The floor in this hardware store in coastal Oregon is not only beautiful, but it is also functional. A total of just under 15,000 sq.ft. of acid stain and RetroPlated concrete are under the roof at Astoria Builders Supply. The building, designed by architect Scott Stemper of Seattle, was completed in 2002, and incorporates a radiant heating system in the slab, along with large windows for natural lighting. The owner chose RetroPlate with Acid Stain for its long term wear ability, along with on-going maintenance ease and savings. In this installation, the floor receives both foot and forklift traffic on a daily basis, and has performed exactly as the architect and owner expected.
This integrally colored floor in California creates a unique color and look for this RetroPlate floor. Integral colors come in any color and combined with the RetroPlate System can create a look that is as individual as it is beautiful.
This concrete floor at Bunnings Box Hill was previously an Ashford Formula treated concrete floor, performing beautifully. However, the client requested an upgrade to provide a new polished floor to coincide with the lighting upgrade at the store. For further information on the process, please contact our Australian Distributor RetroPlate Australia.
Area: 6,000 m2
This international retailer specifies the RetroPlate System to combine a hard, polished floor with an easy-to-clean floor. The reflectivity has allowed them to reduce the lighting in their stores and the polished floors create an enhanced environment for the customer.
The RetroPlate System is the ideal flooring system for a retail environment. It is easy to maintain, beautiful, and competitively priced, and the durable surface has a unique look. The RetroPlate System is taking retail floors to the next level in construction, design, and architecture.
This grocery store chain has found big savings in its maintenance budget from the RetroPlate System, as well as a great new look for their floors. Highly reflective, abrasion resistance, and easy to clean – the RetroPlate System is transforming the way grocery stores look at their floors.
This acid stained, RetroPlated, and saw cut grocery floor looks like giant 4’ x 4’ tiles, but without the cost, maintenance, vapor drive problems, and eventual replacement associated with tile. The different look and feel achieved through the RetroPlate System are limitless, and the entire process is done on the concrete floor that is already in place.
START TO FINISH PROCESS: On this project which was completed back in 2001, our Certified Applicator started with a 50+ year old slab in a building that had been constructed as a veterinary clinic, and was now being converted to a wine store. The General Contractor had to perform saw cuts and do pour backs for plumbing and electrical; the floor was stripped of old VAT; and the final project was to be a combination of RetroPlated concrete with acid stained graphics. With RetroPlate, NO TOPICAL SEALERS ARE REQUIRED OVER ACID STAIN. You will note from the photographs, that “ghosting” of the previous tile pattern will be present, even after the diamond grinding. Following the initial grinding, the acid stain pattern was laid out with a specialty tape, thus eliminating the need to provide decorative saw cuts, along with eliminating the need for joint fillers. Bottom Line: The customer received a beautiful, polished concrete floor with great appearance and minimal maintenance requirements!
The RetroPlate System increases the reflectivity by 30%. This enhanced reflectivity creates a brighter and more purchase-friendly environment. The added light and added visibility of products allows the retailer to accentuate the products from the bottom to the top of the racks. RetroPlate customers can reduce the amount of light necessary in their buildings because of the increased reflectivity, saving money on lighting costs.