CPC Floor Coatings Blog

What to Do When Your Industrial Concrete Floors Crack

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jun 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Concrete floors are bound to crack over time. They cure, and then they settle, sometimes resulting in a cracked surface or slab.

Once a crack exists, it can be worsened by other routine activities and common events. Things like moisture seeping into the cracks, exposure to oils or chemicals that contaminate or corrode the floor, poor cleaning due to existing cracks, and vehicles driving over the cracked surfaces will all aggravate cracks in a concrete floor.

There are many reasons why concrete floors crack. The important thing is that when it happens, you know what you should and should not do. 

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Topics: Concrete Polishing

4 Things Most Flooring Contractors Won't Tell You About Floor Coatings

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jun 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Don't you hate it when you don't have all of the facts? What's even worse is when you ask a question to get the facts, and then you get a roundabout answer that doesn't really answer the question.

We hate that, too — which is why we always try to be direct with our customers at CPC Floor Coatings. We want you to not only have accurate information, but also complete information. That's why we're sharing four facts that are often withheld from customers on the hunt for floor coatings.

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Topics: Insider

3 Maintenance Tips for Your Milking Parlor Floor

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jun 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to the milking parlor of a dairy farm, sanitation is essential. Achieving the level of sanitation and safety that a milking parlor requires calls for careful maintenance.

There are three practices that every dairy farmer should be incorporating into his or her floor maintenance routines in order to ensure that the milking parlor is a safe and sanitary place.

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Topics: Work Safety, Industrial Floor Coatings, Concrete Polishing

Is Polished Concrete Flooring a Good Idea for an Apartment Complex?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jun 15, 2020 1:10:37 PM

Concrete flooring isn't just for industrial facilities, factories, and home improvement stores. When polished, concrete floors take on a glass-like appearance that not only looks beautiful, but also holds up to things like foot traffic — even high heels and pet claws!

Due to its unique durability and aesthetic appeal, polished concrete flooring just might be the perfect flooring for your apartment complex.

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Topics: Concrete Polishing

4 Myths About Epoxy Floor Coatings

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Apr 16, 2020 11:49:54 AM

Even people who know a lot about flooring can easily be misled by half truths about epoxy. If you're considering new flooring or a flooring makeover for your commercial business, it's important to be properly informed.

That's why we're tackling some commonly believed  myths about epoxy floor coatings. By the end of this article, you'll be in a better position to make the best flooring decisions for your facility.

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings

What Gym Floors Need to Keep Up with Activity

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Apr 14, 2020 10:50:25 AM

Think of the hard work people put in when they go to the gym and exercise. There's a lot of lifting, pressing, pulling, pushing, and striding that goes into a full-body workout. All that work impacts the body. It may exhaust it temporarily, but eventually, these activities strengthen it. That's why people keep going back to the gym.

Now think of a gym floor. It endures the same activities, but a floor cannot be expected to go through a process of strengthening while it is being used. It must already be strong enough to hold up to the activity placed upon it. Better yet, a good gym floor will not only withstand the toll gym enthusiasts take on it — it will actually support their endeavors.

Epoxy is great for gym floors because it does just that. Don't just take our word for it, though. Let's look at all the things your gym floors experience on a daily basis, and you'll quickly understand why epoxy gym floors are an ideal solution.

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings

What happens when you use epoxy and urethane together?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Apr 8, 2020 2:19:20 PM

People always want to compare epoxy floor coatings to urethane floor coatings.  What are the pros and cons of each? Which is better? 

What many people do not realize is that epoxy and urethane can be used together to create a durable, long-lasting floor for your industrial facility. Let's take a look at how it works.

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Topics: Industrial Floor Coatings, Urethane Coatings, Epoxy Coatings

How to Achieve the Right Aesthetics for Your Urethane Floor

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Apr 3, 2020 2:24:00 PM

As a general flooring contractor in South Carolina, we most often see urethane floor coatings applied for two primary reasons.

  1. To improve the floor's functionality (ie. durability, chemical resistance, longevity, etc.)
  2. To improve the floor's aesthetics

In today's blog, we want to talk about the aesthetic appeal that a urethane floor coating provides and how to achieve the look you desire for your floor.

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Topics: Urethane Coatings

5 Facts About Urethane Cement That Make It Great for Flooring

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Mar 4, 2020 9:46:15 AM

Sometimes companies try to sell you on their product or service by telling you about all of the benefits it provides. That's great, but sometimes it's better know the actual facts about a product. 

If something is supposedly durable or long-lasting, you want to know what it is about the product that makes it so. Otherwise, you might be skeptical of the validity of such claims.

In today's article, we're explaining exactly what it is about urethane cement that provides all of the benefits you've heard about. Let's dive in. 

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Topics: Urethane Coatings

6 Flooring Challenges Dairy Farmers Face... And the Solutions!

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jan 23, 2019 1:56:00 PM

It's no surprise that cows are a dairy farmer's main concern. After all, if dairy farming is your livelihood, then it's important to take care of the animals that produce the main ingredient of all dairy products.

However, cows are not the only essential part of an effective and efficient dairy farm. Flooring is a major component. The right flooring can lay the groundwork for successful farming, and consequently, the wrong flooring can introduce serious problems to your farming. 

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Topics: Work Safety, Industrial Floor Coatings, Urethane Coatings