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broadcasting flake chips from Decorative Concrete Designs and Repairs

By: Decorative Concrete Designs and Repairs  04/20/2016
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When the floor is coated completely, we mix our chips (sometimes called flakes) in a large container to insure an even blend of colors. We then broadcast the chips into the wet coating by hand, covering the whole floor with the chips. By using large quantities of chips, we ensure that the floor is completely covered, leaving it uniform in color and texture. The cure time of our basecoat is typically 45-60 minutes, depending on outside temperatures.

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