SURFACE CONDITION
For ideal results, the garage floor must be in sound physical condition, free of extensive cracking, pitting and spalling. The surface must also be dry and clean and free of dust, dirt, efflorescence, oil, chemicals, pevious flaking coatings and other contaminants which may block effective long-term adhesion.

REPAIRS
For best visual results and long-term performance, cracks, holes and significant surface pitting should be filled with a cement patch material and allowed to cure as directed before proceeding.

EXPANSION JOINTS
Expansion joints in the concrete slab serve an important purpose, guarding against cracking in the slab due to movement — and should NOT be filled.

SMOOTH SURFACES
Very smooth or "power troweled concrete" (often found on garage floors) lacks optimal surface profile for most effective bond. In such cases, etching the concrete is recommended to ensure good penetration and "grab" of the coating. Etching will also remove efflorescence from the surface.

WASHING THE SURFACE
Removing all dirt, debris and other contaminants is key for ensuring long term beauty and performance. For easiest and best results cleaning with a pressure washer is highly recommended.

MASKING / DROP SHEET USE
Protect adjoining walls and other objects prior to starting work.

Good surface preparation is easy if performed with attention to a few key details. For best results, follow written product instructions. For detailed preparation information, a visit to the surface preparation page is also recommended.

PROCEED WITH APPLICATION OF YOUR DESIRED FINISH ONLY WHEN PREPARATION STEPS ABOVE HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.
Garage Floor Preparation
FlexRock® Garage Application

 

 

FlexRock is a three-part roll-on application that you can apply as a seamless finish or with a "grout" line pattern to make the surface look like tile or flagstone. As a garage floor surface, FlexRock takes a bit more work — but the decorative effects can be spectacular.

STEP ONE: Roll on a uniform coat of Beauti-Tone Textured Primer which will grab onto the concrete and serve as an ideal bonding surface for the FlexRock finish. After the Textured Primer has dried for 2 - 4 hours — and the surface is dry enough to support your weight — FlexRock can be rolled down.

*** OPTIONAL GROUT LINE & MORTAR JOINT EFFECTS: If a tile or flagstone effect is desired, a uniform coat of Daich Textured Primer must be applied first in your desired "grout line / mortar joint" color. When Primer is dry, lay down a pattern as desired onto the dry primer using Daich Grout Line or Flagstone Stencil Tape. Brush some textured primer over the tape to lock it down before FlexRock application as detailed above. (Leave the ends of the stencil tape free so you can pull it up later.) After FlexRock has cured for 24 hours, PEEL UP THE STENCIL TAPE to reveal the pattern and sweep up any debris before application of sealer/clear coat.

STEP TWO: Using a 1/2" paint roller, apply a uniform coat of FlexRock Floor Coating (at a coverage rate of about 60 sq.ft. per gallon or about 1/16" - 1/8" wet thickness) over the dry primer. Use medium pressure, letting the fabric of the roller do most of the work. The material will settle out into a random lightly textured stone-like finish.( If you wish, lightly roll over the wet FlexRock texture, as you go, with a dry foam roller to soften any peaks of the texture before it dries.) Continue until the surface is covered. Allow it to dry for 2 - 4 hours, or until it will support your weight.

Decorative Highlight Coat (optional): Use the Daich Faux Texture Roller roller to apply the corresponding highlight color over the dry base coat. This process is fast and easy and adds a great look. Use medium roller pressure, to leave a interesting "dappled" finish. Apply in a uniform "X" pattern. See the full method here.

Sanding (optional): (If stencil tape was used, peel it up before sanding.) This lightly knocks down the final texture where desired. Use a pole sander with 60 grit sandpaper to soften the texture, then vacuum ALL sanding dust. (TIP: You can vary the traction of the floor depending on the amount of texture you leave in the final dry finish. If a more slip resistant floor is desired, leave more texture in the final finish.)

STEP THREE: Apply a top coat of Beauti-Tone® Epoxy Clear Coat for final durability, salt, stain and chemical resistance. If more slip-resistance is required, the included anti-slip additive can be mixed into the epoxy coating prior to application. Keep vehicles off the surface for 48 hours.

Visit the FlexRock® product page for additional details.


READ AND FOLLOW ALL ENCLOSED DIRECTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS THAT COME WITH THE PRODUCT PRIOR TO BEGINING YOUR PROJECT.

If you have any questions — before or during your project — be sure to contact us at info@techstone.ca or call 1-877-279-0694. We are here to help you achieve great results!