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Polishable Concrete Overlays

Polished Concrete Floors are becoming extremely popular worldwide. Many property managers are taking out their existing floor covering like VCT, Ceramic Tiles, Linoleum, etc., and replacing with polished concrete floors. During the process of removing existing floor coverings, the ...

By Duraamen, May 28th, 2018

Polyaspartic

Is Polyaspartic Coating Better than Epoxy or Polyurethane Coating?

Unless you are a resinous flooring professional or a chemist, it can be hard to differentiate between Polyaspartic, Epoxy or Polyurethane coatings. In many resinous flooring projects they are combined in a flooring system. Each one of these resins ...

By Duraamen, October 15th, 2017

Polished Concrete Floors in Chicago

Cities all over the country, and indeed the world, are putting a premium on sustainability. Materials for use in new construction and in home remodels in Chicago are being examined more closely by both the builder and the homeowner. The ...

By Duraamen, July 9th, 2017

Stenciled Concrete for Pool decks, Patios and Driveways

Stenciled concrete is a great option for pool decks, patios and driveways.How can concrete become brick? Or be turned into fan-shaped cobblestone? Or have your company logo “painted” on? The answer to all of those questions is stencils. Stenciled ...

By Duraamen, May 26th, 2017

The Importance of Seamless Flooring in Medical Offices and Hospitals

Seamless flooring systems based on epoxy, polyurethane, MMA and/or polyaspartic poyurea are a great choice for a Medical Office or Hospital. In a hospital or medical office, the floor is possibly the most important piece of “equipment.” There’s no ...

By Duraamen, May 13th, 2017

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Resin-based Flooring Systems

When you’re talking about floors, MMA does not refer to “mixed martial arts” but it does mean a flooring system that is just as tough. Methyl Methacrylate resin based flooring systems offer that are quick to cure and extremely versatile. MMA stands for ...

By Duraamen, December 24th, 2016

The Benefits of Polyaspartic Coatings

There comes a point in any flooring job where the floor needs ...

By Duraamen, December 15th, 2016

Urethane Concrete Coatings for Bakery Floors

Commercial bakeries need flooring that varies throughout the workspace. Duraamen’s ultra-tough urethane concrete flooring products provide for every need in your kitchen.Heat-resistantFirst, a bakery needs tough flooring to withstand high temperatures from ovens. The floor must be protected from ...

By Duraamen, December 12th, 2016

Behind The Bar Flooring Systems

In the photos of these floors, it is easy to see that the concrete surface is discolored, chipped and flaking away. ...

By Duraamen, December 12th, 2016

Surface Prep to Restore an Old Concrete Floor

Surface prep to restore an old concrete floor removes old material and prepares the substrate to receive the new coating. This is a key part of how to restore an old concrete floor. Resurfacing old concrete is a cost-effective way ...

By Duraamen, December 1st, 2016

Seamless Flooring for Meat & Seafood Processing

Imagine a truckload of shrimp being processed in a room with a cracked, chipped floor that was hard to clean. Yuck! Safe food handling starts with the floors and walls of the facility where it’s being processed, and seamless flooring ...

By Duraamen, November 28th, 2016

The Use of Resinous Flooring Systems in Dairy Plants/Factories

Dairy facilities have unique needs when it comes to flooring. Milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream are all made from the same product but have very different handling needs. Pasteurization creates high temperatures while ice cream handling results in extremely ...

By Duraamen, November 23rd, 2016

How to specify Concrete Floor to be Polished?

So your client has decided they want a concrete floor? How do you specify the concrete floor to be polished? You can’t just say, “Pour concrete and then polish it.” As more architects specify polished concrete for both residential ...

By Duraamen, November 13th, 2016

A Texas Nutrition Store Uses Metallic Epoxy Coatings

Total Nutrition has an image to live up to…Right in the name, it says that their products cover “total” nutrition. When the owner of a Total Nutrition store in Fort Bliss, Texas, redid their floor, they wanted to give an ...

By Duraamen, November 9th, 2016

White Polished Concrete over Gypsum-based Underlayment in Seattle, WA

A white polished concrete floor resurfacing over gypsum-based underlayment proved to be the perfect flooring solution for a high-rise residence in Seattle. Gypsum-based underlayments are used in construction for a variety of reasons. It is easy to prep for use, ...

By Duraamen, October 30th, 2016

Self-leveling Cement Floors in Offices Spaces

It can seem that there are too many possibilities for flooring for a large office space. Older buildings have used carpet, but that is falling away as people have come to realize that carpet stains easily, must be cleaned and ...

By Duraamen, October 22nd, 2016

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