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What is Scarifying? A Look into One of TW Hicks Services

As a flooring company, we not only want to provide the best flooring for your situation—but we want you to be happy with your flooring as soon as we are finished! One of our preparation services, called scarifying, is an important is seen as an older process for concrete flooring, but very helpful to prepare your flooring for more work! Although we are the flooring experts and know our services like the back of our hands, we want our customers (both old and new) to better understand why we do what we do and the importance behind each step of the process!

 

Scarifying

Scarifying is used primarily with concrete flooring. And although scarifying is seen as an ‘older’ method used to level a floor, it can be perfect for your project’s needs! Through this process, the end goal is to prepare a floor for further treatment—it is sort of a beginning stage.

 

How is this Done?

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As you can see from the picture, it gives the concrete nice lines throughout it! We use a large floor machine that helps get the job done (seen in the picture above, to the left). It works by rotating and cutting at a very high speed that essentially rips the surface apart. It sounds scarier than it is, and thankfully here at TW Hicks we know how to handle and work with this machine to get the job done perfectly!

 

What to Keep in Mind

This process can be both loud and can produce a lot of dust! If you and your business need or want to stay open throughout the flooring process, we may suggest a different process. Again, we are here to help you throughout the journey of flooring and will continue to highlight and further explain the different services we offer! If you ever have questions before, during, or after flooring do not be scare to ask us any and all questions—we are here to help you!  

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.