The team at Smith & Company Flooring was called to polish a 9,000 square feet concrete floor at Boise Cascade, a manufacturing facility in Salem, Oregon. Polishing a worn out concrete floor is no small task and the condition of the concrete floor was poor from extreme heavy use of large forklift traffic over the course of 30 years. Boise Cascade has tried to improve the quality by numerous patches and coating with epoxy but the results were failing.
The 150,000 square feet building hired us to develop a plan of improving the concrete condition. With 9,000 square feet to cover, we broke it down into doing 3,000 square feet over a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for three weeks.
Over the course of three weeks, we started the process with 16 grit diamonds to remove the old epoxy that Boise Cascade was previously using and then worked our way up to an 800 grit polish. Throughout the process, we applied a densifier and a couple coats of penetrating sealer to the slab. Take a look of some photos we captured during this process:
We are happy to report that Boise Cascade is extremely satisfied with our end product for they no longer have any old peeling epoxy on the floor. In addition, they loved the fact that not only does the floor look great, it is also very easy to clean. We left our happy customer with a maintenance plan to help them keep their improved concrete floor looking sharp for the years to come.