Maintenance & Care

  • How do I care for the resinous coatings on my floor?

    • Sweep floor to remove loose dirt and debris, apply an alkaline liquid cleaner, and allow 10-15 minutes to emulsify.  Scrub floor using a deck brush, foamer/sprayer, or automatic floor scrubber and then squeegee floor to remove cleaning product.  Rinse floor with clean water and squeegee or wet vac any standing water.

  • How do I care for polished concrete floors?

    • Saturate the concrete surface with a PH-Neutral cleaner, followed by scrubbing or light agitation. After a few minutes, vacuum or mop up the residue, followed by rinsing with clean water. If dirt remains, try repeating the process or using a stronger solution.


Advantages
& Solutions

  • What are the benefits/uses of resinous coatings?

    • Create an easy-to-clean, seamless surface: Our resinous industrial floor coating products dry to become durable, seamless surfaces that can easily be wiped free of dirt, dust, and debris. Because of this ability for easy cleaning, our resinous floor coating services are ideal for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical preparation and packaging plants.

    • Result in a hard-wearing and durable surface: Our resinous floor coating products turn concrete floors into a seamless and durable, high-performance surface that will last for years to come.

    • Provide an attractive flooring surface: Our resinous floor coatings dry to a high-gloss shine and are available in a variety of different colors and styles. You can choose to use one solid color or create a decorative pattern using several colors in order to create an attractive and durable flooring solution.

    • Create a chemically resistant surface: Resinous floor coatings are a chemically resistant flooring option for manufacturing plants, warehouses, and industrial plants that need a durable flooring solution.

    • Improve safety: Our resinous floor coating products can improve safety by creating a slip, impact, heat, and fire resistant flooring solution. These high gloss floor coatings can also improve brightness in a work area by 300%.

    • Allow for designated traffic and work zones: We can use different colors of our resinous floor coating products simultaneously to define safety zones, forklift traffic zones, and other work zones.

    • Increase productivity capabilities: Using resinous floor coatings in a factory, warehouse, or industrial plant can reduce wear on transport vehicles, allow for faster material movement, and prevent wear and damage to the floor.

    • Offer an environmentally friendly flooring solution: Resinous floor coatings are an environmentally friendly flooring solution for companies interested in choosing “green” alternatives and building materials.

    • Allow for quick and easy application: Our resinous floor coatings are self-leveling products. This allows our experienced professionals to apply a resinous floor coating quickly over any new or old concrete floors.

    • Durability: Concrete floors coated in resinous material last longer and resist considerable wear, thus saving you money and allowing you to manage other business concerns.

    • Strength: Once the resinous flooring material has been converted to a solid polymer, it becomes incredibly strong and prevents chemical breakdown.

    • Saves time: Resinous flooring is usually quickly and easily installed, which means less time shutting down production for installation.

    • Low-maintenance cleaning: Once concrete has the resinous coating, it is no longer porous since sealed, and is therefore easier to clean.

    • Aesthetic: Coatings are usually available in an array of colors and patterns to fit your specific style. 

    • Safety: These seamless floor coatings are also resistant to slippage, temperature, extreme impact, and even fire, maintaining both the safety of your employees and your building. 

    • Brightness: Typically, a high-gloss option for coatings can be provided, which improves lighting in your facility to a significant degree due to reflection. 

  • What are the benefits/uses of polished concrete?

    • Cost savings: Using the slab on grade as the finished floor surface is more cost effective, because maintenance costs are lower. 

    • Less maintenance and longer service life: Polished concrete floors are easy to clean, requiring only occasional damp mopping. They also eliminate the need for messy waxes or coatings as well as the associated labor, time, and expense to apply them. The glossy surface of polished concrete resists the marks of forklift truck tires and staining from oil and chemical spills. 

    • Resistant to moisture transmission issues: Polished concrete allows the floor to breathe and eliminates issues that arise with other industrial flooring materials that seal off the concrete, such as tile, etc. 

    • High light reflectivity: Important for office building floors, hotels, restaurants, and other public facilities that want to project a bright, clean, professional image. Also saves energy by reducing artificial lighting requirements. 

    • Is a sustainable flooring alternative: Polished concrete floors does no require hazardous coatings, cleaners, or adhesives.


INSTALLATION Timing

  • How long does a resinous coatings install take? 

    • Install averages 5 days, plus 3 days to cure

  • How long does a polished concrete install take?

    • Install averages 7 days, plus 24 hours before foot traffic


Partners

  • Who do you work with?

    • Dur-A-Flex

    • Tnemec

    • Sherwin Williams

    • Sika


PRICING

  • What is the typical price for systems? (pricing varies based on project size)

    • Resinous: $5/sf for thin basic system, $8/sf for decorative flake and quartz & $10/sf for heavy duty industrial.  $6/sf for integral cove base.

    • Polish: $4 / sf for level 2, $5 for level 3, and $6 for level 4

    • Moisture Mitigation: $2 / sf

    • Traffic Coating: $4 / sf


  • What is your resinous coatings installation process for fluid applied flooring?

    • Days 1–5: Prep, Cove & Prime, Base Coat, Grout Coat, Top Coa, and Checkout with Onsite Superintendent

    • Days 6–8: Curing – Protect floor, foot traffic after 24 hours, final cure after 72 hours

  • What is your polished concrete installation process?

    • Days 1–2: Aggressive Cutting

    • Day 3: Densifier Application

    • Day 4–6: Polishing

    • Day 7: Seal, Burnish, and Clean Up

       

Installation Process


Markets We Serve

  • What are the markets you serve? 

    • Treadwell has installed durable industrial floors in many busineses including: Automotive Dealerships / Service Garages / Hospitals / Restaurants / Veterinarian Clinics / Bakeries / Supermarkets / Food Processing / Manufacturing Facilities / Warehousing Facilities / Commercial & Retail Outlets / Chemical Processing & Containment Providers / Airports & Flight Hangers / Schools & Colleges / Churches / Prisons & Other public facilities / Pharmaceutical Facilities / Breweries / Data Centers

    • Treadwell is proudly located in the Kansas City area, but has installed our fluid applied industrial floors in numerous states throughout the Midwest including Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas


COATING FAILURE

  • Why is my coating failing?

    • Resinous coating systems can fail for a number of reasons including:

    • Moisture vapor transmission

    • Contamination of substrate

    • Poor preparation of surface

    • Prior to making a final recommendation: Treadwell can analyze your current resinous flooring system to determine the cause of failure. We utilize our test results to choose the best flooring option available for the unique needs of your facility.


DURABILITY

  • How long will it last?

    • The life of an resinous flooring system is dependent upon a number of factors:

      Type of flooring system / Amount and type of traffic / Exposure to chemicals / Cleaning procedures


COLOR

  • What colors are available?

    • Resinous: Standard colors as well as custom available. Solid colors and blends are also available. Treadwell can create designs in the floors as well.

    • PolishCan stain the concrete or leave it natural grey. 


TEXTURE

  • What textures are available? 

    • Resinous: Can be aggressive and gritty to glass smooth or anywhere in between based on the needs of your application.

    • PolishCan be smooth or slight texture can be added in the sealer for additional slip resistance. 


GETTING STARTED

  • How soon can you install?

    • Typically, 4-6 weeks are required to properly plan an industrial flooring project and get samples approved, material ordered, and a crew assigned to a job.  Sometimes we can fast track an install in as little as a week.