Concrete Floor Resurfacing: Restoring, Decorating, & Protecting Your Floor
When speaking about concrete floor resurfacing, the term can refer to any of the following processes:
1) Resurfacing a concrete slab that is in poor condition. This is a remedial action to improve a surface that has holes, cracks, pitting, fretting, or staining. The surface is suitably prepared, followed by a screed, self-level cement, epoxy mortar, or trowel applied resurfacing mortar.
Resurfacing of large, commercial or industrial floors is accomplished via projection machinery, such as a grout pump. The benefit of pump application is the massive area volume that can be installed per day. Many floors can be completed in a single day, and there are materials with a 24 hour return to service.
Some floors may require a high strength patch repair mortar to reinstate gouges or missing concrete. These materials are trowel applied, extremely hard and can cure in a matter of hours.
2) Concrete floor resurfacing to modify performance characteristics. Commercial facilities often require specific levels of resistance to:
Heavy vehicle traffic
High foot traffic
Extremes in temperatures
Oils and other liquids causing slip hazards
Creating falls to waste-drains
Levelling the slab
Lifting the height and level of the concrete
There is a range of solutions to achieve these goals using floor refinishes including resin based, cement based, and water based systems.
3) Resurfacing systems to improve aesthetic appeal. Renovating your floor can transform any area, and impact majorly on the mood and feel of the work environment. While an old, dirty floor can make the whole space appear tired, a new, modern flooring system that is easy to keep clean can be an investment that improves your corporate image and helps with team morale.