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Can Concrete Flooring Be Installed on a Second, Third, or Fourth Floor?

When considering flooring options for multi-story buildings, concrete flooring often comes up as a durable and stylish choice. However, a common question is whether concrete flooring can be practically and safely installed on upper levels, such as the second, third, or fourth floors. The answer is “yes,” but there are specific and important details to consider. The Viability of Concrete Flooring in Multi-Story Buildings Concrete, known for its strength and longevity, is a versatile material increasingly used in various types of construction, including upper-story installations. It is becoming so popular that many properties are switching from other materials, such as tile and laminate, to concrete that has been styled and decorated to look like other forms of flooring. Concrete flooring can be used on the upper floors of commercial properties very successfully. However, its ability to be installed on higher floors hinges on several factors: Structural Integrity – The building’s structure must be able to support the weight of concrete, which is heavier than other flooring materials. An assessment by a structural engineer is crucial to determine if the building […]

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Grocery Store Flooring Solutions from Colorado Concrete Repair

Flooring for Grocery Stores and Retail In the high-traffic, demanding environment of a grocery store, flooring is more than just a surface to walk on – it’s an integral component of safety, hygiene, and customer experience. While there are multiple flooring options available, such as vinyl or tile, concrete and epoxy flooring emerge as the most viable solutions. These options cater to the essential requirements of durability, easy maintenance, and aesthetic appeal, which are crucial for a grocery store setting. Colorado Concrete Repair is proficient in installing, repairing, and maintaining concrete and epoxy flooring for grocery stores in Denver and surrounding areas like Aurora, Commerce City, and Lakewood. Our proficiency in managing commercial spaces of varying sizes makes us the ideal choice for your flooring needs. Contact us to find out how we can enhance your grocery store. Where Concrete and Epoxy Flooring Fit in a Grocery Store A grocery store comprises various sections, each with its own set of flooring requirements: Entrance Areas – A space that must withstand the brunt of foot traffic, carts, and potential moisture. Aisles […]

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What Kind of Colors Can Be Added to Concrete (and Why Would You Want To?)

Concrete flooring has long been lauded for its durability and practicality, especially in high-traffic and industrial settings. However, what’s less commonly known is that concrete doesn’t have to be drab or uninteresting. With the advances in concrete coloring techniques, you can now add a splash of color to your concrete floors, offering both aesthetic and functional benefits. Types of Concrete Coloration Methods Most of the time, we keep concrete its natural grey tone. It is more cost effective and requires less maintenance that way. But there are ways to add coloring to the mix, through processes such as: Integral Coloring Integral coloring involves adding pigments to the concrete mix before it is poured. This method offers the advantage of uniform color throughout the depth of the concrete, making it less susceptible to fading or surface damage. Dry-Shake Color Hardener A dry-shake color hardener is a powdered substance that is applied to the surface of freshly poured concrete. This not only colors the surface but also strengthens it, making it more resistant to abrasion. Acid Staining Acid staining is a chemical […]

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Case Study: DMV Patch Work

Our name is “Colorado Concrete Repair.” But most of the work we do is in what could arguably be called “new” flooring. We frequently are contacted to repair or replace an entire floor, so the word “repair” can occasionally be misleading. But sometimes it isn’t, because we also do take on repairs. One such example happened recently with one of the Colorado DMVs. They had an issue where the floor was, quite literally, crumbling down in front of them. You could reach down and push the debris around with your fingers. What made it worse was the damage was spreading, so the longer that they waited to address the issue the worse it would be. So we got to work. We started by cutting a barrier line where the floor was still solid enough to hold our patchwork. After we cut our line, we scraped the rest of the damaged area clean before applying the concrete patch. As the concrete patch dries, we prepare the top coat with a matching colorant, so that the final design will still appear similar […]

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Case Study: Work for an Electric Company in Colorado

Colorado Concrete Repair was contacted by an electric company, whose home base needed some work. We could tell that there was a lot of untapped potential, but at the moment, there was a worn out floors that desperately needed some work. Our team had to start with a thorough assessment and look at as engineers. We found that the edges were especially rough, though the entirely floor needed considerable work. To address the needs of this electric company flooring, we brought out the concrete grinders, slapped on our tooling and got to work. It was quickly apparent how much grime, wear, and debris we were taking off the floor, which is why these before and after pictures of concrete grinding were so stark: We believe in being careful and efficient, taking time to complete each step before moving onto the next and always double checking our work to make sure that you’re receiving the best possible end results. Throughout the polishing process, we made sure the joints were filled in and level with the rest of the floor (to help […]

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Auto Shop Flooring: Questions and Service Information

Colorado Concrete Repair is a concrete and epoxy flooring company in Denver, CO, that specializes in auto shop flooring for commercial garages. We help auto shops with their concrete flooring, epoxy flooring, polished concrete, and flooring repair needs – with solutions that are of the highest quality and long lasting. Many of our auto repair shop customers have questions. We’ve compiled some of the more common and general questions and answers, but if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Colorado Concrete Repair. FAQS About Car Repair Shop Flooring Q: What is the Best Flooring for a Commercial Garage? The optimal flooring for a commercial garage blends durability, ease of maintenance, and cost-effectiveness. Among the various options available, concrete – especially when polished or coated with epoxy – stands out as the superior choice. Not only does it offer unparalleled durability, but its surface can also resist the wear and tear associated with heavy vehicle traffic and tools. Furthermore, concrete flooring is non-porous, making it resistant to oil spills and chemical leaks, both of which are […]

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