Proper concrete preparation is crucial, whether it’s removal of existing floors, coatings or preparation for new flooring, Flortek Co services throughout Ontario.
Glue, Mastic or Coating Removals
Getting rid of old paint, coatings or other sticky materials requires expertise and the right equipment. Flortek only uses high quality removal products and state of the art, time saving equipment to ensure you are left with a clean and seamless surface ready for the next application
- Removal of glue from concrete by grinding or shot blasting.
- Removal of vinyl tile mastic by grinding or shot blasting.
- Removal of old paints, epoxies or other coatings by grinding or shot blasting.
Concrete Preparation by Grinding
Our team has invested in our experience and equipment so that we can offer a premier concrete grinding service to the homes, industrial and commercial properties throughout Ontario.
Prepare concrete surface for flooring, or application of new coating, tile or epoxy.
Concrete floor grinding is the removal of surface irregularities caused by construction curling, slab warping, faulting and roughness.
Concrete preparation by shot blasting
Shot blasting is the preferred method of preparing large area floor surfaces such as manufacturing facilities, parking garages and industrial warehouses. Flortek Co. has some of best shot blasting machines designed for the most demanding and toughest jobs.
Our shot blasting machines only use dust-free technology, where the used abrasive and contaminants are vacuumed up into a dust collector; a totally enclosed process which is environmentally friendly, efficient and also very cost effective.
Control Joints and Expansion Joints
Joints allow one concrete element to move independently of other parts of the building or structure. This system has the ability to handle regular heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic
Control Joints is a crack in the slab that we force to allow for relative movement.
When concrete is poured, a control joint is created to prevent cracking and shrinkage and thermal movement. In order to prep for new flooring, control joints must be sealed properly.
Expansion Joints completely isolate the slab from a wall or a column or a drain pipe. Depending on the application, a variety of expansion joint methods can be used must be installed as per the manufacturer’s specifications.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What areas do you serve?
A: We are based in Waterloo and proudly serve throughout Ontario, Canada and other parts of North America. A visit by one of our Flortek Concrete Experts at the site may be arranged for a thorough evaluation, take all necessary measurements, and provide a FREE job estimate. Alternatively, drawings and details may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE estimate.
How long does the process takes from start to finish?
A: It is dependent on the size of the job and design chosen, we are always glad to check the project and provide you an estimate. Contact us via email at email@example.com or call us at (519) 746-7246 from Monday to Friday, 7AM to 5PM.
What is concrete grinding?
A: Concrete Grinding is the term given to the grinding process of grinding a concrete floor or wall with diamond impregnated equipment to either remove existing materials or coatings or achieve the correct CSP level required for the floor finish to follow.
How do you grind and polish concrete?
A: Concrete grinding and polishing are usually carried out by large floor grinding machines that have diamond impregnated metal or resin bits on large oscillating machines. These diamonds make contact with the concrete at high speeds and gradually grind down the concrete. There are many different types or grits of Diamond bit, which will have various effects. Generally these bits are measured in grits. The higher the grit ratio the finer finish it will leave on the concrete. For a more polished effect a bit with a high grit ratio would be used.