In today’s fast-paced industrial world, facility owners and managers are constantly seeking cost-effective and sustainable industrial concrete floor solutions that can withstand the test of time. Polished concrete has emerged as a popular choice for meeting these demands, offering an appealing blend of durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. In this case study, we present a shining example of how polished concrete transformed Boise Cascade’s manufacturing facility in Salem, Oregon thanks to the expertise of Smith and Company Painting.
Polished Concrete Solutions for Industrial Spaces
When it comes to revitalizing industrial spaces, polished concrete is the go-to solution for durability, sustainability, and a visually stunning finish. In this case study, we’ll dive into the details of a remarkable industrial polished concrete project completed by our esteemed contractor client, Smith and Company Painting, for Boise Cascade‘s manufacturing facility in Salem, OR. We’ll explore the challenges faced, the solutions implemented, and the outstanding results achieved, leaving the customer extremely satisfied.
Project Overview: Boise Cascade’s Manufacturing Facility Makeover
- Location: Salem, OR
- Client: Boise Cascade
- Facility Type: Manufacturing Facility
- Polished Concrete Contractor: Parker Smith, Smith and Company Painting
- Project Size: 9,000 sq. ft. area within a 150,000 sq. ft. building
The Challenge: Overcoming Poor Concrete Conditions and Peeling Epoxy
Boise Cascade’s manufacturing facility had seen better days. The 9,000 sq. ft. area in question suffered from poor concrete conditions, exacerbated by heavy forklift traffic, numerous patches, and peeling epoxy. The industrial epoxy floors not only looked unappealing but were also difficult to clean and maintain. Boise Cascade needed a reliable contractor to transform their facility’s epoxy flooring into a durable, attractive, and easily maintainable surface.
The Solution: Smith and Company Painting’s Industrial Polished Concrete Flooring
Enter Parker Smith and his team at Smith and Company Painting. As experienced polished concrete contractors, they quickly assessed the situation and devised a plan to bring the floor back to life. The team began by using 16-grit diamonds to remove the peeling epoxy and level the uneven surface. Next, they applied a densifier to strengthen the concrete and make it resistant to wear and tear.
Following the application of the densifier, Smith and Company Painting initiated a thorough polishing process, eventually reaching an 800-grit finish. This high level of concrete polishing not only enhanced the floor’s appearance but also increased its durability. Finally, they applied a sealer to protect the floor from stains, moisture, and other potential hazards, ensuring a long-lasting and easy-to-clean surface.
The Results: A Stunning Concrete Floor Transformation and Satisfied Customer
The before and after photos of the industrial polished concrete project speak volumes about the transformation achieved by Smith and Company Painting. Boise Cascade’s manufacturing facility now boasts a sleek, modern-looking floor that can easily withstand the demands of heavy forklift traffic and daily operations. The polished concrete surface is not only stunning but also incredibly easy to clean and maintain, making it the perfect choice for an industrial setting.
The customer’s response? They couldn’t be happier with the final result. Smith and Company Painting’s expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to quality have led to a successful industrial flooring project that has surpassed all expectations.
Polished Concrete – The Ultimate Industrial Flooring Solution
This case study highlights the incredible benefits of polished concrete as a flooring solution for industrial environments. By trusting the experts at Smith and Company Painting, Boise Cascade has seen a dramatic transformation in the appearance and functionality of their manufacturing facility. If you’re considering a polished concrete project for your space, look no further than the proven expertise of Smith and Company Painting.