Hats off to Jeff Bach of Bach Custom Coatings of Oregon City, Oregon, for being the concrete highlight of the recent Street of Dreams, an annual showcase of new luxury homes in Portland that was held this past summer. This was the third Street of Dreams Bach has participated in.
Bach’s impressive garage floor demonstrated the results possible with a chip system applied by properly trained individuals using quality products. “Many of the show’s other decorative concrete applications did not meet the standards of our industry,” says Bent Mikkelsen, publisher of Concrete Decor, who was invited to preview the show.
Bach used a dark brown border with a light tan inlay for each of the parking bays in this oversized three-car garage. “We installed a full broadcast chip floor system that really looks impressive as a finished product, much more so than the standard one-color blend across the entire floor that everyone else seems to be doing these days,” he says.
As part of Westcoat’s Qualified Contractor/Applicator program, Bach partnered with the company to do the showcase garage. Basically, Bach provided the labor and Westcoat provided all the materials: A combination of EC-12 Deep Tan and Black epoxies were used for the prime coat and the broadcast coat consisted of the two different chips blends. EC-101 Polyaspartic was applied for a high-gloss, abrasion-resistant top coat.
“Garage floors such as these have really become popular. They can be dressed up to create a ‘wow’ factor,” Bach says, that generates rave reviews from homeowners without a lot of fuss on the applicator’s end.