CPC Floor Coatings Blog

Jamie Gillespie

Jamie is vice president of Carolina Painting Company and of the CPC Floor Coatings division.

Recent Posts

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

A Guide to Urethane Cement

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Nov 14, 2018 1:58:00 PM

Urethane cement creates a durable and professional commercial flooring solution that lasts for decades.

If you're looking to improve or replace your traditional concrete flooring with a tough, chemical-resistant alternative, here's what you need to know about urethane cement.

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Topics: Urethane Coatings

2 Quick Tips for a Successful Urethane Floor Installation

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Oct 10, 2018 11:38:00 AM

Urethane is an excellent floor coating option for commercial and industrial projects alike. A few coats of polyurethane protects an industrial manufacturing facility’s floor, providing a smooth durable finish that has superior resistance to corrosion, abrasion, and chemical exposure.

When applying a urethane coating for any project — be it DIY or a professionally-installed industrial floor coating — there are certain maxims to keep in mind. Pay attention to these two key tips for installing a urethane floor coating in order to get the best results possible:

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Topics: Urethane Coatings

Why Epoxy Floor Coatings Are Ideal for Residential Garages

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Aug 6, 2018 9:12:49 AM

Typically, a garage's design is not a homeowner's top priority. Even lower down the priority list is the garage floor. But installing the right kind of residential garage floor coating comes with many benefits.

Epoxy is an excellent floor coating option and the the one we recommend for residential garage floors. Here's why: 

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings

Advantages of Epoxy Flooring for Data Centers

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Apr 25, 2018 9:40:00 AM

We know how important environmental control is for data centers—from carefully regulated air temperatures and humidity levels to two-roof systems to prevent the possibility of leaks onto sensitive equipment. Whether you’re building a new facility or transforming an outdated data center to meet today’s standards, you’ll want to invest in flooring that helps control the environment and protects equipment.

If your facility has concrete flooring, installing an epoxy coating is an economical option that offers several major benefits:

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings