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Back in March one of our contractors completed a Centry TuffTRACK concrete polish installation at a 15,000 square foot Loftwall facility in Dallas, Texas. The before and after pictures of this project can be seen on www.centryconcretecare.com/processes. I received a call from the facility manager a few months later and they wanted us to come back and stain the bathrooms and top with our (ISG) Integrated Stain Guard. It was a small job and decided to do it myself and make a weekend out of it. As I was finishing up the men's room, I accidentally knocked over a red solo cup full of concrete stain onto the previously polished showroom floor and did not notice it for at least 15 minutes. Once I looked at the spill I figured either I was gong to be redoing a 5,000 square foot showroom or our (ISG) Integrated Stain Guard had even greater stain blocking properties than we previously thought. During the testing phase of this product we primarily focused on repelling food acids, dirt, grime and oils because those staining agents are very common where polished concrete is specified. Looking back, it would have been a powerful demonstration if Centry (ISG) blocked a product that's actually chemically engineered to stain concrete. Hence, the Accidental Stain Test was born.


The material was BEHR 100% acrylic dark grey concrete stain and it dwelled on the polished concrete surface for at least 20 minutes before I could wipe it up. I got a water dampened rag and wiped up in stain and to my surprise we had ZERO stain penetration. It wiped up in less than a minute and looked like the day it was polished. This lead me to recreate this scenario in a lab and as predicted it was repeatable. I added my findings to our stain test result flyer. As chemists and product developers we try to think of everything but always miss something. The Accidental Stain Test was just that and reminds me of the James Joyce quote. "Mistakes are the Portal to Discovery"


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At Centry Concrete Care our mission is to design and manufacture Versatile Concrete Polishing Systems. Our versatility is showcased by our unique and revolutionary concrete slab densifier called RESTORE. So you ask - What is so unique and revolutionary about it? Well for starters its the only concrete polishing densifier on the market that can be applied using mechanical auto scrubbers. This benefit immediately opens up a huge opportunity for contractors to increase speed and reduce installation costs. How did we do this? We manufacture our silica nanoparticles from raw materials and this allows us to design and formulate differently. We can keep the liquids stable in ambient air and will not thicken or harm the auto scrubbers application and vacuum mechanisms. The end result is the most versatile concrete slab densifier available. If you have a small job use the pump sprayer option, a large job use an auto scrubber, enormous job use autonomous auto scrubbers! Save time, Save money, Increase Speed and Increase Shine with Centry Concrete Care. The choice is yours.


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Ever been in this scenario? You have a concrete polishing job on Monday in Minneapolis and got invited to go ice fishing up in Brainerd on Friday. To save time, you went ahead picked up all the polishing material on Thursday. On the way home you got distracted by your wife calling to make sure the garage gets cleaned before you leave. This unannounced request triggered a frenetic pace and plain forgot to take the pails out of the truck. By Sunday, you are now the proud owner of a $2000 block of ice that has no use other than holding the corners of your pop up fishing hut down from the wind. We knew there had to be a better way.


At Centry Concrete Care our mission statement is simple. Innovate chemistry - Improve technology. Another example of that is the cold hard fact our concrete cleaners, densifiers and guards remain stable if they happen to freeze. That is why we call this chemistry FREEZE GUARD. We are unique in the fact we manufacture our own silica nanoparticles from raw materials. This allows us to manufacture our products differently which opens up a world of possibilities. If your Centry Concrete Care CLEANER+, RESTORE densifiers or (ISG) INTEGRATED STAIN GUARDS ever freeze, just let them thaw and reuse as if they were brand new.


Centry Concrete Care will never leave you out in the cold.


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