This information is provided as a general guide and does not replace instructions provided by the manufacturer. Every job is different and we always suggest consulting with us about your project before purchasing and installing.
How Many Flakes to Order
Generally speaking 1# of flakes per 100 Sq. Ft. is a beautiful, random broadcast application. Typically, going heavier and not going full broadcast does not look right. So simply take the square footage of your garage and divide it by 100. You will need to round up and order in increments of 5 pounds.
How to Install a Random Broadcast Floor
First, prepare your floor in accordance with the coatings manufacturers’ instructions and install any recommended primer. Floors should be free of oil, dust, and other contaminants. For epoxy floors and most coatings, the floor should be adequately profiled using an acceptable grinding or shot blasting method. With the polyurea, you often can acid etch instead of grind. If applicable install the suggested primer. With the AWF Polyurea, you would install your first color coat. If you are doing more than two coats (one color and one clear), you would start the next step in your final color coat before the clear. For epoxy, we assume you are only doing one coat.
The next step is generally easier when you have a second person helping you. As you roll on a section, the second person will toss a handful of flakes UP NOT DOWN. By tossing the flake up, you get a more even distribution. Do not overthink this and do not try and get everything perfectly even. The beauty of a random broadcast floor is like the beauty of real wood. It is not the same everyplace you look.
Allow the floor to dry. Then take a good wet dry vacuum with a floor attachment (cover the edges in duct tape to prevent black marks) and run it over the entire floor using light to moderate pressure. Knock down any flakes standing on the edge and remove any that did not adhere. Apply your clear coat and desired amount of antiskid.