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!