Puke Ariki Museum New Plymouth
Project: Exhibitions area, approximately 450 sq/meters – Remove old concrete sealer and polish to give a robust concrete polished finish that compliments the art on display.
Requirements: Requirements: Grind off existing epoxy sealer. Leave the natural cracks and joins in the concrete. Then diamond polish to give a rustic but elegant finish that has good light reflection and compliments the modern design of the museum. All concrete grinding was to be completed in a completely dust free environment due to the sensitive nature of existing pieces in other areas of the museum.
Result: Our first exercise was to remove the existing coating, level and flatten the floor. There was a heavy emphasis on being dust free while grinding. We achieved this with our state of the art vacs that let us dry grind. We also found extensive water damaged concrete that was caused from rain at time of pour that required special chemicals to harden and strengthen. With our strong grinding team we made it happen with-in the tight working-time frames to deliver the floor back to the New Plymouth Council within the required 3 days. The gloss shine is a brilliant semi satin finish that is proving to be excellent for the council’s needs.