Ecoflor worked with the East of England Co-op to install retail polished concrete floor finishes for their new food store in Waterbeach, Cambridge. Taking an new empty retail unit, Ecoflor diamond grinded the new concrete substrate.
Once the concrete slab was prepared, this was densified and polished through a further six stages to achieve a smooth, glossy polished concrete floor suitable for high convenience store foot traffic.
To complete the project, Ecoflor applied their penetrating sealer which was diamond burnished on cure to achieve an easy to clean, protective layer for an easy to clean finish capable of allowing in store spills to be cleaned up quickly.
Our specialist installation team worked closely with the company’s store development team to design a system which would both look clean and smart and be suitable for a retail environment with minimum maintenance.
Polished Concrete for Food Stores – The Process
- Diamond grinding the new concrete floor slab to remove laitance and curing agents.
- Densification to ensure the casting is dust free and of an even hardness for polishing.
- 6 stage grinding and polishing process to achieve a 3000 grit finish.
- Specialist impregnating surface sealer to ensure that spills can be easily removed without staining.
With works taking only 5 days, the floors were handed back to the store construction team for the main internal works to be undertaken and stands and signage to be fitted prior to stock intake.
About the East of England Co-operative – Over 150 years experience in food retail!
The first co-operatives back in the 1800s were formed as a different way of doing business that was better for everyone, driven by values and principles which still guide co-ops to this day.
Today, East of England Co-operative are proud to be the largest independent retailer operating in the East of England. They provide food stores and specialist services, such as funerals, security, travel agents and petrol filling stations to communities across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.
East of England Co-op has served local communities in the East of England since 1846, with over 120 branches across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire offering food retail and Post Office services.
Take a Look
If you are thinking about a polished concrete floor for your food store or convenience store environment, why not take a look at Co-op Waterbeach. Click here for the store address and opening times.
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