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Epóxico vs. Concreto Teñido – Qué Solución de Pisos es la Mejor?

Desde escuelas y hospitales, hasta concesionarias de autos y fábricas, las diferentes industrias requieren cualidades y rendimiento de los pisos en sus respectivas instalaciones. Cuando es hora de un nuevo piso, normalmente los sistemas epóxicos y el concreto oxidado y pulido entran en consideración. ¿Cuáles son las diferencias? Concreto Oxidado y Concreto Pulido El oxidado […]

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¿Qué Pisos No Deben ser Recubiertos con Epóxico?

La mayoría de los sustratos de pisos comerciales, industriales e institucionales pueden ser recubiertos exitosamente con epóxicos decorativos u otros tipos de sistemas de pisos monolíticos de alto rendimiento. Sin embargo, existen superficies menos adecuadas. ¿Se pregunta si estos sistemas de pisos funcionarán para su espacio en particular? Antes de ir con un instalador de […]

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¿Por Qué Mi Piso Epóxico Tiene Burbujas?

Cuado aparecen burbujas en un recubrimiento epóxico recién aplicado, el culpable más común se llama “desgasificación”. La desgasificación es una condición del lugar que permite al aire o gas del sustrato de concreto escapar en exceso y causar ampollas, cráteres, burbujas u ojos de pollo. Condición Temporal A diferencia de la transmisión de vapor de […]

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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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Why Does My Epoxy Floor Have Bubbles?

When bubbles appear in a freshly applied epoxy coating, the most common culprit is something called “outgassing”. Outgassing is a site condition that allows air or gas from the concrete substrate to escape in excess and cause blisters, craters, bubbles, or pinholes. Temporary Condition Unlike moisture vapor transmission (MVT), which can be a more serious […]

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What is Dew Point and How Does It Affect Floor Coatings?

Dew is the condensation of moisture you see on grass in the morning, on a bottle that was taken from a cooler or refrigerator on a warmer day, or the fog on the bathroom mirror after a shower. As you’ll recall from school science classes, the dew point is the temperature to which air must […]

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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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Solvent-Based vs. Water-Based vs. 100% Solids Epoxy

Epoxy resins are used broadly in many types of concrete floor finishes. Epoxy floor coatings offer a range of benefits, including: Long term durability Long lifespan Exceptionally customizable in color and appearance Flexible installation to accommodate the needs of specific facilities, including: Moisture vapor transmission (MVT) mitigation Acid, alkali and chemical resistance Slip resistance Static […]

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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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