About 30 years ago, I installed a poured floor in a below-grade bathroom.
It consisted of a base (color) coat, a bag of color chips that was sprinkled
on the base coat, the next day we covered it with a no-wax shiny clear coat.
It was just about bulletproof - - well 4 kid-proof anyway.
Is this product still on the market ? if so, who carries it?
installation at my father's 1966 Folly, it didn't last too well. Traffic
areas got thin in less than 3 years, and all the joints of the subfloor
telegraphed through. In fairness to the product, I don't think the install
crew had been trained properly about taping joints and using mutilayer
topcoats. Haven't seen the stuff in years- sort of a poor mans terrazzo.
Since commercial world seems to have gone 100% carpet or tile these days, I
suspect finding any dealers for any sort of poured-in-place hard floors
would be pretty hard. Do a Google for Torginal (sp?) or 'seamless flooring',
and you should get some hits.
Most full-service paint stores will carry similar products. It's
usually a two-part epoxy paint now with color chips cast into the wet
paint, though there is at least one I've seen that's a polymer-based
coating you can mix the chips right into the coating. Common in
commercial applications, though you may not find it in your local box
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