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What Are Epoxy Hardeners and Why Are They Used?

At their most basic, installation of epoxy floor coatings involves combining an epoxy resin with a hardening agent, which are then allowed to react with one another before being applied over a prepared concrete substrate. Depending on the specific system used, the epoxy base resin may be clear or pre-pigmented. Some clear epoxies epoxy resins […]

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Epoxy Floor Coatings vs. Floor Paints

You may have heard the terms “epoxy floor coating” and “epoxy floor paint” used almost interchangeably. When looking at options for a project, a low-cost DIY epoxy floor paint could appear to be an attractive option when compared to a professionally installed epoxy floor coating. With names that are almost identical and some product labels […]

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What is a Fluid Applied Flooring System?

As the name implies, fluid applied flooring systems are applied on-site in liquid form and cured to create a smooth, nonporous surface. Common types of fluid applied systems include epoxy, polyaspartic and polyurethane. These systems can be installed directly onto properly prepared concrete slabs, and are often used in a variety of commercial, institutional and […]

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Corrosion Resistant Flooring – Preventing Concrete Corrosion

While concrete slabs constitute a relatively sturdy, economical flooring substrate for facilities in a variety of industries, untreated concrete is prone to corrosion over time. In this case, the term “corrosion” refers specifically to the deterioration and disintegration of the concrete due to contact with a reactive substance; slab injury caused by a heavy load, […]

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Hangar Safety – The Role of Flooring

From huge military jets and commercial airliners to smaller business aviation and propeller aircraft, airplanes are complex machines that require a great deal of care and caution to handle safely. This extends beyond pilots and mechanics to all hangar personnel that come into contact with, or are in the vicinity of the aircraft. In addition […]

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Florock® Flooring Launches New FloroSurface Underlayment Line

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Florock® Polymer Flooring, Chicago-based manufacturer of high performance commercial, industrial and institutional concrete floor coating systems, has launched its newest family of products, the FloroSurface line of underlayments, offering economical smoothening of uneven, deteriorated concrete substrates, as is required prior to installation of many general service floor coverings. Compatible for use under […]

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Epoxy Flooring with Flakes – Pro vs. DIY

Compared to other flooring systems, epoxy floor coatings can seem at first glance to be a relatively easy DIY project. They’re installed as liquids – not much harder than painting a wall, right? Unfortunately, many laypeople make this assumption and attempt to install their own flooring, only to discover down the line that the quality […]

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Understanding Resinous & Epoxy Flooring Specifications

Manufacturers know best what characteristics a given flooring system possesses: the intended applications and uses of the floor, the manner in which it should be properly installed and how the floor can be expected to perform under normal facility conditions. It therefore makes sense that responsible manufacturers do everything they can to make this technical […]

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Top Commercial Flooring Trends for 2017

Epoxy and other resinous floor coatings are often favored for their durability, strength, easy maintenance, and other functional factors. But when replacing flooring in a given facility, function isn’t the only point to consider; the right flooring system should contribute aesthetically as well, particularly when in an area frequented by guests, visitors, customers or clients. […]

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How Thick Should an Epoxy Floor Coating Be?

A common question for people new to the world of epoxy floor coatings and resinous flooring is: How thick are these coating systems? There’s no one simple answer, because the truth is that there is a wide range of acceptable thicknesses, and proper selection of an epoxy floor coating system takes a number of critical factors, including how […]

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