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.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Upcoming Home Show!

Visit us at the Spring Home & Garden Show
 At the Del Mar Fairgrounds  
February 28 - March 2 • Booth #774

Monday, February 17, 2014

Life Deck on My Home Improvement Show!

In case you missed it, watch Gil and Kara on the local radio show, "The Home Pro Show". This popular radio show airs every Saturday morning on KOGO radio.  Tune in March 8th at 9:00am for our next visit with The Home Pro Show!

Each week, San Diego homeowners tune into The Home Pro Show for information, education and entertainment centering on home improvement and home maintenance. Hosts Clint August and Gregg Cantor, regular guest host Ladona Harvey, along with a panel of experts in various home improvement specialties, are the authoritative resource for the San Diego homeowner community.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hess Brewing

Hess Brewing in North Park needed a protective and decorative solution to the existing concrete in their new brewery and tasting room.  We installed Fast Stain Grind/Stain/Seal system in Brown and sealed with EC-11 water-based epoxy. Stop in for a pint and check out this modern look.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pool Deck: Before and After

Here is a pool deck before and after in San Ysidro. Our crew installed our Texture Crete system with a custom Water-Based Stain blend in Ivory, Camel and Adobe and then sealed the entire 1300 square feet with SC-70 acrylic lacquer sealer.  If you're boring concrete needs a transformation call us today and choose from a wide variety of concrete coating solutions!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Rockin Baja Lobster

Rockin' Baja Lobster
Size:  950 sq. ft.
Installation:  Westcoat SC-30 Acid Stain, EC-95/EC-96 Sealers

Rockin' Baja Lobster, known for it's Mexican cuisine and festive atmosphere, wanted a unique floor for their Old Town restaurant. Life Deck Coating Installations created a colorful, stained surface mimicking the ocean with Westcoat Acid Stain in Aqua, bordered by Bronze Acid Stain and highlighted with Fast Stain to portray the beach. The concrete was sealed with EC-95 Polyurethane Topcoat and EC-96 Satin finish for maximum durability. The owners were so pleased, they contracted Life Deck to duplicate the floors at their downtown location. 

Since 1981, Life Deck Coating Installations has been partnering with builders, general contractors, designers and architects to create decorative and durable concrete coating applications. Whether you need a heat resistant epoxy floor for a commercial kitchen, a skid resistant pool deck for a hotel property or a beautiful concrete stain for an interior office building or restaurant, Life Deck is the number one choice of professionals. Licensed and bonded with an A+ rating with the BBB, you can rely on Life Deck to get the job done right and on time. 

From commercial, to industrial to residential projects, Life Deck protects and beautifies concrete in every application including:

Retail • Residential • Driveways • Garage Floors • Lobbies • Pool Decks •
Multi-Family Decks Warehouse Floors • Restaurants • Commercial Kitchens Auto Dealerships and Service Bays Showrooms • Parking Areas • Stadiums • Schools • Hotels

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Cohn Restaurant Group Corporate Offices

Life Deck has done the floors in several of the Cohn Restaurants and this year they asked us to do the floors at their headquarters in Liberty Station.  The Cohns originally wanted to grind and seal the floors, but after inspection, project manager Gil Koury new the existing concrete was not in the best condition for that option. The Cohns and their design team really wanted to have the look of troweled concrete. Our team installed a TC-4 smooth troweled cement overlay and then sealed the floors with EC 96 satin polyurethane topcoat. The finished product came out beautiful, and really matched the urban sheik design of the new offices for The Cohn Restaurant Group!