Moisture and Your Floor

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

2020-09-15T17:42:04+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Floor, Materials|

The Best Floor Coatings for Food and Beverage Processing

As the USDA becomes more specific with instructions for professional food preparation, manufacturing and processing, it is important to know exactly what kinds of floor coatings are approved and appropriate for your particular business. Although there are number of manufacturing floor coverings that can meet all the rigorous requirements the National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. [...]

2020-10-16T00:46:36+00:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Floor, Materials|

FAQs – Epoxy Resin Coatings, Paints, and Sealers

Although floor epoxy coating is one of the most trusted and reliable types of commercial and residential floor coatings available, there are some misconceptions about what epoxy floor products are exactly and what they can do. In fact, epoxy resin coatings, epoxy paints, and epoxy floor sealers are completely different products and are used in specific [...]

2020-09-15T16:46:33+00:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: FAQs, Materials|Tags: , , , |

FAQs – What is the Difference Between a Prime Coat and Tack Coat?

There are quite a few people who are unsure about the real purpose of the prime coat and tack coat. In fact, there are many people who believe that a prime coat is only makes the tack coat more adhesive and nothing more. A prime coat and a tack coat actually work much more like a [...]

2021-06-28T11:56:44+00:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: FAQs, Materials|Tags: , |

Quick Guide to Urethanes and Polyurethanes

Many people are unaware of how many urethanes they interact with every day. In fact, some don’t even know that there is a difference between urethanes and polyurethanes at all. Although these two chemical compounds are based on the same core components, these two floor coatings, polyurethane floor coating and urethane floor coating, require very different [...]

2019-06-10T17:40:00+00:00May 27th, 2017|Categories: Materials|

FAQs – Urethane Floor Coating and Polyurethane Floor Finish

Although typically epoxies are one of the most popular floor coatings for commercial and industrial sites, urethane floor coating (or polyurethane floor finish) is still regarded by many as the most reliable and economical choice when it comes to a high-quality floor finish. Because urethane floor finish is better able to resist scratch, impact, and abrasion, [...]

2020-09-15T16:53:01+00:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: FAQs, Floor, Materials|Tags: , , |

Choosing the Perfect Kennel Floor Covering

Housing the animals in your veterinary clinic is an important, often-messy job. Whether they are there for a couple of hours or are your overnight guests, spills, accidents and emergencies can leave your kennels covered in biological material that can cause infections in other patients. It is vital that you choose a kennel floor covering that [...]

2019-06-10T17:40:01+00:00September 24th, 2016|Categories: Animal Care, Floor, Materials|Tags: |

Cracks Kill, Your Bottom Line

How many times have flooring contractors installed a ridged resinous polymer flooring system just to get a call back months later stating that the floor has cracked? The industrial flooring industry, as a whole, has typically taken the costs and responsibility for these crack repairs on the chin, without questioning who is really to blame for [...]

2020-09-15T18:13:06+00:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Floor, Materials|