In any commercial construction project, the flooring – be it tile, vinyl, epoxy, carpeting, wood or other material – is often one of the first things people notice. What goes under the floor, however, can be even more important, as it is the support structure for everything above it. Flooring Solutions understands that a properly built and maintained sub floor is an integral part of your complete flooring solution. Flooring Solutions is experienced with the management of the physical conditions that exist at the interface of a concrete substrate and the finish floor covering.
- Shot Blasting
- Grinding & Polishing
- Concrete Moisture Management
- Moisture Testing-Calcium Chloride and Relative Humidity (Rh) Testing
- Self-Leveling Underlayment Application
- Polished Concrete
- Traffic Coatings
Management of these conditions is crucial for minimizing floor covering failures, a multi-billion-dollar problem in the United States today. This problem is especially troublesome in critical delivery environments which exist in the Healthcare Market, where downtime caused by a floor covering failure could literally run into the millions of dollars per day in lost revenue. The conditions that induce such failures are essentially predictable and controllable. Contributing factors may include impermeable floor coverings, accelerated completion schedules, insufficient preparation of the substrate, and improper concrete mixing practices.
Healthcare and higher-education institutions are critical-path markets that are looking for long-term flooring solutions. For instance, if an operating room has to be shut down due to a failed floor, not only is patient care compromised, the hospital could lose significant revenue, simply because the flooring process was not managed properly on the front end.
“ It is widely accepted that the overall cost to repair a failed floor in a healthcare facility averages 5.5 times the original installation price, and it’s just not worth the risk”
Proper subfloor management is an essential process to prolonging the life cycle of a floor system, and will work to prevent costly down-time and replacement.