Polyaspartic garage flooring is a popular option today for homeowners who are looking to improve the appearance, maintenance, and functionality of their garage floor by eliminating the cement dust associated with this type of flooring. There are many specialized companies offering this service.
It is important to do proper research to identify the right supplier considering that there are many players in the market, and many are of questionable reputation. Here are the general steps that a responsible company should use to complete your garage floor coating:
- Grinding of the surface | It is important to prepare the surface with a good grinding to ensure the good asperity of the surface. This first step will remove a thin layer of the surface, reveal cracks and other crevices that need to be repaired and ensure proper anchoring of the subfloor to prevent delamination and spalling of the coating.
- Repairing cracks or crevices | It is very important to repair any visible cracks or crevices before applying the sub-base. The use of a specialized patching mortar for this type of repair ensures that cracks and crevices dry quickly and fuse to the surface.
- Sub-base coat | The application of the sub-base coat is the first step in a three-step coating. This thick layer is applied with a squeegee for uniform distribution over the entire surface.
- Color Flake Saturation | The second step is to sprinkle and saturate the entire surface with color flakes. It is at this stage that the aesthetic aspect of the coating takes shape according to the chosen finish. The applicator uses more flakes than necessary to ensure complete coverage. Excess flakes will be collected before the clear topcoat is applied.
- Clear Topcoat | Once the base coat is dry and the color flakes well anchored in its surface, the applicator proceeds with the third step and applies the clear topcoat respecting the profile created by the color flakes and allowing the surface to be non-slip. This layer also seals the coating around the edges.
It is important to follow the applicator’s instructions and to refrain from walking on the surface for 24 hours after the work is completed. It is also recommended to wait an additional 48 hours before parking your vehicles on the surface to ensure that the sub-base coat is completely dry.