Two floor preparation professionals were charged with polishing large floor areas in three separate school buildings to a 3,000-grit finish, covering a combined 40,000 square feet. The existing canvases were a challenge given their 20+ year age, condition and irregular layout.
Concrete placement is never easy, with many variables such as wind, sun, ambient temperature and humidity to consider as they all affect each pour. The mix design and consideration of the actual makeup of the concrete and possible additives are just as important.
In management or leadership training classes worldwide, you can learn about the five Ps for success: “Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” I think these Ps can apply to polished concrete projects as well.
Floors in industrial or commercial settings, such as department stores and warehouses, are under a lot of strain from constant traffic. When looking for a flooring option, functionality is a primary concern.
Choosing the right polishing contractor is critical for a specifier if they are to achieve the desired design intent. So what exactly do specifiers look for?
A couple contacted a polishing contractor to find the right type of flooring to meet their needs. While the upstairs floor of their new home was to have natural hardwood floors, a more hard-wearing material was desirable for the 1,000-square-foot ground floor.