Floor coating process

5-step application process

5 step coating process for Rhino Floortex garage floors

It can take as little as one day for Garage Living of Calgary to complete your flooring project. Each morning at approximately 8:30, our workers arrive on-site. The customer is greeted and we review our process with them and answer any questions, then our crew gets right to work. Garage Living Calgary’s trucks are outfitted as mobile workshops with the equipment and materials capable of dealing with any on-site challenge. Our professional Floortex™ floor coating application process is outlined by The Garage Living 5 Steps.

Step 1 – Diamond grind the surface

Preparation is the most important step in the process. Garage Living has invested in state-of-the-art Werkmaster™ diamond grinders and dustless self-contained vacuum systems to ensure 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 to grind the floor. Diamond grinding profiles the substrate and opens the pores of the concrete. The edges are then ground down using a dolly-mounted hand grinder. The coating can be applied to vertical surfaces such as foundation walls, cinder block, wood baseboards, and steps.


Step 2 – Repairing cracks and chips

Hairline cracks in concrete pads will naturally occur. To fix this, the cracks need to be opened using a diamond cutting wheel and then filled with a polyurea joint filler. Once the filler has cured in 10–15 minutes, the Garage Living Calgary crew grinds down the excess so that the floor is completely smooth and any cracks are now invisible.


Step 3 – Pigmented adhesive base coat

The 2-component mix also includes pigment that matches our 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

To ensure 100% coverage, we broadcast three times the amount of material onto the floor. 60 minutes is required for the coating to cure. A smooth and even surface is achieved after we scrape the floor using a flat metal-edge tool that removes any standing flakes.


Step 5 – Clear, durable Floortex™ top coat

For a thick and even finish, the top coat is applied by a squeegee and then back rolled to create an even and consistent finish. The top coat requires 8 hours to cure for foot traffic and 24 hours for vehicles.


10 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

Garage Living provides a 10 year limited warranty for every Floortex™ floor coating project we complete. You get a signed warranty certificate that includes the date of purchase and details of warranty coverage.

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