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When a Mequon, WI candy shop owner was looking for the perfect concrete flooring system for her new candy shop she worked with Floorcare USA, Inc., of Waukesha, WI to engineer the perfect flooring system for her business.

This Mequon, WI business needed to have a concrete flooring system that had decorative elements for her FOH – Front of House and specific performance requirements for the BOH – Back of House where food and beverage processing of food products for human consumption would occur.

For the FOH – Front of House Floorcare USA, Inc., engineered for the client a Florotallic iridescent concrete coated system with High Traffic Top Coat System. This system is beautiful and amazing because every installation delivers a completely unique result, no two epoxy coated concrete floors utilizing Florotallic or Metallic Epoxy floor coatings will ever look the same.

For the FOH floors, we mechanically diamond grinded the clients concrete, then patched defects in the concrete and diamond saw cut the concrete joints and filled them with polyurea joint filler. Once the floors were prepped, we primed the floors with a solid color epoxy primer and then a solid color base coat of epoxy to resurface the concrete cap.

Once this portion of the work was done, Floorcare USA then applied the Florotallic Metallic epoxy concrete floor coating system in the client selected colorant and utilized installation techniques to achieve, swirls and random results to achieve a unique look that the client was going for.

Florotallic is a decorative flooring system with the look of a shimmering metallic stain. The versatile Florotallic can be used with a wide range of Florock flooring products, and is available in a variety of colors and decorative effects to provide a unique and exciting floor.

Typical Uses:

  • Restaurants (front of house) concrete floors
  • Retail Space concrete floors
  • Schools concrete floors
  • Hospitals concrete floors
  • Office buildings concrete floors
  • Showrooms concrete floors
  • Airports concrete floors

Product Advantages:

  • Unlike conventional stains, Florotallic provides consistent, easily reproduced results over a variety of substrates
  • More economical than other types of decorative flooring systems
  • Wide range of decorative effects
  • Available in a LEED compliant, solvent-free application
  • Available for exterior applications
  • Excellent durability, mar resistance and color stability

For the BOH – Back of House, Floorcare USA, Inc., of Waukesha, WI engineered for the client the best flooring system for food processing facilities: Urethane Modified Cement concrete coated and concrete resurfacing flooring systems.

In this process, to engineer the perfect flooring system for this food processing facility, Floorcare USA helped the client realize that epoxy coated concrete flooring systems while very good in their own right are not the very best flooring system for food, beverage and kitchen processing facilities.

Urethane modified cement flooring systems offer the following performance advantages when compared to epoxy:

  1. Higher moisture level tolerances
  2. Greater temperature variance tolerance
  3. Much improved thermal shock resistance
  4. Higher operating temperature performance
  5. Lower operating temperature performance
  6. Better performance in resisting bacteria and bacterial growth

On this particular Mequon, Wisconsin food and beverage processing facility project Floorcare USA Inc., first performed moisture testing of the slab to determine moisture levels were in proper tolerance levels.

Once the testing was done, Floorcare USA, Inc., mechanically steel shotblasted the concrete to a CSP3 prep profile and hand diamond grinded all edges for a clean and bondable surface for the Urethane Modified Cement concrete flooring system. Once the floors were properly prepped, Floorcare USA then primed the surface with Florocrete P, urethane modified cement concrete resurfacing system and allowed the Florocrete P to cure. After the primer system was cured, Floorcare USA, Inc., then installed the Florocrete RT Urethane Modified Cement flooring system at a 1/4” thick and allowed it fully cure.

Next, after the Florocrete RT was cured, Floorcare USA, Inc., then performed a full broadcast to achieve a textured/grit profile that was engineered specifically to the SCOF (static coefficient of friction) traction profile that the client desired. When the Florocrete system had fully cured, Floorcare USA, Inc., then performed and urethane grout system of Florospartic – Poylspartic coating system and allowed it fully cure.

Product Description: FloroCrete RT is a solvent free, low odor, rake/trowel slurry broadcast system that is designed for the most strenuous uses and activity. It is specially formulated for areas where thermal shock, heavy impact and chemical attack are issues. It allows moisture to move through it at a safe rate. It can be installed from a 3/16” to 1/4” (4.5 to 6.0 mm) thickness.

Typical Uses and Applications: Florocrete RT may be used as a part of the Florock Floroproof moisture mitigation system (contact your Florock representative for details) and is ideally suited for Commercial, Industrial and Institutional applications, such as:

  • Kitchen Fryer Areas
  • Vehicle Services Areas
  • Food Processing Plants
  • Breweries, Wineries and Dairies
  • Coolers and Freezers
  • Bottling Areas
  • Laboratories
  • Exterior Surfaces
  • Chemical Processing
  • Sanitize/Wash Areas

Product Advantages:

  • Contains FloroSeptic anti-microbial additive
  • Thermal Shock Resistant
  • High Chemical and Solvent Resistance
  • High Acid and Alkali Resistance
  • Low Odor/Solvent free installation
  • Quick curing formula
  • Meets USDA, FDA and OSHA requirements
  • Slip Resistance
  • No Topcoat Required
  • Tolerates Dampness

The Polyspartic top coat has the following performance attributes:

Product Description: FloroSpartic is a glossy, clear, Aliphatic Polyaspartic. It is a light, stable, high performance polymeric system that cures well in cool conditions. It provides superior chemical resistance to oil, grease, and strong detergents and is quick drying, allowing the project to be finished in one day.

Typical Uses and Applications: Ideally suited for priming, basecoat and topcoats in the FloroShop, FloroQuartz and FloroChip systems. FloroSpartic can also be used as a topcoat over an epoxy and Polyurethane Mortars. Highly used in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional applications where fast turnaround or cool conditions exist such as:

  • Garages
  • Kennels
  • Laboratories
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Washrooms

Product Advantages:

  • Excellent durability and chemical resistance
  • Fast curing for quick turnaround
  • Resistant to Ultra Violet light
  • A variety of colors can be achieved with the addition of Florock Universal colorants
  • Cures in cool temperatures

This Mequon, Wisconsin retail space and food processing facility client now has floors that meet all the desired performance attributes of a food and beverage processing facility and will deliver years of reliable performance.


Dan Koutecky
Dan Koutecky
Dan is a Technical Sales representative for Floorcare USA with 16 years experience in concrete coatings and polished concrete. Foreman for 11 years, Sales for 5 years. Member of the American Concrete Institute, Wisconsin Chapter and also a member of the Concrete Polishing Council. (262) 786-0770 Ext. 115

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