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Understanding Floor Slip Resistance Standards

Preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace is one of the most critical priorities of every employer. Concern for the potential victims and their families, along with possible financial costs, are the stuff of managers’ nightmares. Unfortunately, slip or trip and fall events continue to rank high on the list of worker injury causation year […]

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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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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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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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Installation Advantages of Pourable Epoxy

If you’ve been considering different flooring systems for your facility, epoxy floors consistently offer a number of benefits over other flooring options. A highly decorative, top performing alternative to more expensive luxury vinyl or natural stone flooring, epoxy arrives at the installation site as a series of liquids. Floors created with fluid-applied, pourable epoxy offer […]

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Mechanic Shop Flooring – Creating a Safe Environment

Mechanic Shop Flooring – Creating a Safe Environment Vehicle maintenance areas, such as mechanic shops and auto body shops, have some intense requirements when it comes to their flooring. There are a range of different facilities that require garage flooring, including dealership maintenance areas, independent commercial repair garages, vehicle maintenance chains and franchises, governmental and […]

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Choosing a LEED-Compliant Industrial Flooring System for Your Facility

More and more, LEED certification is a topic that comes up when discussing building construction. Environmentally friendly building materials and sustainability are becoming increasingly important to many facility owners, so it’s not surprising that virtually every aspect of the building process, including the materials, can be carried out to green specifications. Flooring is no exception, […]

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Consider Cementitious Urethane Floors for Food Safety

The commercial food safety practices within the United States have been in the news recently. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an astounding 48 million people are affected by foodborne illnesses in the United States each year, which translates to 15 percent of the American population. Around 4,200 people are […]

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Care and Maintenance of Industrial Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy flooring and other seamless commercial, industrial and institutional systems provide durable surfaces that are not only attractive, but also very simple to maintain. With just a few steps, keeping a facility’s resinous or epoxy flooring investment in top condition is easy and inexpensive. A regular schedule of routine sweeping and occasional light scrubbing will […]

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Advantages of Cementitious Urethane Over Common Quarry Tile

When considering the many aspects of successful facility management, having the right high performance floor might be easily overlooked. However, a well-selected, quality flooring system is one of the most important investments a business can make. Any industrial, commercial or institutional facility desiring a sanitary, low-maintenance flooring solution will appreciate the benefits of cementitious urethane. […]

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