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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

The Best Flooring Option for a Modern Dialysis Center is Resinous Flooring.

The last thing you think about with the mention of “medical dialysis centers” is flooring. When it comes to patients’ comfort and safety flooring is every bit as important as the as the rest of any medical facility. Because ...

By Duraamen, April 18th, 2017

Broadcast vs Troweled Decorative Quartz Flooring. What's the Difference?

What is the difference between broadcast vs troweled decorative quartz flooring?Let’s first answer that question by explaining what a decorative quartz flooring system is. Decorative Quartz flooring is any system in which quartz aggregate is embedded in a resinous ...

By Duraamen, April 12th, 2017

Decorative Quartz Flooring Choices: Epoxy, Urethane, or MMA Resin?

Seamless decorative quartz floors can be used anywhere that durable, attractive flooring is required. Research labs, manufacturing plants, bathrooms, locker rooms, kitchens, restaurants, healthcare facilities, showrooms, garages, warehouses and schools are just a few uses for decorative quartz flooring. ...

By Duraamen, April 1st, 2017

Flooring Options for Public Restrooms

A public restroom, or restroom used by staff and visitors in a large facility or shopping center, must be able to withstand a high amount of traffic and frequent cleanings. For many public areas, the restroom might be the ...

By Duraamen, March 23rd, 2017

Choosing the Right Self-leveling Concrete Underlayment

When you’re dealing with floor coverings like tiles, laminate, wood or resinous coatings, it might seem like the floor covering is more important than what goes underneath it. In fact, there are so many choices for different floor coverings out ...

By Duraamen, March 18th, 2017

How Do Water and Solvent-based Acrylic Sealers Work?

Valued for its durability, structural capabilities and aesthetic possibilities, concrete is a popular material for a wide range of interior and exterior commercial, industrial, residential and infrastructure applications. But whether it is used on a patio or a parking deck, ...

By Duraamen, March 11th, 2017

Protect Your Warehouse Floor with Concrete Coatings

Concrete is durable, there’s no doubt about that. But it will last even longer, and continue to retain its color and gloss, if the concrete is protected with a protective coating. Protective coatings for warehouse concrete floors are either ...

By Duraamen, March 10th, 2017

Moisture Mitigation in Concrete Using a Cementitious Urethane System

When you’re dealing with a moisture mitigation issue in a concrete slab, cementitious urethane systems have a high success rate. When a cementitious urethane is applied correctly, substrate moisture should have no affect on it. Cementitious urethane is also ...

By Duraamen, March 5th, 2017

Polymer Flooring in a Winery

If you’re considering flooring for your winery, first think about the tools of your trade. You probably immediately think of trucks, grapes, pruners, barrels, and bottles. Do you consider the winery floor as a tool? Perhaps you should. A ...

By Duraamen, February 25th, 2017

The Essential Qualities 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 ...

By Duraamen, February 11th, 2017

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 ...

By Duraamen, February 5th, 2017

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 ...

By Duraamen, January 28th, 2017

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 ...

By Duraamen, January 22nd, 2017

Flooring Options for Distilleries

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 ...

By Duraamen, January 14th, 2017

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 ...

By Duraamen, January 10th, 2017

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