CPC Floor Coatings Blog

Flooring Options for Today’s Competitive Grocery Store

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jun 28, 2017 7:45:00 AM

The expansion of European grocery chain Lidl into the US starting this June is projected to make the already-competitive grocery industry even more strained. Grocers such as Lidl as well as Aldi and even Walmart’s Neighborhood Market now offer organic products at very low prices, and they’re updating the aesthetics of their stores to appeal to customers who are used to high-end chains such as Whole Foods.

Customers are no longer choosing either quality products or affordability; they’re learning they can expect it all in one store.

If you’re looking to keep your independent grocery store or chain competitive in today’s market, you’ll want to make sure your store looks modern and attractive while also keeping costs down.

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings, USDA Approved Flooring, Concrete Polishing

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

Horse Stall Flooring Option: Concrete with Epoxy

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on May 17, 2017 11:09:28 AM

Do you manage an equestrian center or horse boarding facility? Are you about to build a new horse stall or renovate an old one?

One of the most foundational choices you’ll need to make for your equestrian facility is the type of flooring your stalls will have. While natural soil and wood planks are traditional choices, they can be difficult to keep clean. Wood in particular may begin to smell of urine over time.

Concrete flooring for horse stalls

If your facility already has a concrete slab, you’re in luck—concrete is an inexpensive, durable flooring solution that’s easier to clean than many of its alternatives. It resists damage and requires less maintenance than other options.

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Topics: Epoxy Coatings

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

Advantages of Floor Striping for Warehouses

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Mar 21, 2017 8:03:00 AM

Looking for a simple way to improve efficiency in the day-to-day operations of your warehouse? Floor striping—the application of colored tape or painted lines to mark pathways and work zones—may be just the solution you need.

According to the 5S principles of workspace organization, an effective workplace layout allows visitors (and employees) to understand the room’s workflow at a glance. Carefully chosen colors are one of the fastest and most intuitive ways to communicate this kind of information, and floor stripes are relatively easy and inexpensive to add.

Here are four major benefits that floor striping offers your warehouse or industrial facility:

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Topics: Work Safety

Do I Need Moisture Vapor Control Flooring?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Mar 8, 2017 2:38:00 PM

Does your facility have a moisture problem? Maybe you come in the morning to find a wet or damp concrete floor. Or worse, perhaps you just had your floors done in the last few months and have discovered your new floor coating is already peeling or blistering.

If you’ve already checked for leaks and have controlled for weather-related humidity but are still having issues, it could be that the moisture is coming through the concrete slab itself.

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Topics: Troubleshooting