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What You Should Know About Resurfacing Industrial Concrete Floors

If you’re considering resurfacing concrete floors in your facility, you probably already know that there are complex systems that allow the job to be completed in a most efficient manner. At Florock, we’re proud to offer a range of concrete epoxy floor resurfacers, all of which can be used to repair surface cracks and damage. When you’re preparing to check this task off your to-do list, make sure you know about these different aspects that are critical to a successful concrete resurfacing job.

What Causes Damage on Industrial Concrete Floors?

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Florock concrete resurfacer system skillfully installed by National Engineering of FL.

Contrary to the popular notion that concrete flooring can be damaged only by heavy machinery, there are many factors that can contribute to degradation of the slab surface and structure, such as:

  • Wear and tear over time
  • Water or other liquid seeping beneath the surface and compromising the structure with mold growth or bacteria
  • Extreme shifts in temperature
  • Damage from heavy loads of machinery or product dropping onto the floor
  • Vibration from machinery

Small surface flaws can go unnoticed and grow to create larger and more expensive problems, so it’s important to schedule routine concrete floor inspections to determine when the floor will need repairing or concrete resurfacing.

When Should You Repair Surface Cracks or Schedule Concrete Resurfacing?

The rule of concrete resurfacing is “a little TLC now can save thousands later”. Taking immediate action to repair small cracks or divots in facility concrete floor surfaces as soon as they’re noticed can prevent the damage from escalating. Getting into the habit of patching small areas with products like fast-curing FloroGel can go a long way toward extending periods between larger resurfacing projects. And by allocating facility budget for regular concrete floor resurfacing, managers can greatly extend the life of the concrete slab, as well as the equipment that depends on it.

One great benefit of choosing Florock’s concrete resurfacing systems is furnished by our highly skilled, local Approved Installers, who can accommodate any facility schedule. Whether flooring throughout the building is to be completely refinished during a maintenance shutdown week or only limited areas of the building’s flooring are to be resurfaced while daily operations continue elsewhere, our professionals are happy to work within each facility’s timetable.

Systems Used for Resurfacing Concrete Floors

Typical concrete floor coatings can’t always withstand heavy loads or severe abrasion and impact. Over time, the underlying slab can begin to break down. Repairing the damage can be a costly and time consuming endeavor, so when resurfacing concrete floors, it’s essential to choose a system that can provide the strength and durability your facility demands.

Concrete resurfacing systems from Florock are designed to provide the quality and longevity you need. A broad spectrum of systems ensures that whatever your challenges, our industrial concrete resurfacing systems line can provide the ideal solution, including options such as:

  • Aggregate-filled flooring that encourages dissipation of impact across the floor surface
  • Ultra high compressive strength resinous mortars and matrices
  • Thermal shock resistant floor systems
  • Moisture tolerant and moisture-mitigating resurfacing systems
  • Decorative or utilitarian slip-resistant finishes
  • Elastomeric concrete floor toppings that absorb machine vibration and help resist damage
  • Superior abrasion resistant finishes, including epoxy mortars containing steel aggregates

Some of the systems recommended for concrete resurfacing include FloroBuild, FloroShop, FloroCrete RT, FloroCrete HD, and FloroCrete SLX.

These floors also meet USDA requirements and offer antimicrobial protection (some with factory-added FloroSeptic).

Concrete Floor Damage Prevention

The best tip for preventing concrete floor and slab damage is to match the flooring to the facility environment and activity. Our professionals are experts in helping you select the right protection for your unique operation and budget, helping to ensure that your newly resurfaced concrete floor more than meets your expectations in strength, safety, and performance.

For more information about concrete resurfacing systems from Florock, contact one of our associates today.

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