Before a concrete floor can be refinished properly, all coatings must first be removed, leaving a clean, bare surface that the overlay can adhere to smoothly and evenly. Epoxy, glue, paint, sealants, and urethanes are all included in the term ‘coating’. We at Concrete Floor Specialists are specialists in coating removal at large commercial venues as commercial is what we do, whether it be an airplane hangar or a warehouse or anything in between. We have the knowledge and necessary equipment to do any job quickly and efficiently.
There are several proven methods for removing coatings. The method used depends largely on the age, depth, and type of coating to be removed. Heavy duty diamond-tooled grinders, shot blasting, and scarifiers are the most commonly used methods and equipment used for coating removal. Our contractor will inspect your floor and decide which method is right for your floor.
Shot blasting is an older method that, while it does have its niche, doesn’t perform particularly well at removing thicker coating in an efficient manner. Our heavy grinders are extremely versatile, using different diamond grits from coarse to fine to remove even the toughest coatings. A scarifer, also known as a surface planer or milling machine, is faster and more aggressive than grinders on the thickest of coatings.
No matter how old your flooring or how many layers of coating cover it, one of the experts at Concrete Floor Specialists can remove, repair, and refinish it to your satisfaction.