Monday, July 21, 2014

Rockin' Baja Lobster - Downtown San Diego

Rockin' Baja Lobster, known for its Mexican cuisine and festive atmosphere, wanted a unique floor for their downtown San Diego location. We created a dynamic, colorful surface mimicking the ocean with Westcoat’s Grind/Stain/Seal system. 

All floors were prepped by patching and grinding the existing concrete with 30/40 and 60/80 grit diamonds.

In the downstairs dining area, the concrete was stained with Westcoat SC-30 Acid Stain in colors of Aqua, Mint and Bronze. The floor was then sealed with two coats of EC-11 Water-Based Clear Epoxy.

Upstairs, the concrete was primed with EC-12 Epoxy Primer and troweled with TC-2 Smooth Texture Cement. The overlay was then stained with Westcoat SC-36 Fast Stain in an array of vibrant colors including Aquamarine, Light Brown, Burnt Orange and Yellow to create this eye-catching floor simulating the ocean and beach. The floor was sealed with EC-11 Water Based Epoxy and SC-65 Water-Based Polyurethane Sealer for maximum durability at this high traffic eatery.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Revamped Look for Steele Canyon Residence Patio

This private residence at Steele Canyon Golf Course had an old concrete patio that the homeowner wanted to renew and not have to tear out.  Project Manager Scott Tischler discussed the homeowner's options and came up with a solution for the beat up concrete. Scott's crew applied a custom color blend of our 11-10 System which consists of a coat of Westcoat EC-11 Water-Based Epoxy and then a coat of Westcoat SC-10 Acrylic Topcoat. The customer was happy with this tough, low sheen, and easy to clean coating. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

King's Inn Mission Valley

We originally did work at the Kings Inn back in 2005 so a clean and reseal was long overdue. The owners wanted a change from the faux flagstone pattern we originally installed. We changed it up by installing our Texture Crete system with a knockdown texture in Omaha Tan over 18,000 square feet of pool deck, walkways and stairs.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

ZigZag Pizza Pie

Yet another Cohn Restaurant popped up recently and we were there to help them with 1800 square feet of existing concrete. We did a simple yet durable Grind and Seal of the existing concrete. Stop by for a slice of pie at ZigZag in Oceanside!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Coronado High Ceramics Room

Not the most glamorous job but a good example of a problem/solution.  Art students at Coronado High School were slipping from the clay dust and water in the Ceramics Lab.  The school needed a hard core, non-slip surface under wet or dry conditions.  Life Deck diamond ground the concrete and installed two coats of Westcoat EC-95 Polyurethane Topcoat with a skid resistant silica sand. Problem solved!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Life Deck Segment on The Home Pro Show

In case you missed our Project Manager Gil Koury on a segment of The Home Pro Show this morning, click through to play the video below!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Acid Stain Pool Deck in La Mesa

When Project Manager Scott Tischler inspected this back yard oasis he soon discovered that there were two different concrete slab's poured next to each other.  The customer wanted all areas to blend together.  Scott's crew had to adjust the amount of color and do some detailed blending to make a more uniform look. They used Acid Stain in Bronze and then sealed all areas with SC-42 Water-Based Acrylic Sealer to achieve this look and just in time for the upcoming pool season. Contact us today if you need expertise on beautifying your exterior living spaces!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Listen to Life Deck on The Home Pro Show

In case you missed it this past Saturday, our Project Manager, Gil Koury was on The Home Pro Show.  This weekly show on KOGO allows potential clients to call in and ask the pros questions about home improvement, repair and services. Listen to the last show in it's entirety here:

And from the archives:

Friday, February 28, 2014

Made To Order: Industrial and Decorative Concrete Coatings

Life Deck is here to serve you for all your flooring needs. Our menu of concrete coatings can meet the demands of a bustling kitchen with a durable and chemical resistant epoxy coating. Vibrant stains are perfect for creating atmosphere in dining areas and cocktail lounges.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Social Life Pizza

Social Life Pizza with Fast Stain
Social Life Pizza
Size:  1,180 Sq. Ft.
Installation:  Westcoat TC-29, SC-36 Fast Stain, SC-66 Water-Based Satin Polyurethane Sealer

Social Life Pizza, a fast-casual Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant in the College area needed a hardy floor that could stand up to frequent foot traffic but was also decorative. To determine the best options, the Life Deck team mocked up several samples with color and texture variations to ensure Social Life founder and restaurant vet, Joseph DeSantis, got what he wanted. Life Deck’s Grind/Stain/Seal system was the preferred choice.

To begin, the existing concrete was diamond grinded with a 780 grinder and profiled with 34/40 diamond plugs to remove the old coating. Cracks were patched with Westcoat TC-29 and then profiled with 60/80 plugs. Following prep, Westcoat Fast Stain was applied in brown to warm up the dining area. Two coats of Westcoat EC-11 Water-Based Epoxy and one coat of SC-66 Water-Based Satin Polyurethane Sealer were applied for long-lasting durability.

Floors are now decorative and easy to maintain.

Close up of Fast Stain over the existing concrete.