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A Systems Approach for Architectural Concrete

Creating a concrete surface that can retain its beauty in high-traffic environments and temperature variations can be demanding and filled with challenges. Green Umbrella has refined a systems approach to concrete production to empower professionals to extend the design potential of architectural concrete to a growing range of environments.

New Concrete

GreenIce Cure

The GreenIce Cure™ system is a two-part patent-protected concrete curing solution designed for short cure times, increased abrasion resistance, and adding a high gloss finish that looks like ice!

GreenIce Cure & Polish

GreenIce Cure & Polish™ provides a cure and finish for concrete that stops moisture-related deterioration issues. Concrete failure due to salt, chemical penetration, moisture penetration, and freeze-thaw cycles causes most of the concrete deterioration in the country. The GreenIce Cure & Polish system presents the ultimate architectural concrete floor, providing maximum chemical repellency and contaminant resistance and unparalleled gloss, clarity, and reflectivity sooner than any other finished architectural concrete floor in the industry.

GreenIce Cure & Cap

GreenIce Cure & Cap™ brings together the best of durability and beauty. After the floor has been treated with IceStart™ and IceStop™, IceCap™ concrete sealer may be applied to achieve the same brilliance as a traditional profiled, honed, and polished floor. In addition to the unparalleled high-gloss finish, IceCap adds UV protection and abrasion resistance to the floor with exceptional SCOF readings.

Existing Concrete

Profile. Hone. Polish.

Base Defense

The Base Defense™ system includes products that complement one another. Dry Shield™ increases hardness while reducing porosity in polished concrete floors. Green Umbrella Interior MicroFilm™ is an environmentally friendly hybrid surface treatment that creates a durable, micro-thin layer to seal polished concrete.

  • Requires no rinsing and disposal, will not gel on the surface, and can be allowed to air dry
  • Stands up to heavy abrasion and foot traffic while providing excellent slip resistance
  • pH neutral and does not interfere with the application of concrete dyes
  • Decreases black tire marking from lift trucks and other equipment

Max Defense

Concrete treatments that complement one another and are coupled with the proper mechanical processes for profiling, honing, and polishing to create a winning combination. Max Defense™ includes:

  • Dry Shield™ has one of the highest abrasion resistance levels on the market
  • Shield & Enhance™ has a superior chloride screen
  • Interior Microfilm™ offers a repairable surface layer, making the Max Defense treatment system a team that has you covered

Colorants

ColorFusion

The ColorFusion Defense™ system comprises treatments that create a decorative concrete surface with UV-stable micro-colorants and a neutral gloss finish. With a double abrasive process or with broom-finished concrete, the ColorFusion Defense system can be applied to add color and chemical resistance to any solid concrete surface. It includes:

  • ColorShield™ provides UV-stable color and can be used both inside and outside to beautify concrete
  • Interior MicroFilm™ is an environmentally friendly hybrid surface treatment that creates a durable, micro-thin layer to seal polished concrete

COLOR DEFENSE

Coupled with a properly profiled, honed, and polished floor, complimentary products can create a winning combination for your architectural concrete floor. The Color Defense™ system includes:

  • Dry Shield™ has one of the highest abrasion resistance levels on the market
  • Shield & Enhance™ has a superior chloride screen
  • Interior MicroFilm™ offers a repairable surface layer
  • NanoDye™ colorant for a deep penetrating color that won’t fade

Concrete Products

Green Umbrella products enable designers, builders, and craftsmen to create unique concrete surfaces with various finishes, shades of exposed aggregate, and colors. Other Green Umbrella products have been created to overcome concrete challenges. Browse our library of resources and discover a new world of concrete potential.

Concrete Cure & Cutting

Green IceStart Cure

Green IceStop Fixative

Green IceCap Sealer

GreenCut Cutting Agent

Densifiers & Cleaners

HydroShield

DryShield

Shield & Enhance

Green Clean & Degreaser

DeepClean w/ SlipResist

 

 

Concrete Challenges

Moisture Mitigation

Cracking

Joint- & Curl-Free Slabs

Concrete Repair

Continuing Education Topics

Green Umbrella covers a wide range of continuing education topics regarding concrete production and creation in various environments and addresses numerous construction conditions.

Concrete Floors

Integrally Troweled & Polished Concrete Floors

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The Basics of Profiled, Honed, & Polished Concrete Floors

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Advanced Profiled, Honed, & Polished Concrete Floors

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Mix Design

Expansive Components in Concrete