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Retail

Under Armour is rapidly expanding with retail outlets across the world. The bold and dynamic store designs are aimed to keep visitors entrenched in the shopping experience. At the same time functionality was one of the main design features of the flooring requirements. Long-term durability and easy to maintain was the reason for selecting polished concrete.

Lythic polished concrete products offer a complete flooring solution with unique colloidal silica technology. The 100% reactive silica ensures the concrete is chemically hardened prior to the mechanical polishing process that takes place.


Dentist Facility

The outline for this project was hygiene. The floor needed to be easy to clean and stain resistant when chemicals are split. Lythic SPD Protector offers premium stain protection without looking like a coating has been applied. SPD Protector is a silica polymer dispersion that chemically bonds to polished concrete. The floor was only polished to approximately a 400 grit resin bond before SPD Protector was applied.


Office Space

Dunelm Mills is a homeware retailer across the UK with over 100 stores. The new head office facility was inspired by sustainable construction methods. Polished concrete was one of three flooring finishes presented to the client. After a life cycle cost analysis was broken down, polished concrete was the clients preferred choice.


Retail

Under Armour is rapidly expanding with retail outlets across the world. The bold and dynamic store designs are aimed to keep visitors entrenched in the shopping experience. At the same time functionality was one of the main design features of the flooring requirements. Long-term durability and easy to maintain was the reason for selecting polished concrete.


Grocery Store

Marks & Spencer is one of the leading grocery stores in the UK. They are well known for high quality and innovation. A nationwide initiative was undertaken to remodel the flagship locations with 100% sustainable solutions.


Medical Facility

The private medical facility was a complete retro fit of an existing building. The existing floor was in bad condition after the VCT tile was removed. A cementitious half inch overlay was used to re-level the entire floor. After a complete 7 stage grind and polish using the entire Lythic polished concrete system. Densifier, Protector and Cleaner.


Fast Food

The design team for the Noodle Bar required function, durability, low maintenance in addition to creating a floor that did not look too industrial. They wanted people to feel comfortable during the eating experience.


Retail

The exterior of the strip mall was designed to have an exposed aggregate finish. After seeing samples of a heavy grind the architect decided a ground exposed finish would be easier to maintain than a chemically exposed surface.


Retail

Under Armour outlets have extensively used polished concrete as the flooring surface of choice. The urban industrial feel works well for the theme of the stores at the same time as providing function and durability. Keeping the stores operational with minimal maintenance is important to retail outlets.


Commercial

Ikea is one of the original European companies who engaged with polished concrete in the early 90’s. With stores world wide they have a vast understanding of what to expect from a polished concrete floor. Lythic Solutions is working at multiple levels throughout the Ikea contracting stages to continue the high standards the stores expect.


Retail

This retail chain has used polished concrete for several years. Recently the design team have chosen to renovate the older floors with a deep clean, protect and burnish. A honed finish was decided upon rather than a high gloss finish.


Fast Food

Starbucks is rapidly expanding into the Chinese market opening flagship stores in multiple major cities or close to tourist attractions like this location new Disneyland Shanghai.


Fast Food

Mechanically exposed polished concrete is part of the new look for Starbucks locations in China. The design team find the floors attractive and easy to live with.

Lythic polished concrete products are available in concentrated formulas which makes them cost efficient to be shipped anywhere in the World. The pure 100%
reactive colloidal silica offers a more sustainable solution compared to traditional densifier such as sodium, lithium or potassium silicates.


Fast Food

The construction was unique with precast polished concrete panels being used for the floors and walls. A polishable overlay was used with oversize white aggregate that was ground and polished off site. The wall and floor panels where then fixed in place before a final clean and polish.


Office Space

The office space was designed with sustainable efficiency goals to reduce environmental impact including long term energy consumption.

Large windows, white eco-friendly paints and reflective polished concrete allow this space to use low energy led lighting. The floor was sealed with Lythic SPD Protector to minimize future maintenance from potential staining. Regular daily cleaning is undertaken with Lythic Cleaner.


Grocery Store

The original floor was polished more than eight years ago with Lythic SPD Protector used to protect the floor and Lythic Cleaner for general maintenance.

The floor was cleaned with black pads and Lythic Cleaner before Lythic SPD Protector was reapplied and high speed burnished. With continuous cleaning the floor should offer another eight years of optimal performance.


Grocery Store

During the construction stages the owners decided they did not like the uncolored floor as it looked to industrial. After multiple samples Lythic Pro-Dye was chosen to add color during the polishing stages.

The floor was densified using Lythic Densifier both before and after the Lythic Pro-Dye to lock in the color. Lythic Protector was used as final protection for the floor. Cleaned daily with Lythic Cleaner and buffed dry.


Office Space

Ziba is a design firm who specialize in contemporary and ergonomic design. Big-box brands to new company startups work with Ziba for their imaging, designs and concepts. The floor needed to reflect the clean cut image of the company.

Polished concrete complimented the artistic surroundings. Many clients have commented on the floor when they visit their offices.


Educational

The university was a LEED gold project. The Alumni Center receives over 30,000 visitors on their tour programs each year in addition to the students who walk the halls and use the facilities daily. A durable dust free polished concrete floor that offers low maintenance and function exceeded the expectations of the client.


Restaurant

The restaurant overlooks a golf course which hosts corporate events and weddings. The contemporary space has to withstand food and drink stains for several hours before cleaning is possible.

The floor was densified three times during the grinding and polishing stages to reduce the capillary size and harden the surface as much as possible. Lythic SPD Protector was than applied and high speed burnished.