restoring and sealing rock floor
I have closed in a 12’ X 16’ patio that has a 40 year old floor made up of large pieces of TN. flagstone rock set in concrete. The floor is still in pretty good shape, with only one very narrow crack coursing through the rock pattern. Edges of the rock , in random areas , extend as much as 1/8” above the concrete joints. The floor currently has a fall of aprox. 1 ¼ “’s over 12’, sloping away from the house foundation , so any attempt at leveling with a clear coat material would probably be excessively expensive. What I want to do is improve the flatness of the floor with a clear coat that would also provide a durable glossy seal over the top of the rock . Does anyone have any suggestions on how to accomplish this, and what type of resin to use. I have considered the necessity to do it in multiple coats, working aprox. a 9 square ft. area at a time for the first coat, and following through with a complete covering on the final coat. Again, I am not necessarily trying to get it totally flat, but a significant improvement would be acceptable. I also believe that trying to achieve too heavy a pour on the first coat would result in the coating material attempting to self level, and thus flow excessively down hill. I have investigated one and two part epoxies, polyurethane, molding plastic, etc. etc. Just not sure about anything. See attached photos. Please help !!
Thanks in advance ,
Last edited by roadsailor; 06-05-2009 at 06:52 PM.
Re: restoring and sealing rock floor
Is it really a big enough problem to even solve or worry about?
It's looking very good for a 40 year floor. I would leave it alone.
My two cents