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Why Acid Etching Is No Longer Recommended as a Concrete Prep Method

The longevity of a coating partly depends on how well it adheres to the surface of the concrete. The best adhesion requires a clean floor, free of laitance and contaminants. Laitance is a weak, milky accumulation of fine particles of cement dust, lime and sand fines on the surface of fresh concrete, usually caused by […]

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How Soon Can You Epoxy Coat Freshly Poured “Green” Concrete?

In floor coating industry jargon, the term “green concrete” refers to a freshly poured and placed concrete mix that has begun to set, but which has not yet fully cured. Standard specifications recommend a minimum 28 day cure period for “green concrete”, before an epoxy floor coating or other resinous system can be applied.  However, […]

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What Are Secondary Containment Coatings?

Within an industrial facility, the system of containing leaks and spills from any chemical storage tanks or vessels is called “secondary containment”. The main goal of having a backup – or secondary – system is to properly isolate potentially dangerous chemical or petroleum spills until they can be cleaned up and correctly disposed of or […]

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Which Floors Should Not Be Epoxy Coated?

The majority of commercial, industrial and institutional floor substrates can be very successfully coated with decorative epoxy or another type of seamless high performance flooring system. However, there are some surfaces that are less suited. Wondering if these flooring systems will work for your particular space? Prior to meeting with a flooring installer, read our […]

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Concrete Floor Marking and Striping 101

Depending on your industry, concrete floor marking and striping can be a critical matter in facility planning. The markings may delineate specific production areas, traffic aisles, walkways, and/or hazardous zones for the protection of employees or visitors. The markings may also be used to help increase efficiency of movement within the facility. OSHA requires specific […]

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New FloroPoxy MVT-24 Primer Increases Flooring Protection Against Moisture Vapor Transmission

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Florock® Polymer Flooring, manufacturer of concrete floor coating systems for industrial, commercial and institutional facilities, and headquartered in Chicago since 1952, has launched new FloroPoxy MVT-24 Primer, an industry-leading, thinner millage solution for high levels of Moisture Vapor Transmission (MVT) in concrete floors. Applied at a maximum thickness of just 23 mils, […]

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Pedestrian Traffic Coatings: Things to Keep in Mind

The most important factors to keep in mind when choosing a flooring system depend on the conditions to which the floor will be exposed. Areas with high levels of pedestrian traffic are no exception. From retail settings to hospitals and educational institutions, facilities with high levels of foot traffic need to be equipped with flooring […]

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Florock® Flooring Launches New FloroEster Line of Vinyl Ester Coatings

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Florock® Polymer Flooring, Chicago-based manufacturer of concrete floor coating systems for industrial, commercial and institutional facilities, has launched its newest family of high performance products, the FloroEster line of vinyl ester secondary containment coatings. Designed for use in some of the toughest environments, FloroEster provides outstanding protection from high concentration substance attack […]

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Commercial Garage Floors & Coating Options

Commercial garages put up with nearly constant vehicle traffic, the movement of heavy machinery, oil and fuel spills, and dropped metal parts that can easily damage an inadequate flooring system. No one wants to be repairing and replacing their commercial garage flooring frequently due to damage caused by daily wear-and-tear, so investing in the right […]

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Our Favorite Epoxy Floor Designs

Epoxy floor coatings are used in a variety of commercial and industrial settings due to their high performance and functional characteristics: strength, durability, ease of cleaning, impermeability, chemical resistance, static dissipative qualities, and more. However, choosing exceptional functionality doesn’t have to mean a sacrifice of aesthetics; at Florock, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, durable […]

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