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What is a Grind and Seal Concrete Floor ?

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Grinding and sealing a concrete floor can improve its appearance and durability. Here is a general overview of the process:

  1. Preparation: Before you start grinding, you'll need to clean and repair the concrete floor. This may involve removing any existing coatings, filling in any cracks or holes, and smoothing out rough or uneven areas.

  2. Grinding: The grinding process involves using a heavy-duty machine with diamond-tipped blades to grind down the surface of the concrete. This removes any imperfections and creates a smooth and flat surface.

  3. Sealing: Once the grinding is complete, you'll need to apply a sealer to the concrete. There are several types of sealers available, including epoxy, acrylic, and polyurethane. The type of sealer you choose will depend on the specific needs of your project.

  4. Finishing: After the sealer has dried, you can add any final touches, such as safety markings and line striping the concrete to give it a unique look.

It's important to note that grinding and sealing a concrete floor is a labor-intensive process that requires specialized equipment and skills. It's usually best to hire a professional contractor to handle the job.

Grind and Seal Flooring Cost

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The cost of grind and seal concrete flooring typically depends on several factors, including:

  1. Size of the flooring area

  2. Condition of the concrete surface

  3. Type of grinding equipment used

  4. Complexity of the design

  5. Location

  6. Labor costs

A rough estimate for a grind and seal concrete floor can range from $2 to $6 per square foot, with a national average of around $4 per square foot. However, the cost can increase for more complex designs, or if additional preparation or repair work is required. It's recommended to get a quote to help you with the selection process.

Benefits of Grind and Seal Concrete Floors

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1. Less Expensive

As previously mentioned, this system is designed to renew your space and dustproof your process. A typical cost might range from 2.00 to 6.00 per foot that cost will include mechanical preparation and typical floor repairs to include eroded, spalled and uneven slabs.

2. Quick Installation

These grind and seal epoxy flooring systems typically take from 2 to 4 days creating minimal downtime and an easy to maintain epoxy flooring system.

3. Sealed Surface

This epoxy floor seals the surface making clean up easy. It also provides a dust free workspace as the coating actually saturates the concrete surface. HPS uses thermal cured resins, this is important as during their cure they heat up and weld to the surface making peeling rare.

4. High Sheen

 The high sheen of a grind and seal concrete floor creates great light reflexivity and a more positive work environment.

5. Non Slip Texture

One of the best benefits of grind and seal flooring is it's flexibility in terms of non slip texture. You simply tell us your process, take advantage of our past experience and we can create the right texture with your goals in mind.

Urethane Topcoat with the textured additive of the clients' choosing

Do Grind and Seal Concrete Floors Wear Well?

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Grind and seal concrete floors are a type of flooring where the surface of the concrete is ground down to create a good bonding surface. Then, a two coat system of thermal cured resins, typically one coat of a high solids epoxy followed by an aliphatic urethane to enhance color and sheen retention, in addtion to improved scratch resistance. This is a unique specification as many epoxy floor contractors use less expensive water based coatings or sealers that will not hold up as well

The durability of grind and seal concrete floors depends on several factors such as the quality of the concrete, the type of sealers used, the intensity of foot traffic, and the level of maintenance performed.

High-quality concrete and durable thermal cured resins will generally result in a longer-lasting floor. The type of sealer used can also affect the durability of the floor. Some sealers, such as epoxy, provide a harder and more durable finish, while others, like acrylics, will have mnimal wear characterisitcs.

The amount of foot traffic the floor receives is also a factor. Areas with high foot traffic may experience wear and tear faster than areas with low foot traffic.

Regular cleaning and re-sealing can help extend the life of grind and seal concrete floors. This will help maintain the appearance and integrity of the floor over time. 

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