Surface preparation is considered to be the most important step of any seamless flooring system. Improper surface preparation could turn what seems to be a simple process into a lengthy, difficultrepair or potential future failure. Depending upon conditions of the concrete, tile or wood, one or more methods of surface preparation may be required. It is common for decontamination to precedemechanical preparation, and if necessary a second decontamination to follow.
After the substrate is prepared and cleaned, it must be inspected to insure that the substrate is sound and structurally durable. Areas found to be unsound or non-durable must be replaced. Dust or other deleterious substance not removed after the initial surface preparation must be vacuumed, leaving the surface dust free and clean.
Removal and replacement of non-durable concrete or wood must be accomplished prior to the installation of any of our seamless flooring systems. Localized weak or deteriorated concrete must be removed and replaced with cementitious polymer concrete or engineered concrete mix design.
You may download the technical bulletin for concrete surface preparation below.