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Polished Concrete Floor Decorates Newly Built Performing Arts School

After the school was totally demolished from a tornado, the Alberta School of Performing Arts had to rebuild. Their goal was to incorporate sustainability while constructing an aesthetically attractive school within budget. Polished concrete floors offered the perfect combination of features to achieve this goal. The dust-free polishing process transformed the poured concrete floor surfaces into a finished floor with a stunning sheen and the ability to inhibit water and contaminants from penetrating the surface. The DiamondQuest system also incorporated a penetrating concrete densifier and surface protectant, ensuring durability throughout the life of the facility.

Through the use of polished concrete color dyes, the school’s designer was able to add graphics into the finished floor. The color and graphics were applied after the concrete was poured. Designs were cut into rubber stencil templates to mask the concrete one color at a time. The polished floor was then temporarily protected with felted vinyl sheeting until construction was completed. The use of polished concrete contributed to the LEED certification of the school by not employing VOC materials, the sheen increases the room’s ambient light and the technology increases the lifespan of the already existing concrete floors.

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3 Months
Kindergarten through eighth grade
LEED Points
Applications :
  • Lobbies
  • Hallways and traffic aisles
  • Locker rooms / restrooms
  • Common areas
  • Terrazzo floors
Benefits :
  • Harder, stronger and more durable
  • Minimal maintenance requirements
  • Does not lift, peel or flake
  • More abrasion resistant than unfinished concrete
  • No hydrostatic / vapor pressure issues
  • Immediate use, no waiting for curing
  • Eliminates dusting of concrete
  • Safer with a flatter, more level surface
  • Meets and exceeds OSHA’s recommended static coefficient friction of 0.5
  • No VOCs, slurry or application odors
  • Environmentally friendly, natural process using diamonds instead of chemicals
Commitment

Since 1968 we have been providing solutions from completely installed floor systems to supporting in-house maintenance staffs with our flooring products.

Our commitment to excellence is achieved by providing products and solutions supported by our experienced employee installers, project managers and technical representatives.

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