Kool Deck Application
How is the
concrete prepared before the
When preparing concrete for
installation, our Company uses a
combination of Muriatic Acid, grinders,
sand blasting, sanders, and pressure
washers, depending on what is required
to create the ideal profile. Chemicals
are used to remove such items as oil,
adhesives or paints.
thickness will this product add to my
Total thickness is
typically 1/16 – 1/8 inches. When
applying this product we are more
concerned about getting the acrylic to
penetrate the concrete than building up
the surface. If the surface needs to be
substantially built up beyond this range
other products on the market can be used
as a base coat with the acrylic our
Company applied as the top coat.
With this product, thicker does not mean
better. Actually the thinner it is
applied the better the flexural
properties. Flexibility is very
important to allow for expansion and
contraction of concrete during
freeze/thaw cycles. When the acrylic
concrete is applied 1/16” to 1/8” thick
it is allowed to move with the concrete
as opposed to against it, such as other
products like tile, slate, pavers or
Can cracks be repaired?
many methods to repair concrete cracks
and a wide range of cost. The method
used to repair a crack is determined by
many factors including, but not limited
to, the purpose for repairing the crack,
size, budget, and material going over
the crack (tile, coating, etc…).
of the method used to fill a crack,
there is the possibility of the crack
retracing itself or re-appearing.
Whenever possible the crack should be
worked into the coating pattern. The
repaired crack should be placed in a
grout line of the coating design. If
cracking is an issue, our Company may
recommend a flagstone pattern. Since we
free cut our flagstone we can trace
along any crack making it a grout line
within a flagstone pattern. Since our
grout lines are a little recessed, the
crack is less visible. The crack is also
much easier to repair if it opens up
again in the future.
Should controlled joints be covered up?
Concrete must be allowed to expand and
contract with temperature changes.
Joints provide a controlled crack for
movement. Thus all expansion joints are
left in place and should not be filled
Caulking can be
placed over the cracks inside the
control joints to prevent water from
getting underneath your concrete surface
and creating damage. However, if a
coating is being applied over concrete,
the expansion joint or control joint
should still be worked into the design.
(This type of caulking is not available
in retail shops. Retail caulking
typically has a short life and will
prune over time and pull from the edge.)
How long do you have to stay off the
surface once it is applied?
the sealant is applied you must stay off
the surface completely for 24 hours. All
items that need to be permanently placed
on the finished surfaces, such as boxes
or light furniture must not be placed on
the surface for three days. Heavier
furniture and appliances should stay of
the surface for five days while vehicles
should stay of the surface for seven
How does it stand-up against oils,
stains, salts and discoloration?
Every COMPANY application is finished
with a seal coat. The seal coat makes
the surface non-porous resulting in a
surface that will not discolor or show
extreme fading due to UV (ultra violet)
rays. Most stains caused by drinks,
food, oil and grease will wash off.
When a spill does occur you should
clean up the surface as soon as
possible. Any stain left on the surface
for long periods of time is more
difficult to remove and will potentially
become part of the surface. Potted
plants should be elevated above the
surface to prevent rings. Watered plants
should have a pan or saucer underneath
to catch water over flow and prevent
hard water stains from working there way
into the surface.
Pans should be
placed underneath vehicles that
constantly leak. The oil from the
vehicle will wash off, however constant
oil and cleaning will prematurely wear
the sealant. Highly corrosive materials
should be prevented from touching the
surface. Items such as battery acid and
radiator coolant could cause the acrylic
concrete to discolor.
Will it wear or chip off?
special formulated concrete material is
extremely durable, but it is not
indestructible. As a rule of thumb, if
it can scratch or damage traditional
concrete, chances are it will damage
your surface. Exercise caution when
moving or placing heavy things on the
surface. Visible wear does not typically
occur as long as you reseal the product
when wear begins to occur. This includes
vehicle traffic on driveways.
When should a seal coat be reapplied?
Your surface should be re-sealed every
2-4 years depending upon sunlight,
cleaning and traffic pattern. A good
time to reseal is when the surface
becomes dull or difficult to clean,
and/or when water can immediately
penetrate the surface. Once a fresh coat
of sealant is applied, colors are
brought back to full intensity and the
surface is made easier to clean.
There seems to
be many manufacturers of acrylic or
polymer concrete material. Which product
is the best?
companies claim they have a
revolutionary or unique product, there
is very little distinguishable
difference between products among
leading manufacturers. Even if there was
a difference manufacturers cannot
control each independent company and
their installation techniques. There is
a considerable difference in
craftsmanship and each company should be
judged on there own merits and
craftsmanship, not the merits of the
What warranty and service is provided?
Our Company offers a 2-year limited
warranty from fading and delaminating.
Kool Deck System Colors and Textures
How do they
get the floor texture? After
the application is completed, salt
rocks are thrown into the surface.
They are imbedded. After the surface
is totally dry, a water hose is used
to wash away the salt.
Thereafter, you have a non-slip
surface. Another method is to stamp
a pattern into the surface.
Kool Deck significantly
Kool Deck is completely
Wear and weathering are
because of the extra
strength of Kool Deck.
Because of its uniform
color retention, the
KOOL DECK keeps your
pool looking new year
after year. Its stain
resistant qualities far
exceed those of regular
A Kool Deck contains
ingredients designed to
prevent the growth of
micro-organisms found in
deck areas, and still
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pool into a work of art, call US