Floors Articles

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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.

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Heavy Duty Stains Equals Aggressive Prep

When Industrial Flooring Specialists arrived on the scene for a coatings job at a machine shop in New England, they found a concrete floor that was stained and in need of some serious surface preparation

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Transformed Brewery Floors

When an abandoned Colorado Springs, Colo., elementary school needed a facelift, Tom Behunin and his eponymous construction company were ready to tackle the job of helping transform the nearly-century-old structure into a revamped, multi-use center complete with a unique anchor tenant.

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Three-Alarm Coating Emergency

Surface preparation is a vital part of all coatings jobs. Without a properly prepared surface, even the best coating system can and will fail. Industry veteran Pat Sicilia of Industrial Flooring Specialists has seen many jobs over the years where poor surface preparation has led to coatings failures, but one in particular stands out. Sicilia and his crew were recently called in to rescue the floor of a fire station in a major city in Florida.

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Mine Facility Floors: A Diamond in the Rough

Building a facility over a coal mine is tricky business, a balance of sorts. The facility must be very durable, since it is to be used 24 hours a day by hundreds of workers. But it will also have a shorter shelf life, which is dependent on the coal excavated from under ground. So the facility will shine bright for a few years and then burn out. It’s an odd balance, but it has been achieved in at least one mine facility in Western Pennsylvania. Arguably, without the use of epoxy on the floors, it wouldn’t have been possible.