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Jeremy Gillespie

Jeremy Gillespie is the President of Carolina Painting Company, which has been serving industries in the Southeast since 1968.

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Epoxy flooring for car dealership showrooms

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Jul 5, 2017 8:21:00 AM

If you manage an automotive showroom, you know that every detail counts when it comes to impressing a customer. A stained, cracked, or aging floor reflects badly on your company and distracts from cars you’re working to sell. An attractive and well-maintained floor, on the other hand, can help create the ambiance you’re trying to create—whether that’s a sense of luxury, elegance, or modern simplicity.

Of course, a car showroom floor takes a lot of abuse over its lifetime, too, having to endure vehicle and foot traffic. So you need a flooring solution that’s both beautiful and durable.  

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings

Metallic Epoxy Floors for Businesses

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Jun 21, 2017 9:48:00 AM

Looking for a unique way to impress customers and make your business’s physical space stand out? A metallic epoxy floor coating will transform a boring concrete slab into an attention-grabbing work of art.

Offering all the practical features of regular epoxy flooring (such as high durability and longevity), these specialty coatings use pigments and other additives to create a number of visual effects, including:

  • A satiny, metallic shimmer
  • Glitter or reflective quartz-like flakes
  • Two-toned swirls or ripples for a 3D water effect
  • Subtle, multi-color tones that look like polished marble
  • Bold patterns that look like galaxies or moon craters

Colorful, high-contrast designs can dress up a science center or art gallery, while a subtle shimmer can add elegance to a high-end car dealerships, salon, or premium retail center. No matter what pattern is created, the floor still maintains a smooth, high-gloss surface.

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings

How paint and floor coatings can make your parking garage safer

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Jun 14, 2017 10:31:00 AM

Ever walk through a dark and dingy parking garage at night? It’s not a situation most of us feel safe or comfortable in. But if you manage a parking garage as part of your academic campus, medical facility, or shopping center, keep in mind that the state of your garage directly affects how secure your customers or clients feel when visiting you!

You want to keep the people who patronize your business safe. A simple renovation step that can improve the perceived and actual safety of your garage is to apply new paint and a protective floor coating. Here’s why it makes a difference:

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Topics: Work Safety, Industrial Floor Coatings

Epoxy Flooring: a Practical Solution for Pet Shelters

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Jun 7, 2017 7:27:00 AM

Everyone loves stories of homeless dogs and cats finding their forever homes. When you manage a pet shelter, you know how rewarding this is—but you also know the many, many hours of hard work that go into caring for animals to make these stories possible.

Running a pet shelter is difficult work on many levels, and you want your facility to make it easier to keep pets happy and healthy.

If your pet shelter facility already has concrete flooring, an epoxy coating can be a cost-effective flooring solution with many practical benefits. Here’s how epoxy flooring can make your job just a little easier:

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings

Wet vs. Dry Concrete Polishing

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on May 24, 2017 3:46:49 PM

Concrete polishing is an efficient and economical way to beautify and strengthen a concrete floor. Not only does the attractive shine improve the floor’s aesthetics, but the mechanical process of grinding and smoothing the floor actually increases the concrete’s strength.

There are two major methods for polishing: “dry” and “wet.” Though similar in principle, there are a few differences, and each offers distinct advantages.
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Topics: Concrete Polishing

USDA-compliant floor coatings for coffee roasters and craft breweries

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on May 3, 2017 1:34:04 PM

Though humankind has been enjoying coffee for centuries and beer for millennia, recent decades have seen a renewed interest in the small-scale production of both. If you’ve always wanted to venture into the world of small-batch coffee roasting or craft brewing, now’s a great time to do it!

There’s so much that goes into preparing a microroasting or a microbrewing facility, not the least of which includes making sure your building complies with USDA regulations.

If your building already has a concrete floor, an epoxy or urethane coating is a simple and effective flooring solution that will help you stay in compliance.

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Topics: Urethane Coatings, Epoxy Coatings, USDA Approved Flooring

Epoxy Flooring for Commercial Dog Kennels

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Apr 18, 2017 9:41:00 AM

If you run a commercial dog kennel, pet hotel or other boarding facility, you know the challenge of keeping dozens of dogs happy and healthy at a time, AND giving pet parents peace of mind about their fur babies.

You’ve already got your hands full with the day-to-day activities, so you want your facility’s design to make your life easier, not harder. When it comes to flooring, an epoxy coating can be a great ally in keeping your facility clean, sanitary and cheerful.

Here are four benefits of epoxy flooring for dog kennels:

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings

Better than Paint: 3 Colorful Industrial Floor Coatings

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Dec 30, 2016 9:49:00 AM
Are you looking for a colorful way to brighten up your warehouse, retail space or clinic? Does your production floor need marked pathways to improve the traffic flow of people and machines?

Most of us are familiar with the concept of simple paint or even just colored tape. However, there are an array of floor coating options that not only provide beautiful color, but will protect and enhance the performance of your floors as well.

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings, Concrete Polishing