No matter the size, every job is treated the same.
While every job is different, one thing that remains the same is the need to perform superior surface preparation. Whether we are removing an existing coating or simply preparing a bare substrate, we take pride in knowing that wall to wall preparation is consistently achieved to our highest standards.
In order for polyaspartic coatings to perform to their highest capabilities, they need proper adhesion. Shot blasting provides an exceptional profile for product adhesion by removing the top layer of “cream” from a finished concrete slab and creating a minute landscape of peaks, valleys, and craters. Not only giving the product more surface area to adhere to, but allowing it to wick down in and essentially become one with the concrete.
For areas which need to be stripped of thinset, epoxy, glue, paint, mastic, or micro-toppings beforehand, a specialty grinder with interchangeable tooling is used in conjunction with a hepa-filtered vacuum to keep airborne debris to a minimum.
Cracks and minor imperfections are chased and filled with a structural bonding slurry which is chemically designed to harden at an elevated level so that it can later be ground down to a uniform plain with the rest of the substrate.
For moving slabs and expansion cuts, SL200 is applied to allow for continued movement to take place without hindering the performance of the finished product.
Application of Flooring System
Once prepped and cleaned, the application process consists of:
Prime Coat – Clear IC320 – With a surface tension lower than that of water and no pigment solids to hinder the product from seeping down into exposed concrete, the Prime Coat is designed to work its way into the minute landscape of peaks, valleys, and craters while also providing a seal and and a compatible plain for the Base Coat to be applied.
The Base Coat – Pigmented IC320 – is designed to work in conjunction with the Prime Coat and adheres directly through a process known as “cross linking”. Once applied, and while still wet, the Base Coat acts as a receiving ground while the ColorFlakes, ColorGranules, or ColorMicas are broadcast to refusal. Loose flakes, grains, or micas are recovered once the Base Coat has set, and the coated surface is then given a thorough scraping/ vacuuming before the first Top Coat is applied.
The Top Coat – Clear IC320 – is applied to the newly textured Base Coat and locks it in place while simultaneously creating a second seal.
A Standard Finish ends with a second Top Coat, which balances an additional level of durability with an easy to clean profile.
Premium Finishes involve a light sanding between Top Coats. For large, high traffic or indoor areas where an ultra easy to clean surface is desired.
Non-Skid finishes are available in 4 standard grits for outdoor areas or as an added insurance and are typically applied in place of the second Top Coat. However they can be applied at a later date if necessary.