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3 Reasons Polished Concrete May be Right for Your Airplane Hangar Flooring

T.W. Hicks Inc. – based out of Lake Dallas, Texas – specializes in all types of industrial flooring solutions. Epoxy flooring, MMA Fast Floor Systems, trowel applied mortar floor systems, and of course, polished concrete.

Airplane hangar flooring systems are a difficult beast because they receive a lot of traffic – and heavy traffic at that. While we frequently recommend epoxy flooring solutions for airplane hangars, here are 3 reasons why polished concrete may also be the right fit for your new airplane hangar flooring:

1.   Durable

Now durability is not something that can be said of all concrete floors, but when prepared and installed properly, a polished concrete floor can be highly durable and abrasion resistant – two things that are critical to high traffic airplane hangars. In order for it to meet those high durability standards, the technique used for polishing the concrete must be such that it affects the microscopic level of the concrete. Only trust the installation to a leading industrial flooring installer in Dallas, such as T.W. Hicks Inc.

2.   Appearance

A floor without wear, tear, and abrasions is an attractive floor. Somehow it just feels cleaner. One of the perks of properly installed polished concrete floors in airplane hangars is that it is shiny and reflective, giving the appearance of cleanliness at all times. 

3.   Low Maintenance

When properly cared for, polished concrete floors need relatively low maintenance when cleaning. Most polished concrete airplane hangar floors simply require a daily sweep with an autoscrubber, and then a yearly reapplication of sealant to block out water, grease, and oil spills that can affect the life and beauty of the polished concrete floors.

 

If you are interested in polished concrete airplane hangar floors, then give T.W. Hicks in Lake Dallas, Texas a call today! We’d love to talk through which industrial flooring system is right for you and your project. 

4 Benefits of Seamless Epoxy Flooring – T.W. Hicks Inc.

Many don’t put much thought into their flooring until it truly affects their business.

In businesses where sanitation and food safety are of utmost importance – think food processing facilities or pharmaceuticals – the flooring solution is crucial to the end product.

At T.W. Hicks in Lake Dallas, Texas and San Antonio, Texas, we always recommend seamless epoxy flooring in these situations because it is well suited to endure when safety is of highest concern. Here are 4 benefits of seamless epoxy flooring to consider when choosing flooring for your facility:

Extremely Hygienic

When you are applying one large, smooth, fluid flooring system, there is no opportunity for bacteria and microbes to hide. The same cannot be said for tile, vinyl flooring, or even plain concrete, as spills, bacteria, direct, and such can seep into the crack and crevices and make a happy little home. We can even use a seamless epoxy floor coating that is treated with antimicrobial properties specifically, giving you an extra layer of defense.

Saves Money in the Long Run

Durability is one of the biggest factors here. As the floor will last longer, the costs for replacement diminish. And even as the life of the floor comes to an end, there are options to just coat over it vs. ripping it out and starting over from scratch. Lastly, seamless epoxy doesn’t require any buffing, waxing, or heavy maintenance, saving you money and time there as well.

Strong

As we said earlier, seamless epoxy flooring is extremely durable and can withstand heavy machinery, foot traffic, and more. Also, because it is one solid surface, weight distributes evenly over the surface, preventing weak spots. 

Quick Installation

Seamless epoxy floors can be put in much more quickly than other flooring solutions, equally less time that your facility is out of commission. 

 

Think seamless epoxy floors may be right for your facility? Call T.W. Hicks Inc. today to get the conversation started. 

Restoring Warehouse Floors: 3 Things to Consider

Overtime, warehouse floors – particularly uncoated concrete floors – begin to breakdown. Restoring old floors can be difficult if you don’t use the right materials – or the right contractor. Floors that are not stripped of old floor covering properly are more prone to warping and cracks down the road.

T.W. Hicks Inc. – with over 20 years of industry experience – is here to offer a few pointers on restoring warehouse floors:

1.   Grinder Selection

 Different floors require different types of grinders for grinding down and removing old flooring and getting floors ready for new epoxy floor coating. Your contractor should consider the size of the job site, types of power available at the site, existing floor coating, and the final floor coating to determine what grinder is best for your needs. Don’t forget that grinders also need to be equipped with a vacuum to remove debris and dust from the grinding.

 2.   Diamond Tools

Diamond tools are inserted into the grinder disc to achieve the desired results for the floor. An experienced contractor will check with the diamond manufacturer to determine which diamond setup is necessary for your flooring. In general, hard concrete floors and floor coating systems need to use a soft bonded metal tool. Abrasive floor coverings and softer concrete needs a hard bonded metal tool.

3.   Wet vs. Dry Grind

Once the proper tools have been selected, you are ready for warehouse floor restoration! The grinding process will remove existing floor coating systems and give you a clean slate for future warehouse flooring installation. The process can be done wet or dry – both have their perks so talk to your installer about what makes the most sense for your space.

 

Ready to get started on restoring old warehouse floors at your facility? Call T.W. Hicks Inc. – based out of Denton, Texas and San Antonio, Texas – today for a free consultation!