Abate and Associates services goat, dairy, and chicken barns.

Decorative Floors

Abate and Associates has supplied and installed a large variety of decorative flooring. Quartz broadcast, decorative vinyl flakes, and metallic flooring are ideal for milk houses, offices, bathrooms, robot rooms, etc. Specializing in MMA Decorative Flooring has allowed Abate and Associates to turn over facilities in half the time that it takes with older epoxy systems.

MMA Decorative Flooring also increases the bond to concrete, provides a higher flexibility, and UV stability. Abate and Associates has samples and pictures of thousands of square feet that we have installed to start your imagination. Decorative flooring is very customizable with colour matching, texture, and a variety of gloss finishes available. Depending on the style of your space we can customize a system to fit your architectural ideas.

Concrete Polishing

Diamond polishing for concrete is a green, cost effective, and aesthetically pleasing solution. Polishing is suitable for refurbishing old concrete flooring or producing new durable, low-maintenance, high gloss installations. Concrete polishing can be used in the centre walkways in most barns.

Using metal bonded diamonds and resin bonded diamonds, concrete can become a beautiful finish to new and existing concrete floors. Operating planetary grinders Abate and Associates will use the metal bond diamonds to remove the “cream layer” to expose a small or large amount of aggregate (depending on the desired finished of the client).

Once Abate and Associates has opened the surface and honed the concrete with multiple metal bond diamond grits, we will begin the polishing process with resin bonded diamonds. After multiple steps with the resin bonded diamonds, the concrete will have a concrete densifier applied and we will then continue to polish with additional resin bonded diamonds. Once we complete the steps to achieve the desired shine of the client, Abate and Associates will apply a polished concrete guard to protect the surface even further.

Concrete staining is an option during the concrete polishing process. Using water based stains Abate and Associates can change the tone/colour of the concrete leaving a nice semi-transparent look. Professionals will have their opinions as to what stain works best (acid or water-base) but, ultimately it is the installer that must take into account the scope of work, environment, and the service of the floor. This consideration will help in the selection of what kind of stain to use.

MMA Smooth Coating

MMA smooth coating is a hard wearing, industrial, fast-curing flooring option that has greatly reduced installation time compared to traditional epoxy floors. They are ideal for demanding environments such as feed mangers. Using this quick installation process there is little to no disruption to feeding routine. The cure time is one hour, which allows for a feed, apply, feed process. MMA smooth coating is easy to clean and maintain with excellent wear and resistance to abrasion, chemicals, and impact. This product allows for installation in temperatures as low as -25C, which allows Abate and Associates to install year round.

Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy flooring products are applied over concrete floors to provide a durable, safe, and attractive floor. Epoxy coatings can be installed in milk rooms, robotic rooms, washrooms, and offices.

Concrete floors can be strong and long lasting. However, the surface or wear layer is usually the weakest part of the concrete. The near-surface wear layer receives most of the wear and abuse that comes with an active facility. Concrete is a porous material and will absorb oil and chemicals that penetrate deep into the concrete and sometimes the substrate. This will result in contamination of the substrate and/or will cause the concrete to prematurely deteriorate. To increase the life of a floor, an epoxy coating may be the solution you’re looking for. 

Some benefits of epoxy coatings are:

  • systems can have anti-skid texture added in wet areas
  • custom colour matching available
  • increases abrasion and chemical resistant vs. concrete
  • smooth coatings are easily cleaned and maintained
  • fast curing for quick turnaround