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gagarin
06-13-2017, 02:52 PM
Hello Guys!

I have seen polished concrete floors in many breweries in Europe (not sure is this a correct name of the flooring, please see the picture below). They don't seem to get porous after use except small spots where undiluted acid drops, or where hot steam condensate drops. I see that people here on forum mostly are looking for epoxy coated floors, but I wonder is there something specific with this type of floor that I'm missing to see? Is this type of floor OK or you would recommend epoxy coat on the top of it?


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Thanks

gitchegumee
06-13-2017, 04:15 PM
IMO epoxy is the worst. Easy to chip, blister, stain and difficult to repair. Bare concrete would be better. FloCrete is the best surface I've ever brewed on. Lot of threads here on flooring options.

gagarin
06-14-2017, 05:50 AM
Thanks Phillip

What are the main disadvantages of using polished concrete like this? We are moving in a building that already haves polished concrete, so I wonder would it be necessary to put some new layer on top of it?

Cascade_Floors
06-14-2017, 07:30 AM
Polished concrete works well in areas that won't see any chemistry or water/hot water wash downs. I wouldn't recommend this in the Cellar/brew house/kegging/bottle or canning areas

dick murton
06-21-2017, 01:05 PM
It looks like it has been polished to produce a reasonably easy cleaning floor, typical of many warehouses - though reconciling smooth surfaces with sufficient grip for use with hooligans on FLTs is something I can't get my head around. the floor looks completely level, suitable for warehousing duties. One place I worked, they had to scour the surfaces to make them rough enough for Ucrete to stick, and because they were level, not sloped to drains, the drainage was not good. In a small setup you might get away with a wet and dry vacuum for much clearing up, but not so easy for floors for 50,000 bottle per hour lines.

BrewFloors
06-20-2018, 06:23 PM
Hi - we are the brewery floor experts and have exactly what you are looking for! The importat part when applying Brew Floors epoxy is the prep (before you apply the epoxy you need to prep the floor). You can read about various options here: https://www.probrewer.com/library/do...-prep-options/

If there is new concrete we would recommed Acid Etch which we include in our DIY kits with installation materials. Acid Etch is a good, low cost, way to prep your floors. Acid etching removes any surface lime, which all concrete has, and creates millions of microscopic pores in the surface for effective adhesion. Acid etching is a safe alternative to using muriatic acid etch which can cause skin irritation and adverse reaction on certain people. There are several products on the market specifically designed for etching prep or you can use locally sourced muriatic acid.

Our pricing starts are $0.99/sq ft which is for lighter usage smaller breweries.
Our second tier pricing is $1.89/sq ft which is a two layer epoxy system perfect for commerical and industrial usage.

Both options include all materials needed from start to finish to install the epoxy floor yourself.

Feel free to contact us info@brewfloors.com or 908-434-6044.

Cheers,

Ryan B