One of the big challenges in developing a product like Agri-Rok is the age-old dance of form versus function.
We wanted to be able to offer a concrete overlay that would not only protect floors from a wide array of damaging conditions like thermal shock, chemical attack (and in the case of pigs, snout attack) and heavy wear, but would also set super fast and be self-leveling so there was a chance of getting it smooth before it set. Another function needed to be the ability to lay it down without a lot of specialized knowledge or equipment.
Amazingly, Agri-Rok has been able to deliver.
But there has been a cost. Some of the very qualities that make Agri-Rok so desirable also tend to make it more hard-working than pretty.
Anyone in the business of selling a product they're rightfully proud of has a hard time admitting there might be some cons to the pros, but there it is. Our big "con". It's not the floor you'd choose to grace your Better Homes & Gardens' prizewinning foyer.
Unless, of course, you tend to powerwash your foyer with a blend of chemicals that makes bleach look like bubblebath. Unless you've spent a considerable amount of precious time trying to keep your foyer from cracking, crumbling, etching or getting scraped away by the daily wear and tear of household activity. Then you'd be thrilled with Agri-Rok because it would look a whole lot better than anything else you'd been working with before.
Given the condition of the concrete it was designed to repair, a finished Agri-Rok pour looks spectacular. But it's not shiny. It doesn't lend itself all that well to coloring (the dense mixture has a tendency to reject pigment). And it sets so fast there really isn't much opportunity for nit-picky floating.
So if you're looking for pretty, Agri-Rok might not be the product for you. But if you're looking for something that won't be crumbling, cracking, chipping and generally falling apart after of a year or two of rugged conditions, that's what this hard-working stuff was designed for. It might not work out for your average dance floor, but it eats silage wear for breakfast.
And in the end, doesn't that make it's form just as great as it's function?