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Donald Nice JR

08:17AM | 02/21/02
Member Since: 02/02/02
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I am in the process of opening a retail shipping and packaging store and want to have the concrete floor stained. Unfortunately the floor is marked up with various holes in rows throughout it from previous stores in this location. The contractor has mentioned using a product called StarDeck and then staining that. I have not been able to find any info on Stardeck? Anyone have any ideas or comments on this product?

Thanks

Jay J

03:19AM | 02/22/02
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Donald Nice Jr,

Personally, I've never heard of it nor can I find it anywhere on the WEB. BUT, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Have the Contractor give you info on the product.

I'll offer some unsolicited words of caution. Do understand that, in general, concrete needs to breath. If you seal it and there really isn't any other way for the concrete to 'breath-off' the moisture in it, you'll end up with blistering (where you've sealed it.) This occurs because the moisture is trying to escape. This is especially problematic where slabs are below grade. Moisture enters from the 'sides' and bottom and the only escape is via the top-side of the slab. When sealing it, well, what would you expect? Assuming the slab is somewhat ABOVE grade, you may be OK.

Also, consider a sealer that has a 'grit' in it. It's for non-skid use. Believe me, you'll be GLAD you used it if any water or moisture ends up on top of the sealer. Of course, it prevents injuries and will probably keep your 'insurance liabilities' to a minimum.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

Laurie_E

08:39AM | 06/27/02
Member Since: 06/26/02
1 lifetime posts
Another product you may want to try instead of stain is SkimStone. SkimStone Hybridized Portland Cement is a unique new decorative finishing system for concrete floors. You can easily create a variety of beautiful textured apearances over old concrete. The holes you mentioned can be either covered up with SkimStone or left showing and incorporated into the texture & design of the floor. Check out the website at www.skimstone.com for more info or feel free to email me with any questions!

danghayes

10:17AM | 08/24/02
Member Since: 08/19/02
7 lifetime posts
There's another product called Increte that may be the same type product as SkimStone. The roads at Universal Studios in Orlando are all done with this product to look like brick. Check their website at www.increte.com

Ed4fish

01:22PM | 04/25/06
Member Since: 04/24/06
1 lifetime posts
Hi my name is Ed Benus President of STARDEK products. We have been manufacturing decorative concrete coatings since 1972. Our products can be seen at stardek.com or I can be reached at 800-282-1599


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