CPC Floor Coatings Blog

Flooring and Concrete Sealers: Which One Is the Best?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jun 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Deciding on the best concrete sealer product can often be a difficult and confusing task. The truth is that no one sealer product is hands-down “best” since they all have their advantages and disadvantages.

Read on to discover what these strengths and weaknesses are so that you can select the perfect concrete sealer for your job’s needs.

Acrylic Floor Sealers

Acrylic sealers are a popular choice for facility managers or anyone looking to seal their floors under a tight budget. Acrylic is relatively easy to apply, and it can be ready to walk on within an hour.

Unfortunately, most of these benefits are only skin deep. Acrylic sealers can wear through quickly because they are thin and not very durable. Applying a sacrificial wax coating can prolong its life, but high foot traffic or industrial settings can wear through this barrier quickly as well. In the end, the money you save could still equal a poor investment unless your environment does not see regular wear.

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Topics: Industrial Floor Coatings

The Best Floor Coating for Your Industry

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Mar 24, 2016 1:37:00 PM

Industrial site owners or managers interested in improving their flooring’s performance while reducing risks associated with their industry would consider an industrial floor coating a sound investment. They can ensure that they get the maximum benefits possible according to their industry by consulting the floor coating recommendations below.

Agricultural Processing, Food & Beverage Manufacturing

If you are a facility that is evaluated by the USDA, then chances are you are required by law to implement a flooring system that can resist microbial growth while minimizing dust and controlling residue.

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Why does an epoxy floor coating bubble?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Mar 4, 2016 9:08:01 AM

Nothing can be more frustrating than investing your time and money into something that seemingly doesn’t work. While epoxy floor coatings have a number of great benefits, including their durability, cost-effectiveness, and array of available colors, they do have the tendency to bubble when not applied correctly.

What causes these unsightly bubbles, and how can they be prevented?

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Topics: Industrial Floor Coatings

How long will it take to repair my industrial floor coatings?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Feb 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Though industrial flooring solutions will last as long as you maintain them well, there still will come a time when these surfaces need to be replaced. Whether you are doing so for cosmetic reasons or to repair flooring with compromised integrity, the amount of time these projects can take will vary.

Here’s the process of what happens when you replace industrial flooring, and how long it might halt regular productions in your facility.

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Concrete Resurfacing Solutions for Industrial Facilities

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jan 19, 2016 10:05:10 AM

If it is time to resurface your industrial facility’s concrete floor, you might be wondering what your options are. When you start the process of choosing the right industrial floor coating for your business, you'll have to consider things like the type of business that runs in your facility, and how much foot traffic there is on a daily basis. Here’s more on the concrete resurfacing solutions available for South Carolina industrial facility owners, so that you can choose the best surface for you. 

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Topics: Industrial Floor Coatings

Choosing The Best Flooring For High Traffic Areas

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jan 12, 2016 11:02:10 AM

Industrial and commercial floors take serious abuse. Daily foot traffic, heavy machinery, large equipment, and constantly-moving inventory can all wear it down bit by bit, eventually causing areas of noticeable damage.

If you are an industrial or commercial site owner (whether it's a retail space, manufacturing plant, warehouse, or another type of facility), then you have the monumental task of selecting a flooring option that can withstand high levels of daily wear and tear. Here are some of the options and their varying levels of suitability:

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Topics: Industrial Floor Coatings

Understanding Electrostatic Dissipative Flooring and ESD

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Dec 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a major profit killer in the electronics industry. Businesses that store, handle, manufacture, or otherwise interact with electronic products on a regular basis run the risk of damaging them when an ESD event occurs. Just the tiniest of ESD shocks — so small that the human nervous system cannot detect it — can be enough to cause harm or completely destroy exposed or under-insulated circuit boards when they are handled by employees.

To combat this danger and plug up a major source of leaking revenue, electronics companies and companies that interact with microchip-enabled consumer products must find ways to prevent ESD events from happening. One of the most comprehensive methods for reducing or eliminating ESDs is by using electrostatic dissipative flooring.

In order to better understand ESD and electrostatic dissipative flooring we've answered several of our most frequently-asked questions:

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Topics: Industrial Floor Coatings, Electrostatic Dissipative Flooring

USDA Approved Floor Coatings: Care and Maintenance

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Oct 26, 2015 8:30:00 AM

In restaurants and food manufacturing facilities alike, your flooring must meet USDA standards to ensure the health and safety of your employees and customers. A simple way to accomplish this for a new or refurbished facility is to install a USDA-approved concrete floor coating.

Once this coating (which may be a specialized urethane or epoxy) has been installed, it will require proper care and maintenance in order to uphold the established standards.

Here’s a quick guide to keeping it in proper working order:

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Topics: Industrial Floor Coatings

Myths About Industrial Floor Coatings

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Oct 19, 2015 12:47:14 PM

As in any specialized field, there are lots of misconceptions about industrial floor coatings. Oftentimes people confuse facts, mix up product types, or just buy into “common knowledge” that is anything but knowledgeable.

To clear up these misconceptions and help people decide if industrial floor coatings are right for their commercial or industrial facilities, here are some of the most common myths about industrial floor coatings dispelled:

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Why should you choose epoxy floor coatings for your workplace?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Oct 5, 2015 11:24:44 AM

Epoxy-2Whether you work in an industrial shop, warehouse, manufacturing plant, commercial garage, or just have a large concrete surface in your facility, an industrial epoxy floor coating can add new levels of functionality and appeal.

Here are just some of the excellent benefits of a professionally applied industrial epoxy coating:

Long-Lasting Protection

Concrete and metal flooring may be hard, but they are not indestructible. Years of foot traffic and supporting heavy equipment can lead to surface-level damage (such as spalling or excessive cracking) or even structural deterioration at a deeper level.

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Topics: Industrial Floor Coatings