This floor is an concrete polished floor finished to an 800 finish. Atlas has a new warehouse added to their facility. This warehouse had the floor finished with a regular concrete curing membrane which is not the right solution for a distribution warehouse. What happened pretty quickly after they start to use the floor was a massive amount of fork truck tire build up. This happens because of the fork truck wheels spin on the curing membrane finish. The spinning generates heat which burns into the floor. Using a curing membrane as a concrete floor wear surface is a common mistake made by construction managers. A curing membrane sole purpose is to keep moisture in the concrete while it cures to prevent cracking and slab curling. It looks like it would be a great wear surface, but it is not. We were referred to Altas to solve their problems. I quickly educated them on what their problem was and why it happend. Then we discussed what was the proper solution. A concrete polish starts with an aggressive grind that removes the curing membrane. We them use a series of finer diamond cuts to polish out the deep scratches we created in the first place. Approx. mid way through the grinding we use a concrete densifier. This hardens the top 1/8th to 1/16 inch of the concrete and makes it dust proof. When finished a concrete polished floor is perfect for warehousing because it has a hard dust proof finish that cannot be scratched away like epoxies or urethanes.
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Concrete Grinding, Concrete patching, Concrete Polishing, Polished concrete, Stained Concrete