HTC ‘SuperFloor’ by Quest is a flooring system designed to provide a long lasting, low maintenance and environmentally low impact floor surface. The process involves mechanically refining the concrete surface by removing the top layer and revealing the underlying, more durable layers so that we can grind or polish it to provide a matt or polished finish which will provide an easy to clean, environmentally friendly and hard wearing surface. This means it’s very suitable to areas that see high foot traffic and a lot of heavy machinery, such as industrial environments like warehouses or engineering facilities; but is also at home in retail, leisure and exhibition environments where an industrial feel might be desirable.
The concrete floor is cut with a variety of diamond abrasive grits, usually 3-8 depending on the gloss level desired. This polishing can be done wet or dry depending on the site situation. Benefits of dry grinding include easier clean-up since no slurry is created during the process.
A densifier is then applied once the concrete is opened up and in a condition to readily accept the chemical. The step at which the densifier is applied is determined by the person polishing the concrete. The densifier is allowed to dry and cure for the manufacturers recommended time, followed by one or more abrasive cuts, which will polish the floor to the desired gloss.
Here are some examples of the process: