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Garage Floor Coating MN -       What you need to know before
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FlorDek offers a large selection of environmentally friendly, seamless and waterproof floor coating
systems that are ideal Garage Floor Coatings with quality and performance that have been proven over
thousands of installations.
Installing concrete coatings over the last 15+ years, we've discovered the
'Critical Success Factors (CSF's)' that prevent coating failures.
Not all concrete  garage floor coating
systems are created equal. Durability and long-lasting performance don't just happen. Before we begin
our discussion of the CSF's it is important to understand Moisture Vapor Emission and how it affects
concrete floor coatings.
Garage Floor Coating St Paul MN

Moisture Vapor Emission (MVE) - MVE measures the amount of moisture that escapes from 1000 square feet of
concrete in 24 hours. It is expressed in Pounds and represents the Pounds of Water that are released from 1000 sqft during
a 24 hour period.  All concrete floors emit moisture. The amount of moisture emitted is influenced by the amount of moisture
available for the concrete to wick through the substrate. Once a coating or covering is applied, pressure is created and the
coating must be able to sustain the pressure or a failure will occur and the floor will bubble or peel. In the northern climate
the MVE can vary with the seasons. The concrete coating must be able to withstand the highest MVE that will occure during
the year.

Critical Success Factor #1 - Primer Coat Adhesion  - The primer coat must penetrate the concrete surface and
create a deep bond that is strong enough to withstand the highest pressure created by MVE during the calendar year. This
is the number one failure point for many coating systems. All FlorDek Garage Floor Coating Systems utilize primers that have
been engineered to create 2-3 times more adhesion than traditional coating systems which are not warranted by the
manufacturer if MVE exceeds 3 pounds in a 24 hour period.  Our experience shows that coatings applied in the northern
climate need to withstand a minimum of 5 pounds MVE.  That's why we uses primers that create bonds that will not fail at 8
pounds MVE.

Critical Success Factor #2 - Proper Surface Preparation  - If primer coat adhesion is the first critical success
factor, then it follows that proper surface preparation is the next critical factor. The concrete surface was sealed during the
concrete installation process and must be opened up during the surface prep stage to allow the penetrating primer to
migrate into the permeable concrete surface and create a strong enough bond to withstand the highest MVE the floor will
experience.  
FlorDek uses the latest surface prep equipment and methods to properly prepare the concrete
surface to meet industry recommended standards for coating applications.

Critical Success Factor #3 - Industry Know-how and Experience  - Not all concrete floors are created the same.
The concrete mixes can vary by region and supplier, the finish techniques can vary by contractor, the environmental
conditions vary with the installation date (temp & humidity). All these conditions had an influence on the quality of the
concrete substrate. Knowing how to recognize these conditions and how to deal with them is critical success factor #3.
Putting the wrong top quality coating on a problem substrate will still result in failure.
FlorDek has over 25 years in the
concrete coating industry and has acquired the knowledge required to know how to deal with different surface
conditions, concrete mixes, and problem concrete substrates.

Critical Success Factor #4 - Choose the Right Coating Material for the Right Application  -  Choosing the
right material, engineered for the application, will extend the life of the concrete substrate and will result in the longest life for
the coating application.  Choosing high quality materials backed by leading manufacturer's is Critical Success Factor #5.
There have been many innovations in the floor coating industry over the last several years. New polymers' combine the best
characteristics of several coating polymers into new products that produce coating systems with significant improvements
over traditional technologies.

FlorDek ™ works with today's leading manufacturer's to bring you the highest quality coating products
available today. All FlorDek installations are backed by industry leading defective material replacement
warranties and carry our lifetime warranty against defective workmanship.

All FlorDek Coatings provide the following benefits to increase performance and improve
customer satisfaction:






Available FlorDek    Garage Floor Coating Solutions:

  • FlorDek GranitLook     - Durable Polymer Garage Floor Coating broadcast to partial or full rejection with
    colored vinyl chips to provide a faux granite appearance. Sealed with a clear, protective
    Polyurea/Polyaspartic top coat that is resistant to salt and will not fade, chip or peel. Non-skid material can
    be added to final top coat to increase traction

  • PebbleRock      - Natural stone aggregate with a binder, troweled in place to forma a durable 1/2" rock
    finish that allows water to drain through it with no puddling in low spots. Can be installed over existing,
    cracked and spalled concrete

  • FlorDek Quartz     - Durable Polymer base coat filled with colored quartz granules or silica sand to provide
    excellent strength and traction with designer color options. Sealed with a clear, protective
    Polyurea/Polyaspartic top coat that is resistant to salt and will not fade, chip or peel

  • FlorDek ColorTop     - Durable Polymer, colored, base coat provides a smooth finish . Sealed with a clear,
    protective Polyurea/Polyaspartic top coat to produce a brilliant finish that is resistant to salt and will not
    fade, chip or peel. Non-skid material can be added to final top coat to increase traction

  • Vortex      - Spray on Polyurea coating that is applied up to 1/4" thick to produce the same contractor tough
    finish that is used for truck bed liners.  Has excellent insulating properties and provides an excellent
    work surface on cold concrete floors. Can be optionally coated with a clear or granite look protective
    Polyurea/Polyaspartic top coat that is resistant to salt and will not fade, chip or peel
PebbleRock     —Natural stones and river rock are mixed with epoxy binders and
troweled in place to shapes of the rocks the shapes of the rocks the finished floor can
be left porous of sealed with additional coats of clear polymer top finished floor can be
left porous of sealed with additional coats coat. Left porous, the rock finish provides an
ideal surface for pool decks, hot tubs and saunas because water will drain through the
finished product and drain away to hidden drains. The rock finish also provides a
natural non-slip surface that is easy on the feet and provides a secure feeling.
PebbleRock      is available in a wide selection of colors and sizes. The system is also
expandable to several different aggregates including colored quartz, colored glass,
colored gemstones  and exotic stones from around the world.  PebbleRock       is
warranted against material failures due to defective materials.
FlorDek Quartz     —Combines the strength of stone with a chemical resistant polymer
to provide an extremely  durable, waterproof coating with high traction. The coating can
be applied as an integral wall coving to create a monolithic pan for outstanding water
containment. The natural quartz provides the strength to withstand heavy loads such as
forklifts and steel wheeled carts. Installed in a 5 step process:
Step 1—Diamond grind to level floor (Repair , if required)
Step 2—Apply penetrating primer for superior bonding
Step 3—Apply basecoat and broadcast quartz to rejection
Step 4—Apply 2nd basecoat and broadcast quartz to rejection
Step 5—Remove excess quartz and apply clear topcoat (2nd coat optional)  
FlorDek  Quartz       carries a lifetime year warranty against defective workmanship
FlorDek  GranitLook     —Combines the strength and durability of a chemical resistant
polymer with a wide selection of decorator color chips to create an extremely  durable,
waterproof coating that provides unlimited creative, decorator options. The coating can
be applied as an integral wall coving to create a monolithic pan for outstanding water
containment and wall bottom protection.  Installed in a 5 Step process:
Step 1—Diamond grind to level floor (Repair , if required)
Step 2—Apply penetrating primer for superior bonding
Step 3—Apply basecoat and broadcast chips to rejection
Step 4—Scrape or sand floor and remove excess chips
Step 5—Apply clear topcoat   (2nd coat optional)
FlorDek      Granite carries a lifetime warranty against defective workmanship
Vortex      - Spray on Polyurea coating that is applied up to 1/4" thick to produce the
same contractor tough finish that is used for truck bed liners.  Has excellent insulating
properties and provides an excellent work surface on cold concrete floors. Can be
optionally coated with a clear or granite look protective Polyurea/Polyaspartic top coat
that is resistant to salt and will not fade, chip or peel
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  • UV Resistant - Yellow & Fade Resistant
  • Durable & Long Lasting
  • Fast Curing w/Little or no Downtime
  • Crack, Chip & Peel Resistant
  • Safe for Family & Environment
  • High Durability & Abrasion Resistance
  • Salt, Gasoline & Oil  Resistant
  • Chemical & Stain Resistant
  • Adjustable Slip Resistance
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FlorDek ColorTop     —Durable Polymer, colored, base coat provides a smooth finish
. Sealed with a clear, protective Polyurea/Polyaspartic top coat to produce a brilliant
finish that is resistant to salt and will not fade, chip or peel. Non-skid material can be
added to final top coat to increase traction
FlorDek     - Surface Preparation—The “Critical Success Factor’s” for any of the
FlorDek coating options are proper “profiling of the surface” and “penetration of the
proper primer into the floor surface” to ensure proper adhesion of the basecoat and
topcoat.

FlorDek     - Concrete Restoration—With over 20 years of concrete restoration
experience our installation teams have the knowhow and skills to complete any type of
concrete restoration project. Equipped with the latest equipment technology and
trained in the latest application methods our teams work hard to deliver long lasting
solutions with high customer satisfaction ratings.
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