When a Chicago, IL Craft Brewery was looking for the perfect flooring system for their new tasting and socializing room they contacted Floorcare USA, Inc., out of Waukesha, Wisconsin to help them engineer the perfect concrete flooring system.
The concrete cap at the location was very eroded and beat up as this new space used to be part of the Brewery operations; so the concrete had years of chemical and mechanical abuse and was in really rough shape.
The client discussed the possibility of ripping up the concrete and pouring new concrete but after meeting with Floorcare USA, Inc., out of Waukesha, WI it was determined there was a better and more efficient method to beautiful concrete floors: Decorative Concrete Overlay system.
Floorcare worked with the Micro Brewery design team and performed multiple decorative concrete overlay sample systems to help engineer the perfect concrete overlay resurfacing system for the client.
Floorcare USA mechanically steel shotblasted the old, eroded concrete flooring surface and then patched and troweled in the cracks, pits holes and cracks with fast patch epoxy trowel/mortar mix kits.
Once the old, eroded concrete was patched Floorcare USA, Inc., primed the concrete with a 100% solids epoxy primer system with grit additive for a very a surface texture that promotes a tenacious bonded surface.
Once the concrete surface was chemically primed, Floorcare USA installed a ½” thick, Urethane Modified cement resurfacing system to the floor and performed a special artistic troweling method to promote a mottled/variegated look to the surface.
Floorcare USA, Inc., then allowed the concrete floor resurfacing system to fully cure to full strength.
Floorcare then took a designated squared off area to the main entryway and with a special concrete saw system, scored off the entryway for a super high traction safety walk off area to the main entry of the facility.
Once the flooring system fully cured, the special trowling methods that promoted a mottled and variegated look could be seen, but they were very subtle. Floorcare USA, then lightly abraded the surface to provide for a chemical bond and applied an epoxy primer/base coat application in clear to the surface.
When applied to the decorative overlay, the clear epoxy immediately had and an “amber” affect to the overlay, making the varriations in the surface and the motteling affect and bit more noticeable.
This aspect gives the floor an almost “leather-like” appearance and a sense of warmth.
Once the epoxy clear coat system had cured and in a time window for a chemical bond, Floorcare USA, Inc., then applied one coat of Tennant Coatings ECO-HTS High Traffic System in clear.
ECO-HTS is a satin finish urethane is a high traction, highly abrasion resistant flooring system that is very chemically resistant and easy to clean.
ECO HTS is:
Once the ECO-HTS in clear coat fully cured, Floorcare then applied a black primer coat of 100% solids epoxy to diamond score cut extra high traction concrete flooring area and allowed to cure, then applied a top coat of ECO-HTS in black and allowed to fully cure.
The Chicago, IL craft brewery now has a beautiful, one of kind decorative concrete flooring system that is:
If maintained properly, the floor should provide the client with many years of service!
Floorcare USA is based in Waukesha, Wisconsin and has a strong client base in Waukesha, Milwaukee, Madison, Southeastern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Chicago. But our name includes “USA” for a good reason. Our company travels across the United States providing long term quality floor coating solutions that make sense for business.
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