DCD StrongTread is a brand of penetrating surface treatments designed for long-term durability and sustainability densifying, hardening, and dust-proofing concrete surfaces.
The StrongTread Cure Sealing system incorporates premium concrete densifiers used during the concrete placement process. This is the most affordable concrete sealing system with better long-term durability than traditional acrylic curing compounds or concrete sealers. This system is popular in storage facilities and large manufacturing spaces.
Uses: Cold Storage, warehousing, manufacturing
*Only available on new concrete placements
The StrongTread HardWear Sealing system incorporates the same penetrating products used in a fully polished concrete process. Fully penetrating concrete densification and stain guard products make this a good fit where abrasion resistance, easy cleaning, and a sealed concrete floor that continues to harden over time are required. This is a less intensive option for larger spaces or where affordability is of key importance.
Finishes: Subtle Sheen
Uses: Agriculture, storage, municipalities, judicial, warehousing
The StrongTread Polished concrete flooring solution is one of the most sustainable flooring solutions available. With a low lifetime cost, simple maintenance, and long-term durability, StongTread Polished concrete provides great value for anyone looking into hard-surface flooring. With the ability to transform your floor by adding a dye or stain, or simply enhance the natural gray hue of the existing concrete, polished concrete is crafted to fit a variety of environments and styles.
Finishes: Matte, Satin, High Sheen, Super Sheen
Uses: Retail, homes, churches, event venues, corridors, multi-purpose spaces
In this architectural favorite finish, the cream - or cap - of the concrete floor is honed and polished to enhance and embrace the character of the concrete and finishing techniques. Some texture and finishing marks are key elements in this finish.
- New, unsealed concrete only
- Aggregate: Cream A
Polished concrete and renewed architectural history go hand-in-hand. Our Remodel floor system in Fort Wayne offers a great look when embracing concrete’s age and character in a new space. When remodeling an older floor surface, the Remodel process removes glue and transforms spaces.
- Aggregate: Class B and C - Variety
Strongtread Polish Systems
Fine/Sand Aggregate: Removes not more than 1/16” of concrete surface by grinding and polishing. This results in the majority of exposure displaying fine aggregate with little- to-no medium aggregate in random locations. Light aggregate exposure with some cream
Large Aggregate: Removes not more than 1/4” of concrete surface by grinding and polishing. This results in the majority of exposure displaying large aggregate with little-to-no fine aggregate in random locations. Heavy aggregate exposure with some light sand.
200 GRIT, LEVEL 0
Matte Finish polishing produces a concrete floor with a soft, matte finish that is easy to maintain. This option is popular in residential and industrial settings, and is the most economical finish level.
400 GRIT, LEVEL 1
Satin Finish polishing produces a diffused reflection and is a popular base level floor finish.
800 GRIT, LEVEL 2
High Sheen polishing produces a sheen on the floor will reflect clearly identifiable objects. This is a popular flooring option for restaurants, retail, and other areas where a high sheen is desired.
1500 GRIT, LEVEL 3
Super Sheen polishing produces a highly-polished surface that reflects color, light, and objects in a mirror- like reflection. This is a popular flooring option for museums, schools, and anywhere a stunning finish is desired.
Changing the color of a concrete floor is a great option to change the overall look of a space. This can be done with dyes or stains. Dyes have an even appearance. They keep a consistent color over the area they are applied. Dyes come in a wide variety of color ways, from deviations of gray to deep blues. Stains create movement on a floor, giving it a marbled effect. Each stained floor is unique.
The grout coating application fills in naturally occurring pinholes, small air pockets, and aggregate pop- outs in a concrete floor. This process offers a higher overall reflectivity and a less porous surface, and is recommended for air entrained concrete and/or concrete that will be heavily ground to remove sealers, coatings, or when aesthetics are a top priority. The availability of this option is typically unknown until the concrete floor has been prepared and the initial pass is complete.
CONTROL JOINT FILLING
Control Joints are planned by an architect in the design of a space, and placed in the concrete slab when poured. These joints are filled with a polyurea compound to protect the joint edges from chipping, in addition to keeping dirt and debris out. This filler is available in many color options to complement the floor.
CONCRETE DENSIFYING + STAIN GUARD
All Select Step floor installations include a two- application process; premium concrete densification treatment and stain guard conditioning. These two steps penetrate into the concrete surface to increase abrasion resistance, decrease permeability, maintain a co-efficient of friction for slip-resistance, and provide one of the most durable hard-surface flooring systems available.