When it comes to garage floor coatings, there are a lot of options and a lot of different results you can achieve. From flake to resin designs the options are limitless. Once you have figured out what you would like your end result to look like, or hope to look like, it is important to choose the product lines that will get you to that end goal.
Our team wanted to do a comparison so we transformed multiple rooms/garages to compare the end results! As you know, we carry a variety of product lines for different strategies, so we put them to work, and here is how it went:
HP Spartacote Chip System
First up we went to Matt’s garage and used the infamous chip system by HP Spartacote. We used the following products:
- HP Spartacote Flex SB Clear (with a sand beige pigment)
- TC Deco Flake Chip (¼” Sedona)
- HP Spartacote Flex SB Clear
HP Spartacote Cost Per Square Foot: $1.61/sq. ft. (1000 sq. ft.)
First, we used a grinder to grind the sealed concrete slab. We used 16 Grit RSP Nitro tools on a 32” CPS Propane Grinder. We controlled the dust with a Husqvarna T8600 Propane Vacuum (HEPA filter). We used the wand attachment to remove all remaining dust and debris and then we were ready to go.
Next, we mixed Spartacote Flex SB Clear with a sand beige pigment. We then applied the mixture with squeegees to the main floor. We wore spiked shoes and “cut in” with hand brushes along the walls.
Then we immediately, and liberally, broadcasted TC Deco Flake chip (1/4” Sedona) across the entire garage.
Once set, we used metal scrapers to remove loose flakes before vacuuming up the excess.
Lastly, we applied Spartacote Flex SB Clear using squeegees to finish and seal the floor! Here were the results:
Endurable Epoxy System
Second, we went to the Ricker household to refresh their garage floor. We used Endurable epoxy products with Spartacote’s flakes. We used the following products:
- Endurable Concrete Armor Epoxy (with Storm Cloud Stain)
- HP Spartacote (1/4”) Blended Chips
- Endurable Concrete Armor Epoxy
- HP Spartacote Flex SB Clear
Endurable Cost Per Square Foot: $1.92/sq. ft. (500 sq. ft.)
We went through the same beginning process as our previous project. We used a 32” CPS Propane Grinder to grind through the old epoxy that remained on the floor. We did this with RSP Q8 PCD Diamonds and were assisted by a T8600 Propane Vacuum (HEPA Filter).
We cleaned up the debris and remaining dust with the wand attachment and then applied Endurable Concrete Armor with Storm Cloud Stain.
After broadcasting HP Spartacote Granite chip (1/4”), we scraped the excess and vacuumed it up. Then we sprayed a second coat of Concrete Armor Epoxy. Lastly, we spread HP Spartacote Flex SB Clear with squeegees to finish the project and seal the floor!
Key Resin System
Last but not least, we used the Key Resin System to give our Parts Manager, John, a brand-new office floor. Here is how it went:
- Key Resin 510 Epoxy Binder
- HP Spartacote Poly Pigment (Grey)
- HP Spartacote 1/4” Blended Granite Chips
- Key Resin 514 UV Epoxy
Per Square Foot: $1.10/sq. ft. (1000 sq. ft.) Does not include Urethane Topcoat.
Before we started, John’s office was covered in a concrete polisher’s worst nightmare: carpeting. The first thing to do was to remove that nasty stuff! Next, we used an EDCO TL 9” Grinder to grind the remaining glue off the floor. The key to our success with that task was using our RSP 30 Grit Nitro tools.
We used a Husqvarna S26 Vacuum to assist in the dust collection. Next, we used Key Resin 510 Binder with black HP Spartacote Polyaspartic Pigment. We then broadcasted HP Spartacote (1/4”) Blended Granite Chip and let it dry overnight. The next day we scraped and vacuumed the excess chips and applied the Key Resin 514 UV Epoxy with squeegees. The cool thing about this product was that the floor was move-in ready the next day after having dried overnight!
As you can see, we carry a lot of great options and they all performed quite well. We know that each floor is different and may require a different system or game plan. We hope that our experiment was informational and we would love to help you choose the best lineup for your next project!