Coated Floors and Thermal Shock: Why It Matters

Thermal shock is the term used to describe different parts of an object expanding at different rates due to rapid fluctuations in temperature.  When a floor is coated, ideally the coating becomes a part of the floor.  Since many coatings are made of materials other than concrete, (think epoxies and polyaspartics) they expand at different rates than concrete.  If your floor is subject to rapid temperature fluctuations, like what occurs when commercial kitchens hot pressure wash, or if hot grease were to spill, the wrong floor coating will fail.

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How to Choose the Best Flooring for Your Loading Dock

A loading dock can be one of the harshest environments for flooring in a commercial or industrial facility.  When you think about it, just about everything whether its raw materials or a large piece of equipment, it most likely passes through the loading dock.  The constant flow of a goods is usually accompanied by an often around the clock flow of forklifts, dolly traffic, truck drivers and dock worker who load and unload the shipments.  As if that weren’t enough, large bay doors that remain open can create thermal stress due to the temperature variance from inside to outside.  Extremely cold environments regularly use salt or de-icing agents which get brought in onto the floor surface.  Pallets can break, shipments can spill, and occasionally equipment can break and leak on the floor.  There really isn’t a surface regularly subjected to more abuse.

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Is Your Flooring Helping You Build Your Business Brand?

Is Your Flooring Helping You Build Your Business Brand?

Just about anybody who knows anything about marketing will tell you that branding is incredibly important. It is difficult to create a successful business of any type without developing your brand. So whether you are remodeling or establishing your business space for the first time, keep your brand in mind. One of the great things about decorative concrete coatings or designer epoxy flooring is that they are both highly customizable. You can modify these coatings to match your colors or tie in with your theme in ways that were never possible with traditional flooring choices.

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