Our recent case study – concrete floor preparation

We have just completed a concrete floor preparation project which was in a hospital basement. We were asked to remove the contaminants which included paint and resin from the floor of what was once a staff room in the hospital.

Concrete floor preparation – halfway through

By using the latest diamond grinding technology, we were able to remove the stubborn top surface of the concrete, leaving the substrate fully prepared for its new coating.

Concrete floor after diamond grinding – a perfect substrate

Concrete floor preparation is a specialist contractor project. Requiring heavy equipment, knowledge of the work and the right environment, the surface is not only prepared but all dust and particles must be removed from the site.

Grit Blasting UK offers a nationwide concrete floor preparation service. We are able to remove all surface contaminants including resins, vinyl tiles, glues, paint and other substances.

In addition to our preparation work, we work in partnership with Promain UK to supply, prepare and coat concrete surfaces with new applications.

For more details. see our website or call 07811 770 635

Concrete floor preparation using specialist contractors

We get approached every day from Quantity Surveyors and building contractors who need to sub-contract their concrete floor preparation. Whether its preparing a concrete floor for painting, or just prepping the concrete surface, having the right equipment, and the right skills is fundamental.

If you are about to ask sub-contractors to quote for similar work, here’s a few things to consider.

Equipment. Larger scale projects need to be cost effective, so size of equipment in relation to square footage of the concrete flooring project is key. Contractors using smaller equipment – normally used for small to medium size projects will inevitably cost more in the long run in time taken.

Experience. From costing the project, through to the final surface finish, contractor experience will reduce the risk considerably on bigger or higher contract values. Knowledge of flooring surface contaminants, costing variations, potential ‘blind spots’ on the project, new surface paint applications and project dependencies are all key.

Quality. “You get what you pay for” is a well used adage. In preparing concrete floors for industrial or commercial use, longevity in surface prepping and coatings is vital.

Having quality equipment with skilled contactors means producing a high quality finish. Edging of concrete floors for example is important – and many machines and sub-contractors are not able to go right to the flooring edge, due to the technology used. Investment in floor grinding and grit blasting equipment is expensive, and certainly not cost effective for a one-off job, so finding a high quality specialist contractor, with a known reputation is key. Their understanding of the right equipment to use for the surface / substrate is crucial to a successful job.

Grit Blasting UKexperienced specialist floor preparation

At Grit Blasting UK we have the latest equipment to undertake medium and large scale projects. Warehouses, out of town premises, aircraft hangers, factories to name just a few. This includes specialist flooring preparation work in historic buildings, national colleges, car manufacturing factories and national heritage properties.

Grit Blasting uses the very latest technology – including diamond floor grinding.

This is used to expose the aggregate, creating a roughened surface on the concrete on which further concrete may be poured or protective coatings or wear courses applied. The surface prepared is dust free, chemically clean and free from micro cracks which can cause premature bond failure. Our video shows the process.

Diamond Grinding is used to remove waterproof membranes, latex, adhesives etc. It is ideal for removing imperfections in the concrete surface, particularly on larger scale projects.

Innovatech diamond grinding technology

We also offer an end-to-end service including paint or surface treatment or coating application as well as surface preparation. In conjunction with our suppliers, we are able to cost-effectively source paint and specialist floor covering, and apply using the right techniques to high standard finishes.

For more information on our concrete floor preparation services, please contact us today. www.gritblastinguk.co.uk, email us as enquiries@gritblastinguk.co.uk or call on 07811 770 635.