Green and Sustainable

Retroplate - Green and Sustainable
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Advanced Floor Products takes great pride in providing a “GREEN” and environmentally friendly system. Caring for the environment is a great concern for owners, contractors, architects, and others involved in construction. We are proud to provide a concrete polishing system that is green and contributes to the qualification of LEED certifications.


When hearing the term “GREEN”, many individuals think of how they can minimize their impact on the earth. In other words, they are seeking to live, breathe and build without causing or minimizing harm to the environment.


One of the many advantages of using the RetroPlate Concrete Polishing System® is the fact that it is environmentally safe. The RetroPlate System® is:

  • Water-based
  • Odorless
  • Non-flammable
  • No VOCs, solvents, toxic ingrediant
  • No VOCs
  • No toxic ingredients
  • No harmful vapors
  • Requires no protective clothing
  • No breathing apparatus

If an existing coating is removed in preparation for the RetroPlate System, we recommend using a wet grinding process, which bypasses the need for stripping with acids and other strong chemicals. In every step of the RetroPlate System, an environmentally safe approach is taken.


In every step of the RetroPlate Concrete Polishing System®, an environmentally safe approach is taken. When the RetroPlate System is utilized, you are simply taking a formulation of water and naturally occurring materials to strengthen the concrete. By refurbishing existing concrete, you are recycling, saving energy, and limiting landfill contributions.


The RetroPlate System is a water-based, sodium silicate product that works by chemically interacting with the calcium hydroxide in the cement componenet of concrete. We are not creating a topical floor covering, nor are we creating a flooring product that will require extensive maintenance, stripping, ongoing topical treatments or future disposal in a landfill. We are simply utilizing natural products to enhance the performance of other natural products, and we do it in a safe, environmentally friendly, cost-efficient way.


Corporations, retailers, school districts, healthcare facilities, architects and facility managers are all looking at ways to lower costs, both to their operation and to the environment. What the REtroPlate Concrete Polishing System® provides has minimal or no environmental impact, and these individuals are finding out that building “GREEN” is not only good for the planet, but also for business and public perception. Once a project has committed to being “green,” it is natural for the RetroPlate System to be considered. The RetroPlate System is natural, the process is natural, and the maintenance process utilizes water and another, highly recommended “green” product, CreteClean Plus with Scar Guard™. The RetroPlate System is the natural answer!


  • Green Building Top 10 pdf
  • LEED Point Credits pdf
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