The Art of Concrete Series

Seek that great infinity look for your auto dealership auto photo booth?  The secret is concrete that raises the floor a few inches to the top of the turntable so the floor and turntable are level.  But it’s not pour and forget, or even just a matter of waiting a day for the concrete to dry.  There is an entire art to concrete … and a lot of materials science. It takes days of careful planning, pouring, grooming, and curing to achieve a floor that both looks great and will last for many years with little maintenance.

EZ360 has overseen dozens of floor installations.  Our staff has decades of experience in both materials science and actual concrete projects from a small studio to massive road projects.

We consult with your contractors on cement and sealant mixes, application, and timing to ensure the long-term floor look and durability.  The discussion includes the type of gravel in the concrete, additives for bonding and color, and many other details.

You may even need to pour concrete twice.  The first time is for the turntable. Many recon centers are located in older warehouses where the floors are cracked, have large open drains, may have buckled, or undulate or have a slope.  Turntables require careful calibration for proper operation.  They must be installed on a flat surface

Self-leveling concrete is typically sufficient to even out small floor surface variations.  This is done before or on the first day of photo studio construction to provide a full day for the concrete to dry.  The turntable can then be laid out and built the second or third day.  The full concrete application occurs after the photo studio is built, including walls, ceiling, turntable, and equipment.

In upcoming posts we’ll take you behind the scene to look at how that infinity look is created.