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How to Choose an Industrial Floor


When considering new flooring for your industrial space, there are many different factors to account for.  Warehouses, airplane hangars, electronics factories, and commercial kitchens may have very different specific requirements, but they all need a floor that can withstand the demands of everyday life in your industry.  Some of the most common factors that clients use when selecting a floor are: Overall installed cost (not just material cost!) Durability against the specific stressors in their particular environment Aesthetic appearance...

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Posted May 21, 2014 in Flooring, Concrete, Specialties|1 Comment

What are Acrovyn Corner Guards?


Acrovyn corner guards are the sort of specialty commercial building product that you don’t usually notice – until they’re missing!  Take a closer look the next time you’re in an office building atrium, hotel lobby, or even apartment building entrance, and you’ll see the difference.  Commercial buildings that handle medium to high amounts of traffic usually will employ a protective system to keep the corners of their walls intact and looking good – and those that...

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Posted April 21, 2014 in Specialties, Acrovyn Corner Guards|0 Comments

Tufted Loop vs Knob: Grizzly FX or Kermode?


Clients often ask us what the difference is between our Grizzly FX and our Kermode entrance matting – and the short answer is that Grizzly FX is made using a tufted loop construction, and Kermode is made using a needlepunched felt construction.  But what does that actually mean? What’s a tufted loop? Tufting is the process of creating carpet matting on specialized multi-needle sewing machines.  These large industrial machines use several hundred needles to simultaneously stitch hundreds of...

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Posted April 2, 2014 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Six Reasons Why Epoxy Floors Fail


Epoxy floors are a great solution for special-purpose commercial and industrial floors that need a seamless barrier between the work environment and the subfloor below.  Depending on the specific formulation and composition, epoxy flooring can be used to provide an environment that meets specific hygienic needs, resistance to acid and industrial chemicals, durability to wheeled and forklift traffic, waterproofing, and more.  But like most professional specialty products, it requires a great deal of care to properly...

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Posted March 17, 2014 in Flooring, Concrete, Specialties|8 Comments

Backings: The Flip Side of Matting


When choosing about entrance matting, most people only think about the front side – but what about the back?  The backing of an entrance mat can have just as much of an impact on the performance and service lifespan as the face, and it’s a difference that most people aren’t aware of! As entrance mat experts, we get asked questions about our products every day by clients looking to make the best choice for their needs and...

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Posted March 6, 2014 in Matting, Entrance Mats|4 Comments

Custom Inlaid Logo Matting: How It’s Made To Last!


Creating a custom logo mat requires both artistry and technical precision; Source Floor’s computer-controlled custom cutting table enables us to achieve outstanding results in both categories! The mechanical marvel behind our Logo Mat Program, our CNC cutting table allows us to custom-design inlaid logos for nearly any of our products. From premium Grizzly FX and our exclusive indoor-outdoor Kermode product, to Duromat spaghetti matting and even Pedisystems, there’s almost nothing this big guy can’t take on....

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Posted December 17, 2013 in Matting|0 Comments

Acrovyn Wall Protection and Corner Guards


One of the most common issues commercial and institutional clients approach us with is the need for wall and corner protection. In areas where durability against impact damage is needed – whether from hospital beds, unruly shopping carts or anything in between –Acrovyn products by C/S Construction Specialties are the best way to prevent damage to your building’s walls and wall edges. Protect Your Space, Preserve Your Good Looks Protecting your space against impact damage doesn’t mean you...

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Posted November 4, 2013 in Flooring, Carpets|0 Comments

Trade Show Exhibition: Don’t Forget the Flooring!


Prospect or Passer-by? Winning new “fans” of your business or products when exhibiting at a trade show takes planning. Show organizers create the opportunity and the environment, but it’s up to each exhibitor to get creative and develop a noticeable presence on the floor. Even if your purpose for exhibiting is to recruit new staff, or to network within your industry, a strong brand presence and eye-catching display will always leave a lasting first impression. With a comprehensive...

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Posted October 17, 2013 in Flooring, Carpets|0 Comments

Performance Comparison: Grizzly FX Custom Entrance Matting Vs. Rental Matting


We’ve all walked into a business and been welcomed (in the loosest sense of the word) by a haphazard path of bunched-up, curled up, soggy-looking matting. Almost invariably, these mats will carry the logo of a uniform company or general services company providing rental entrance mats. Custom entrance matting created using Source Floor & Specialties’ exclusive Grizzly FX material is superior to rental matting in a number of important ways. Not only does custom entrance matting represent...

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Posted September 18, 2013 in Matting, Entrance Mats|0 Comments

Polished Concrete: A Diamond Sheen That’s Always Green


In spaces where a dramatic, modern look is desired, where coatings or traditional flooring products aren’t the right solution, or where environmental sustainability is a key factor, polished concrete is a premium alternative worth a serious look. A Diamond On The Rough Because concrete makes for an extremely hard surface, it takes something even harder to cut and grind it – diamonds! In conjunction with a non-toxic chemical hardening agent, the tools used in creating a polished concrete...

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Posted August 30, 2013 in Concrete|3 Comments

Solution Dyed Nylon Carpets


In spaces where it seems like only a hard-surface flooring solution makes sense – whether due to high traffic, frequent soiling and spills, or constant sunlight exposure – don’t count out carpet just yet.  Solution dyed nylon carpets can match many of the resilient properties of hard surface flooring, with all of the advantages of carpet: low maintenance costs, improved sound dampening, high levels of comfort and safety and, of course, good looks! Solution dyeing: the carrot...

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Posted August 7, 2013 in Carpets|0 Comments

Ivanhoe Cambridge Make a Wish Golf Tournament 2013


We were proud to once again be a Hole Sponsor for the annual Ivanhoe Cambridge Make a Wish Golf Tournament on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.  We were fortunate to enjoy such beautiful weather this year - which certainly makes fundraising easier! We'll be contacting the winner of the draw for our free logo mat shortly - perhaps we'll see you there next year!

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Posted July 25, 2013 in Entrance Mats, Event Sponsorship|0 Comments