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Fenix Interior Concrete Floor Staining
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** SureCrete; interior concrete floor staining.
This section is based on the products of SureCrete, which is located at:
15246 Citrus County Drive
Dade City, FL 33523
Tel: 352-567-7973
Fax: 352-521-0973
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SureCrete Design, an inventor of Eco-Stain and other trendsetting products, continues to redefine what's possible in the decorative and specialty concrete market segment. This brand represents more than 1,500 top-quality decorative concrete products. The extensive product line, industry-leading innovation, in-house manufacturing, and commitment to the best customer service help SureCrete exceed expectations. Whether you are looking for an overlay, a coating, a sealer, or any of our other high-quality products, expect superior quality and consistency to get the job done right, every time.
          PART 1GENERAL
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
          A.Interior concrete flooring stain.
          B.Interior concrete polyurethane coating.
          C.Sacrificial floor protection.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
          A.Section 03 30 00 - Cast-in-Place Concrete.
          B.Section 03 35 00 - Concrete Finishing.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
          A.ASTM International (ASTM):
          1.ASTM 2047 - Standard Test Method for Static Coefficient of Friction of Polish-Coated Flooring Surfaces as Measured by the James Machine.
          B.American Concrete Institute (ACI):
          1.ACI 301 - Specifications for Structural Concrete.
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
          B.Product Data:
          1.Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used.
          2.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          3.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          4.Typical installation methods.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable to product type.
          C.Verification Samples: Two representative units of each type, size, pattern and color.
          D.Shop Drawings: Include details of materials, construction and finish. Include relationship with adjacent construction.
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in manufacturing products specified in this section with a minimum ten years documented experience.
          B.Installer Qualifications: Company specializing in performing Work of this section with minimum three years documented experience with projects of similar scope and complexity.
          C.Source Limitations: Provide each type of product from a single manufacturing source to ensure uniformity.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include mock-up if the project size or quality warrant the expense. The following is one example of how a mock-up on might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
          D.Mock-Up: Construct a mock-up with actual materials in sufficient time for Architect's review and to not delay construction progress. Locate mock-up as acceptable to Architect and provide temporary foundations and support.
          1.Intent of mock-up is to demonstrate quality of workmanship and visual appearance.
          2.If mock-up is not acceptable, rebuild mock-up until satisfactory results are achieved.
          3.Retain mock-up during construction as a standard for comparison with completed work.
          4.Do not alter or remove mock-up until work is completed or removal is authorized.
          E.System shall be in compliance with requirements of ACI 301.
          A.Convene a conference approximately two weeks before scheduled commencement of the Work. Attendees shall include Architect, Contractor and trades involved. Agenda shall include schedule, responsibilities, critical path items and approvals.
          A.All components of the system shall be delivered to the site in the Manufacturer's packaging, clearly identified with the product type and batch number.
          B.Store and handle in strict compliance with manufacturer's written instructions and recommendations.
          C.The Applicator shall be provided with a storage area for all components. The area shall be between 60 and 90 degrees F (15.6 and 32 degrees C), dry, out of direct sunlight and in accordance with the Manufacturer's recommendations and relevant health and safety regulations.
          D.Protect from damage due to weather, excessive temperature, and construction operations.
          E.Copies of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all components shall be kept on site for review by the Engineer or other personnel.
          F.Waste Disposal: The Applicator shall be provided with adequate disposal facilities for non-hazardous waste generated during installation of the system.
          A.Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
          A.Manufacturer's standard warranty.
          PART 2PRODUCTS
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: SureCrete, 15246 Citrus County Drive, Dade City, FL 33523; Tel: 352-567-7973; Fax: 352-521-0973; Email:; Web:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
          A.Water Based Concrete Stain:
          1.Basis of Design: SureCrete ECO STAIN as manufactured by SureCrete.
          a.UV resistant.
          b.VOC: 0 oz per gal (0 grams per L).
          c.Coverage Rate: 200 sq ft per gal (15.58 sq m) uncut.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color option not required.
          d.Color: ________.
          e.Color: As determined by the Architect from manufacturer's selection.
          B.Water Based Clear Polyurethane Coating:
          1.Basis of Design: SureCrete DK 400WB as manufactured by SureCrete.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete sheen options not required.
          a.Sheen: Gloss.
          b.Sheen: Satin.
          c.Sheen: As determined by the Architect from manufacturer's selection.
          d.UV resistant.
          e.VOC: 72000 ppm (72 grams per L).
          f.Solids Content: 57 percent.
          g.Application Temperature: 50 to 90 degrees F (10 to 32 degrees C).
          h.Cure Rates at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C).
          1)Dry to Touch: After 6 to 8 hours.
          2)Light Traffic: After 24 hours.
          3)Heavy Traffic: After 3 days.
          4)Full Cure: After 5 to 7 days.
          i.Cure Rates at 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)
          1)Dry to Touch: After 18 hours.
          2)Light Traffic: After 48 hours.
          3)Heavy Traffic: After 5 days.
          4)Full Cure: After 14 days.
          C.Sacrificial Floor Protection:
          1.Basis of Design: SureCrete SUREFINISH as manufactured by SureCrete.
          a.Standards Compliance: ASTM D2047.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete sheen options not required.
          b.Sheen: Gloss.
          c.Sheen: Satin.
          d.Sheen: As determined by the Architect from manufacturer's selection.
          e.VOC: 72000 ppm (72 grams per L).
          f.Content Type: Water Based
          A.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly constructed and prepared.
          B.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect in writing of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
          1.Protect walls and surrounding surfaces not to receive concrete floor stain.
          2.Do not allow stain to come in contact with wood or metal surfaces.
          3.Prepare concrete surface in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
          4.Concrete shall be as specified in Section 03 30 00 - Cast-in-Place Concrete. Ensure concrete is a minimum of 28 days old.
          C.Ensure surface is clean, dry, structurally sound, and free from dirt, dust, oil, grease, solvents, paint, wax, asphalt, concrete curing compounds, sealing compounds, surface hardeners, bond breakers, adhesive residue, and other surface contaminants
          A.Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions approved submittals and in proper relationship with adjacent construction.
          1.Apply stain in accordance with manufacturer's instructions at locations indicated on the drawings.
          2.Control depth of color by adjusting volume of stain applied.
          3.Apply 2 coats of stain. Do not scrub clean between coats.
          4.When multiple colors are required, product can be applied wet on wet or wet on dry. Use same technique as approved sample.
          5.Allow to completely dry.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete the next paragraph if concrete floor wax is not required.
          B.Sealing Application:
          1.Conduct a moisture vapor emission test prior to applying any coating. Refer to the specific sealer's Technical Data Bulletin for acceptable moisture vapor emission rate (MVER).
          2.Apply coating according the coating manufacturer's printed instructions at a rate of 300 to 400 square feet per gallon (7.4 to 9.8 sq m per L) per coat. Maintain a wet edge at all times.
          3.Allow sealer to completely dry, while staying within the recoat window, before applying additional coats.
          4.Apply second application of the coating, at 90 degrees to the direction of the first coat, using the same application method and rates.
          A.Clean products in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
          B.The General Contractor is responsible for using Temporary Floor Protection throughout the project to safeguard the surface quality of concrete slabs before and after application of decorative finishes or installations of other materials.
          C.All concrete floors that will be not be covered by other materials will be protected throughout the project. The concrete slab must be treated as a finished floor at all times during construction.
          D.Temporary Floor Protection will be removed, only while finish work to the concrete is being performed, and will be replaced after the final finish has cured sufficiently.
          E.Protect surfaces from foot traffic for a minimum of 24 hours.
          F.Use of an Industrial Sacrificial Floor finish is advised.
          G.Sacrificial Floor Finish: Applied in accordance with published installation procedures. No substitutions will be allowed
          H.Do not wash surfaces for a minimum of 48 hours.
          I.Maintain stained and sealed concrete floors by sweeping. Clean spills when they occur and rinse dirt off with water. Wet-clean heavily soiled areas by mopping or by scrubbing with a rotary floor machine equipped with a scrubbing brush and a suitable, high quality commercial detergent. Maintain interior floors that require polishing by using a compatible, premium-grade, emulsion-type, commercial floor polish, according to manufacturer's printed instructions and safety requirements.