Diageo Americas chose the site of the historic Seagrams Distillery just south of Baltimore, as the new American home for Guinness; the first Guinness brewery on U.S. soil in nearly 60 years. The new facility houses museum artifacts, a brewery, multiple bars, and a restaurant.
The architect and owner wanted the floors to compliment the historic feel of the structure and reflect the rough and ready Irish tradition, which is the hallmark of the Guinness brand. With the entire facility open to the public, the space needed to be easy to clean and compliant with today's standards.
This specific project called for a floor with a rougher texture, visible repairs, and a worn look. Working hand in hand with the design team and the general contractor, the goal was to refrain from producing an advanced high sheen polish. Repair products from Metzger McGuire and SASE equipment and tooling were used to achieve the final look.
The polished floor project was a success due to thorough collaboration with the design team and the polished concrete contractor's understanding and appreciation of the owner's vision on the finished product.