Industrial and Commercial Floors
Densified Concrete is a cost-effective method to permanently protect, harden and keep a concrete floor from dusting. The concrete is thoroughly auto-scrubbed and receives one saturating application of liquid densifier. Densifiers chemically react with the lime in the concrete producing a silicate crystal wear shell on the slab surface. The densified surface becomes an integral component of the concrete. The result is a much denser, impact resistant surface that impressively resists abrasion. Densified concrete is not a coating and will not track off.
Grind One Pass & Densified
Performing one grinding pass and densifying the concrete produces a smooth, easy to clean work platform with an attractive “matte” finish. Grinding insures curing seal, dry-fall, tire marking, etc. is removed from the concrete. The floor is microscopically smoother, more consistent in color and noticeably easier to sweep or auto-scrub. This is a permanent and durable work platform that is a superior method of protecting concrete, especially when compared to acrylic sealers.
Polished Paste is often found in large commercial buildings and warehouses where budgets are tight. Maintenance and durability are the main considerations. Polished Paste is easy to maintain and keep clean. It is considered a non-slip surface by the National Floor Safety Institute. When considering a coating’s life and costs associated with the maintenance of polymer floors, Polished Paste is the obvious flooring competitor. Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menard’s have similar floors.
Polished Paste consists of three to four polishing steps and the application of a liquid densifier to harden the concrete. This will produce a bright and light reflective finish. As long as the concrete is hard troweled and professionally finished, the floor’s appearance will continue to shine and live on in abusive environments. Color variations and trowel marks in the surface paste will be visible.
Repellants are designed to retard the penetration of liquids to prevent staining and deterioration of concrete exposed to petroleum products, road salts and similar contaminants. We use VOC compliant repellants designed to work with polished or densified concrete that will penetrate deeply into the surface forming a permanent, protective barrier protecting the concrete. Pcow highly recommends the combination of densifier and repellant on every floor we install.