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What is “flat and smooth”?


Two of the most common words we use when describing an upcoming flooring job are "flat and smooth".  But what exactly does "flat and smooth" mean? The foremost rule of thumb when it comes to installed flooring is that whatever you start with is what you finish with - and that goes double for your subfloor prep work!  Whenever it's time to install a new floor into a space, the subfloor (that is, the unfinished flooring substrate...

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What makes a floor “commercial”?


Commercial floors come in a bewildering variety of floorcovering types and styles - carpets, resilients, and specialty hard surfaces all offer selections that are suitable for commercial applications.  Many of the visitors we receive on our website have come here searching for "commercial floors" - but what exactly makes a floor "commercial"?  The answer to that question varies with each available type of commercial floor. Commercial-grade carpet differs from residential carpet in several factors.  The first is...

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Posted October 15, 2014 in Flooring, Carpets, Concrete|1 Comment

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

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|5 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