Concrete Floor Resurfacing: When and How It’s Done

Monday, February 24, 2020

Concrete floor resurfacing can be an effective solution that revitalizes the look of your industrial flooring. Concrete floor damage can often be ground away during the resurfacing process. 

Concrete flooring can be polished to seal the floors and protect them. And floors can be coated after concrete resurfacing to shield it against workplace hazards.  

When to Resurface Concrete Floors

  • Timing for a concrete flooring project is important. It can impact your productivity unless properly planned. But sometimes, working on flooring is unavoidable. Redimere teams resurface concrete floors when:
  • Flooring has been damaged: Floor damage is the number one reason to consider resurfacing. Knicks, dents, and uneven areas are problematic. They make for poor aesthetics. They can prevent safe movement of people and equipment in your facility, and they can cause accidents on your work site. 
  • Facility managers or business owners open a new location: When repurposing the flooring in a new location, your flooring services may include resurfacing concrete to suit the new needs of the space.
  • Floors are dirty or stained: Dirty flooring does not make a good impression. And the appearance of staining and discoloration likely means there are problems lurking below the surface of your concrete flooring. 
  • Flooring is improper sealing: Improper sealing on concrete floors greatly increases the risk of chemical damage, moisture damage, and deterioration. It’s a smart move to schedule a resurfacing project as soon as you spot issues to avoid more costly and disruptive problems down the line. 

If your resurfacing needs aren’t immediate or urgent, it’s a good idea to work with a concrete resurfacing company that can accomodate your holiday and shutdown schedule so there’s no need to halt production.

How to Resurface Concrete Flooring Effectively

The solution you choose depends on the condition of your existing flooring. Some floors with only minor surface imperfections can be resurfaced by applying a protective coating. Epoxy flooring systems are one of the most effective means of coating flooring in a manner that meets the demands of your facility and helps you meet compliance guidelines.

Other times, you may need heavy-duty equipment to grind down the surface of the flooring to remove imperfections and level the flooring. Power trowel systems can do this very efficiently, without the time-consuming slog of doing the project with other tools. Power troweling polishes concrete surfaces at the same time that the diamond grinding pads are hard at work on the rough spots in the floor. 

Expert Concrete Floor Resurfacing

Resurfacing concrete flooring carries with it some significant risks:

  • Lost time and productivity from having to use your own manpower and equipment can impact your bottom line.
  • Incorrect application of coatings could lead to more involved resurfacing later.
  • Improper equipment or improper use of equipment could lead to hazards, injuries, or transmission of particulates through the air.

Working with a trustworthy industrial flooring contractor protects your investment in your business and prevents expensive downtime. 

Redimere teams have extensive experience resurfacing concrete flooring in large industrial settings. We can assess the condition of your flooring, and apply heavy-duty coatings for germ, spill, heat, and chemical resistance.

If you decide on power troweling, our teams can make it happen quickly and efficiently, and on your schedule. Our teams can cover up to 10,000 square feet of concrete flooring per shift. Get back to work on a more durable floor. Call Redimere Surface Solutions for your concrete resurfacing estimate today.