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Flexstone can handle the Salt

Old man winter has arrived in full force and customers have been calling with questions about how to deal with a frosty Flexstone deck surface without damaging the surface. Well, we have some good news. Flexstone is among the most resilient membranes on the market and one of it's most valued features is it's resistance…
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Flexstone introduces Vehicular Surfacing system

Flexstone is proud to announce the Tuff vehicular system for concrete vehicle parkades. The competitively priced system is composed of our low solvent #3 Epoxy Primer, a fast-applied urethane base coat, an aromatic colour coat topped with aggregate for slip-resistance, and our uv-stable and incredibly durable aliphatic finish coat. Each component can be spread quickly…
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Deal with leakage issues early

It is all too common in our industry to come across customers looking for a sundeck replacement due to leakage; most commonly on decks with vinyl or a combination of torch-on roofing and pavers.  While Flexstone is an excellent alternative to these systems and we applaud customers for choosing to step outside of these antiquated…
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The Next Generation of Polyaspartics have arrived – FlexCoat

Flexstone Coatings have earned the reputation as Canada's toughest sundeck membrane. Our elastomeric and attractive seamless system is ideal for exterior waterproofing. It has also been adopted, thanks to it's stunning finishes and durability, as a floor coating as well. We have recently discovered that use on concrete floors has a few pitfalls. Primer is…
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Flexstone and the perils of Aggregate

One of the most popular and attractive decking finishes available today are aggregate finishes. Tiny stones bonded together with rock-solid epoxy and spread over your surface gives a sundeck a gorgeous natural appearance. The system is not cheap, but aesthetics are very important to people. There are two major issues with this system on sundecks…
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Proper Clear Coat Application

Although most Flexstone applications have no issues, the final step of the process, applying a clear coat over our acrylic flakes, can be a source of frustration. We want to clarify this process and provide our applicators with all the tools and information required to get an even glossy finish. Okay, let's break down the…
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How to properly connect drip-edge flashing

A step by step guide to connecting two pieces of flashing Before installing Flexstone on a deck, most situations call for the installation (or re-installation) of drip edge flashing. The most common size is a 2" x 2" and the drip-edge is a small kicker that diverts water from the fascia board beneath it. These…
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Flexstone coverage calculator

In case you are wondering... "How much Flexstone do I need for my job?" Well, the answer is never a simple one, as each component of our system has different coverage. Because our base coat is applied at a 1/16" to 1/8" thickness, it covers more than our top coats and chips. Please feel free…
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London, Ontario’s best Sundeck Membrane

London Ontario's best Sundeck option What are the things customers want when it comes to a sun deck or patio in London, Ontario? Well, first and foremost you probably want durability. Durability, as we have learned being in the waterproofing business for over 20 years, is relative to location. What is durable in California may…
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Flexstone now available in Halifax

Flexstone is perfectly suited to┬ámaritime weather conditions Heavy rains and thick fog, months of freezing weather, and the harsh beatings taken from snow shovels and salt... Does that describe the doom and gloom of a Halifax winter? Although we, here at Flexstone, are on opposite ends of Canada, the weather shares a lot of similarities.…
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