Floor coating process

5-step application process

5 step coating process for Rhino Floortex garage floors

New Flooring In Less Than A Day

It can take as little as one day for Garage Living of Miami to complete your flooring project. Our crew will arrive on-site at approximately 8:30 in the morning. We greet the customer, go over the process with them, answer any questions, and then get right to work. Garage Living trucks are outfitted as mobile workshops, so they have all the materials and equipment required to handle any challenges the job presents. Our professional Floortex™ floor coating application process is outlined by the Garage Living 5 Steps.

Step 1 – Diamond grind the floor surface

The most important step in the process is proper preparation. Garage Living of Miami 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

Hairline cracks will occur naturally in concrete pads. To fix this, we open the cracks with a diamond cutting wheel and then fill them with a polyurea joint filler. After 10-15 minutes, the filler will be cured. Our crew then grinds down the excess, making the cracks invisible and leaving a completely smooth garage floor that’s ready for 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

We spread three times the amount of Floortex™ flakes on the floor to achieve 100% coverage. The coating requires 60 minutes to cure. Next, we scrape the floor using a flat metal-edge tool that eliminates any standing flakes, leaving a smooth and even surface.


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 that the finish is consistent. Foot traffic can resume in 8 hours after the top coat has cured and after 24 hours for vehicles.

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