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Flake floor blends above are In Stock in our Raleigh and Charlotte store Locations.


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100% Broadcast Flake System


Top-quality products for use on all commercial, industrial, and residential projects.

 

Flake Floor Process

Step by Step Flake Flooring Process. Concrete Preparation, Primer Coat, Receiving Flake Coat, Flake Blend, High-Performance Top Coat.

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Colored Flake Chips For Epoxt Flooring

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System options available to meet the following requirements:

• One Day Installation
• Slip-Fall Protection

• Range of Application Temperatures
• UV Stability

• Increased Chemical Resistance
• Custom Color Blends


Turning Point Supply offers comprehensive systems that can be adjusted to meet the requirements of customers expecting the best products and quality results.

The term “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” does not apply when coating concrete.

The term “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” does not apply when coating concrete.

Turning Point Supply offers comprehensive systems that can be adjusted to meet the requirements of customers expecting the best products and quality results.


Let a professional advise you on what is best for your particular application.


The Flake Floor System Process

1. Prepared Substrate: Concrete must be Clean, Profiled, Sound, and Cured. It is always recommended that a moisture test be performed. In most cases Grinding or shot blasting the concrete is necessary for the coating to adhere to the concrete. Vacuum and clean the concrete thoroughly to remove any dust or contaminants. Mask off areas to be protected.

2. Optional Base Coat: This primer coat is usually applied due to environmental conditions. Please consult your contractor for complete details.

3. Solid Color Recieve Coat: This is the Coating that will receive the Flake broadcast. This coat should be pigmented to match one of the flake colors. There are many options for this coating depending on the application requirements. Some of the most popular coatings are water-based epoxy, 100% solids epoxy, polyaspartic, polyurea. Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 50°F and 90°F with relative humidity below 85% and will stay within that range until the product cures. Spread the product with a Magic Trowel or a foam squeegee to achieve a coverage rate. Backroll using a 3/8” roller cover.

4. 100% Broadcast Flakes: Broadcast decorative flakes into wet Recieve Coat to rejection. Inspect coverage during application to ensure that no wet and shiny coating is visible. Allow curing before proceeding. Vacuum and clean up any unadhered flakes.

5. Top Coat: There are many clear coat options depending on the application requirements. The most common top coats would be Plyaspartic, WB Polyurethane, SM Polyurethane, and 100% Clear epoxy. If applying a single coat of 90% polyaspartic, dip and roll product onto the floor, backroll coating using a 3/8” nap roller cover. Allow product time to cure. (depending on the selected topcoat)


One Day Flake Flooring System Option:

A One Day flake floor coating system is a combination of colored decorative vinyl flakes (or “chips”) cast into pigmented polyaspartics or Polyurea and fused together during application into a seamless surface, with a clear top-coat finish of polyaspartic.

Benefits:

  • Fast Cure, Next Day Return to Service
  • Low odor
  • Superior Adhesion
  • Superior Abrasion and Chemical Resistance
  • Increased Traction

Typical Uses:

  • Automotive Showrooms
  • Commercial Kitchens and Bars
  • Service Bays
  • Locker-Rooms
  • Residential Floors and Garages

NEED TRAINING?

Attend one of our Epoxy Floor Training Classes in our Charlotte NC locations. Class Schedules are posted here


NEED TRAINING?

Attend one of our Epoxy Floor Training Classes in our Charlotte NC locations.

Application Images:

Grinde Garage Floor for Flake Flooring
Vacuum Concrete Floor
Rolling Out Primer Coat for Epoxy Flake Flooring in Garage
Apply Flake Receiving Coat
Garage Epoxy Coat
Broadcast Flakes Into Wet Receiving Coat
Toss Flakes Into Wet Coating
flake floor 30 percent coverage
100 percent flake coverage

Finished Flake Floor Images


Flake Floor Blends - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How far will 1/4" flakes go?

In most cases, a full coverage flake floor system requires 6-8 pounds of flakes per square foot.  So if you have a floor that is 300SF then you would need approximately  42-50 lbs. of flakes.

When applying flakes at a partial coverage rate, this can vary from 25-275 SF/LB


How many pounds are flake blends?

Custom flake blends are sold in 25-pound increments


What are your flakes made out of and are they UV Stable?

Our custom flake blends are made out of vinyl and are UV stable when top coated with a UV stable sealer.


Are all of the flakes in the blend 1/4"

No. When transporting, some of the flakes may get "crushed" making them smaller. This is not uncommon. We take every precaution to make sure that most of the flakes are not damaged in transit. 80-95% of our flake blends will be 1/4".

 

What is the price of your flake blends?

Because Turning Point Supply purchases flooring flakes in bulk, we can offer our contractors discounted pricing depending on the quantities needed. Please call one of our store locations for volume discounts.   

Will hot tire pick-up the flake flooring coating?

NO. When proper profiling of the sub straight and products are applied properly, this will help against hot tires picking up the flake floor coating.


Is this a garage flake floor DIY kit?

No. This is not the kit you buy at your local big-box store. These are professional use only products that create a chemical bond to your concrete thus helping to elimanating tire marks, pealing, and other imperfections the DIY kits will cause. When our system is installed by a professional installer, these flake floors can last a lifetime with proper maintenance and care.


Do you Offer Bulk Pricing on Flakes?

Yes. Bulk pricing for vinyl floor flakes is available for larger projects. Please call one of our North Carolina store locations and ask for our industrial project manager.

 

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Epoxy flooring: Epoxy coating is a type of paint designed for concrete floors. It’s a durable and long-lasting option | Water-Based Epoxy Floor Coating

Whether you are searching for a durable and long-lasting floor coating for a garage, industrial work floor, or any other location that may need protection from stains, scratches, and other damage, you have likely come across the term ‘epoxy floor coating.’

But, before you search “epoxy floor coating Pittsburgh” or “epoxy floor coating services” online, you need to understand what it is and why it is effective for coating your floors.

What is epoxy?

First up, you need to know what exactly epoxy is. Epoxy, or epoxy resin, refers to a class of resin made by polymerizing epoxides. These resins are most commonly used for adhesive, coating, electrical insulation, and casting purposes.

Because of epoxy’s sticky or adhesive nature, many people think of epoxy as a very strong glue. But, once dried or cured, epoxy becomes a very durable and long-lasting material — which makes it ideal for coating floors and other surfaces that may need to be protected from damage.

What are the benefits of epoxy floor coating?

As mentioned above, epoxy becomes quite durable when it dries. This makes it an excellent solution for protecting your floors from damage — such as scratches, dents, and stains. Another benefit of a transparent epoxy floor coating is that it gives your floors a lovely glossy finish and can be more easily cleaned.

While most commonly used to cover concrete floors in work areas or other high-traffic locations, epoxy can also cover other surfaces, such as wood floors. You can, of course, also opt for more exciting epoxy floor coating colors that are not clear if you want to make a space look nice.

In comparison to other types of flooring, epoxy floor coatings are more durable, less expensive, and more eco-friendly. This makes them an excellent choice for any business wanting to offer an attractive and functional floor for their customers and employees.

The Different Types of Epoxy Flooring

When you are looking to purchase epoxy flooring, you will need to know what type of flooring you are looking for. There are three basic types of epoxy flooring: water-based, solvent-based, and 100% solids.

There are variations within these types, and to determine which solution is the best for your needs, you will likely need to compare specific epoxy flooring brands and products. However, before doing this, you need to know what type of epoxy flooring you are looking for.

1. Water-based epoxy

The first type of epoxy flooring is water-based epoxy floor coating. These coatings have less odor and very low to absolutely no solvent content. Water-based epoxy coating is the least durable of the types of epoxies and must be re-applied more frequently.

This type of epoxy coating is best used in moderate-traffic areas that can get away with not being as protected. For this reason, it is usually not recommended for industrial or commercial applications that require a high level of durability and chemical resistance.

2. Solvent-based epoxy

The second type of epoxy flooring is solvent-based epoxy floor coating. These coatings tend to be more durable and chemical resistant than water-based coatings. Solvent-based epoxy coatings also tend to have a glossier finish when compared to water-based epoxies.

Since these solutions are more resistant to petroleum-based chemicals and contaminants, they are often used as a coating for concrete garages and parking structures that get frequent traffic from cars and other vehicles.

However, solvent-based epoxies tend to include more volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making them less environmentally friendly than water-based epoxy coatings.

3. 100% Solids Epoxy

The final general type of epoxy flooring is a two-part epoxy floor coating with 100 percent solids. These epoxy coatings contain zero percent water or VOCs (hence the name 100% solids) and produce a thicker and drier film than the other two types of epoxies.

These solutions are incredibly durable and most resistant to chemical and other damage. They are composed of only two ingredients — a resin and a hardener. When applied well and maintained, these coatings can last many years without needing to be re-touched.

Applying Epoxy Floor Coating

Once you have decided that you want to apply an epoxy floor coating to your floors, you need to follow the proper steps to ensure the most durable and long-lasting epoxy coating you can.

Preparing the surface

After selecting your epoxy floor coating, the first step is to prepare the surface you will be covering. Epoxy can cover many different surfaces, but you must ensure that you have installed some sort of flooring before applying the epoxy coating.

This existing floor is called the “underfloor,” It can be made of cement, concrete, steel, or wood. You will also want to ensure that this underfloor is cleaned and ready for coating before applying the epoxy — mainly if you use a clear epoxy coating.

Applying the coating

Once the floor is prepared, you can apply the epoxy. Remember that the time you have to apply the epoxy coating will depend on the coating you are using. For example, a 100% solids coating will cure much quicker than a water- or solvent-based coating.

For the best results, ensure you have a plan before you start coating your floor to be sure that the coating comes out as even and seamless-looking as possible.

You may also decide to add non-slip epoxy floor coating on top of your initial coating since the smooth and glossy surface can become slippery when wet.

Maintaining Your Epoxy Floor

Whether you are looking to maintain an epoxy wood floor coating in a home or hotel or a clear coating over a concrete industrial floor, there are some key cleaning habits to keep in mind to elongate the lifespan of your epoxy floor coating.

Regular cleaning

Epoxy floors are smooth and seamless — making them relatively easy to clean regularly. To clean your floors regularly, you will want to act when spills or messes occur. These floors are not very textured, and because of this, they can be easily swept and mopped to clean up everyday messes.

Special cleaning

There will likely be times when you want to deep-clean your floors. This is also not incredibly difficult, as epoxy floors are durable and smooth. However, it is essential to note that not all cleaners are best suited for epoxy floor coatings. When cleaning your epoxy floors, you will want to avoid citrus-based or vinegar cleaners since these can erode the coating over time.

Opt for a cleaner made specifically for epoxy floors for the best results.

Conclusion

Epoxy floor coatings can be an excellent choice for anyone looking for a durable and attractive floor for their home or business. If you want your floors to look smooth, seamless, and elegant, a pure metallic epoxy floor coating might be just what you need. These coatings can create beautiful designs and become an excellent accent to your affordable, easy-to-maintain, and long-lasting business.

To find the right epoxy floor coating for your needs, check out Concrete Supply Carolina’s sealers and coatings options and get started with your new epoxy floors!

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