Floors Articles

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A Floor for the Fading Away: Six Feet Under

When one imagines a funeral home proprietor, “hip” and “contemporary” may not be the first characteristics that come to mind. But Michael Dougherty, owner of Thompson Dougherty funeral home, is just that.

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Putting Out Fires: Rehabilitating a Fire Station Floor

It’s not often that a fire station sounds the alarm, but when the Perth Amboy Fire Department realized how poorly their builder had poured the concrete floor in their new station, they immediately called in the big guns

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Coatings Crew Goes Cold Turkey on Raw Concrete

After offering ridiculous portions of turkey to hungry fair-goers for almost six decades, the stand was in need of an update. The flooring was cracked and damaged, in addition to being greasy and dangerous to work on.

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No Dragged Feet for Floor Fixer Uppers

What do you do when a food facility receives a less-than-par coating? When that happened to a client’s floor on the West Coast, the only thing the client and manufacturer could do was move forward together. The coating system, which was not initially installed correctly and therefore didn’t look right, needed to be fixed.

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Top Shelf Coatings for Japanese Bar

When Tokyo Rhino, a coatings contractor in Japan, got the call for a restaurant floor project in the Kanto region, they knew their exclusive distribution agreement with the U.S.-based Rhino Linings Corporation was the ideal match for the job.

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Hog-Wild for Local Butcher’s Newly Coated Floor

The building was undergoing a bit of a remodel and that included a rehab and some new coatings for their facility’s floor. “It was pretty rough,” Keener said of the floor’s original condition.

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Moisture and Your Floor

Concrete is a very strong, durable material, and it is the primary substrate on which flooring materials are applied. What is well documented but seemingly not well understood are the problems that moisture can cause on a concrete floor that has been coated with non-breathing flooring materials.

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Great Catch for Boston Seafood Facility Floor

The color blue is often associated with the sky, the sea, and several types of fish. It should be no surprise then, that when the owners of Boston Sword & Tuna needed a new floor, they went for something blue there, too. That the chosen floor was also chemical resistant and antimicrobial made it one great catch!

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Spooky Fast Floor for Internet Icon

When Erik Marks got a job to do a custom floor coating for Scottsdale, Arizona-based Spooky Fast Custom Finishing, he did not know the name would also apply to his job timeline.

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Epoxy Floor Sparkles in Artists’ Center

As a part of the transformation of an abandoned public school building into an affordable haven for aspiring artists in the heart of New York City, Imperial Flooring Systems was tasked with installing an epoxy terrazzo flooring system in the entrance and main corridors of the 116-year-old facility.

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Loading Dock Coating Revamp

As a part of the renovation of the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in the heart of Dallas, Texas, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing was called in to assess and rehabilitate many areas of the convention center campus.

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Snack Attack! Food Service Floor Back in Service

With any coatings job, there’s a recipe for success. The ingredients depend on the project, but the general equation is the same. Substrate + Intended Use + Proper Coatings and Application = System Success.

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Fashion Forward Flooring

A Manhattan flooring contractor recently stumbled upon an opportunity to help Dur-A-Flex seamless, resinous flooring make its fashion debut…and find a new niche for his contracting business at the same time!

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Refrigerator Floor...Not for the Birds

The application of an innovative 100 percent solids epoxy coating system, solves all the challenges of one particular project that was up against the clock.