A facility managers or owners nightmare typically is a concrete floor that is old, worn, and falling apart. It is hard to maintain, keep presentable, and is rough on forklifts and other equipment. So, what can be done with this concrete to restore it? Is refinishing concrete floors possible?
Concrete Floor Refinishing Advice from Experts:
1. Repair Cracks and Spalls – First things first – assess the damage. If a crack or spall is greater than the width of a credit card, it is advisable to repair it. Often, these repairs are temporarily fixed with the wrong products and improper installation, fixing them right the first time will prevent them from getting worse and will ensure a lasting repair. What happens if these areas are not addressed? They will continue to break down causing larger cracks (potholes) that are much more expensive to repair. For more information on industrial concrete repair, click here.
2. Properly Seal the Surface – Once the surface has been repaired the best method of refinishing concrete floors is to clean and seal them. Remove the surface contaminants and install a penetrating concrete sealer to prevent the concrete from dusting. Dusting concrete is not only a maintenance nightmare, but it is also breaks down forklift tires faster – all part of your bottom line!
3. Create Some Luster – Taking your clean & seal step a little farther will go a long way. With a light polished concrete floor your concrete will have a little sheen to it, be smoother, and will last even longer. The increased brightness will reduce the lighting need, boost employee moral and will wow any visitors that pass through.
4. Follow the Maintenance Plan – As part of any concrete resurfacing process, there are guidelines for making the floor last. Follow these maintenance rules and you will enjoy the benefits of refinishing concrete floors for a long time.
Extending the life of your concrete floors is possible – and it can be done with little interruption to your facility. An experienced contractor can assess the damage, put together an action plan, and restore your concrete. Titus Restoration has been refinishing concrete floors for over 10 years – our quality trained crews are available nationwide and our estimators can offer free site evaluations – contact us today!