Hands down the most important part of a successful flooring system is the preparation and repair of the concrete substrate. It’s essential to the strength, durability, aesthetics and reliability of the floor to be able to do what needs to be done. The best polishing team or resinous floor coating solution will be unsuccessful without preparation by a skilled team.
The first steps in both coating and polishing projects are to remove residue, contaminants, and older coatings; remove carpet and tile glue and mortar beds, carefully clean to remove dirt, grit and debris, level as necessary, caulk joints, and fill cracks and pits – based on the needs of the particular substrate.
Resinous coatings require a slightly porous and very clean surface to adhere properly. Depending on the condition of the substrate and the hardness of the concrete, we may use diamond grinding, shotblasting, hand grinding, sanding, scrubbing or scarifying, or a combination of processes to ensure your floor is ready to be coated.
Cleaning, caulking or rebuilding joints are critical steps to protect the joints in your floor and give it the strength and durability you desire.
To ensure your floor has a clean and finished look, cracks, pits and irregular areas must be repaired.