Q: WHAT IS CONCRETE FLOOR-FX?
A. We specialize in grinding and polishing concrete flooring, and applying commercial premium quality epoxy coatings since 2005. We service commercial/industrial spaces and higher end residential homes and buildings throughout the GTA and Southern Ontario.
Q: CAN RADIANT CONCRETE HEATED FLOORS BE GRINDED AND POLISHED?
A. Yes. In fact polishing radiant heated concrete floors is one of the best floor options you can choose. Polished concrete looks great, allows concrete to breath, reduces the potential of transfer of radon to seep through and allows the radiant heat to distribute evenly throughout. the floor.
Q: WHAT IS POLISHED CONCRETE?
A. Is natural beautiful flooring. Polished concrete is a multiple step process that is performed on the desired concrete slab, which consists of grinding from coarse to fine using diamond metal tooling, and then polishing the concrete slab from coarse to fine using special resin tooling that burnish the concrete a smooth gloss finish that is similar to a polished granite or quartz.
Q: CAN EVERY CONCRETE SLAB/FLOOR BE POLISHED?
A. The short answer is no. Although most concrete floors can be grinded and polished, if a slab has too many high or low spots will not be an ideal candidate for grinding and polishing. There are remedies such as self-leveling overlays designed to level and repair the concrete surface. Request a quote.
Q: HOW DURABLE IS POLISHED CONCRETE?
A. Polished concrete is one of the most durable, low maintenance floor available. Polished concrete will last well over 20+ years of service with minimal maintenance required. Polished concrete is hygienic and is considered eco-friendly flooring.
Q: CAN BE STAINED OR COLOURED?
A. Yes. There is a colour chart available for special dyes designed for tinting the colour of concrete floor. We recommend to call us to discuss your options if considering applying a colour tint. About 90% of the concrete polishing we perform is natural colour of the concrete slab which varies from one concrete slab to the next.
Q: WHAT IS POLYASPARTIC COATING?
A. ORIGINAL POLYASPARTIC CHEMISTRY
Was originally introduced around the early 1990s making it a relatively new class of concrete coating. Polyaspartic is actually an aliphatic polyurea as it is derived from the chemical reaction of aliphatic polyisocyanate component and a polyaspartic ester component, which is a new type of amine/diamine functional coreactant for aliphatic polyisocyanate.
Polyaspartic esters perform well as a reactive diluting agent for high solids polyurethane coatings. As such, polyaspartic esters initially used in conventional solvent-borne two-component polyurethane coatings. Eventually, the advantages of using polyaspartic esters as the main component of the co-reactant for reaction with an aliphatic polyisocyanate in low to zero volatile organic compound (voc) coatings has been realized.
The reaction rate of polyaspartic esters can be manipulated, thus extending the pot-life and controlling the cure rate of aliphatic coatings. This allows formulators to create high solids coatings systems which are user-friendly with longer working times and still maintain a rapid-cure time.
Traditional aliphatic polyurea formulations required high-pressure and temperature plural component spray systems to be applied due to quick initial reaction rates. Aliphatic polyaspartics can be formulated with slower reaction rates to accommodate batch-mixing and application by roller-applied methods.
When coating concrete, polyaspartics can be installed in both clear and pigmented form. Additionally, broadcast media such as quartz, vinyl paint chips can be incorporating, as well as metallic pigments