The first order of business before we can really get our taproom set up is to make sure the floors are sealed and smooth. The previous tenants had carpet over the concrete floor, so they didn't have to worry about this same issue.
We had a number of companies give us estimates on the cost of filling cracks and holes, grinding the concrete to level it and remove existing spots where epoxy was put down, and finally polishing it so we can get it smooth and shiny before we put the sealant down. In the end, we decided to rent equipment and do it ourselves so that we could gain the experience of having done it, save some money, and make sure we could control exactly how much we ground off.
It's entirely possibly we underestimated the sheer amount of labor involved, however. While the end result looks pretty nice, there was a lot of work to get to that point. We're not afraid of hard work, but this did seem like we probably could've been doing something a little more productive instead of constantly grinding the floors.
It is really rewarding to be able to visually see progress as we get ready to open. Hope to see you all soon!