It all began when Gibbs worked with Wilderness Supply in Winnipeg to refinish a floor as the company’s third retail store. Along with Tim Wintoniw, Store Manager and Rick Shone, Store Chain Owner, Gibbs developed the final vision for what the space would become. Read about this new location for Wilderness Supply
The floor had over ¼’ of different coatings and build-up on a cracked surface. While one color was the choice, the cracks were kept as part of the wilderness character. 62 hours of grinding got the floor down to concrete and a stainable surface, after which more hours of prep were applied. Then came two coats of Concrete Resurrection WRC Charcoal decorative concrete stain all over the area. Next, a custom 6 foot logo for Wilderness Supply was engraved near the entrance, followed by Concrete Resurrection Inside Acrylic and Concrete Resurrection Floor Finish in enough coats to get a high sheen.
The Wilderness Store management and owners were extremely pleased with the end result of the facility and invited all contractors to a private open house on April, 2012. “It was an awesome event. To be able to meet new people and see the finished floor with the displays was wonderful. The guests had a lot of compliments on the floor which were great to hear.” Gibbs said.
He added, “I want to add a special Thank You to Team Engrave-A-Crete – Brandon, Debbie and Steve – who were very helpful with my million questions and tech support.
Plus, I would like to give a huge Thank You to Rick Shone, (Store Chain Owner) and Tim Wintoniw (Store Manager) of the Wilderness Supply in Winnipeg for giving me the opportunity to work with them on this project. If you’re in Winnipeg please come by and check them out at 42 Speers. “