Floor coating process

5-step application process

5 step coating process for Rhino Floortex garage floors

New Flooring In Less Than A Day

Garage Living of Dallas/Fort Worth are capable of completing your flooring project is as little as one day. After we arrive on-site at approximately 8:30 a.m. and meet with the customer to explain our process and answer any questions, the transformation of their garage floor begins. The Garage Living pros have every type of equipment and material needed for the job on their mobile workshop trucks, which helps them maintain a high level of work efficiency. Our professional Floortex™ floor coating application process is outlined by The Garage Living 5 Steps.

Step 1 – Diamond grind the floor surface

Proper preparation is the most important part of the application process. Garage Living of Dallas/Fort Worth ’s state-of-the-art Werkmaster™ diamond grinders and dustless self-contained vacuum systems will ensure that an unbreakable mechanical bond to the substrate is achieved on every floor we’re coating. Our crew will evaluate the density of the floor’s concrete to determine which type of diamond blades will be needed for grinding the floor. The concrete’s pores open after the diamond grinding has profiled the substrate. Next, the edges are ground down by a dolly-mounted hand grinder. The coating can be applied on any vertical surface, such as cinder blocks, wood baseboards, foundation walls, and steps.


Step 2 – Crack and chip repair

Hairline cracks naturally occur on concrete pads. To fix this, we use a diamond cutting wheel to open up the cracks and then apply a polyurea joint filler. When the filler has cured in 10-15 minutes, we grind down the excess to leave a garage floor that’s completely smooth and showing no evidence of any cracks. At this point, the surface is ready for the base coat.


Step 3 – Pigmented adhesive base coat

The base coat is a 2-component mix that includes the pigment which matches the pre-blended vinyl chips chosen by the customer. All vertical surfaces have the base coat applied by our crew using a rolling process, followed by the entire surface of the floor then being coated.


Step 4 – Decorative Floortex™ flakes

100% coverage is ensured by spreading three times the amount of Floortex™ flakes on the floor. Once the curing process has completed after 60 minutes, Garage Living of Dallas/Fort Worth ’s crew scrapes the floor with a flat metal-edge tool. This eliminates any standing flakes and leaves the floor with a surface that’s smooth, even, and ready for the final step.


Step 5 – Clear, durable Floortex™ top coat

The final step of the process involves a top coat application with a squeegee to achieve a finish that’s thick and even. This application is then back rolled, which ensures the consistency of the finish. After 8 hours, the top coat will have cured and foot traffic can resume in the garage. 24 hours is required for vehicle traffic to resume.

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