Floors Articles

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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.

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SPLAT! Expressing Creativity With Coatings

When a popular crafts material manufacturer decided to completely renovate its visitor center, one of the goals was to create a fun and innovative lobby and entranceway that would reflect the imaginative spirit of the attractions and interactive exhibits housed inside.

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Coatings Contribute to 1000+ Year Lifespan

How do you construct a concrete temple, walkway, and fountain to last 1000+ years and withstand a 10.0 earthquake outside of Los Angeles? Build to “the extreme,” as Innovative Painting & Waterproofing President Don Dancey described it.