A HTC Superfloor™ will really make you appreciate the advantages of having concrete as an exposed floor surface. Dirty, grey floors are transformed into brilliant polished concrete floors that are easy to clean, environmentally-friendly and durable.
Tests for abrasion resistance according to SS and prEN standards, rebound values and slip resistance produce results that conform with one another. All the results according to SS 13 72 41 are well below the specified limits (>K50) after 1600 revs.
There are four types of polished concrete available; Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze:
Platinum produces the glossiest finish and is the process we normally recommend to our customers. It involves more grinding stages than the other processes. The result is an unbeatably durable floor. Truck wheels and substances leave no marks on the glossy surface and light reflects gently off the floor.
Using the Gold process, you do not grind as deeply into the concrete as with Platinum. This means that less ballast is exposed. Just like the other processes, Gold then involves polishing the floor with HTC Twister™ to achieve a gloss that is almost as brilliant as a Platinum finish. Gold produces a floor with excellent resistance to marks from truck wheels, etc. HTC Superfloor™ Gold is ideal for concrete floors that are already even and level.
The Silver process is a version of Platinum. Using this process, you grind as deeply into the concrete as with Platinum, but do not polish it. The ballast is exposed as with Platinum. Silver is therefore excellent if you want a floor with a matt surface finish.
Bronze is the process with the least number of grinding and polishing stages. This process does not involve exposing the construction concrete. Instead, the top layer of the surface paste is polished but not removed. This process creates a stronger surface paste with a shiny finish.
The Benefits of Polished Concrete Include:
- Can be coloured without losing its qualities
- Slip-proof, even when the floor is wet
- Highest fire-safety class
- Easy-to-clean. No truck marks, etc.
- Well within the range for the international IEC 61340-5-1 standard and the American ANSI/ESD S20.20-1999 standard for ESD values
- Infinite lifespan with Twister™ maintenance
- Just as good for new installations as for floor renovations
- 60% lower life cycle cost than traditional flooring solutions
- Lower vibration level for vehicles
Please Note: The condition of the concrete floor being treated has a direct bearing on the quality of the finish achievable.