Regardless of your industry: manufacturing, aviation, commercial, food and beverage, education, healthcare, hospitality, pharmaceutical/biotechnology or institutional flooring applications, the preparation is a critical process of a successful installation.

Poor or inadequate preparation will result in the failure of the best and most durable floor systems.

Every system and installation requires a certain method of preparation to achieve many goals.

Concrete slabs are different and could require different approaches for the same floor system.

An experienced contractor like PPI Flooring has the experience, equipment and trained technicians to properly prepare any slab and make any onsite adjustments based on concrete integrity or contamination as needed. PPI performs all of its own preparation, using its own equipment and employed technicians.

According to the International Concrete Repair Institute, guidelines have been created to measure the CSP, or Concrete Surface Profile. This measures the normal distance from the peaks of the concrete surface to the valleys. The measurements typically go from CSP-1, which is a surface that’s almost completely flat, to CSP-9, an extremely rough surface.

International Concrete Institute recommends any floor in access of 10 mils require shot blasting for proper floor system adhesion.

PPI owns and operates multiple walk-behind and ride-on blasters to achieve proper CSP.

There are many steps of preparation that we would like to educate you on in hopes that you make an informed decision, that will result in a successful installation that lasts.

Ultimately, the flooring of your facility is just as unique as the business itself. At PPI Flooring, we respect that and 28 years of industry experience and over 15 years in business has given us the skills, tools, and technical acumen to perform your project correctly, regardless of the size and complexity. We’ve specialized in taking on the most difficult projects possible and completing them on time and within budget.

From assessment to recommendation to preparation to installation, we’ll keep you up to date every step of the way. What’s the right flooring for you? We’ll help you find it and install it, so you can keep your business moving. To schedule a consultation, contact us today.