DAY ONE: SURFACE PREPARATION
Preparation of the concrete substrate is often the most critical step when installing floor coating. We use a diamond grinder along with hand grinders on all concrete surfaces to effectively remove the top cream layer of concrete and to expose a porous and contaminant-free surface. We take necessary precautions to keep the dust to a minimum. Each of our technicians is experienced in evaluating and preparing the concrete floor to meet our rigorous standards.
We can also remove pre-existing coatings in this step such as epoxy, paint and other sealers.
DAY ONE: CRACK REPAIR
The install process is continued by performing any crack, hole, or divot repair. We use a special blend of products that provide a superior bond to concrete and can be used on all surface imperfections. We also fix front edges that have fallen away, all with the intent to permanently hide these defections. It is also at this time that we silicone caulk the perimeter to ensure a seamless bond to the existing baseboard, and/or prepare the baseboard and steps, if applicable, for coating.
DAY ONE: POLYMER (EPOXY)
AND CHIP BROADCAST
After the surface is fully prepped, repaired, and cleaned, we then apply a sufficient amount of our 100% solids polymer (epoxy) with large 18" rollers. This is immediately followed with the full broadcast of decorative color chips to the point of rejection. The garage doors are lowered manually for the floor to cure overnight.
DAY TWO: RECLAIM EXCESS CHIPS
The next step in our process includes the reclaiming of excess chips on the surface with a blower. Once the excess chips are collected and removed, the floor is scraped and/or buffed to achieve the desired amount of texture.
DAY TWO: POLY HYBRID CLEAR COAT
As a final step in the process, we apply our industrial grade poly hybrid clear coat. This product dries very rapidly and must be rolled with precision. We apply the highest-quality poly clear coat to ensure a uniform high gloss look that will stand up to the heavy weight of vehicle traffic, hot tires, etc. In the final clear coat we add an anti-skid aggregate to protect against slickness.
MAINTENANCE & CLEANING
We take pride in your complete satisfaction and want to take this opportunity to remind you how to properly clean and maintain your new garage floor. By following these easy steps, you can be confident that your new garage floor will remain as beautiful as the day it was installed.
Sweep or blow out loose dust and debris.
In a large bucket, mix 1/4 cup of Fabuloso, Simple Green, etc. per gallon of warm or cold water.
Apply the solution to the surface of the garage floor coating with a traditional mop, or use a large squeegee to push the water out the front.
Reminder: the floor may be a bit slippery when wet, especially the first time the floor gets damp . Do not exceed recommended concentrations of solutions. Use caution when cleaning the floor.
4. Allow the floor to dry; there is no need to rinse.
We recommend also trying to keep the base of the garage door clean so that it does not leave dirt or grime when closed