The Concrete Protector recently made the move to their new corporate headquarters in downtown Wapakoneta, Ohio. Purchasing and renovating the previous Fifth Third Bank building was a huge challenge that not only took plenty of manpower to pull off but also took plenty of our product to solve issues with the condition of the existing floor.
As we began the grinding process with the Klindex 650, we uncovered an increasing number of cracks buried underneath the old carpet glue and realized that not only 2 coats of PermaFlex was needed but also an intermediate coat of LRB (between the coats of PermaFlex) to ensure a flexible base to take on any movement that is sure to happen in the future.
In the third flexible membrane layer (black PermaFlex), we broadcast dry sand into the coat as we applied an extremely thin coat by a “dip and roll” process. If you don’t already know, one of the great benefits of PermaFlex is the ability to “accelerate” the set-time of the product and have it set and ready to go for the next coat in only 1 hour!
After vacuuming the loose sand from our broadcast coat, we then mixed up The Concrete Protector’s Texture Mix with 9 quarts of mixed resin and 2 ounces of Buff Mineral Pigment per bag and applied with a 24″ magic trowel.
After finding the center of the room by measuring four walls and laying some guide tape, six foot diagonal tiles were designed (one foot wide) across the floor with 1/2″ fiber tape. Our Venetian Stone texture was troweled in the one foot borders across the floor to give design and depth to our next process . . . Metallic Marble.
TCP Metallic Pigments embedded in our Neat Coat Epoxy creates stunning 3 dimensional effects (and even more so when applied over our Texture Mix). A combination of metallic colors and then a couple of application techniques were utilized to marbleize the floor and when combined with the large diagonal design, the wide-open “museum-like” look that we were striving for in our showroom was achieved!
Check-out some of the installation pictures below!