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Decking Options

When it comes to refinishing a deck, Canadian homeowners have a ton of attractive options to consider. Input your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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The Importance Of Flexibility

When it comes to waterproofing your deck or flat roof, there are three primary characteristics that a homeowner should consider: Waterproofing, durability, and flexibility. Naturally, waterproofing and durability go without saying; however, flexibility is often a factor that is overlooked in lieu of aesthetics. Flexibility is crucial in any climate, but especially so in regions that see a lot ofInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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How to 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 flashings are most commonly soldInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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V-Notched Standing Trowel

Flexstone Coatings are proud to announce the new Flexstone Standing trowel. The standing trowel is a heavy-duty locally fabricated stainless steel trowel with 3/8″ x 3/8″ V-Notches designed specifically to spread the Flexstone base coat at the ideal thickness. The trowel has a 45-degree bend where the handle-bracket attaches. The bend accomplishes 2 things – first, it contributes to theInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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10 Tips for applying Flexstone base coat

Remember – The hotter the surface and weather – the faster the Tuff Base mixture sets up & thickens * Start early or work late when surface is not hot and have white tarp to cover areas to keep out of the sun. 1 – It’s a good idea to start with seam taping, drip flashings and up walls –Input your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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When being CCMC Approved is not enough…

Flexstone is CCMC approved for use over living space. This includes flat roofs and roof decks. The CCMC designation is usually all that is required for our material to get a stamp of approval for a project. CCMC stands for the ‘Canadian Construction Materials Center’ – and is a federal body that determines what building materials meet the high standardsInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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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 to chemicals – henceInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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Flexstone 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 and easily which helps to keepInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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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 options, we come across farInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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Polyaspartics coatings 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 required to seal moisture belowInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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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 processes so we’re on theInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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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 or flat roofs. Herein liesInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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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 to use the calculator belowInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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Flexstone Now Available in Halifax

FLEXSTONE IS PERFECTLY SUITED TO MARITIME 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. Now, imagine the toll theseInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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Flexstone is Perfect for Surrey Decks

SURREY’S SOLUTION TO FAULTY WATERPROOFING METHODS IS FLEXSTONE Surrey, one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities, is one of the rainiest climates in Canada. Flexstone has been successfully waterproofing surrey decks for the past 20 years, with no product failures to date. Fast forward to today and we boast some of the most reputable Flexstone dealers in Canada actively serving the SurreyInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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QUEBEC CITY’S WATERPROOFING SOLUTIONS

QUEBEC CITY’S SOLUTION TO EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING IS FLEXSTONE Although there is a long list of reasons to live in beautiful Quebec City, but with those comes the unfortunate lifespan of most waterproofing materials in that climate. Sun deck and flat roof membranes like vinyl or torch-on are designed for more temperate conditions and often fail prematurely due to weather fluctuations.Input your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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Liquid Coatings in Hamilton, Ontario

FLEXSTONE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE HAMILTON, ONTARIO REGION Amid the blizzards of the tail end of the winter of 2015, it seems fitting that we introduce Flexstone Coatings to Hamilton. It is no secret that below-freezing temperatures, piles of snow, and the perpetual freezing and thawing of building substrates will take a heck of a toll on a sundeckInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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Brampton Flat Roofing

THE WATERPROOFING MARKET IS TRENDING TOWARDS LIQUID COATINGS There is an undeniable trend in North America regarding the materials used to waterproof building envelopes. Whether it is a sundeck with dilapidated vinyl, a brand new flat roof, an old torch-on roof, or a cracked and beaten-up concrete surface; liquid coatings are being used to rejuvenate, restore, and resurface a wideInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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Winnipeg Deck Waterproofing

EVEN THE MENACING PRAIRIE WINTERS OF WINNIPEG CAN’T WRECK FLEXSTONE Flexstone, also known as the Dustin Byfuglien of Winnipeg deck waterproof coatings, is the toughest and longest-lasting membrane on the market. Developed with cold weather resistance in mind, Flexstone is far and above the best waterproof coating for Winnipeg winters. Flexstone is applied in 2 – 4 layers (depending onInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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Roof and Deck Coatings for Mississauga

HOW DOES FLEXSTONE PERFORM IN MISSISSAUGA AND GREATER TORONTO? Before we delve into the benefits of Flexstone in a climate like Mississauga’s, I want to address how Flexstone performs in general. Whether you’re in rain-soaked Vancouver, blistering hot Phoenix, or icy cold White Horse; Flexstone will last decades… easily. Flexstone’s incredible water-catalyzed urethane was originally formulated by some brilliant chemistsInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.
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Greater Vancouver Loves Flexstone

FLEXSTONE MADE IT’S FIRST APPEARANCE IN CANADA ON SUNDECKS IN VANCOUVER During the 1990’s in Vancouver, BC, there was a waterproofing crisis in new construction buildings (primarily multi-family). Due to failures of envelope waterproofing, billions of dollars in damage and repairs were incurred by owners and the provincial and municipal governments. The faults were a result of incorrect product specificationsInput your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.