CPC Floor Coatings Blog

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

Concrete Sealer Vs. an Epoxy/Urethane Coating

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on May 9, 2018 10:54:46 AM

Concrete is a remarkably durable building material, but it’s not damage-proof. Not only is it subject to cracking as it cures, untreated concrete can be affected by vehicle traffic, corrosive chemicals, and freezing water.

If you have a concrete surface, whether exterior or interior, there’s a good chance you’ll need to get it treated with some sort of sealant or coating. But which is best for your situation—a concrete sealer, or something stronger such as an epoxy or urethane?

The answer depends mostly on where the concrete is located and what it’s primarily used for.

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Topics: Urethane Coatings, Epoxy Coatings

Durable Commercial Flooring Options

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Apr 11, 2018 8:15:00 AM

If you’re looking to outfit a new commercial space—or upgrade an old one—your choice of flooring will be a major part of your initial expense.

But the initial cost isn’t the only thing to consider: if you choose a flooring type that’s not durable enough to stand up to customer traffic, repair and replacements will become an operational cost you’ll have to factor in every few years.

Carpet, hardwood, vinyl, and tile may be fine for department stores or areas that don’t have constant foot traffic. However, these flooring types are all susceptible to high levels of wear and damage in high-traffic areas. If you’re expecting a high volume of shoppers (or are directing all traffic along just a few major thoroughfares), you’ll probably want something that will stand up better.

If you’re looking for the most durable commercial flooring available (and would like to save money at the same time), consider starting with your concrete slab and applying one of these attractive finishes:

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Topics: Urethane Coatings, Epoxy Coatings, Concrete Polishing

Sanitary Flooring for Research Laboratories

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Feb 21, 2018 7:11:00 AM

Whether your laboratory is used to conduct biomedical research, test product safety, or pioneer new technologies, you want to keep everyone connected with your lab safe. One often-overlooked aspect of laboratory safety is the floor itself.

Not only should your floor help prevent accidents such as trips and falls, it should also be easy to keep sanitary.

While the exact flooring solution for your facility will depend on your field, there are several common factors to consider when choosing flooring for your laboratory:

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Topics: Work Safety, Urethane Coatings, Epoxy Coatings

Practical Flooring for University Laboratories

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Dec 13, 2017 8:10:00 AM

If you’re a facilities manager for a university science building, chances are you’ve had some challenges maintaining the laboratory floors. Not only do they take abuse from spilled chemicals and harsh cleaners as regular laboratories do, but they also have to withstand high levels of foot traffic from students constantly on the move.

You need to find a flooring option that’s durable, sanitary, and able to withstand chemical spills—and, if possible, one that doesn’t have to be replaced year after year!

One of your best bets is probably to go for a professional-grade floor coating—a specialty epoxy, a urethane, or a combination of the two.

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Topics: Urethane Coatings, Epoxy Coatings

Cost-Effective and Durable Flooring for Retail Spaces

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Oct 10, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Looking to upgrade your existing retail space, or opening up a brand-new store? Chances are you’ll want to include flooring that will stand up to day-to-day abuse—without breaking the bank, if possible.

If you want to get away from easy-to-stain carpet, easy-to-crack tile, or easy-to-damage vinyl, consider starting from the bare bones of your space: your existing concrete slab.

Making use of the underlying concrete is a cost-effective way to improve your retail space flooring without spending a fortune. Here are a few ways that you can dress up your concrete for a durable, long-lasting retail flooring solution:

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Topics: Urethane Coatings, Epoxy Coatings, Concrete Polishing

Practical Floor Solutions for Farm Machinery Sheds

Posted by Jeremy Gillespie on Sep 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Your farming equipment represents a significant investment, and you want to protect each piece in order to get the most out of it. This is why it’s important to build a sturdy machinery shed to protect your equipment from the elements and from theft.

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Topics: Urethane Coatings, Epoxy Coatings, Concrete Polishing