Concrete Coatings versus Concrete Polishing

By February 14, 2015August 23rd, 2018Surface Prep

A crucial step in perfect installation of industrial flooring is to know the advantages of concrete coatings versus concrete polishing and correct procedure for the preparation of the surface. The longevity of the new floor depends on it. If you prepare the floor with the right amount tooth or profile, you can ensure that the surface is durable and strong.

Considerations for surface preparation 

Our company considers many factors before determining the type of surface preparation plan that it wants to undertake:

Surface type: The flooring should be mostly concrete , galvanized as well as ferrous metal , steel or aluminum

Facility environment: The company considers factors such as moisture , traffic , temperature and cleaning schedule

Flooring coating selection: Manufacturers specifications should be complied with

Present state of contamination: All the flooring surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned and free from dirt and dust, rust, glossy coating, loose paint, oil, grease and previous contaminants from the previous flooring.

Surface preparation technique 

Cutting: We use specialized cutting saws for cutting masonry and other equipment is used for routing out of cracks and joints and decorative concrete cutting.

Shot Blasting: Is a cost effective, time and labor saving process that is used to prepare steel and concrete surfaces. The process involves the stripping and cleaning simultaneously , hereby , leaving the floor surface ready for a thorough bonding procedure without the hassles of additional drying time and expensive disposal

Polishing and grinding: we use state of the art diamond grinders , Planetary grinders and heavy duty polishers to cut through elastomeric coatings , waterproof membranes , built up adhesives , mastics , epoxies , residues as well as prepare concrete for perfect decorative applications . These grinders are especially useful, when a thin coating is applied to the surface to restore shine.

Scarifying: Is the surface preparation method that is used for steel or asphalt surfaces. The Scarifiers use carbide or a steel tipped cutter to abrade or fracture existing coating or remove oil, traffic lines and other such contaminants. We provide the best surface preparation services in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Vail, Breckenridge, Cheyenne, Laramie, WY and CO.

Scraping and Stripping: There are ride on scraping heavy machines that are useful to remove mortar, tile and grout beds and floor coverings. The various types of scraping teeth can remove wood, tile, carpet and VCT.

Polishing and coating of concrete 

Concrete Coatings versus Concrete Polishing

Concrete Coatings versus Concrete Polishing

There are many arguments regarding the topic of concrete coatings versus concrete polishing. Concrete coatings are long lasting and look beautiful as well. If maintained properly, they can last upto 20 years. Concrete coated floors are one of the most beautiful types of floors that you can ever lay your eyes upon. However they are prone to damage under harsh conditions like friction and abuse. There are many considerations that you must keep in mind before coating your concrete floor, like are you willing to wax it 3 times a year. On the other hand, if you want a floor surface that is virtually indestructible then polished concrete is the way ahead. Never worry about something peeling or lifting from a polished concrete floor.