Gorgeous Middle School Polish Job by Applied Flooring

Applied Flooring just completed a gorgeous polished concrete flooring job in Dearborn, MI at Woodworth Middle School. See the finished floor below…

 

The Applied Flooring crew wet cut with HTC metals and STI terrazzo pads. Then they polished the floor with STI FL-07 pads, densified, stained the floor with Ameripolish classic dye, guarded the floor with Prosoco LSGuard and burnished with STI Spin-1 pads.

About Applied Flooring

Applied Flooring, Inc. has been repairing concrete floors since the early 1970s. The company thrives on developing long-term relationships with repeat customers. The epoxy flooring profession has seen tremendous advancements over the last 50 years and Applied Flooring has always been at the leading edge of the industry. Applied Flooring’s knowledge in concrete resurfacing is extensive with qualified technicians and well-trained applicators.

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A Decorative Concrete Success at World of Concrete 2014

World of Concrete was a huge success this year! Our concrete slab came together really well with the help of our manufacturers and customers. It was a 5 day process to complete all the steps — applying the epoxy, laying the terrazzo, applying the overlay, grinding and polishing, applying intricate stencils and protecting and sealing the surface. With this said, we would love to give you insight on how we accomplished this feat. See the photo gallery below for the final result, and continue reading for more information on products used. Also, check out our YouTube channel for step-by-step videos.

Theme Inspiration

The Super Bowl/football theme for this year’s World of Concrete booth was the brain child of both Wendy Runyon-Ricker and her brother Jack Runyon – figureheads in the company, and creative ones at that. The idea initially stemmed from a general football field slab to the incorporation of Super Bowl team logos in the middle of the slab, then to the tailgates, and from there the featured customer hall of fame stories and booklet, all the signage, etc.

Products Used During Each Step of the Process

Epoxy Overlay:

Concrete Overlay:

Grinding and Polishing:

Stencils:

Protecting and Sealing:

Our Featured Artist: Floormap Stencil Designs

As mentioned, Floormap Stencil Designs did the Seahawks and Broncos stencils in the middle of our slab, and they did a fabulous job! Each stencil was three layers — making for an incredibly intricate pair of logo designs. Rachel Bruce is the artist who designed the custom stencils, and she was the one who actually applied them at World of Concrete.

It has been an exciting year for Floormaps as it enters its fifth year in the decorative concrete industry. It has tackled new products, such as vinyl stencils, as well as new surfaces i.e. polished wood floors, walls, ceilings, murals, banners and signs. New training courses will be issued quarterly to demonstrate the wealth of knowledge accumulated from hands on installations and experimentation. Floormaps is also proud to announce the opening of international sales to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America.

Be sure to check out the photo gallery on our website as well, which has pictures from the whole event. Also, be sure to watch the videos on our YouTube channel. And, if you never saw the customers we featured in our hall of fame, find their stories here. We hope to see you next year!

Applied Flooring Gives Corporate Hangar an Aesthetic Concrete Makeover

Large industrial, commercial facilities are generally focused on the durability of their polished concrete flooring. However, aesthetics are important too, as was the case at the Dart Container Hangar. Applied Flooring, Inc. was tasked with redoing the floors in both the hangar’s main area and the corresponding office spaces. There were several challenges initially, but the crew easily overcame them and assuaged the Corporate Hangar’s fears by producing outstanding polished concrete floors throughout the facility.

Project Overview 

Dart Container initially wanted to polish the entire hangar for its corporate fleet. However, there was concern with Skydrol damaging the floor, so they ultimately decided to coat the floor with a Skydrol-resistant polymer.  As Dart Container’s concrete contractors, Applied Flooring chose a high build epoxy and polyurethane system from Protective Industrial Polymers.

Main Hangar Area 

The hangar portion was an engineered 10″ slab with double mat reinforcement 2-1/2″ from the surface.  There were no joints or control joints placed in the slab because of the concern of deflection from the weight of jets.  Prior to coating the slab, there were 2 to 3 random cracks that the Applied Flooring crews filled with epoxy filler.  There was also a strong concern about high vapor from the 10″ slab and a tight time frame for coating the floor.  Dart Container chose to have the Applied Flooring crews apply a coat of Protective Industrial Polymers VM-CS vapor, mitigating primer to help alleviate the vapor.  Prior to applying the PIP Hangar System Applied Flooring measured the Vapor Drive with Calcium Chloride Test Kits and found the levels to be less than 4 lbs.  The coating system was PIP 1200WR, PIP 1000 with a broadcast, PIP 1000 grouted to make it smooth, and then PIP 2000 with gloss grip or glass beads.

Office Space

The office portion of the hangar was integrally colored. Architectural saw cuts on 6′ grid patterns matched the angled walls in the space.  The floor was polished prior to wall erection, after the walls were up the joints were filled, and finally, the polish and burnishing steps were performed prior to vinyl base installation.

The Final Results

Everyone was very concerned about the floor coating systems’ impact on the aesthetic look of the Corporate Hangar. In the end however, everyone was thrilled with the look and durability of the new flooring systems. For more stories like this one, visit our customer feature page. And for questions or comments visit our contact us page or utilize the comment section below.

About Applied Flooring

Applied Flooring, Inc. has been repairing concrete floors since the early 1970s. The company thrives on developing long-term relationships with repeat customers. The epoxy flooring profession has seen tremendous advancements over the last 50 years and Applied Flooring has always been at the leading edge of the industry. Applied Flooring’s knowledge in concrete resurfacing is extensive with qualified technicians and well-trained applicators.