Floor Coating Process
Concrete Coatings of Minnesota
Every concrete floor has issues. Roads salts, moisture pressure, and freeze-thaw issues all contribute to gradual deterioration. But many floors that look hopeless can actually be restored and protected with a clean, durable, decorative, concrete coating that will last years. You will add value to your property while making your space bright and usable with our floor coating process.
1) Concrete repair:
All concrete restoration is done prior to coating any cracks or spalling - pitted damaged concrete. All cracks are filled with the most advanced products in the industry. When crack filler cures it blocks off moisture pressure that can delaminate a floor. All defects are fixed before the concrete is prepared for the floor coating.
2) Surface Preparation:
All concrete coatings require proper preparation of the concrete. Garage floors, retail, commercial or industrial floor surfaces get the same treatment. Floors are ground to a finish that not only cleans the concrete but opens the pores of the concrete to promote proper adhesion of the coating. We use professional grinding equipment to prepare the concrete along with a high-powered dustless vacuum system. All dust is contained in bags and disposed of properly.
3) Coating application:
Before coating the floor we will start applying the coating to all vertical surfaces: This would include the stem wall. The stem wall is the short section of block the wall is attached to. This is in most garages. We also coat the stairs at this time. The next step would be to roll out the base coat. This is achieved by pouring out the mixed coating in a line and rolled out, to spread the material evenly. We repeat the process until the whole surface is covered completely.
After the base coating is applied we then broadcast the chips into the wet coating by hand, completely covering the floor with the chips. We over apply the chips to ensure uniform color and texture.
Once the basecoat is fully cured we “scrape” down the chips and remove the loose chips. We use metal blade scrapers to knock down the high points and all the loose chip are recovered. This produces an even texture and look. At this stage, we blow and vacuum up the remaining chips. The last step is to roll out the clear coat. This stage starts with clear coating all of the vertical surfaces and cutting in the perimeter of the floor itself. We pour the clear product directly on to the concrete and use a squeegee to spread the coating to the proper thickness. Once the clear is poured out we use a roller to back roll the floor. The roller removes lines left behind by the squeegee and leaves an even finish.
We offer a non-slip aggregate when the environment could be prone to being wet or damp. This means that even over the long term, your floor will meet or exceed OSHA acceptable Coefficient of Friction levels.
Foot traffic in 4 to 6 hours and return to service in 24 hours. That's right you are able to park your car in the garage in as little as 24 hours. You new garage floor coating will provide a beautiful and safe garage for years to come.
Contact A Minneapolis Concrete Coating Company
If you are ready to have your concrete floors coated with a high-quality coating in the color of your choosing, Concrete Coatings of Minnesota has the solution for you. Our attention to detail and excellent customer service will ensure you have a great experience with minimal downtime. To learn more, call us at 651-458-0196 to schedule a free consultation.
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