The COAT 5-Tier System
At COAT Systems we take pride in our work. Through thousands of successful projects our experienced specialists have learned to deal with any issue that may arise, to ensure that you get the floor you want!
Tier 1: Floor Grinding and Surface Preparation
Our crew assesses the concrete upon arrival to determine the right equipment to use. Then, using our state-of-the-art grinders we profile the entire floor surface until the desired texture is obtained. This step also opens the “pores” of the concrete allowing it to accept the new coat.
Vertical surfaces are also cleaned and prepared to ensure every square inch of concrete is sealed and waterproof.
Tier 2: Crack-Filling and Pit Repair
Any bumps of areas the concrete may stick out are ground down to ensure your surface is perfectly smooth..
Any dust and debris caused by this process is then vacuumed up.
Tier 3: Colored Epoxy Primer Coat
Using a 2-part polyurethane epoxy system, our team mixes the epoxy with a pigment suitable for the overall design. This product is then applied using a squeegee and roller to achieve a 100% coverage rate.
Tier 4a: Decorative Flakes
Once cured excess flake material is removed with a vacuum in preparation for the final step.
Tier 4b: Metallic Finish
Any additional designs are now cast directly into this pigmented coat.
Tier 4c: Industrial Sand Epoxy
To achieve an even coat, it is at this step that an additional coat is base is applied with another cast of sand. This gives the floor a durable, non-slip finish suitable for industrial purposes.
For this flooring system this is also the final coat.
Tier 5: Clear Polyaspartic Topcoat
It is recommended the floor is given 24 hours of curing time before foot traffic and 48 hours before light vehicular traffic.
The site is now cleaned up and the equipment and materials taken away.