Flooring Systems for the Automotive Industry

Automobile showrooms, repair shops, service bays, and auto manufacturing facility floors require unique flooring solutions. Their floors must meet the harsh demands of heavy vehicle traffic, oil, grease, rust, and chemical exposure. Floors must be immune to hot-tire-pickup and be relatively maintenance-free. Concrete slabs are not enough to withstand the daily routine of automobile maintenance or elegant enough to impress the potential car buyer.

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Polishable Concrete Overlays for Residential and Commercial Spaces

Curious about polishable concrete overlays? You’re not alone. The popularity of overlays has skyrocketed in recent years. 

Still, if you want to invest in the long-term look and durability of your floor, it’s important to prepare your floor the right way. In some cases, that means pairing concrete overlays with polyaspartic coatings that will boost the aesthetics and the durability of your floor. In others, you may want to use polishable concrete overlays to dazzle onlookers.

Want to learn how to use polishable concrete overlays and polyaspartic coatings to transform your flooring? Read on for a complete breakdown of overlays and protective coatings. 

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DIY Polished Concrete Floor - A Success Story

Do it yourself a polished concrete floor using self-leveling concrete and save lots of money.

When Julie and Chris Hawkins decided to leave their cramped San Francisco apartment and buy a home in Eugene, Oregon, they quadrupled their living space. They also ended up with a 1960 architect-designed home that had some of the charm of a mid-century home along with a lot of the problems. “It was a maze of hallways and doors and little rooms everywhere,” says Julie.

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Polished Concrete Floors in Chicago

Cities all over the country, and indeed the world, are putting a premium on sustainability. Materials for use in new construction and in home remodels in Chicago are being examined more closely by both the builder and the homeowner. The triple line balance of cost versus performance versus environmental friendliness is one that is sought after by both commercial developers and home owners/home builders seeking to recreate their home environment.

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How to specify Concrete Floor to be Polished?

So your client has decided they want a concrete floor? How do you specify the concrete floor to be polished? You can’t just say, “Pour concrete and then polish it.” As more architects specify polished concrete for both residential and commercial uses, it’s important to have everyone speaking the same language.

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Polished Concrete over Gypsum-based Underlayment in Seattle, WA

A white polished concrete floor resurfacing over gypsum-based underlayment proved to be the perfect flooring solution for a high-rise residence in Seattle. Gypsum-based underlayments are used in construction for a variety of reasons. It is easy to prep for use, flows well, can be poured to large thicknesses and is crack-resistant. However, gypsum-based underlayment cannot be used by itself as a finished floor. It needs some other kind of flooring to finish it, such as carpet, tile, or laminate. Until Duraamen’s Skraffino came along, there was no option for putting a polished concrete floor over a gypsum-based underlayment.

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Polished Self-Leveling Concrete Floors, California

Polished concrete flooring is no longer just a durable floor choice for industrial settings and car dealerships. A polished concrete floor is now considered a spectacular showpiece in upscale, contemporary homes. Advancements in polishing equipment, techniques and products in recent years, such as polishable self-leveling concrete, allow contractors to grind old or new concrete floor surfaces, resurface them if necessary and give them a high-gloss finish that needs minimal maintenance.

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Creating a Sophisticated, Cost-Effective Finish with Terrazzi Concrete Resurfacing

If you are looking for a sleek and sophisticated yet cost-effective way to finish a concrete surface in your home, office, or retail space, Terrazzi concrete resurfacing could be the answer. Ideal for both flooring and walls, the Terrazzi resurfacing system involves a three-part process:

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Acid Stained Concrete: Should I Resurface Before Staining?

Chemical stains (acid stains) are water based acidic solutions of metallic salts react with the lime in the concrete. After the chemical reaction is completed, the stains (which are actually metallic oxides) become integral part of the concrete and gives it a beautiful mottled colored surface. The critical element of coloring concrete surfaces with an acid stain or chemical stain is the reaction between the stain and lime in the concrete.

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Polished Concrete Flooring for NYC Apartments and Condos

Polished Concrete flooring is quickly becoming a hot design trend for apartments and condos in The Big Apple. New York City bustles with luxury apartments, posh condos and high-rise buildings kissing the skyline. To think that cold concrete is hot in NYC may take you by surprise, but only if you don't know just how many possibilities it facilitates.

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