PRESS RELEASE: H.J. Martin and Son named to RetroPlate Elite Team

PRESS RELEASE: H.J. Martin and Son named to RetroPlate Elite Team

Posted on July 17, 2014 by

Innovative concrete polishing system increasingly called for in construction specs

Green Bay, Wis. – H.J. Martin and Son, already a certified applicator of the RetroPlate Concrete Polishing System®, has been named to the RetroPlate Elite Team.  There are more than 7,889 known floor-polishing companies in the United States, and H.J. Martin is only the ninth to achieve Elite Team status.  The designation qualifies H.J. Martin for national accounts that specify the RetroPlate System®.

Increasingly called for in building specifications, the RetroPlate system® is a chemically reactive concrete stabilizer that enhances concrete density and hardness, allowing the floor to be finished to a high cosmetic, marble-like sheen.  Retail environments are moving in the direction of polished concrete due to its uniform finish and color, along with the ease of maintenance, that provide a suitable long-term flooring solution.

“With the increased demand for concrete polishing, we are pleased to have been hand-picked to offer this high-end solution,” says H.J. Martin Project Manager Tim LaSure, who oversees the RetroPlate program with assistance from Tom Feuerstein.  “I believe it’s the most maintenance friendly product in the marketplace today.

“Built on customer satisfaction, RetroPlate certification required extensive, up-front training on our part.  We were happy to make the investment because we see this as an excellent complement to the array of services already offered by H.J. Martin.”

The RetroPlate Concrete Polishing System® creates a highly abrasion resistant, dustproofed, polished and very aesthetic floor that is easy to clean and water-repellant.  Other benefits include increased floor hardness (by up to 400%) and light reflectivity, a sealed surface and LEED qualification.  All that is required to maintain a RetroPlate floor is a dust mop, water and detergent.

Multi-faceted in its use, the RetroPlate System® has been utilized in a number of industries and facilities, including: arenas, automotive, commercial, educational, industrial, manufacturing, medical, office, residential, restaurants and retail.

The RetroPlate System® can be used in multiple ways, including:

  • New, bare concrete
  • Old, deteriorating, dusting floors
  • Dull, rough, pitted or raw-looking concrete
  • When overlays, toppings or expensive recoatings are required
  • When a marble-like, hard-shell, maintenance-free finish is desired

With the lowest per square foot life-cycle cost of any floor covering or coating, the RetroPlate System® saves money in both the initial installation and in future maintenance/labor costs.

“We are excited to promote H.J. Martin and Son to the highest level of certification at RetroPlate, which is the nationwide Elite Team,” says Michael Clarke, RetroPlate executive director.  “With their long history of quality work, we believe they are an excellent fit for the high standards we set to be acknowledged as a master craftsman via the Elite Team.  We look forward to a long partnership.”

A member of the Concrete Polishing Association of America, H.J. Martin additionally is certified in the usage and application of the Ashford Formula densification system.

Based in Provo, Utah, Advanced Floor Products in 1996 began searching for a way to solve the long-standing issues associated with traditional treatments.  Out of that quest the RetroPlate Concrete Polishing System® was born, and more than 150 million square feet of concrete around the globe since has been treated with the product.

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