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Essentials of a good floor coating system

As a general rule, the required properties of a floor coating cannot be met by a single coat. Typically three or four coats that have been balanced with each other are necessary for a long term performance of the floor coating system. The various coats in a multi-coat system can be designated as follows:1. PRIMER - its functions are:to act as the basis of the multi-coat systemto provide adhesion between substrate and coatingto ...

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How to reduce VOC in Floor Coatings?

Floor coatings are semi-finished products (intermediates); the end products are the floors on which these coatings are applied. The general public has a negative information about floor coatings because organic solvents (VOCs, which stands for volatile organic solvents) are emitted into the atmosphere when floor coatings are applied. In the past, most of the floor coatings produced in the world were solvent-borne. In the United States, EPA and various local government organizations are limiting the ...

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Renovating Concrete Floors with Polymer Flooring Systems

There aren’t very many flooring options for an industrial facility. Think about what the floors in any typical plant or manufacturing facility would have to endure: forklift traffic, trucks driving on it, heavy equipment getting dropped on it, corrosive chemicals from the manufacturing process as well as cleaning. Renovating concrete with polymer flooring helps solve these problems. Even a hand tool getting dropped on a plain concrete floor can lead to a chip, while ...

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Polished Concrete Floors in Fort Lee, NJ using concrete micro-cement

New Jersey has been known as an industrial haven for some time now. It’s also gaining a reputation for fine apartment buildings, as residential development is on an increase. Polished concrete floors in a Fort Lee, New Jersey, high rise apartment are just one of the examples of concrete flooring being put to use in upscale residential developments. An April 2016 news report (http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2016/04/top_10_developments_going_up_in_jersey_city.html ...

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Flooring options for a Distillery

Most distilleries have their own secret recipe for turning grain into spirits and aging it just right. The best flooring for a distillery, however, is no secret. If your distillery, whiskey, for instance, is doing each step of the process yourself, you will spread wet barley on the malting room floor to germinate. Then the grain will be dried in high-temperature kilns. The malt will be finely ground in mills, then mixed with very hot ...

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Seamless Flooring Options for Wineries

Winery owners who have thought things through know what the best flooring for a winery is. Between crushing acidic grapes by the ton and heat sterilization, to the retail/tasting areas that must be visually appealing, flooring for a winery must meet many specific needs. “Crush” happens after the grapes are harvested. The crop is moved in to the crush room using forklifts and heavy machinery. Mechanical presses crush the grapes to remove the juices ...

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Seamless Flooring Options for a Dog Washing Facility

If you own a dog washing or dog grooming facility, a floor is one of the first investments you’re going to have to make in your business. Similar to the needs of a hair salon, a dog grooming floor must stand up to repeated sweeping and mopping and must be easy to clean in between visits from your four-legged clients. Even if you’re not in the dog grooming business, there is reason to ...

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What are the Flooring Options for a Food Facility Washdown Area

Take a look at the California Retail Food Code Section 114268, where it talks about the requirements of flooring for a food facility: ". . . the floor surfaces in all areas in which food is prepared, prepackaged, or stored, where any utensil is washed, . . . shall be smooth and of durable construction, and nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Floor surfaces shall be coved at the juncture of the floor and wall with a 3/8 inch ...

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