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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Question

I would like to know what company has the best floor care program for stained concrete. I need to strip, seal, and refinish this floor and then maintain it using a high speed buffer on a daily basis.


Answer

Generally, restoring this type of flooring involves pressure washing or scrubbing/stripping, possibly recoloring or painting/staining and then recoating with a high solid acrylic finish. This type of floor is not generally buffed, burnished or polished as the surface is often rough and uneven. Ask your local Jan-San supplier or concrete supply house what products and equipment they would recommend. Look up stained concrete on the Internet to see who is specializing in this type of flooring and materials. Visit www.concretenetwork.com
Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Associate Editor
lekrafft@juno.com