Concrete preparation is the most important part of any new decorative concrete floor. Unfortunately, too many contractors seem to ignore this vital flooring requirement. Properly preparing your concrete for subsequent coatings or flooring systems is very important and you should certainly know why. With that in mind, here is a post covering the importance of concrete preparation.
What is Concrete Preparation?
Concrete preparation is the process of getting your concrete surface ready for a coating or flooring system. By grinding, cleaning, and fully preparing your concrete surface, you’re allowing the floor coating to better bond with your substrate. A properly bonded coating will hold onto your concrete and create a decorative surface that is durable and ultimately long lasting. Preparing your floor also helps prevent coating failure.
What Causes Coating Failure?
Coating failure can be caused by any number of factors, but the main reason is improperly prepared concrete. If your contractor applies a floor coating over improperly prepared concrete, the coating won’t bond correctly, which leads to cracks, chips, tears, and delaminating. These floors look terrible and need repairs on a regular basis. It’s best to avoid these issues by properly preparing your concrete floor before applying a coating.
The Concrete Protector Can Help
The Concrete Protector is a decorative concrete company that sells only the best products and equipment for your concrete preparation needs. We sell a variety of diamond tools and Klindex® grinding/polishing machines to help you properly prepare your concrete for any number of our decorating flooring design options. Get a high quality decorative concrete floor that is made to last thanks to concrete preparation techniques from The Concrete Protector. If you want a decorative concrete floor that will last, use Concrete Protector products and see the difference for yourself.
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