Reliable Floor Preparation in the Laurel Highlands
Integrity Coatings doesn’t take shortcuts. We are committed to high-quality commercial and residential concrete flooring. Our floor coating application process requires preparation work before we can proceed. We are proudly thorough and offer superior floor preparation to Laurel Highlands customers. This prep work ensures the concrete surface is in premium condition to allow the coating to adhere properly. We work efficiently while still maintaining our high standards. Our team preps properly, so you get the best results and flooring that will last for many years. Call us today to discuss your project or learn more about the preparation process.
Prepping Your Floors: What You Need to Know
If you’re curious about what goes into floor preparation, we’ve got the answers for you. This process aims to ensure the concrete is ready for coating. During the prepping process, we’ll do all of the following:
- Grind Concrete Surface: We use a diamond-bit Lavina grinder to create a coarse and porous surface and remove any weak or deteriorated concrete. Our grinders have three wheels that work in unison to open the pores of your concrete. We will also use hand grinders to prepare detailed areas and vertical surfaces.
- Contain Concrete Dust: We use high-powered vacuums to control dust while grinding. This step ensures we can maintain a clean area throughout the process. It is important to our team to provide a clean environment. It makes our work more efficient, but it also enhances health and safety.
- Remove Contaminants: Concrete absorbs contaminants such as oil, grease, and gas. Grinding usually removes surface contaminants. But in instances where they have penetrated deep, we use a degreaser to lift oil from the concrete. Our coating has also been formulated with an oil base, so even if we cannot entirely remove the oil, the coating will still bond appropriately.
- Remove Latent Layer: The primary purpose of grinding the surface of your concrete is to remove the latent layer that formed when the slab was originally curing. This layer has minimal pores and is the weakest layer of the concrete, making it vital to remove before coating the slab. The latent layer is about 1/16th of an inch thick, so we’ll grind to that depth to remove it.
Get in Touch With Our Specialists Today
If you’re ready to discuss a new floor coating for your home or business, call Integrity Coatings. We’ll thoroughly prep your area before we begin coating your surfaces. Reach out to our team today if you have any questions or would like to request an estimate.