5 Factors to Consider When Coating Commercial Flooring

5 Factors to Consider When Coating Commercial Flooring

The broad spectrum of commercial operations brings in numerous factors to consider when it comes to concrete surface prep and coating, some factors are unique to the coinciding industry or even the business itself. But there are also matters that are universal to...
How Do You Repair Concrete Surface Defects?

How Do You Repair Concrete Surface Defects?

Perhaps you didn’t notice the defect until well after you put the finishing touches on your new concrete surface, or maybe a slab of aged and worn flooring that has picked up some imperfections over the years but isn’t quite ready for a new installation. Whatever the...
What to Look for in a Concrete Dust Extractor

What to Look for in a Concrete Dust Extractor

Dust from crushed or ground concrete contains a hazardous particle known as crystalline silica. This particle is especially hazardous to those working in concrete surface preparation and everyday concrete worksites. Many workers in these industries risk exposure to...
Why You Must Clean Concrete Surfaces Before Preparation

Why You Must Clean Concrete Surfaces Before Preparation

The cleaning step is one of the most important measures you can take when preparing a surface for installation or renovations. Yet, it’s not uncommon—even for professionals—to have missteps or even skip this step altogether, especially if the surface appears clean to...
Concrete Slurry Management in 2021

Concrete Slurry Management in 2021

Slurry is a hazardous liquid that often results from wet polishing concrete surfaces with abrasive tools. While it’s more than a simple nuisance—sometimes utilized for floor repair, like filling air bubbles in concrete surfaces—slurry is still a danger to the...
When to Use a Power Trowel on Your Concrete Floor

When to Use a Power Trowel on Your Concrete Floor

Power trowels are primarily used in surface preparation to apply smooth finishes to concrete slabs. This machine has assisted professionals with concrete surface work for over several decades and continues to evolve with the times. Not only can you use a power trowel...
Should I Shot Blast or Grind My Concrete Surface?

Should I Shot Blast or Grind My Concrete Surface?

Before getting into the specifics of each approach to surface removal, you should first note that grinding is not universally preferred over shot blasting or vice versa. So, there is no one blanket answer to the question: Should I shot blast or grind my concrete...
Indoor vs. Outdoor Surface Prep and Coatings

Indoor vs. Outdoor Surface Prep and Coatings

Whether you’re talking about excessive UV exposure outside, poor ventilation inside, or issues with maintaining a consistent temperature for bonding, there are a plethora of potential influences that can affect the final outcome of your work. While the goals remain...
How Moisture Can Impact Your Coating and Surface Prep

How Moisture Can Impact Your Coating and Surface Prep

Moisture is among the greatest enemies of a quality surface preparation project. At its worst, it can cause you and your team to waste precious time and resources as you work to undo the damage done. What’s worse, left unchecked, coating pitfalls from moisture may...
4 Tips for Safe and Effective Surface Preparation

4 Tips for Safe and Effective Surface Preparation

From equipment hazards to dangerous chemicals and harmful dust, there are a plethora of dangers present in the surface preparation industry. Taking the time to understand the proper precautions and operating procedures may help you avoid serious injuries and diseases....
5 Things You Should Do to Prepare for Floor Removal

5 Things You Should Do to Prepare for Floor Removal

The clank and scrape of metal against tiles, the buzz of grinders, and the hum of a power trowel as it polishes your finished product – you can picture the whole job from removal to completion. But, what about prior to floor resurfacing? If you’re relatively new to...
Flake/Resin Floor System Comparison

Flake/Resin Floor System Comparison

When it comes to garage floor coatings, there are a lot of options and a lot of different results you can achieve.  From flake to resin designs the options are limitless. Once you have figured out what you would like your end result to look like, or hope to look...
The Benefits of Mechanical Wet Polishing

The Benefits of Mechanical Wet Polishing

Wet polishing is the oldest known method of concrete surface prep, dating back to the early 1900s. It wasn’t until the 1990s that dry polishing was introduced to the industry, and it happened by accident. A polishing contractor left his new crew to do a job, assuming...
A Guide to Shot Blasting

A Guide to Shot Blasting

Shot blasters may be used for a number of reasons in concrete surface prep. You may have a small surface area that a large grinder cannot sufficiently prepare, you may be looking to smoothen out your concrete floor, or maybe your surface requires the removal of only a...
Must-Have Equipment for Concrete Surface Preparation

Must-Have Equipment for Concrete Surface Preparation

Starting your surface prep project with the right equipment will do more than help you complete the job. Prepping concrete correctly from the get-go will boost your efficiency and ensure you don’t have to do extra work or, in some cases, backtrack. In this post, we’ll...
Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Concrete Surface Prep

Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Concrete Surface Prep

The right approach to polishing, coating, or repairing your concrete floors will prove to be a worthy investment in functionality and aesthetics. But before you can start, you’ll need to be thorough in preparing your surface or risk the project backfiring on you....
Your Concrete Coating FAQs Answered

Your Concrete Coating FAQs Answered

Concrete is a popular flooring choice across every commercial industry and for a variety of home projects. Ensuring that you’re using the right concrete floor coating for the job is critical  – both for your budget and for the sake of the lifespan of your floor....
5 Things You Should Know About Polished Concrete

5 Things You Should Know About Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is the go-to choice for a wide range of commercial flooring endeavors. You can find it under your feet at hospitals, schools, department stores, and just about any location seeking a near-permanent flooring solution and attractive shine. In fact,...
A Technical Guide to Concrete Coatings

A Technical Guide to Concrete Coatings

Concrete can make for strong and long-lasting surfaces and flooring. But it’s not without its pitfalls. Exposure to chemicals, traffic, heavy equipment, and even harsh weather can wear down even the highest quality concrete if left untreated. The right coating can...
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