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Why Concrete Surface Preparation is Important


Concrete is a versatile material for floors and lends itself to a variety of finished looks for commercial facilities, from glossy looks to stained looks that include your company logo. No matter what type of project you have in mind for your concrete flooring, there are some basic steps that are required before the resurfacing process. One of the most important steps to a successful transformation is to perform surface preparation.


What does surface preparation do?


Performing surface preparation for your concrete floors ensures that whatever products are used on top of the concrete for painting, coating or sealing are applied properly and effectively.


The cleanliness and condition of the concrete greatly affect the processes that follow, so during surface preparation, the floors are assessed carefully. If surface preparation is not done properly, the concrete’s longevity can be reduced.


What is involved in surface preparation?

  • Cleaning - Cleaning is important to remove oils, greases, glues, and other substances that could impede the overlay’s ability to bond.

  • Repairing cracks and removing imperfections - Improperly maintained concrete floors can degrade and crack over time. Addressing these issues and creating a flat, even surface is vital for a successful finish.

  • Roughening the concrete so that overlay can “grab” concrete effectively. In order to achieve the perfect concrete foundation, a variety of mechanical methods using specialized equipment are used. Tools like powerful scrapers and diamond grinders are used to create the best surface for bonding and overlays.

Hiring a knowledgeable and dependable team is the best way to create a high-quality finish. The concrete resurfacing pros at New England Cleaning Services, Inc. can assess your concrete to come up with a tailored plan for your specific floors. Highly-trained professionals can handle the entire resurfacing process from surface preparation through final cleaning and finish, so we take the stress out of hiring different companies for cleaning and resurfacing. With multiple certifications through Certified Building Service Executive (CBSE), we maintain high standards for all types of cleaning for our commercial clients in the eastern Massachusetts area. Contactour Waltham, MA office at (781) 890-200 today to get started with a free quote!

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