Concrete coatings are used to not only to improve its appearance, ease of maintenance, and light reflectance but also to protect it from chemical and physical attack. We also coat it to protect products stored or processed in direct contact with the concrete from contamination caused by dust from the substrate. It is difficult or impossible for any coating to protect concrete if the coating is incompatible with it, or if the concrete itself is in some way weekend, contaminated, or inherently defective.
Polishable concrete overlays are becoming very popular due to their ease of maintenance and beautiful high-gloss finish, especially in high-profile retail and commercial spaces. In space where existing concrete slabs cannot be polished or if the floor has major flaws, such as spalled areas, carpet tack holes and extensive patchwork, they will still show through after polishing. And in terms of decorative options, existing polished floors are limited to the application of topical color. As an economical alternative to polishing imperfect concrete floors, more and more contractors are now installing polishable concrete overlays, not only to hide existing flaws, but also to give them more decorative versatility.
As the economy continues to build steam, the prospect for decorative concrete overlays are looking brighter like never before. The near-term growth potential resides in restoration and remodeling jobs, where customers seek to maximize the value of existing property. Longer-term, flooring contractors can reap rewards bidding on both new construction and remodeling projects. Decorative concrete overlays give new life to worn out existing interior and exterior concrete surfaces. The modern polymer technology makes it easy to give almost any concrete surface, indoors or out, a complete face-lift and at a much lower cost than removal and replacement.
Duraamen's Perdure HBE, high build epoxy coating system has been specified in Los Angeles based Joe's Jeans stores. This floor coating has been used in their retail locations at Garden State Westfield Mall, in Paramus, NJ, Aventura Mall in Aventura, FL, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA and North Park Center Mall in Dallas, TX. These retail stores demand durability, appearnce and value for money in concrete floor coatings. Perdure HBE provides excellent wear resistance, low maintenance and cleaning requirements, and aesthetic, attractive solutions in retail stores. The emergence of premium denim made history in the fashion industry with Joe's at the forefront pioneering the concept of body-specific fits. Over the last decade Joe's has stayed true to it's dedication to timeless style by constantly modernizing wardrobe staples from one season to the next. Today Joe's extends beyond premium denim and includes a casual, chic lifestyle collection for men, women and kids.
The flooring choices for health care facilities vary from polished concrete flooring to urethane concrete flooring systems. Health care facilities include hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric treatment centers, and veterinary care centers. The flooring in health care facilities is expected to be durable, low maintenance and aid in infection prevention. Moreover the floor's decorative qualities have become desirable for a growing number of hospitals that want to achieve sophistacted ultra modern, high-tech appearance.
The advent of latest concrete stains and dyes has allowed for faster and reliable flooring installations and fewer failures, causing an increase in the popularity of concrete stains and dyes as a mainstream flooring option. The tradional look of concrete stains is now feeling the pressure of the ever-chaninging color and pattern of trends generated from the commercial flooring industry.
Stained concrete floors offer a fantastic variety of design possibilities to residential and commercial spaces. Concrete staining requires not only skill but also an ability to understand how to prepare a concrete surface to accept the color. Concrete stains are available in two forms – chemical (acid) stains or water based stains.
Cleanrooms are highly sophisticated buildings that fulfill crucial functions for highly sensitive processes. Clean room design and construction is now a special segment of the building industry and accounts for the specification and installation of an ever increasing amount of interior surface finish material. A clean room is a specialized enclosure that establishes an environmentally controlled space where airborne particles, microbes, temperature, humidity, airflow, and other elements are carefully regulated.