- Traffic: A great number of people treading on it can cause damage to the surface.
- Objects: Heavy objects, thrown or dropped on the floor cause it to chip and crack.
- Contamination: Chemicals and other spills contaminate it and may even weaken the structure.
- Bad Construction: At times, faulty construction or curing may mean that the concrete floor is damaged at the onset itself and would require restoration.
Restoring Concrete Factory Floors
It is not necessary to spend a fortune on reconstructing a concrete floor. With the use of the right equipment and restoration products, it is possible to rejuvenate the floor to as good as new.
- Remove Protruding Objects: Chip the surface of the concrete -his is to remove any high material that protrudes from the overall level.
- Level the Surface: Grind the surface using a suitable concrete grinding machine. Opt for the concrete profiling method which leaves deep scratches in the concrete,allowing leveling products and adhesive to have a good grip. Also use the grinder with a dust shroud to prevent the hall or room from being filled with dust.
- Clean the Floor: Use a concrete cleaner and water to clean the floor. Use a pressure washer to remove any loose concrete, debris, algae, paint or mildew.
- Fill in Low Spots: Use a concrete floor patch filler to fill in the low spots. Make sure the area is wet or damp. Apply with a putty knife. Level this new concrete to its edges for a smooth finish and leave it for about ten minutes.
- Level the Surface Out After Filling the Low Spots: Once the concrete is hardened slightly take a steel finishing trough to remove excess mortar and clean the surface.
- Resurface the Entire Surface: You can do this with concrete resurfacer material using a squeegee.
Choose high quality materials that suit the external temperature and the nature of wear and tear expected for durability while carrying out concrete floor restoration.