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Attracting New Lessees With New Floor

It seemed like an easy enough project: Recoat an existing 2,600-square-foot (241.5 m²) pockmarked floor. And indeed it was, except for the extremely stringent codes and directives from the client, a pharmaceutical company that wishes not to be named.

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Brewing a New Floor in the Midwest

In the Midwest, beer rules. So when a large and popular Midwestern brewery needed a new protective floor coating in one of its production facilities last winter, time was of the essence.

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On Tap at Brewery: New Floors in 3 Days

This hopping brewery has a super-stylish, 2,000-square-foot (185.8 m²) tasting room where patrons can sample its aroma-driven, flavored-focused craft beers. But in the meantime, they’d need to cook up a newly coated floor for the bottling/canning room!

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The Events Must Go On: Coating Canadian Venue

According to Jeff Kennedy of Applied Coatings and Restoration, the relatively new building was showing substantial cracking throughout the concrete concourse ring above the arena floor and also in the ticketing and main entrance area. “The concrete deck was extremely cracked; it looked like a road map.

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Tour-Ready Floor at Meat Production Facility

The floor needed to have high wear resistance, impact resistance, ultraviolet (UV) stability, and thermal shock resistance. It needed to counter pooling water and be nonporous. It was a tall order, and on top of all of that, “in a facility that’s surrounded by glass, it needs to look its best at all time,” Winters elaborated.

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Car Accident Clean Up on Luxury Hotel Floors

“The accident happened late in the evening, and they were trying to make sure guests were unaware of what happened, so we had to try to get everything put together as quickly as possible,” Dumas said. “The damage was pretty extensive, and everything had to get cleaned up pretty quickly because they had guests that were there.”

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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.