Even though concrete is a substance that can be easily mixed, you can really run into problems if it is not worked properly. These issues include scaling, discoloring and shrinkage to name a few.
Discoloration or discoloring is one of the most common.
If you are using the same materials, mix and batch, your concrete should have a consistent color. Changes in concrete color can occur just by using two different cements or if a chemical from a job site gets added to the mix. Even different water sources can change the color of the concrete.
Solving discoloration problems:
Discuss your tolerances with the supplier
Water must be completely evaporated before concrete can be finished
Make sure the entire surface is uniformly cured
Use a consistent form release agent
The experts at Hardscapes create perfect concrete structure every time. If you have a concrete project you’d like to get under way, give us a call at 403-547-5597.
Flake broadcast flooring has a scattering of decorative flakes sandwiched between the base coat and the finishing coat. The flakes are either polymer (plastic) or reflective metallic, also known as chips, and come in a wide range of colours and sizes. The flake system has a granite or stone appearance.
Surface preparation is the key to all of our coating jobs. We take prep very seriously as it is the leading cause of failures in coatings. Some manufacturers offer a 20 year warranty on their products, however, if the floor hasn’t been prepped properly, those manufacturers will not replace the product and the client is left to battle with their installer.
The key to a successful coating, like any construction project, is a contractor with integrity! Hardscapes maintains long-term relationships with manufacturers, suppliers, and clients alike by providing high quality products with high quality installation.
Flake broadcasts floors are just one of many flooring options that Hardscapes is proud to stand behind. Want to learn more about these products and systems? Give us a call at 403-547-5597 to discuss your specific needs. Watch our video below:
Here at Hardscapes we have many years of concrete commercial/industrial flooring experience. We have solutions for restaurants, retail/commercial flooring, and even warehouse/industrial flooring is within the scope of our expertise.
Specializing in many finishes, our products are ideal for high-traffic areas and areas requiring slip-resistant textures and finishes.
In addition, we offer resurfacing processes (over existing concrete) and have the equipment necessary to remove the epoxy, paint, glue, thin-set, and mastic. All of these coatings can be removed without the use of harmful chemicals. We utilize dust collection for all of our grinding/removal processes and leave nice smooth concrete ready for staining, engraving, or coating with any of our beautiful finishes.
Our concrete diamond polishing & densifying processes will bring your concrete up to a sparkling shine.
We take pride in every project we undertake! We’d be happy to discuss your situation and give you a recommendation that’s just right for you. Call 403-547-5597 today for a no-obligation quote.
Regardless of your business you should choose an industrial flooring solution that best satisfies your needs. At Hardscapes, our industrial surfaces are easy to maintain, suitable for high traffic, durable and long-lasting, anti-slip and chemical and stain resistant. They are perfect for new or existing floors and quick to install with minimal downtime.
In addition, these flooring systems can be designed to incorporate your company’s logo and match your company’s colour scheme.
If you’re interested in industrial floors and need more product and installation information, get in touch by calling 403-547-5597 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d be happy to provide you with all the information you need to make your unique flooring option decisions.
Another gorgeous reflector floor created using the Elite Crete colouring system. This particular project involved reviving an old wine store floor.
Our concrete flooring systems are poured in place and completely self-levelling. They must be properly prepared before an epoxy coating is applied to achieve the best results. After Hardscapes gave this old floor a diamond grind, some patching, and an Elite Crete pt1 epoxy application the old well-worn floor found new life again.
These floors are abrasion-resistant, moisture-resistant, slip-resistant, and chemical-resistant. Truly unique seamless flooring solutions make a statement with colours that can be blended to complement any environment. Even better, they’re very easy to clean and affordable — in fact, the cost-effectiveness just cannot be beat!
If you want to learn more about the concrete products and systems we use, or to book your project, give us a shout at 403-547-5597. .
Elite Crete Systems can be installed in commercial bays, commercial spaces such as office, retail, and restaurant, parkades, labs, meeting rooms, lobbies and balconies to name a few – the list is limitless!
As a certified installer of Elite Crete Systems we can vouch for how versatile these applications can be. Learn more:
Hardscapes can transform and install any size commercial/industrial/warehouse space restoring it from dull, tired and pock marked to a new pristine surface. We will ensure your project runs smoothly from start to finish. Call 403-547-5597 to learn more about our products and services.
Hardscapes offers custom seamless flooring options for office, retail, restaurant, warehouse, commercial and industrial applications. With thousands of colours, textures and logo options, our durable, UV resistant, chemical resistant high performance flooring is the perfect solution for just about any flooring situation.
Hardscapes has a number of concrete solutions to update, repair and rebuild your concrete surface. We specialize in decorative concrete overlays, engraved and stained concrete floors, epoxy coatings, garage floor coatings, floor coating and grinding removal, polishing and densifying, sealing, sandblasting and industrial/commercial floor coatings.
We have a concrete solution for every situation. Call the professionals today at 403-547-5597 for a quote.