APF Epoxy Blog

Choose the Right Surface Preparation Method to Avoid Flooring Failures

Posted September 22nd, 2016 by Steve Heskett

Even the best coatings are destined for failure if not applied correctly, as coating performance is directly impacted by surface preparation and absorption rate. Integrity and service will be significantly compromised if the concrete substrate is improperly prepared


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Using Fumed Silica for Thixotropy

Posted September 14th, 2016 by Peter Collins

Fumed silica (also known as pyrogenic silica because it is produced in a flame) consists of microscopic droplets of amorphous silica fused into branched, chainlike, three-dimensional secondary particles, which then agglomerate into tertiary particles


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One-Day Floor? No Odor? No Problem!

Posted August 15th, 2016 by Ray Gutoski

Perhaps the most common request flooring contractors hear from their clients is how to install a floor coating quickly, because they just can’t find the down time to do it.   This request isn’t limited to one type of customer. It could be anyone from a residential garage customer to a food and beverage processing facility and everything in between


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How to Plan and Organize International Floor Installations

Posted August 15th, 2016 by Carlos Santana

As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s certainly the case when it comes to planning and organizing international floor installations.   As Arizona Polymer Flooring has grown in size and scope, and gained an international presence, the company has had to adapt to the many challenges of working outside the U


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