My company recently moved into an office, that has an attached warehouse. The warehouse used to be a paint booth, so there is layers and layers of paint and gunk on the floor. It also has a lot of chips, gouges.
We are planning on putting an AC in, and putting heavy (2-4k lbs) circuit board assembly equipment in it. The floor needs to be strong, smooth, and easy to clean.
Af first I thought we should epoxy it, but there is so much gunk I worry it will never stick. Now I'm thinking of renting a floor grinder from home depot, and working on polishing the floor.
The problem is, the people at my local home depot, don't seem to know anything about these tools. I was recommended against the heavy duty edco grinder, and instead told to get a smaller Clark surface maintainer.
Also, home depot doesn't seem to have progressive diamond grit blades to truly polish the floor. If you want to check what my home depot has, the address is 10550 Park Blvd Seminole, FL 33772
I think my best bet is to use whichever grinder you recommend, get the gunk and crap off, then work on filling the cracks and spalling with self lever or filler? Not sure on which to use either. Then to rent the grinder again, and polish/grind it all again.
Looking for any guidance or suggestions. Really can't afford a professional, as the going rate for polishing around here is up to $10 sqft. Our space is around 700 sqft.