Concrete is tough, right? So why is the RetroPlate System necessary?
Concrete in its natural state is a porous product that is susceptible to efflorescence, spalling and dusting. It does not provide an aesthetic finish, nor is it easily maintained. That’s why Curecrete actually created the science and art which converts boring concrete to one of strength, longevity, and beauty.
RetroPlate chemically and mechanically locks-up pores at the concrete floor’s surface. This densification process aids in inhibiting the penetration of water, oils and other contaminants.
The RetroPlate densification process closes off the surface of the floor and locks-in concrete salts, keeping the surface from dusting. This dramatically reduces maintenance costs by keeping equipment, machinery, and finished manufactured products free of concrete dust.
A RetroPlate floor increases the abrasion resistance of a normal concrete floor by up to 400% (ASTM C779). As a concrete surface treatment, RetroPlate provides the greatest increase in strength at the top of the floor and allows for unmatched abrasion resistance throughout.
Independent testing has proven that RetroPlate increases a floor’s impact resistance by up to 21% (ASTM C805).
RetroPlate floors are Green! RetroPlate is – pure and simple – a modified sodium silicate which reacts with the calcium hydroxide (free lime) in the cement component of concrete. In utilizing RetroPlate, customers are taking safe, naturally occurring materials to enhance the strength of their concrete floors.
RetroPlate has the LOWEST per square foot life-cycle cost of any floor covering or coating. It saves money in both the initial installation, as well as in future maintenance and labor costs. Rather than cover up the floor with multiple coatings to hide the inherent problems of concrete, our Certified Applicators create polished floors to last a lifetime. Through the use of grinding and polishing, in conjunction with the specially formulated RetroPlate product, there is no need for topical sealers.
Compare the RetroPlate System with other flooring solutions below.
*All prices are ft2 costs and use the initial installed cost, annual maintenance cost and life of the product to determine the total expense for 10 years. Information, other than for RetroPlate, is from NTMA, Concrete Construction and other independent sources.
As a result of the polished shine, some RetroPlate floors have proven to reduce lighting costs by 1/3 due to it’s light reflective properties. For more information on Gloss Levels classified by the Concrete Polishing Council (CPC) please click here.
By creating a smooth, dust-free surface, maintenance is reduced dramatically, and tire marks are completely eliminated. Many companies around the world have had their maintenance costs for labor and cleaning products reduced.
RetroPlate provides a functional solution to floor problems, as well as being architecturally and design ambitious. The unique ability of the RetroPlate System to combine the architectural, artistic nature of design with function and permanence of the best densifier in the business allows for unlimited possibilities for floor design.
DESIGN YOUR RETROPLATE FLOOR TODAY!
Design your very own RetroPlate floor using our Design Center Tool. Select from difference dye colors, exposed aggregate options and gloss options. The design possibilities are endless! Go to our Design Center.
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