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Watch out for Rolling Loads!


Metal entrance matting systems (like C/S Pedisystems) are extraordinarily durable and long-lasting, but they're not indestructible!  One of the most common problems we're called out to fix are bent and damaged mat rails - and most of the time the damage has been caused by heavy rolling loads. Each style of metal entrance matting has a different rating for maximum rolling loads.  Depending on the specific mat profile chosen, typical rolling wheel load ratings can range from...

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Posted August 21, 2015 in Matting, Entrance Mats, Specialties|0 Comments

Pedisystems Need Cleaning Too!


Everybody knows that Pedisystems by C/S are a good-looking, functional, and durable way to keep your building's entrances clean and safe.  But as great as Pedisystems are, they're not magic - they need maintenance and TLC just like any other entrance matting system! Most people aren't aware that Pedisystems can be lifted or rolled right up out of their recessed well for cleaning.  That recessed well is the secret to a Pedisystem's success - as dirt is...

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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

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