Flake Flooring - The Multi Purpose Floor
An internal – external seamless finish that is a hard wearing concrete epoxy coatings system for around the home & commercial floors
Commercial & Residential Epoxy Flake Flooring Installers
Why DIY epoxy flake floors can be a costly idea
Epoxy flake flooring tends to have a DIY appeal for what seems to be a quick and easy finish. It is common to see cheap garage floor epoxy with flakes last a year or two from incorrect procedures and low quality materials. As a result of this, DIY kits with low quality resins de-laminate and peel within a few months. Furthermore, lack of intent for correctly preparing the surface is the number one reason of failures.
Correctly preparing to grind the floor is important. Unless it is 100% contaminant free, is it fully prepared? Furthermore, the use of acid as a the preparation is a failure awaiting to happen. Hiring a professional level floor grinder, dust control and testing equipment are required for DIY epoxy flake flooring.
The quality of the resin used will be the difference between an even thinner paint on your garage floor and a permanent epoxy floor resin application. Ultimate Floors aren’t interested in low quality floor resins. If we wouldn’t use them for our self, there is no way we are going to supply to our clients.
Please note… Not all floor resins are equal and not all epoxy flooring installers prepare the floor effectively!
If you feel you have the technical know how and you are componant with what can go wrong, fabulous. All we say is this, it costs more to get it right the second time round and really not an economical approach.
Flake epoxy flooring is a combination of resin coatings to adhere and secure small acrylic floor flake chips cast in. The process has been installed for decades and proven to be highly durable. The biggest change has been resin technology. Lower odours, choice for faster curing and a broader range of floor flake chip colours.
Epoxy floor with flakes is also known as seamless floors, paint chip floors and epoxy flake floors. However they are referred to, creating your standard colours or custom blended flake chip gives you more options. Forming part of our garage floor epoxy Brisbane and floor flake applications, get in touch for a great selection of blends to suit your design of colour.
Ideal option for paths, driveways and alfresco areas around the home. Furthermore, removing existing floor finishes such as ceramic floor tile can be avoided. We can prepare and install directly over the tiles after preparing them correctly of course. Add hard wearing and and an awesome designer floor concept is hard to beat!
All our concrete floors or tiled floors are prepared by diamond grinding or shot blasting with attention to detail guaranteeing adhesion for trouble free installations. High performance dust extraction controls airborne dust whilst preparing the floor. Ultimate Floors does not acid clean concrete surfaces for 2 main reasons.
1)Acid Washing only introduces moisture to the concrete surface therefore delaying installation and increases the possible risks of coating de-lamination caused by an imbalance of concrete Alkalinity (COMMON CAUSE OF FAILURE)
2)More importantly, Our Environment. Acid alters the natural PH of soils even heavily diluted with water. Added costs to contain run off to drains and dispose accordingly is an EPA regulation. Further information preparing floors? Hit the blue link button below.
Flake Floor Installation
- Basic Preparation (Have a look at the comparison here)
- Base Colour plus Flake Chip
- Clear away excess broadcast flake, vacuum – 1 x Clear Top Coat.
Ultimate Floors are attention to detail garage floor epoxy installers Brisbane ensuring adhesion and performance long term is paramount.
- Checks for moisture & alkalinity levels (Advise on remedial works as required)
- Repair / patch divots & cracks
- Floor Preparation
- Fit wall edge protection
- Clear or Coloured Primer Coat
- Base Colour plus Flake Chip
- Clear away excess broad cast flake, vacuum
- Clear Polyurethane Top Coats (1 coat option to save on initial installation) 2 clear coats is recommended, we can discuss with you in more detail where required.
Quick return to service garage flake floor installation
In addition to our standard installation, we also have our Fast Flake Flooring System for super fast turnarounds. Ideal for smaller garage floors, internal living areas, patios, driveways or any floor area where quick access and back to full use is of high importance.
The advancement in fast cure resins such as Polyaspartic have superior performance and chemical resistance attack properties. Key features of Polyaspartic concrete floor coatings are super quick cure for multiple coats in one day and therefore ideal when longer cure times are a problem.
Coloured base and clear finish combination for your Fast Flake Flooring installation will super durable and resistant to most chemicals. Yes, cost for Polyaspartic resin applications have a higher pricing though recommended for time critical circumstances.