Embarking on the installation of a polyaspartic floor coating is an exciting step toward enhancing the durability and aesthetic appeal of your space. Polyaspartic coatings, a superior type of polyurea, are increasingly chosen for both residential and commercial applications thanks to their remarkable resilience, swift curing times, resistance to UV light, and their capability to endure extreme temperatures. Here’s a detailed walkthrough of our installation process, designed to prepare you for what to expect when our team arrives.


The Journey Begins: Surface Preparation

The initial phase of the installation process is critical to the success of your new flooring. Our team begins by meticulously preparing the surface, ensuring it is devoid of oils, grease, dust, or any existing coatings. This preparation often involves diamond grinding, a technique that not only purifies the surface but also opens the pores of the concrete, establishing a strong bond between the substrate and the new coating. Any imperfections, such as cracks or pits, are addressed and repaired during this stage, setting a flawless foundation for the polyaspartic coating.


Laying the Groundwork: Primer and Base Coat Application

Following the surface prep, we move on to apply a specially formulated primer. This layer is essential for enhancing the adhesion of the polyaspartic coating to the concrete surface. After the primer is uniformly spread and allowed to cure, we mix the polyaspartic base coat and apply it meticulously with a squeegee. The coat is then back-rolled to ensure even coverage and optimal thickness, which are crucial for achieving the desired drying time and finish.


Adding Character: Throwing Chips

For those desiring a decorative flair or anti-slip properties, this is the stage where the magic happens. We carefully broadcast special chips into the wet base coat until the coating can no longer hold more chips, a state known as rejection. This not only adds to the visual appeal but also contributes to the texture of the flooring. After allowing sufficient time for the base coat to cure, we proceed to remove any loose chips by scraping and vacuuming, ensuring a smooth and consistent surface.


Fine-Tuning: Scraping and Sanding

Should chips have been incorporated into the design, additional attention is needed to perfect the surface. Scraping and sanding are conducted to smooth out any rough areas, preparing the floor for the final layer. This step is vital for both the aesthetics and the longevity of the flooring, creating a uniform surface that’s ready for the top coating.


The Finishing Touch: Top Coating

The application of the polyaspartic top coat is a pivotal moment in the installation process. This layer not only provides the sleek, glossy finish many clients covet but also acts as the primary defense against daily wear and tear. Our team applies this top coat with precision, ensuring an even spread that will protect and showcase the beauty of your flooring for years to come.


The Grand Finale: Curing and Completion

The final step is the curing process, during which the floor must be shielded from heavy traffic to allow the coatings to be fully set. Depending on the specific products used and the prevailing environmental conditions, this can range from a few hours to a couple of days. Patience during this phase ensures the durability and performance of your new polyaspartic flooring.

As we navigate each step of the installation process, we welcome any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is not only to transform your space with a stunning, resilient floor but also to provide peace of mind through clear communication and professional service from start to finish.


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