Floor coating process

5-step application process

5 step coating process for Rhino Floortex garage floors

New Flooring In Less Than A Day

In as little as one day, Garage Living of Detroit can have your flooring project completed. At approximately 8:30 each morning, our crew arrives on-site with trucks that are effectively mobile workshops, outfitted with all the necessary equipment and materials to get the job done efficiently. After greeting the customer and explaining our process to them, we answer any questions they might have and then get started on creating their beautiful new garage floor. The Garage Living 5 Steps explains our professional Floortex™ floor coating application process.

Step 1 – Diamond grind the floor surface

The most important step in the process is proper preparation. Garage Living of Detroit has invested in state-of-the-art Werkmaster™ diamond grinders and dustless self-contained vacuum systems. This equipment ensures that every floor we coat achieves an unbreakable mechanical bond to the substrate. On-site, our crew evaluates the concrete density to select the right type of diamond blades for grinding the floor. Diamond grinding profiles the substrate and opens the pores of the concrete. A dolly-mounted hand grinder is then used to grind down the edges. The coating can be applied to vertical surfaces such as foundation walls, cinder block, steps, and wood baseboards.


Step 2 – Crack and chip repair

Naturally occurring hairline cracks will appear on concrete pads. To remedy this, we open up the cracks using a diamond cutting wheel, followed by an application of polyurea joint filler. After the filler cures in 10-15 minutes, our crew will grind the excess down. This makes the cracks invisible, leaves the garage floor completely smooth, and readies the surface for the next step, the base coat.


Step 3 – Pigmented adhesive base coat

The 2-component mix also includes pigment that matched the customer’s choice of pre-blended vinyl chips. The crew first rolls the base coat on all vertical surfaces and then applies the base coat to the entire floor surface.


Step 4 – Decorative Floortex™ flakes

The Garage Living of Detroit crew spreads three times the amount of Floortex™ flakes on the floor, which results in 100% coverage. Once the coating has cured after 60 minutes, we scrape the floor with a flat metal-edge tool. This will leave an even, smooth surface by eliminating any standing flakes.


Step 5 – Clear, durable Floortex™ top coat

The top coat is applied with a squeegee for a thick and even finish and then back rolled to ensure a finish that is consistent. Foot traffic can resume in 8 hours after the top coat has cured and vehicle traffic may resume after 24 hours.

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