The Formula One System
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NEW! AIA DES Online Module
Architectural Concrete: Ground & Polished with Integral Color, Dyes and Stains
What is ground & polished concrete? This in-depth introduction explains the basic principles behind the process. The module addresses LEED project qualifying, slip co-efficient, coloring systems and maintenance.
What lies beneath?
Concrete floors are one of the most enduring (and ubiquitous) elements of the built environment. Known for their toughness and longevity, these useful floor surfaces have been tiled, carpeted, paneled and overlaid with a myriad of faster-wearing materials that add cost to the project and require higher maintenance and replacement for years and decades.
There is a better way, a more sustainable way and that is to utilize the concrete that is already there. By renovating older existing concrete floors, you have the opportunity to not only contribute to environmental stewardship, but also to create an enduring, low-maintenance floor that is simply beautiful.
The Scofield Formula One Polished Concrete System gives you the tools you need to restore and literally transform existing concrete floors into a truly sustainable part of your overall building plan.
What does ground & polished concrete look like?
Indoor Environmental Quality -
IEQ 4.2: Low emitting materials - paints and coatings
SCOFIELD Formula One Lithium Densifier MP, Liquid Dye Concentrate, Guard-W and Finish Coat contain low or no VOC's.
Materials & Resources -
MR 1: Building reuse - Maintain existing walls, floors and roof
Existing structural concrete floors can be colored, polished and sealed which could contribute to achieving this credit.
LEED data sheets (PDF)
SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Lithium Densifier
SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Guard-W
SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Finish Coat
SCOFIELD® Formula One™ Liquid Dye