Flocrete Application Process

Flocrete is a decorative thinset (3-5mm) resurfacing material for renovating old or new concrete surfaces. Flocrete is a polymer modified cementitious single pack mix (simply add water) designed to give excellent protective durability, while decorating existing concrete in an unlimited combination of textures, colours and patterns - limited only by the imagination: therefore a great designers product.

Flocrete is a `cohesive'polymer modified cement, chemically structured to grow into the concrete matrix. It is not adhesive or merely `glued' to the concrete surface like other similar products.

Before

After

How is it done?

 

Step 1

The concrete surface is cleaned of all contaminents and then acid etched and waterblasted to clear and activate the concrete pores to accept the flocrete material.

 
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Step 2

Flocrete is mixed with water and applied by a hopper gun operated by compressed air to the patterned (stencil or filament tape) concrete surface. Flocrete can also be troweled onto surfaces.

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Step 3

Flocrete is allowed to dry, stencil or tape removed, swept or blown clean and then sealed with 2 coats of acrylic sealer.

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Benefits include:

  • Large cost savings over replacing `tired looking' concrete
  • Flocrete provides superior compressive, tensile and flexural strengths giving extra life to concrete
  • Installation is applicable to both commercial and residential situations, interior or exterior, horizontal or vertical
  • Flocrete will bind to any cementitious product
  • Textures can be varied to suit different applications ie. Smooth indoor textures or anti-slip textures for steep driveways or pool surrounds

Specifications:

  • Shear bond test - apparatus tinius olsen grade "A" universal testing machine
    Sample condition dry -> 3.25 MPA bond stress average
    Sample condition wet -> 3.27 MPA bond stress average
  • Skid resistance - test method AS/NZS 3661.1
    Sample: sealed flocrete -> av. skid resistance value of 67
  • Surface hardness - between 7 & 8 on MOHS scale (Note 7 = quartz)
  • Abrasion resistance test - BDRI test method B6 - Appendix C
    Average abraded volume = 1.75cm3
    Comparitive results: 
    20 MPA concrete pavers: average abraded volume = 9.6
    60 MPA concrete pavers: average abraded volume = 1.2