[VIDEO] How to Install Sparta-Chip in a Residential Garage

HP Spartacote protective concrete coatings show superior levels of durability, flexibility, adhesion, corrosion resistance, and chemical resistance. All achieved by HP Spartacote’s high level of knowledge of coating chemistry and the ability to focus on customers needs. HP Spartacote’s moisture cure coating chemistry enables them to formulate products that are not only applicable regardless of the climate but also designed to dramatically reduce application times and costs. They perform far superior with respect to traditional epoxy and urethane coating technology and are easy to install.

The HP Spartacote line of coating products are ideal for garage floor coatings, industrial flooring applications, in commercial or retail settings, residential homes, parking garages, etc. The variety of application settings are vast due to HP Spartacote’s quick cure time, straightforward application process and strong and durable chemistry. Check out the video below to see the step-by-step installation process of one of the many HP Spartacote flooring systems – Flex PURE Chip in a residential garage application.

Here are the steps covered in this coatings installation:

  1. Prep the surface to an ICRI CSP 2 by mechanical grind.
  2. Mix two part Spartacote Flex PURE pigmented material together with a slow speed drill.
  3. Pour a ribbon of material and spread using a Spartacote broom.
  4. Backroll the resin in a perpendicular fashion.
  5. Following the backroll, broadcast chip to refusal. Allow the chip broadcast coat to cure.
  6. Remove excess chip by broom and retain for another project.
  7. Scrape the surface smooth, working in three directions. Discard the excess chip. And blow the debris from the surface.
  8. Mix two part Spartacote Flex PURE top coat.
  9. Apply a ribbon of material onto the surface and broom the resin.
  10. Backroll the PURE top coat in a perpendicular fashion.
  11. The surface is ready for foot traffic in two hours and ready for vehicle traffic in 24 hours.

To learn more, go to the HP Spartacote website: hpspartacote.com. For purchasing and ordering questions, visit Runyon Surface Prep. We’re a premier distributor that carries the full-line of products, provides service and support and will go above and beyond to meet your needs. Contact us for more information.

Build Fast, Build to Last with Rapid Set Cement Products

High-gloss polished concrete with more clarity using the Rapid Set® TRU Flooring System.

CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation has an extensive history of providing innovative, high-performance cement products to the construction industry. CTS manufacturers Rapid Set® professional-grade cement products made with Rapid Set® cement, a calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement technology. These products are engineered for high performance, versatility, low shrinkage, and rapid strength gain – performance characteristics that allow contractors to save significant time and money, with reduced installation times, labor requirements, and long-term operations and maintenance costs. Rapid Set gains structural strength in one hour. And contractors can build faster, quickly put the structure or area into full service, while achieving durable, long-lasting results. Rapid Set has been used on notable landmarks like the Hoover Dam Bypass, the Pentagon, the Lincoln Tunnel, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, as well as major roadways, airports, commercial and industrial projects worldwide. Rapid Set has grown to more than 50 specialized cement products for new construction, restoration and repair needs – including the TRU Architectural Flooring System which includes TRU Self-Leveling and TRU PC Polished Concrete.

CTS Rapid Set TRU Sell Sheet

This handy one-sheet outlines the key information you need to specify these high performance architectural toppings, from pricing and uses to specs and application procedures, as well as supplies needed to get the best results possible.

Rapid Set TRU Self-Leveling

Use TRU Self-Leveling as a high performance floor topping, for underlayment and resurfacing projects or for all three. Ideal for projects that require a long working time as well as a long life, TRU can both grind and polish stained, dyed, shiny or decorative aggregate flooring.

Mix a 50-pound bag with water. The cement can be applied at a minimum thickness of 5/16-inch, with an average of 3/8-inch. When making repairs less than 6-inches by 6-inches:

  • free the area of loose debris
  • clean the area completely
  • wetting the area and blow away any residual water
  • tape around the area so no TRU cement gets on the polished concrete
  • mix the TRU product “really wet” – you want a lot of the sand, not the cream
  • pour it over the area, a little higher than the rest of the floor to make sure that when you grind it off, you’re cutting down to the sand

TRU PC Polished Concrete Topping

Use Rapid Set TRU PC Polished Concrete Topping as a topping, resurfacer or underlayment. This versatile product is a professional grade, hydraulic cement-based, self-leveling product that can be ground and polished to expose aggregate, simulating the appearance of polished concrete. Delivering outstanding clarity and gloss, you can create a variety of design possibilities by incorporating colors and aggregates.

TRU PC maintains workability for up to 20 minutes and is ready for foot traffic in two to three hours; coatings in 12 hours; and grinding and polishing in 24 hours. It produces a dense surface with high bond strength, is durable in wet or dry conditions, and can be used inside and out.

When making repairs less than 6-inches by 6-inches, follow the same instruction as TRU Self-Leveling.