Concrete polishing

concrete polishing

Concrete polishing

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Concrete polishing is a cutting process that involves removing a thin layer at the surface of hardened concrete using closely spaced diamond blades.

Concrete polishing /grinding is one of many methods of surface preparation cleaning, removing trip hazards, levelling, repair is essential to the strength, durability, aesthetics and reliability of your manufacturing facility floor safety aspect.

Polished concrete is concrete that has been processed through a series of mechanically grinding steps similar to the production of terrazzo.

This process also includes the use of a penetrant chemical known as a densifier, concrete densifier/hardener penetrates into the concrete and creates a chemical reaction to help in the process of Concord polishing and harden, dust proof the surface.

During concrete floor polishing the surface is processed through a series of steps (in general a minimum of 6 grinding steps of processing is considered polished concrete) utilizing progressively finer grinding tools.

The grinding tools are progressive grits of industrial diamonds in a bonded material such as metal/hybrid/resin often referred to as diamond polishing pads.

Polished Concrete is a “Green” flooring system and LEED approved.

Concrete is not considered polished before 400 grit, and it is normally finished to either the 800, 1500, or 3000 grit level.

Dyes designed for concrete floor polishing are often applied to add color to polished concrete as well as other options such as scoring, creating radial lines, grids, bands, borders, and other designs.

Polished concrete floors are considered low-maintenance, as they are more durable and easier to clean than many flooring options.
Its high coefficient of friction can make it non-slippery. Polished concrete reduces dust mite and allergen problems, and does not support mold growth. Anecdotal evidence suggests highly reflective polished concrete reduces lighting needs and can improve natural lighting. Polished concrete flooring is hard wearing and will not chip or dent like softer surfaces suchas timber and tiles. Polished concrete is easily maintained with the use of clean water or a neutral balance PH cleaner. There are also many cleaners designed for the proper maintenance of polished concrete available. There is never a need for wax to be added as it will only dull the finish. A concrete floor that has been hardened and polished will have an extremely long life expectancy compared to other flooring.[2] For example, Epoxy has a short life span of 1 to 5 years and easily peels,some tile floors may only last 10–20 years, but a polished concrete floor that has been properly maintained may give 100+ years of service.

Diamond polished concrete process

Diamond polished concrete floor is very time-consuming if done correctly, this is due to the fact that there are at least 6 to 12 steps of actual grinding involved. The general rule is to start the initial grinding with a coarse 30/60-grit diamond and finish with an 800, 1500- or 3000-grit diamond, depending on the exposure level of aggregate and gloss level required. These diamonds are impregnated inside a metal- or resin-bonded segment. Typically the diamonds’ grit size will double once the first grind has been carried out. The use of 30-grit size diamonds, then use 60/80-grit diamonds followed by the 120-grit metal bond segments. The polishing process begins with a 50-grit diamond resin pad instead of a metal segment. When using the resin pads the steps may be 100, then 200, 400, 800, 1500 and finally 3000 grit. Throughout the process a densifier is used to harden the concrete surface, which allows the concrete to be polished. A number of densifiers can be used; these consist of a lithium, potassium or sodium silicates. In some cases A grouting chemical is also used to fill in any holes, cracks or imperfections that were exposed from the initial coarse grinding step. The concrete can be also finished with a natural-look Polish-Guard; this “Guard” penetrates 2–5 mm inside the pores of the concrete preventing any deep staining from oils and spills. But, is also breathable and not a sealer (as a sealer actually seals the concrete 100% and does not allow vapour transmission).

 

 


Protective floor coatings

Protective floor coatings

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Protective floor coatings it could be acrylic floor sealer, epoxy resin flooring or polyurethane self levelling overly floor toppings their job is to protect the concrete surface from heavy use, aggressive chemicals or exposure to elements can wear away the concrete surface. Application of a protective floor coatings can extend the life of the concrete surface.

Surface preparation prior to floor coatings installation

Protective floor coating requires a clean and slightly porous surface to adhere properly. Fresh concrete coating will not bond with sealed or polished concrete. The concrete also must be fully cured. Before apply acrylic, polyurethane or epoxy flooring it is important to patch and repair all major cracks and chips in the concrete surface and remove all surface contamination.

Surface preparation is considered to be the most important step of any protective floor coatings application. Improper surface preparation could turn what seems to be a simple process into a lengthy, difficult repair. Please refer to epoxy flooring surface preparation for complete details on preparing the surface.

If the concrete is old, test the surface for previous layers of epoxy floor coating or other products that might have been applied over the years. To test for sealant, pour a small amount of water onto the concrete floor surface, it should soak in, if the water beads on the surface rather than soaking in, it likely has been sealed and may not be suitable for Protective floor coating.

Before applying a concrete coating, make sure that the temperature is suitable, and follow all
Manufacturers recommendations. Unfavourable temperatures can cause the floor coating to bubble
and peel. Protective floor coating products are a two-part liquid that you mix before application. Once the product is mixed, Application have a limited time to apply the epoxy coating before it starts to harden.

Advantages of concrete coatings 

Floor coatings offer many advantages when compared to other traditional flooring material
installed over concrete:

Creates a high-gloss surface that can significantly increase the brightness of interior.

Offers a hard-wearing durable surface able to withstand heavy traffic.

Quick to install.

Easy to clean.

Ideal for garage, warehouse and industrial application .

Oil stains and water resistant.

Creates a seamless surface that can last for years.

Combined with paints and colors to mask off chips and cracks.

Chemically resistant surface ideal for manufacturing plants.

Offers enhanced safety when the surface contains anti-slip additives.

Can be applied in different patterns to create visible driveways and/or identify walkable areas.

Prevents wear and tear on existing concrete floors.

Compatible with self-leveling products that can be applied over new or old concrete surfaces.

Long-lasting, Attractive Floors for Industrial or Commercial Use.

Epoxy flooring systems.

Resurface concrete floors and add colour to designate walkways or other markings.

Epoxy floors are also used to provide waterproofing and pitch for water drainage and are seamless
solutions for hygienic protection.

Requires little or no major maintenance.

Epoxy Flooring Benefits:
Specifically designed for concrete floors.

Provides adhesion to concrete floors that is up to 3x stronger than comparable products.

Adhesion is so strong that it will withstand up to 8 lbs. of MVE, where others are limited to 3
lbs.

Allows for one-day installation.

Polyaspartic Top Coat Benefits:

Designed to be a tough resilient top coat to protect the underlying epoxy flooring.
Extremely abrasion resistant
Creates a mirror-like glossy finish (also available in matte finish).
Dries fast, allowing you to start production the next day.
UV-stable and doesnt yellow.
Hot tire resistant.
Low-odor options that leave more product on the floor and less solvent smell in the air.

Customers and clients will enjoy thier experience in your space, and in return create a more
profitable business. You have creative control and the power to turn your space into something
that stands out.

Variety of epoxy flooring finishes allow you to make a space that is
uniquely your own.

 


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Floor coatings

Concrete Floor Coatings

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floor coatings

Concrete floor coatings are very important when it comes to buildings and structures. The main purpose of concrete coatings is to protect the slab from contamination or deterioration due to high traffic, dust, chemicals and daily abuse of concrete surfaces in industrial and commercial warehouse or residential garage floors, to make the right cost-effective choice and get the most benefit out of concrete floor coatings you need to consult professional floor coatings installation company.

Benefits of concrete floor coatings

Offering added benefits like aesthetics, chemical resistance, non-skid, physical performance, ease of maintenance, and other such features is also desired. Floors are the most abused parts of any building. So, it is highly essential to make sure to protect it so that it lasts longer. Chemical attack, abrasion, thermal shock impact, and all such abuses affect the floors more than any other part. Concrete floors are generally known to be porous. This makes it have a higher tendency to create dust from continuous wear and abuse. As such, it is very important to protect the concrete floors by using any kind of protective material.

Types of floor coatings

Floor coatings could be epoxy, acrylic, urethane, polyurea, each one provides different type of protection, to find the right flooring solution contact our technical support team and find out what’s best for your type of use or industry.

How To Choose The Right Urethane, Epoxy Flooring System

Epoxy coatings are known to be quite effective for concrete floors. This thermosetting polymer is available in three different formulations, which are solvent based, water based, and 100% solids. These types of concrete floor coatings are beautiful, flexible, and really durable. It seals concrete and steel and prolongs the life of the floor. Versatility is a very important advantage of using epoxy coatings. It can be used anywhere, in your home, office, workshop, and even in industries and factories. All these advantages make epoxy coatings a popular choice. Urethane flooring is also a thermosetting polymer which is known as a high performance coating. Manufacturers are of the opinion that polyurethane coating has a higher wear resistance than epoxy flooring. It also handles impacts better and is more resistant to abrasion and chemicals. Urethane floor coatings is also UV stable, which makes sure it does not yellow like epoxy coatings. Even though the coating is not as hard as epoxy, it is scratch resistant and has high temperature tolerance. As compared to epoxy coatings, urethane coatings do not bond well enough to the concrete and the dry film thickness does not work to fill in the small cracks in the surface as a self levelling agent. Hybrid coating technologies combine the advantages of both epoxy and urethane coatings. It is two times more durable and also helps you save 45% of the costs over the traditional urethane coatings. Acrylic urethane Coating Technologies is the first ever modified hybrid urethane which is used in paint and coatings. It is hundred times less toxic and has properties much superior than the others. This makes it applicable for all requirements without any issues and troubles. The low toxicity makes it fit for medical and food industries as well. In all matters, it is the most optimal solution to all your flooring requirements.
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floor coating kits

Many floor coating kits enable a lot of auto shop garage owners to paint their garage floor by themselves, many problems can still occur if correct preparation doesn’t take place. Old and flaky floor coating is a common feature that usually occurs due to the lack of surface preparation. Therefore, it is important for the installer of the any floor painting product to not only understand what the best floor paint to use on the garage or factory floor is, but also the importance of correct surface preparation.    

Concrete surface preparation prior to floor coatings

Concrete surfaces are prepared before laying down a floor coating not only for superficial reasons but also for mechanical reasons. Surface preparation is essential prior to installing epoxy coatings in order to create long-lasting hold and durability. The texture of the existing concrete is an important consideration when laying down epoxy flooring or self-leveling polyurethane resurfacing materials. Concrete floor suffer from worn and pitted surface with only half of the original floor paint left due to peeling. As many warehouse owners know, there are difficulties with getting floor paint to adhere to concrete surfaces in this environment, that is why the right surface preparation is very important before installing any type of sika flooring system.

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Epoxy Resin Flooring

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Epoxy Resin Flooring

 Epoxy resin flooring has 10x the durability of most water based products at only 1.5x the Cost, epoxy floor coatings has earn the trust from universities, large industrial plants, extended retail malls and plazas all around the greater Toronto Area and surrounding cities.

Epoxy Resin Flooring: #1 Concrete Surface Protecting & Enhancing Coating System is cost-effective flooring solution for industrial and commercial concrete floors it seals and protect the surface from the harsh chemicals and the daily abuse, epoxy floor painting is important when it comes to buildings and structures.

 Most Common Q & E About Epoxy Resin Flooring

How much does it cost to epoxy a floor?

Epoxy flooring generally costs $2 to $10 per square foot installed, what determines the price per square foot is condition of the concrete floor, type and quality of the of the flooring System, thickness of the epoxy floor coating and how many coats.

How long do Epoxy floors last?

Epoxy flooring lasts 3 to 4 years in heavy traffic like garages, restaurants, or factory spaces, with proper care and maintenance your epoxy floor coating may last much longer.

What is epoxy flooring used for?

Epoxy coatings are normally applied over concrete floors to provide a high-performance, smooth, and durable surface that can last and withstand heavy loads. Epoxy floor coatings used for commercial and industrial flooring applications.

Is epoxy flooring good for homes?

Epoxy is a very safe coating for your residential hard floors. It is slip resistant, shock resistant, and less abrasive than concrete and other types of industrial flooring. Home owners use metallic epoxy in their garages or simply waterproof their mudroom with epoxy membrane waterproofing systems.

What are the disadvantages of epoxy flooring?

Epoxy floor coatings will change colour and turn yellow if it’s exposed to direct sunlight, it needs to be protected with UV resistant clear-coat flooring.

Is epoxy flooring cheaper than tile?

Floor tiles will cost about $3.50 to $15 per square foot, while epoxy will cost you between $2 and $10 per square foot.

Does mold grow on epoxy floor?

Epoxy floor coatings are seamless flooring system that is mold, mildew, bacteria resistant, that’s why recommended by Canada food inspection agency to be used in animal shelters, commercial kitchen, restaurant or pharmaceutical lab.

Is epoxy flooring slippery?

Epoxy flooring is slippery when is wet or there was oil spill on the surface of epoxy floor coating. However it’s easy to add a skid-resistant additive to the epoxy topcoat to make the floor very safe, even when wet.

Is epoxy flooring good for bathrooms?

Epoxy resin flooring can be used only indoor spaces, and because of its high resistance it is suitable for kitchens and bathrooms as well. The resin layer is water resistant, so damp rooms are not a problem for this kind of flooring.

Does epoxy flooring scratch easily?

Epoxy floor coatings can sustain heavy traffic and heavy loads, but not heavy impact from workers are dropping materials or dragging equipment for that type of abuse you need Epoxy Trowel System or polyurethane flooring, it is applied at 1/4” thickness can endure high impact and are tough to scratch, dent, or damage.

Installation of Epoxy Resin flooring

Installation of Epoxy flooring should be at a minimum temperature of 13c and maximum 30c.

Industrial Epoxy Flooring for Manufacturing

The heavy wear and tear, abrasion, oils and chemicals characteristic of many manufacturing facilities necessitate industrial-strength flooring that endures serious abuse. Your manufacturing facility’s industrial flooring has to be tough, chemical-resistant and easy to clean our industrial epoxy resin flooring systems meet all these requirements and more. No matter the type of manufacturing your facility performs, we have the hard working floor coatings and finishes to provide you with the protection you need for your concrete floors.

 

We provide protective epoxy and urethane floor coatings Service for concrete surfaces, our flooring solutions is High quality, cost-effective fully customizable to fit industrial, commercial and residential settings in Toronto. Call us today for estimate.

 

 

 


Epoxy floor coating

Epoxy Floor Coating

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Epoxy Floor Coatings

Epoxy Floor Coatings, floor is a place that takes the most abuse, so it’s essential that longevity is a priority to you whenever you decide to paint or coat your floors with Epoxy  Floor Coatings, floors are also subject to repeat trauma such as abrasions, impact, chemical attacks and thermal shock, most floors are not designed to take this type of regular abuse, especially concrete floors, concrete flooring needs additional epoxy floor coating because it tends to be porous and with prolonged wear and tear, this type of flooring can create dust and erosion, these are a few reasons why concrete flooring needs to be protected regardless of location, at this point determining the kind of protective material to use in order to solve the various issues becomes clear.

 

Epoxy floor Coating Benefits

Epoxy flooring are known to be quite effective for concrete floors, this thermosetting polymer is available in three different formulations, which are solvent based, water based, and 100% solids.

 

These types of Epoxy Protective flooring  are beautiful, flexible, and really durable, Epoxy floor coatingIt seals concrete and steel and prolongs the life of the floor, Versatility is a very important advantage of using epoxy coatings, It can be used anywhere, in your home, office, workshop, and even in industries and factories, All these advantages make epoxy flooring a popular choice.

Epoxy floor Coatings are very important when it comes to buildings and structures, the main purpose of such coatings is to protect the slab from contamination or deterioration, offering added benefits like aesthetics, chemical resistance, non-skid, physical performance, ease of maintenance, and other such features is also desired, floors are the most abused parts of any building. So, it is highly essential to make sure to protect it so that it lasts longer, chemical attack, abrasion, thermal shock impact, and all such abuses affect the floors more than any other part, concrete floors are generally known to be porous. This makes it have a higher tendency to create dust from continuous wear and abuse. As such, it is very important to protect the concrete floors by using any kind of concrete protective coatings.

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