SilTanium Corporation has helped Georgia Tech enhance one of the university’s oldest buildings while also improving the safety factor. We accomplished this by modifying the stair treads and employing our DFE process to enhance the coefficient of friction.

The project began with the installation of slip-resistant treads on all stairs. The Georgia Tech construction manager specified the treads and Balco supplied them. The Balco sales representative, Tom Bates of the Robert Bates Company, greatly simplified the ordering process.

After cleaning the steps, we densified the area with SilTanium SentryHard before coating it with SentryGuard to protect from stains and wear. Finally, we diamond-honed and polished the landings and main halls. Once again, we used SentryHard and SentryGuard, then burnished with a diamond pad for a high shine.

To learn more about DFE, SentryHard and SentryGuard for terrazzo, contact your sales and service representative. If you do not yet have a representative, please call 770.387.2728 or email [email protected].