the flake with metal blade scrapers. We walk along the floor putting pressure on the blade to cut and scrape anu loose or vertically standing flakes. In most applications, we scrape the floor from front to back and side to side, to ensure we have hit all angles of the flake. This results in the floor having a nice and even texture. We detail all edges, control joints, and any items coated around to remove standing flakes. We then vacuum to recover any loose flake left behind on the floor.
4 . Topcoat Application
After our floor is prepped, coated, flaked, scraped, and vacuumed, we can start our final step — the application of the clear coat. Typically, we use polyaspartic polyurea UV stable clear coat. We start by clear coating all the vertical surfaces and brushing the perimeter of the floor itself. We pour the mixed product directly onto the floor and use a roller/squeegee to spread the coating to the desired thickness. Then we use an 18-inch roller to back-roll and cross-roll the entire surface.
5 . Your New Floor Coating!
At this point we clean up and leave the floor to cure. After 8-24 hours, you can confidently walk on your new coating and after 48 hours, you can park and drive on it. We’re confident you will be pleased with your new floor!
THE BEAUTIFUL AND DURABLE SOLUTION – GREAT FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS.
The flake system offers extreme adhesion, rapid cure, and a quick return to service, which leads to less down time for customers. The vinyl flakes come in a variety of blends to mix and match with your choice of base coat colors. This is one of the most popular systems because it fits in a wide variety of applications.
We Offer a Wide Variety of Color Options
Hows It’s Made
SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY CREATES THIS BEAUTIFUL SYSTEM WITH A MARBLEIZED 3D LOOK
The metallic system is a user friendly, 3-coat system that ends with a high gloss or satin finish that is easy to clean. When your projects demand a “custom” look, this is the superior option to create a perfect floor, every time.
- High Gloss
- Chemical Resistant
- Abrasion Resistant
- Extreme Adhesion
- Rest Rooms
- Service Areas
- Show Rooms
- Locker Rooms
- Production Areas
- Veterinary Clinics
- High Traffic Areas
Solid Color Epoxy
THE COST-EFFECTIVE AND USER-FRIENDLY SOLUTION DESIGNED FOR HEAVY USE IN COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS.
Solid Color Floors
CONCRETE FIX: DUAL COMPONENT POLYUREA FOR ALMOST EVERY TYPE ANY TYPE OF CONCRETE REPAIR.