CPC Floor Coatings Blog

Breathing new life into old floors for regional development

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Sep 20, 2017 4:21:27 PM

Over the past several years, our area has experienced a good deal of economic growth, even while other parts of the nation were recovering from the Recession.

At times, the demand and opportunity for new businesses has outpaced the availability of new commercial properties, so some savvy economic developers have turned to re-purposing existing buildings, such as abandoned mills and factories. Re-using sturdy historic buildings is often more financially feasible—and more responsible—than tearing them down and building new ones.

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Topics: Surface Preparation, Epoxy Coatings, Concrete Polishing

Does my concrete floor really need a professional moisture test?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jan 27, 2017 7:27:00 AM

Previously on our blog, we’ve discussed some of the workplace safety hazards that damp concrete floors can pose, including the risk of slipping accidents and respiratory issues caused by mold.

If you’ve noticed your facility’s concrete floors are wet or damp in the morning, there are a couple of potential causes. The moisture could merely be condensation resulting from temperature differences between the air and the concrete. However, the moisture could actually be coming from the concrete itself—either as a byproduct of the curing process, or as vapor from the ground works its way up through the porous floor. (For a fuller explanation, see our recent post Why is our facility’s concrete floor wet?)

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Topics: Surface Preparation

Professional Coating Preparation: Repairing Existing Floors

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Feb 2, 2016 2:21:19 PM

Maintaining an industrial floor requires a certain level of care in order for it to last. However, flooring can wear down no matter how much care and attention is given, leading to the need for a new industrial coating or polish. When you're looking to prepare industrial flooring for new coating, you may find it necessary to first repair the existing floors with the help of a professional. Here's how it's done: 

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Topics: Surface Preparation

How To Know Your Industrial Flooring Surface Is Properly Prepared

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Jan 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Owning or managing a business in an industrial facility can require a lot of work and effort on your part just to keep the place up and running. The flooring can always be of a concern to you because health violations and injuries can occur if the surface of the floor is not intact. When this happens, you will need to have a new coating installed on your floor, but how do you know when your floor is ready?

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Topics: Surface Preparation

Methods for Industrial Floor Coating Surface Preparation

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Dec 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Getting your floor surface ready for a professionally-applied industrial floor coating is one of the most important parts of our job. Preparing your surface the right way can mean having a long-lasting, beautiful, and easy-to-clean industrial floor coating for decades to come.

Preparation involves many steps, which you can read about in our in-depth floor surface preparation post, but the final step once the surface is chemically cleaned and dried is to carve out a rough texture. This texture helps create a high-friction surface for the coating to bond with, which helps prevent failures and makes the coating last longer. Textured floor surfaces also give your professional industrial floor coating installation crew more control during application, allowing for a surface as smooth and level as a still mountain lake.

Here are the methods used to ensure proper surface prep and achieve yet another satisfied customer:

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Topics: Surface Preparation

Surface Preparation For Older and Existing Industrial Floor Coatings

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Dec 2, 2015 8:30:00 AM

In order to lengthen the lifespan and maintain the quality of your flooring, correct surface preparation is key. Surface prep done right can ensure the proper bond of the new coating, increasing durability and maintaining aesthetics. With older and existing industrial floor coatings, there are a few steps that need to be taken when conducting surface preparation.

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Topics: Surface Preparation

Surface Preparation For Industrial Facilities

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Nov 16, 2015 4:26:25 PM


If you own a business that operates out of an industrial facility, you may be wondering about the upkeep and maintenance of your flooring. Most industrial facilities see a lot of traffic across their floors, and the best way to keep your workspace safe and clean is to install a floor coating.

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Topics: Surface Preparation

Preparing Your Old Concrete Floors For New Industrial Urethane Floor Coatings

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Nov 9, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Nothing brings out the aesthetic qualities of concrete quite like shiny urethane floor coatings. This process can completely rejuvenate the appearance of aging concrete floors while protecting them from impacts, oils, dirt and abrasion.

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Topics: Surface Preparation