The headquarters for clothing retailer EXPRESS, in Columbus, Ohio, won the 2012 Polished Concrete Award in the Commercial category. The contractor for the project was Final Touch out of Blacklick, OH.
Stone tiles and ½-inch of thin-set had to be removed with a shaver in order to get to the bare concrete. The concrete was then ground to expose large river rock, after which RetroPlate® was applied to the concrete surface, and then polished.
Grout was used to fill excessive pitting and hairline cracks on the project. HTC 800 grinders were used for grinding and polishing and attached to T8600 Ermator Dust Collectors to keep the surrounding offices and entryway free of dust during project.
Coordination between tile removal and concrete grinding and polishing was critical to keep project on schedule.