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SPARTACOTE Chip concrete coatings systems for high-end residential garage floors installed by Trademark Garage Floors

Trademark Garage Floors prides themselves on their service quality, their cleanliness, and their professionalism on the job. They also enjoy marketing and selling SPARTACOTE® concrete coatings for their fast return to service characteristics. While some projects take an extra day to perform concrete surface preparation; Trademark was able to perform both the concrete surface preparation and apply a four coat SPARTACOTE Chip coating system entirely in one day from 8 AM to 9 PM, an impressive feat.

In this residential garage coatings project, an uncommon challenge was the walls. The walls were stucco with a sand finish. The Trademark crew prepped the walls with a very light grind to get rid of the sand finish. They then smoothed out the walls.

At the base of the walls, the homebuilder had put a special cement board as a moisture resistant cove with a 20” (500 mm) elevation. The cement board had to be hand sanded to properly accept the coating. The Trademark crew applied blue painter’s tape across the top of the base cove and they primed the wall and the floor at the same time.

After the walls and floor were prepared, they applied the SPARTACOTE clear coat on the walls, which was approximately 400 ft2 (360 m2). Then, they applied the SPARTACOTE clear coat to the floor. After the first clear coat was applied to the floor, the crew lightly sanded it and then followed that with a SPARTACOTE pigmented coat. For the pigmented coating, Trademark used a color that matched the chips. The crew then broadcast the chips into the wet resin.

After allowing for cure time, they performed a perpendicular scrape in both directions on the broadcast chip. Next, the crew cleaned the […]

By Jeff Bonkiewicz|May 11th, 2016|Blog, Concrete Coatings, News, Polyaspartic

Concrete Coatings for Commercial Parking Garages Above and Below-Grade

SPARTACOTE® concrete coatings are perfect solutions for busy parking garages. Due to their excellent durability, chemical resistance, and fast return to service, SPARTACOTE coatings are often specified by design teams throughout the world. Even in instances where parking structures are below-grade, SPARTACOTE has system specifications in place to ensure the right coating products are selected.

The world renown Kimbell Art Museum is known for both the value of the pieces it displays as well as the unique architecture housing its collection. Originally designed by legendary architect Louis I Kahn, the Texas based museum’s vaulted gallery ceiling projects natural light throughout the structure. This design provides for a very bright yet pleasant environment while not exposing any art to direct sunlight. Considered truly groundbreaking at the time of its construction, the Kimbell Art Museum remains the standard by which all new art galleries are judged.

When famed Architect Renzo Piano was selected to design the addition to the museum that would bear his namesake, it was critical that every detail was expertly selected to compliment the original structure. Following a thorough evaluation process, SPARTACOTE GUARD PURE™ concrete coating system was chosen for the museum’s nearly 60,000 square foot entry and commercial parking structure.

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As the first impression that many museum goers receive at the new Piano Pavilion, the below-grade commercial garage flooring needed to not only be functional but aesthetically appealing. The system consisted of a primer coat of SPARTACOTE Hydro-Shield SL™ moisture mitigation primer (Note: DRYTEK™ Moisture Vapor Barrier may be substituted for Hydro-Shield SL as a moisture mitigating primer), followed by 2 coats of custom pigmented SPARTACOTE® PURE™ stripes and markings, and […]

By Jeff Bonkiewicz|March 29th, 2016|Blog, Concrete Coatings, News, Polyaspartic