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Is Your Concrete Ready to be Coated?

Posted December 28th, 2015 by Carlos Santana in General Blog

How to determine if it’s the right time to apply a standard thin film floor coating You may have been in this situation: the client is anxious, the installation team is on standby and there’s building pressure to meet a tight timeline. However, you’re unsure if the concrete itself is ready to be coated

 

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The Importance of Hard Samples and Mock-ups with Resinous Flooring Projects

Posted December 28th, 2015 by Ray Fox in General Blog

The importance of providing hard samples or installing an actual mock-up cannot be overstated. They provide owners and architects with vital information including color, texture, thickness, cleanability and other features.   Hard samples offer physical assurance the bid meets the specification/project requirements and also matches what the supplier/installer plans to install

 

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The Importance of Value Engineering in the Floor Coatings Industry

Posted December 28th, 2015 by Peter Collins in General Blog

Value Engineering (VE) is a design approach that, like many innovations, has its roots in a problem that demanded a solution. During the Second World War, all priorities were directed at the war effort and this produced shortages of all kinds, including skilled labor, raw materials and machine parts

 

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How to Test for Excessive Concrete Moisture – The Biggest Cause of Flooring Failures

Posted December 2nd, 2015 by Arif Kalam in Troubleshooting 0 Comments

Concrete moisture is the biggest cause of flooring failures with all commercial projects. Interior concrete floors are subject to possible moisture vapor emission and excessive alkalinity, which can ultimately cause a coating system to fail. Such failures result in multi-millions of dollars in claims and materials replacement charges annually.

 

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