Wild Duck

At the Wild Duck’s new loca­tion, the inte­ri­or space required a trans­for­ma­tion to bet­ter suit their needs and clien­tele, which in turn called for an updat­ed look to their floor­ing. Bryan Matthews Painting was able to trans­form their exist­ing con­crete slab into a high-per­for­mance, aes­thet­i­cal­ly pleas­ing floor to match the décor and atmos­phere of the pop­u­lar restau­rant.

Extremely durable and excel­lent for high-traf­fic and heavy-wear areas, the Wild Duck’s con­crete floor was an excel­lent can­di­date for pol­ish­ing and stain­ing to revi­tal­ize a tired, worn space into a warm and invit­ing one.

The process of pol­ish­ing a con­crete floor is sim­i­lar to sand­ing wood but requires spe­cial­ized pol­ish­ing machines and exper­tise in work­ing with the mate­r­i­al. Initially, grind­ing is done with dia­mond-impreg­nat­ed discs to remove dirt or pre­vi­ous coat­ings. Additional grind­ing is done using fin­er grit dia­monds to refine the rough floor to a flat, lev­el sur­face. Lastly, high­er grit resin dia­monds are pro­gres­sive­ly used to bring the floor to a durable, high-gloss fin­ish. In this case, we used a low-sheen pol­ish with dye stain to add warmth and add to the invit­ing atmos­phere.

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