Customer Name: Mauro’s Cafe, Walker Development

Customer Location: 372 Union Street Ashland, Massachusetts

Customer Needs: A serious renovation of the back-end of a soon-to-be cafe

Under a strict deadline, New England Floor & Wall was tasked to install a food-grade flooring system over an existing floor that had seen better days. Along with the installation of the floor, NFW was requested to renovate the integral cove base to meet FDA regulations. Given these parameters, NFW recommended a self-leveling urethane flooring system.

Scope of Work:

  • Mobilize preparation of the existing substrate
    • Existing quarry tiles were flashed with crack filler prior to preparation
    • Approximately 275 square feet of removed quarry tiles were in-filled with 100% solids epoxy mortar material to eliminate any elevation deviations that would have remained in the floor
  • Diamond grind entire floor with an industrial floor grinder
  • All edges and areas too small to be prepared with an industrial floor grinder were completed using hand grinders
  • All drains and metal grate houses had to be set and “built” prior to the installation of the epoxy mortar, which allows the flooring system to be flush with the final coat
  • Install ships cove base around existing quarry tile to eliminate the fear of water traveling
  • Once completed, NFW performed a final vacuum before flooring system installation was mobilized
  • Install self-leveling urethane mortar
    • This step had silica sand broadcast until the floor rejected additional sand
      • This process increases the strength of the floor while providing a slip-resistant surface
    • Install a 100% solids epoxy seal coat


With less than a week to have the project completed, New England Floor & Wall successfully completed the task of finishing in just three days, allowing the contractor to continue along with their schedule with no hiccups.


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