The granite look coating is achieved by broadcasting
an interlayer of acrylic flakes between a foundation
of epoxy and an encapsulating finish coat of clear
urethane to produce the look of granite or terrazzo.
On most floors we
use a 7" hand held grinder.
step required to ensure a sound bond to the substrate
is to etch the surface and open the pores of the
concrete. Although this can be achieved several
ways there are some very important things to consider
and keep in mind.
There are companies that contend
you should wash and etch the surface with acid.
While this may appear to be adequate it is not going
to yield the same results that can be achieved with
a mechanical etch.When using acids you will also
contribute to pollution in the environment as these
materials are washed down our streets and into our
oceans. We have found that in order to achieve the
best results possible the concrete must be mechanically
We use state of the art diamond
grinders attached to a dustless vacuum system to
ensure maximum results before applying our penetrating