In just one day, your flooring project can be completed by Garage Living of Washington DC. Our crew arrives on-site at approximately 8:30 a.m. and meets with the customer. After explaining our process and answering any questions, we’ll begin transforming their garage floor. Every type of equipment and material the job requires is included on our mobile workshop trucks, which helps our professionals maintain their efficiency. The Floortex™ floor coating application process is explained by the Garage Living 5 Steps.
It’s natural for concrete pads to have hairline cracks appear. Our solution for this is to open up the cracks using a diamond cutting wheel, with a follow-up application of polyurea joint filler. Our crew grinds the excess down after allowing the filler to cure for 10-15 minutes. Now the cracks are invisible and the garage floor is completely smooth. This readies the surface for the next step, which is the 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.
Three times the amount of Floortex™ flakes are spread on the floor by the Garage Living of Washington DC crew, which ensures 100% coverage. The coating is left to cure for 60 minutes and then we use a flat metal-edge tool to scrape the floor. This leaves a smooth and even surface by eliminating any standing flakes.
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.