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April 2013 Hard Floor Care Case Study: Niagara Machine Inc.

Polishing Off That Beat-up Floor

Polished concrete floors smooth over maintenance costs and repairs and deliver incredible durability and value.

April 05, 2013
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An old or deteriorating concrete floor isn’t only hard on your maintenance budget; it’s hard on people and hard on equipment.

But, a polishing makeover may be all it needs.

Polishing can transform an old concrete floor into a strong, durable surface that delivers extraordinary service life and value.

Image courtesy of Niagara Machine Inc.Niagara Machine Inc. is a national distributor of quality Lavina® concrete grinding and polishing machines and diamond tooling, BlastPro® shot blasters and scrapers, Metzger/McGuire® joint filler and floor repair products, Prosoco® concrete treatments and Ermator® high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) clean air vacuums.

Over the past 15 years, the company has collaborated with hundreds of businesses across the country to develop smooth solutions for concrete floors.

Whether the existing flooring is epoxy, carpet or tile, Niagara consults with facility managers to provide comprehensive recommendations for a rejuvenated floor, from removal to grinding to final polishing and maintenance.

“Many facility managers overlook the potential of resurfaced concrete floors,” says Niagara National Sales Manager Mike Trotta. “But, a smooth, strong surface is possible for old floors as well as new. And, the value they bring to the workplace is unsurpassed.”

Unsurpassed Value

Polished concrete offers significant benefits over alternative coverings.

Polishing converts porous concrete into a dense surface that is extremely resistant to water and eliminates the dust problems inherent in unfinished concrete floors.

Polished floors are also significantly stronger than unfinished floors, with much greater abrasion and impact resistance.

The glossy finish of polished concrete is highly reflective and creates a brighter, safer environment that requires fewer artificial lights.

And, a polished concrete floor offers greater slip resistance than any other type of coating.

Best of all, polished concrete is easy and economical to maintain; routine sweeping and scrubbing preserves the smooth, reflective surface for years.

Nikolay Nikolaev, president of Lavina by Superabrasive concrete polishing equipment, asserts that sophisticated tooling is a major factor in achieving quality finishes.

“There is no mystery in the process,” states Nikolaev. “But, choosing the right technology and using the right techniques are absolutely essential to good results. I think that most plant and facilities managers are surprised at the versatility of polished concrete floors.”

Niagara Machine serves as a total resource for the planning, training and equipment required to transform old concrete floors.

The company’s comprehensive equipment line has been selected through critical performance evaluations of every aspect of surface preparation.

Everything is available under one roof: Equipment sales, rentals, densifiers, dyes, joint filler, diamonds, shot and blades.

Reliability And Trustworthiness

“Finding a trusted manufacturer and distributor is an important key to the success of any concrete polisher,” notes Nikolaev. “Companies such as Niagara Machine offer support through many different avenues — product training, customer service, in-depth product knowledge and experience in the market.”

Niagara also conducts valuable training seminars in concrete polishing at its 22,000-square-foot facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Experienced instructors provide a step-by-step guide to the complete process, from preparation to polish to maintenance, along with technical advice in choosing and operating the proper equipment.

“Concrete polishing doesn’t simply transform a floor; it transforms the entire environment,” concludes Trotta. “It elevates the function and the feel of the workplace, along with its value. We help turn our customers’ problems into assets — and that’s a very satisfying reward.”

This content was provided by Niagara Machine Inc. as part of a paid advertisement.

For more information, please contact Niagara Machine directly at (800) 622-2048 or www.NiagaraMachine.com.

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