The Full Broadcast SystemThe Full Broadcast System is the same amount of coats and material as our 3-Coat System, but with enough flake to cover your entire floor, giving it a beautiful blended look and hiding small imperfections in the concrete underneath. This amount of flake also helps give the floor texture, adding to its slip resistance. This is the thickest Polyurea kit that we have at a total thickness of 15-18 mil. It is fully UV stable all the way through and while it is thinner than epoxy coatings, it is just as durable and much easier to install for less experienced DIYers that want to save money on their floor compared to paying 2-3x the cost of material to hire a company to install a coating over their floor for them. If the prep is done properly, the most maintenance that this coating requires would be applying more clear product to high-traffic areas every 5-10 years if at all.
A Better Garage Floor CoatingThere are so many garage floor coatings out there. Each of them has its own benefits. Polyurea, Polyaspartic, and urethanes, especially moisture-cured urethanes have become all the rage in the garage flooring industry. Why? When you epoxy coat a garage floor, what do you do next? You protect it with urethane! We introduced a hybrid Polyura, Polyaspartic with the single component properties of moisture-cured urethane! This means you get an incredibly durable and chemical-resistant floor that comes with an installation process you can handle. Virtually unlimited pot-life. No roller marks and no guessing. Of course, we still require some floor prep!
What’s In The Kit?
- Enough Polyurea material for 1 tinted base coat and 2 clear topcoats
- Enough flake to completely cover the base coat, making a full coat of flake (approx. 15 lbs./100 sq.ft.)
- Enough 9″ roller covers for your installation (Calculated at 200-300 sq. ft. per roller)
- Anti-Skid additive for your topcoat to increase slip-resistance
What Do I Still Need?
- *Prep Materials: You will need to decide if you want to acid etch or grind your concrete to prepare it for the coating. You do not need to do both.
- *Buckets and mixing sticks/drill mixer for mixing product
- *9″ Paint Roller Frame(s)
- *NIOSH-Approved paint respirators for everyone working on the install
- *Painter’s tape (Important: Tape needs to be pulled while the coating is wet and reapplied to each coat to avoid the tape getting stuck to your coating
- Gloves and clothes that you don’t care about. The coating is very difficult to remove from clothing and skin if it dries onto them.
- Shoe covers to avoid unwanted dirt or contaminants in the coating
- Xylene or Mineral Spirits for removing product from surfaces in case of an accident
*-Required for a successful installation. The other items on this list are strongly recommended. Give us a call if you are unsure on what items you need.
Untreated concrete floors can easily and safely be prepared without grinding or the use of muriatic acid by using our safer etching method for garage floors Read our related article about the Do’s and Dont’s of Garage Floor Paint.
Flake & Coating Colors
Simply select the flake and base coat colors to preview them
The Perfect Match
We’ve built a kit for every floor. You want a simple 2 coat system with some flakes. We’ve got that. Do you want a clear that brings out the natural beauty of your concrete? Done! High end three-coat flake systems… simplified! You want a full broadcast floor where you see nothing but flake and two coats of clear to make it feel nice under your creeper. We’ve got it. From 250 Sq. Ft. to 1,000 Sq. Ft. we have kits that will work in your garage! Need a little more? We have add-on kits so you can get exactly what you need!
We do not suggest or include primer with our kits and we are aware that others do. In round numbers, Polyurea is 30% solvents. a high solids epoxy primer is 10% solvents. Our Polyurea will penetrate better than epoxy primers, even lower solids water-based products. Primers are an inexpensive way to increase mil thickness. We increase Mil thickness, color consistency, and reduce application issues by providing a higher build of Polyurea. That, after all, is what you are paying for. This is based on decades of experience and actual scientific data from the chemists that formulate the product. It also means all your coating came from a single source.
We have built a little forgiveness into the amount of coatings we shipped (see exceptions below). 250 Sq. Ft. systems could effectively cover up to 300 Square feet. 500 Sq. Ft. Systems could effectively cover Up to 600 Square Feet. 750 Sq. Ft. Systems could effectively cover up to 900 Sq. Ft. and 1000 Sq. Ft. systems could effectively cover up to 1,200 Sq. Ft. You would be reducing your Mil thickness but would still be well within range. You may need additional flake on full broadcast systems. We also sell 100 sq ft. add-on kits. You will need to split add-on kits to cover all coats before tinting. We do not suggest stretching 2 coat tan kits as the full Mil thickness may be necessary to prevent bleed through. Clear kits may be stretched even further or even doubled if you do a single coat of clear at 200 Sq. Ft. per gallon.
Price vs Thickness
Coatings are three-dimensional. We tend to look at them like paint on a wall. How much do we need to cover an area? The best trick in the book is to give someone an inexpensive system by taking the same gallon of material and spreading it over 300 Sq. Ft. instead of 200 Sq.Ft. Our kits are based on a spread rate of 200 Sq.Ft. per gallon, the maximum coating thickness. Don’t just ‘cover’ your floor. You are building thickness. Even our two-coat system is designed to be up 4.4 times thicker than inexpensive garage coatings and 20-30% thicker than similarly designed competitors. More coating on the floor means better color depth, better gloss better performance and it does a better job hiding our flaws.
Is This The Right Coating?
To be clear, there is no coating that is perfect for anyone. This is absolutely the coating we would suggest for the vast majority of our customers. We like to have a closer look if you have specific chemicals you know your floor will be exposed to. If you are going to be welding, you should call us. If you have a floor that was heavily damaged and has a lot of repairs there are times a 100% solids epoxy makes more sense. It is also important to understand that coatings are not a perfect fit to every situation and every customer. If you have questions, CALL US.
Important Tinting & Mixing
Tint always comes prepackaged for a 1-gallon container. For all colors EXCEPT White and Yellow: If you have a quart that needs tinted use 5 Fluid Ounces of tint. 10 Fluid Ounces for a half-gallon. Etc. Always mix all tinted material together before applying to the floor. Our 100 Sq. Ft. add-on kits are priced as inexpensively as possible. To do this you may need to split a gallon. For example, if you need 1/2 gallon of clear and 1/2 gallon of color, we are sending a gallon. You would separate it and tint half.
For the color White use the entire content of the container for 1 gallon. If you have a quart that needs tinted use 7.5 Fluid Ounces of tint. 15 Fluid Ounces for a half-gallon. Etc. Always mix all tinted material together before applying it to the floor.
We are now able to approve cold weather installation down to indoor temperatures of 35 degrees Fahrenheit — most attached garages exceed this in many parts of the country. In order to do cold weather installation, we suggest checking air and concrete temperatures. Then we suggest warming up the garage for two days prior to the first coat. Even leaving the door between the garage and the house helps. Recoat times are 6-15 hours and you must wait 7 -10 days before using the floor. Finally, it is required that all winter installs do our free ‘phone walkthrough’ prior to installation.
Three Floor Coating Options
Polyurea Garage Floor Coating Kits come in three different options. The two coat system has the lowest polyurea garage floor coating cost. Full broadcast has the highest Polyurea garage floor coating kits cost. We do not offer a polyurea spray spray at this time.
Two Coat System: Our two coat system is two options in one. Your choice of a beautiful gray garage floor coating with a heavy broadcast of flakes OR a simple yet beautiful option of two coats of clear to bring out your concretes natural beauty. The flake system includes one color coat and one clear coat. The clear system is two coats of clear. This system is perfect for residential garages in relatively good physical condition. This is the basic system we have been selling for years. It performs incredibly well and for most of us, more coats are simply not required. We are using a lower spread rate so you end up with a considerably thicker system.
Three Coat System: This system was specifically designed for those looking for a color option. It does offer a thicker system so we do offer it in gray as well. We find that colors look better when they are applied in two coats. Let’s face it. None of us are coatings contractors. When you want a white floor, you want a white floor. You don’t want concrete showing through. Two coats of color give you incredibly high shine and increased durability. Finish it off with the included clear and you have an outstanding system that hides some flaws in the concrete underneath. This system is perfect for anyone who wants color, commercial applications, and those of us who tend to beat our floors up a little — you know who you are!
Three Coat Full Broadcast System: In a full broadcast system, flakes are not just a decorative item. They are part of your floor. They create a fourth layer that makes for one of the most durable and beautiful coatings systems on the market. The system will hide most repairs and provide years of enjoyment. Our system in specific will also smooth out much of the texture. This system is perfect if you like to beat the heck out of your floor or if you just love the unmistakable look of a full broadcast system.
Popular with East Coast Residents for a Reason
We don’t generally point out a specific region of the country but the popularity of this product in SOuth Florida and treasure coast residents is impressive. South Florida residents report that the product performs extremely well in their salty environment. If you have spent much time on the coast you will note that the salt air and salt water destroys almost everything. Our Polyurea garage floor coating kits seem to be an exception!
Polyurea’s excellent UV stability and durability coupled with its ease of install makes it the best option for those that are looking to cover their floor with a beautiful and tough coating while saving time and money in the process. This coating is completely made up of material that is often used as a protective topcoat over epoxy, and it is much easier to install than an epoxy coating because it is a single component product and has up to 2 weeks of working time compared to less than 60 minutes with epoxy coatings.