Our Three Step Vivid Glass Floor System
Employs the use of Self-Leveling 100% Epoxy in order to achieve a super smooth “glass-like” appearance that is so shiny that you can see your reflection in it.
Prepare Surface Concrete
A clean surface with a proper anchor profile is required in order to provide the proper foundation to any floor coating system. We achieve this by first Diamond Grinding to meet SSPC - SP13 preparation Standard for concrete. Grinding the floor removes any laitance (brittle cement) and creates a rough texture similar to sandpaper. This texture gives the coating several points of contact to anchor down to.
We use only the finest professional grade floor grinding equipment with diamond tooling selected for your specific concrete hardness. Our average grinder weighs over 600 lbs (compared to 100 lb models rented at the Home stores by our competition). This means that our equipment will cut deeper into the concrete achieving a far superior anchor profile.
An industrial strength HEPA vacuum system will also be attached to the grinder while in use in order to control concrete dust disbursement. Our vacuums weigh 850 lbs and have enough suction power to pick up a bowling ball (not the standard shop vac you will see from our competition). Once all grinding is complete a thorough vacuuming of the entire surface will then be performed in order to completely remove any remaining dust prior to applying any coating.
The final step in Surface Preparation is to fill in all hairline cracks and divots using a 100% epoxy patch. Larger Cracks and Spalling may require additional and will be evaluated during your estimate.
The base coat will penetrate the open pores of the concrete to seal out moisture, provide impact resistance and anchor the coating system to the concrete.
We use a 100% solids epoxy as our base coat. Our 100% solids epoxy has virtually zero VOC’s and very little odor. It is extremely durable and outperforms other epoxy coatings on the market when tested for chemical, abrasion, and Impact resistance.
The base coat is blended on site and applied using a squeegee to ensure maximum penetration and is then smoothed out using a paint roller in order to provide a uniform thickness.
The Self-level coat is a 100% solids epoxy as well. It is applied at 10 to 30 mills in order to level out all of the minor imperfections in the floor. It is blended on site and applied using a squeegee and is then smoothed out using a paint roller in order to provide a uniform thickness. The end result is a vivid “glass-like” appearance similar to porcelain tile, polished granite or marble.