As a property manager, you want your facility to look its best, no matter what type of building you are responsible for. The condition of your concrete floors is often more than an aesthetic consideration, as well. Having well-maintained floors is essential for employee, customer, or resident safety, as well as for hygiene purposes in manufacturing, healthcare, or hospitality environments.
If your concrete floors are cracked, uneven, or just unattractive, concrete resurfacing can be an economical option for giving the facility a facelift. In many cases with concrete floors, the structural concrete slab is sound and the surface simply needs to be repaired. Once the slab is resurfaced, a durable overlay can be applied. These overlays are available in a variety of colors, textures, and designs.
The key to successful concrete resurfacing is proper preparation of the slab. The first step is to identify the root cause of the damage to the slab. It is always a good idea to try to address any underlying issues as part of a resurfacing project. The next step is to create the proper surface profile for the overlay that will be applied. In some cases, scarification is used to remove old floor coatings. In others, shot blasting is the right technique to remove soft concrete and to eliminate any contamination that may have occurred.
As you embark on a concrete resurfacing project, it’s important to find a vendor who has the experience and expertise needed to prepare the floor properly and apply the most appropriate overlay product. Black Bear Coatings and Concrete has worked with industry leaders in food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, and more. Give us a call – we’d love to discuss how to revitalize your concrete floors and refresh your facility.