RetroPlate Was Too Expensive… Until the Inferior Product Failed. This Pacific Northwest fitness club was built in 2002. At the original completion of the project the owner believed that the cost of RetroPlate was too expensive, and that they could get by with a cheaper product. Within 12 months the topical product that was chosen for installation was failing in all of the traffic lanes. Ultimately, the product that was “less expensive” turned out to be “more expensive”. The owner brought in NWSR, a Certified Applicator who had originally bid the project to remove the failing product, and to provide RetroPlate and Acid Stain on their floor. With all work being performed at night while the club was normally closed, the club never closed the doors to its customers. Today, all of the club’s locations are RetroPlate and Acid Stain from Day One, with more in the planning stages. Bottom line: Look at the true costs of the product that you choose …and RetroPlate will generally be your cost effective choice. RetroPlate is a long term flooring choice with minimal maintenance needs.