Petra’s Decorative Quartz system is multi-coat broadcast system that is applied over mechanically scarified (shot-blasted) surfaces using a mixture colored quartz granules to create a vast array of color options. Double broadcast systems are generally 115-125 mils (1/8 inch) thick. These floors have a textured finish that provide a natural non-skid surface. Decorative Quartz systems have one or more base coats of clear 100% solids epoxy that receive full broadcasts of colored quartz aggregate (broadcast to refusal), while the epoxy is still wet. Once the broadcast coats have cured and all remaining loose aggregate has been swept off and vacuumed, a top coat of clear 100% solids epoxy is applied to finish the system and seal the floor.
For added chemical resistance, UV stabilization, and gloss retention, an additional top coat of urethane may be applied. This system is often installed with an integral cove base in areas where seamless transitions are required from floor to wall surfaces. Quartz floors are very durable, and offer much higher scratch and impact resistance than standard rolled-on epoxy systems.