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Concrete always had the great advantage of being really tough, and the great disadvantage of being really grey, and gritty, and ugly.

Transforming concrete into incredible floors—and turning your project into a unique showcase—takes product and industry know-how, product excellence and client partnership.

Alternative Surfaces, recognized for delivering product and project excellence, provides mechanically polished concrete flooring solutions to lend a design and performance edge to your project. Moving away from short-term, high maintenance solutions such as epoxy coatings and thin film coatings, Alternative Surfaces delivers high-performing, low maintenance, long-term and cost-viable alternatives in its polished concrete offerings.

With state of the art, dustless concrete grinding equipment and expertly trained concrete specialists, we are equipped to provide professional, creative, project specific, customer focused solutions to help fashion floors and get it right for you from the ground up. We are committed to delivering excellence and leading edge solutions, for cost-effective, environmentally-conscious and high-longevity, low maintenance flooring.

Alternative Surfaces are Certified Contractors for the HTC Superfloor System.

This system offers a unique concept for polished concrete. The method refines the concrete mechanically, by removing the top cement paste and exposing the underlying stronger concrete. The floor is ground and polished with diamond tooling using an elaborate and tested methodology.

Suitable either for either newly laid slabs or existing concrete floors, the grinding and polishing techniques Alternative Surfaces use produces an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly finish allowing dirty, grey floors to be transformed into brilliant, easy to clean, environmentally-frdendly and durable floors.

The fact that concrete is a tough and durable material has been common knowledge for thousands of years.

Its Latin name, concretum, has become synonymous throughout history with strength and durability and ancient traces of the material dating back some 7000 years have been discovered and some of the most famous buildings from the Roman Empire, including the Pantheon. Yet in spite of this, knowledge of making concrete was forgotten. It wasn’t until the 17th century that concrete was rediscovered and once more became one of the most common construction materials of our time.

HTC Superfloor is the revolutionary flooring concept with a technique that makes concrete more than just strong and hard-wearing. The technique is as simple as it is ingenious. HTC’s machines and diamond tools grind and polish concrete floors to remove the surface paste and expose the stronger concrete beneath. The result of this process is a stronger, more durable, shiny and beautiful floor. The environment and your bottom line both benefit too.

Polished concrete is more than just a beautiful finish.

Beauty comes from below

Floors are an important part of everyday life, in both industrial areas and private residences. But as well as looking good, a floor needs to be functional too.That’s why you’re going to love HTC Superfloor. The glossy concrete surface is not just aesthetically pleasing – it brings a host of other benefits too.

Strong floor, strong bottom line

HTC Superfloor is an extremely economical option for all types of business activities. Compared with traditional methods for concrete floors or epoxy, for example, HTC Superfloor offers unbeatable durability. The processed construction concrete has an unlimited lifespan, i.e. the same as the lifespan of the building. The initial investment is the same, or lower, than for traditional flooring solutions, but the low maintenance cost and the longer lifespan make HTC Superfloor the most lucrative investment option. The life cycle cost is about 60% less than for traditional flooring solutions. And using the Twister™ method of cleaning,you’ll find your floor is simple, environmentally- friendly and cost-effective to maintain.

Toward a better environment

Concrete is composed of pure natural materials. The coatings that are often applied to the concrete have an adverse effect on the environment. HTC Superfloor uses as much as 30 times less energy than traditional flooring solutions. The Twister floor maintenance system is also the only completely eco-friendly cleaning method. Twister™uses nothing but ordinary water and is the only cleaning system that is recommended by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.

A floor to suit all tastes

HTC Superfloor is available as four different concepts. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. This means you can choose between a floor with a matt surface finish or a high gloss finish. What all four of the HTC Superfloor concepts have in common is that they are functional, economical, eco-friendly and aesthetically appealing.

Add color to your floor!

HTC Superfloor offers more than just a chance to have a hard-wearing, high-gloss floor. You can also add color of your choice to the concrete floor, without losing any of the floor’s excellent qualities. You might want to bring color to the entire floor or simply incorporate an eye-catching company logo.

Only use water!

The HTC Twister cleaning method allows you to keep all types of floors clean with the minimum of effort. All that is required is water – no chemicals or polishing agents. This make HTC Twister more gentle on floors and produces brilliant results. The diamond pads fit most of the scrubbing machines on the market.

About Concrete Floor Polishing

Concrete deserves more than just being covered up – Polished Concrete is a practical, decorative & economical floor system for any facility. From showrooms to industrial warehouses, government buildings to retail facilities, polished concrete is seen in some of the most prestigious setting around the world. Contrary to other temporary surface chemical processes, Dry-Polished Concrete is a mechanical grinding & polishing process that utilizes industrial diamonds & impregnating hardeners and sealers to level, densify, polish & finally seal the floor from within the interior of the floor surface. Polished concrete is produced using the latest technology in the flooring industry, giving a seamless finish with these benefits:

  • Easy to clean
  • Hard-wearing
  • Slip-resistant
  • Beautiful, natural appearance
  • Highly abrasion resistant
  • Longevity and durability
  • Excellent life-cycle costing
  • Environmental advantages in comparison to epoxies, vinyls, film coatings, etc.
  • Wide range of colors, aggregates and effects with new concrete or topping applications
  • No delays in availability
  • Minimal maintenance, maximum durability
  • Cost-competitive
  • Enhanced internal lighting due to reflection from the surface
  • Will NOT wear off or discolor over time as it is NOT a coating
  • Non-dusting, non-marking
  • Seamless
  • Increases surface flatness
  • Suitable either for newly laid slabs or existing concrete floors, the grinding and polishing techniques Alternative Surfaces use produces a remarkable and aesthetically pleasing finish


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