Other: General Blog

Pros & Cons of Concrete Dyes

In the world of architectural concrete, your coloring method can have a major impact on aesthetics and longevity. So how do you know if concrete dye is the right choice?

 

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A Message From Dean about Concrete Moisture

My experience with concrete moisture problems began in the early 1990s when I was still a concrete coatings contractor. I often saw polymer flooring contractors experience moisture failures, and in an attempt to escape liability, would tell the building owner there was a problem with the concrete that could not have been foreseen...

 

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A Message from the New President & CEO

I’m extremely honored and excited to serve as the president and CEO of Arizona Polymer Flooring. I grew up in this business, and my heart is in the business. I’m committed to staying true to the principles my parents founded this company upon, and I’m eager to find new ways we can improve the customer experience and enhance our concrete coatings and flooring systems...

 

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Acid Stains vs. Concrete Dyes

Acid stains and concrete dyes are great tools for contractors installing decorative concrete. But with so many variables in each project, how do you know which coloring method to use?

 

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An Overview of Four Concrete Remediation Systems

Concrete moisture is one of the biggest issues facing today’s flooring contractors. If you’re installing low permeability flooring over concrete, you need to gain as much knowledge on the topic as possible. However, one of the challenges you’ll encounter is that many “experts” have differing opinions on concrete moisture remediation. Personally, I think that’s a good thing...

 

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Avoid Common Mistakes When Selling and Installing Metallic Flooring Systems

Metallic flooring systems offer a slick and modern touch to residential and commercial designs. Restaurants, night clubs, sporting venues and garage floors are among the areas ideal for this unique, 3-D look. Yet given the originality, artistry and performance demands, it can be easy to miscalculate the client’s expectations and get sidetracked down a negative path

 

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Installing Urethane Mortars

Installing urethane mortars can be a tricky, even in perfect conditions. When adding in extreme heat or cold, you’ll likely experience some big challenges. So how do you ensure these installation projects are successful in any condition? Read on.

 

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Benefits of Urethane Mortars vs. Epoxy

If you work in the industry of concrete coatings, you are probably aware that choosing the correct system for a flooring project can be the deciding factor in the success or failure of a project. Certainly this is the case when we are talking about the critical needs of any floor that will be subjected to extreme conditions.

 

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Bidding Tips When Renovating Existing Interior Flooring

When bidding on a project with an existing flooring system, it can be difficult to put a firm number on it because there are many unknowns to consider. Review these quick tips and scenarios to ensure you and your customer are getting a fair rate.

 

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CASTORCRETE News & Video

Thank you, everyone for the inquires about our new urethane mortar system CASTORCRETE ™. Your response has been amazing. Recently, we produced a video demonstrating the step-by-step installation process of our CASTORCRETE ™ RT-B System, which is just one of 5 available systems within the CASTORCRETE ™ brand.

 

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Concrete Coating Curing Tips for Hot Weather

The dog days of summer are upon us, and we all must remember that the higher temperatures and humidity can dramatically change the way our coatings behave. I know what you are saying: “I know all of this, I have been putting down coating for years.” That’s true, and so have I, but every now and then I’m still surprised at how fast a coating cures when it is 105 degrees...

 

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Concrete Professionals: Bringing Value to Customers, Establishing Realistic Expectations

As concrete repair and protection professionals, how do we bring real value to our customers? This is an important question we need to ask ourselves from time to time. I am a big believer that the best value we can bring is us! Our expertise! We do it day in and day out, probably on every job we set foot on

 

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Considerations for Non-Slip Floor Coatings

Of the many responsibilities that a contracting company takes on when it accepts a floor coating job, none is more important than designing for safe footing once the area has returned to service. There are two basic, long-term objectives the contractor must meet when considering non-skid options...

 

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Diamond Grinding as a Method of Surface Prep

In and of itself, concrete surface preparation seems fairly straightforward. Just make the existing surface ready to receive a new flooring system. Simple, right?

 

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Diverse Use of Resinous Flooring Systems at Sporting Venues

Over the past decade, resinous flooring and architectural concrete surfaces have secured a foothold in sporting areas. And why shouldn't they? Our products are attractive, durable and easily customizable to fit the design needs of each venue. Here’s a quick look at where these resinous flooring products are most effective...

 

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Epoxy Freeze: Product Acclimation

Our technical representatives often provide on-site project support to our customers. This is especially crucial when problems arise. Our job is to diagnose and provide solutions to get our customers back to business as usual. This is the first of a four story series of troubleshooting and prevention blog posts.

 

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Flooring for The Food & Beverage Industry

Food and beverage processing facilities are among the most challenging environments for both polymer floor coatings and the contractors who install them.

 

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Get Projects Completed Faster with the Highly Versatile Polyurea 5100

Flooring contractors are consistently challenged with completing their projects faster and with less disruption to the working environment. In some cases, a methyl methacrylate system could be specified to shorten the project window, but that can lead to issues with odor, safety and special handling of the material

 

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How to Address Moisture Testing in Your Contracts

As a flooring contractor, you’re not responsible for moisture in the concrete slab. However, you could be held responsible for any damage caused to the floor coating that you installed, as well as any associated damages, if you did not test for the presence of moisture prior to the coating’s application in order to determine its suitability for coating or covering

 

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How to Choose the Right Flooring System for an Auto Service Shop

New Facility or Remodel?

If the facility is new, you’re in good shape. If this is for an existing floor, you’ll need to address its condition. Is it coated? If so, what condition is the coating in? Are going to remove the coating? ...

 

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