Prep: We grind about 1/32nd of an inch off the entire floor. This opens up the pours of the concrete and adds little bumps to it that we call “profile”. This lets our Epoxy Primer seep down into the concrete before it hardens and the profile also gives it something to stick too. Never accept acid etching as a way to prep concrete, it just doesn’t work.
Crack Repair: We repair all of the cracks in concrete with an epoxy- based crack repair.
Primer: We use an Epoxy Water Vapor Barrier to prime the concrete once it is prepped. This is a two-part epoxy that works well in the presence of water vapor. Concrete can be full of moisture and unfortunately some companies use coatings that are only designed for dry concrete. World class glues are made from Epoxy for good reason. They are sticky! Our coatings from South Fork Concrete Coatings are designed to work in tough conditions, they go down and stay down!
Decorative Coat: This is where the magic happens. We typically use two colors although single color floors look fantastic as well. It is an epoxy coat and it goes down very thick, giving you a one of a kind floor that will be unique to your home or business.
Top Coat: We use a clear Urethane top coat over the Decorative Coat. These Urethane Coatings are designed to be tough, real tough. There is a 200-mesh grit in the top coat that is the same stuff they use on aircraft carriers. You can walk on it, you can drive on it, you can work on it, you can spill on it, you can clean it and it will take good care of your garage, room or business for many, many years.
MOST Metallix FLOORS ARE COMPLETED IN 3 DAYs