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What Is 3D Epoxy Flooring?

While the term, “3D Epoxy Flooring”, may occasionally be heard around commercial construction sites, individuals outside the industry may well wonder what this new flooring trend is all about. After all, the average user or building occupant typically thinks about floor surfaces in terms of length and width, that is, two dimensions or “2D”. However, […]

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Industrial Floor Paints: The 411

Nothing takes quite the beating in an industrial or commercial facility like the flooring. Durability, abrasion resistance and traction are common needs for any hard working operation. The flooring has to be able to withstand both pedestrian traffic as well as traffic from forklifts, dollies, and other types of equipment. Then there are the specific […]

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Common Concrete Surface Finishes

Concrete is one of the most common flooring substrates used in commercial and industrial buildings. Its durability, performance, and lifespan can be virtually unequalled, if it is: Poured and placed correctly, with the right concrete mix and curing process for the situation Properly finished for the specific type of facility Cleaned regularly and well-maintained Leveling […]

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The Debate between Hard Flooring and Raised Flooring in Data Centers

Raised flooring has been a staple in data centers for years and was installed in at least one or more rooms in nearly all first generation facilities. The raised design was intended to provide the space needed for cooling and cabling for power and communications, with easy access to all elements. In recent years, however, […]

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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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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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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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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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