Ashford Formula seals masonry, concrete, and other portland cement based materials into a mass that is solid, rather than porous. Its penetrating quality provides deep sealing that is effective for the life of the concrete. This creates a floor surface that will be easy to clean and maintain.
Ashford Formula's chemical densifying action hardens and strengthens within the concrete mass, protecting against deterioration.
Ashford Formula produces a floor that is resistant to traffic. Rather than eroding, the floor surface actually self polishes. The more the floor is used the better it looks.
Hard Shell Surface Finish:
Ashford Formula produces a permanent hard shell, marble-like finish and sheen on smooth steel toweled concrete surfaces.
Ashford Formula combines with the concrete salts, locking them permanently within the concrete. Since these salts are the normal cause of concrete dust, the surface remains dust-free.
Significantly Reduces Tire Marks:
Tire marks from forklifts are a major problem on many warehouses floors, especially those treated with acrylic and other coatings. When the concrete itself is integrally sealed, hardened and densified with the Ashford Formula, tire marks are dramatically decreased if not totally eliminated. If superficial tire marks do occur, they can be quickly and easily removed.
The Ashford Formula is an effective curing agent when applied immediately after the finishing operation. It stabilizes the surface, and minimizes crazing. It also ensures that the concrete will meet or exceed its design strength.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
A. Directly after treatment
No surface film or coating is present to peel or blister.
The floor should have a normal clean look or a slight gloss. Floors with broomed or rough-texture finishes will not produce a sheen due to the textured surface finish. Use caution to protect the floor as stains may still occur during the first 6 to 12 months. Routine detergent scrubbing will lighten and leach out stains as the sealing process completes.
B. After 12 months, with a good maintenance program:
The floor should have an attractive low satin sheen. The surface should be hard-shell. Most foods and liquids should not penetrate the surface.
Scrub the floor often. The abrasion polishes the floor and enhances the shine. Ample water used with routine detergent scrubbing will accelerate the sealing process.
Use a neutral to high-pH detergent void of sulfates and hydroxides (caustic soda) to clean the floor. Acidic cleaners or sweeping compounds will dull the appearance of the surface.
Clean spills quickly. Highly concentrated acid may etch the surface if left in contact with the floor. Foods such as mustard and grape juice may leave a residual stain if not remove immediately.
Keep a good oil emulsifier on hand to clean up oil, grease, or fats.
Painting or striping can be done at any time. Consult the paint manufacturer for recommended preparation of the floor.
Waxing or coatings with other products is neither necessary nor recommended.