One of the most important decisions municipalities face when renovating or developing new construction, is the type of flooring to install for buildings and grounds. A cost effective solution that fits the government’s budget and will last longer under substantial stressors is typically sought which is why more towns and municipalities look to concrete and resinous coatings to get the job done.

A resinous floor coating, made of substances such as epoxy, MMA, or polyurethane, meets all those criteria easily.  Resinous coatings are extremely strong and durable, while creating a single continuous flooring surface that is easy to clean.  However, with numerous options still available, it’s hard to know which one is the right solution.

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The flooring within a fire station needs to be able to withstand intense stressors, but without ever inhibiting the activities of the firefighters and their equipment.  That can be a difficult task to achieve.  Fire station floors will see heavy traffic, as well as the near-constant movement of weighty vehicles, bulky gear, and mobile equipment.  The floor needs to be able to withstand hard item drops without incurring damage.

It’s a tall order, but one that is necessary for ensuring the safety of the firefighters, as well as the community. Flooring solutions ideal for fire stations includes resinous coatings.  A concrete floor coated with either epoxy or urethane will be able to serve a fire station without fail for longer than other systems while remaining easy to maintain.

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flooring for educational facilitiesThere’s no “one size fits all” solution to flooring for educational buildings.  Schools and university floor solutions must be engineered specifically to fit the use of the space – only then can you create an environment that protects students and visitors and stands the test of time.

Black Bear partners with colleges and universities to develop and install resinous systems and concrete coatings for different areas on campus. Each floor is reverse-engineered for optimal results based on the individual stressors of the space. Continue reading this blog post to learn about some of the top areas of flooring for educational buildings that we often work with:

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school science lab flooring

No matter the application, a flooring solution needs to be durable – and those on a college campus are no exception. In fact, collegiate flooring takes quite the beating.  With countless students, faculty, and guests walking on them every day, you need a truly robust floor that can stand up to some of the most aggressive stressors.  This is particularly true for science labs and classrooms of specific study taking place with hostile elements. The harmful agents are amplified with the addition of chemicals and heavy equipment often found in these buildings. Fortunately, there are science lab flooring solutions which can stand up to even the level of abuse which can be expected of a college science lab – such as concrete coated with polyurethane.

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There’s a lot more to creating a perfect concrete flooring solution than simply hiring a quality concrete contractor.  Concrete is a great basis for virtually any kind of commercial or industrial flooring, but that is only the starting point.  The right contractor can guide you through the choices to be made and help ensure you receive a floor which will meet all the demands of your business, while also looking nice.

Here are some of the key aspects to consider when laying down a concrete flooring solution.

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Choosing a flooring for business is anything but a relatively simple process. More than just something customers and employees walk on, there are safety and compliance implications that go into engineering the right commercial or industrial floor. Plus, if you’re in a business that deals with caustic or otherwise dangerous and hazardous chemicals that can erode traditional floors, you’ve got to be sure the solution you’re installing will stand the test of time. Contamination will not only destroy a floor but also put employees and customers at risk. When considering a flooring solution that can withstand a chemical attack, you need to work with flooring experts with access to a wide variety of materials and coatings.  This expertise will enable you to find a safe commercial option for a chemical resistant flooring system which will fit your needs and durable enough to stand the test of time.

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how to create custom epoxy or polished concrete floorsWhen businesses are looking for a long-term flooring solution that is easy to maintain, and hygienic, they often look to epoxy coatings or polished concrete.  However, some businesses believe that if they go with epoxy or polished concrete, they’re going to be stuck with drab utilitarian floors. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

There are numerous ways to customize the look of your floor, to create a surface which is attractive and functional.  If you need a floor which matches your corporate color scheme and branding, or that will make a statement on its own, epoxy or polished concrete can get the job done. In this blog post, we will discuss the top ways that you can create custom epoxy or concrete floors.

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When a company is looking for a solution to its commercial or industrial flooring needs, there will undoubtedly be many factors considered – ranging from utility to aesthetics.  While there are any number of products that could do the job, the best solution will likely be to use an epoxy coating.  Epoxy floors are excellent for a wide variety of commercial and industrial flooring systems. This is particularly the case when cleanliness and hygiene are a top priority.  A primary concern for commercial flooring is often durability, and fortunately, it’s an area where epoxy flooring excels and often exceeds expectations. You can expect a long life span with minimal maintenance because of epoxy durability.

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grow room flooring maintenanceIf you’re building a grow room for legal marijuana cultivation, chances are you’re building it to adhere as closely as possible to existing regulations for the food & drug industry. This typically means you’re looking into resinous floor coatings. A concrete floor covered by epoxy or polyurethane is an ideal solution to creating a safe, sanitary environment for products intended for human consumption.

Resinous floors are also fairly low-maintenance. They are easily cared for, and when tended to regularly, extends an already lengthy lifespan. Proper grow room flooring maintenance will also ensure hygienic conditions and reduce the risk of contamination, making resinous flooring a good choice for biomedical operations.

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how epoxy flooring complements marijuana cultivation centersWhen you’re setting up a cultivation site and dispensary, you have plenty of decisions to make. But, one of the most important is right under your feet. Your choice in flooring can make a huge difference to your business, from ensuring you fall within regulations (such as they are at the moment) to making your dispensary more attractive to customers.

A popular choice in dispensary flooring is concrete coated with epoxy. This combination is standard in biomedical facilities all over the world. And, it’s a great option for your own cultivation and dispensary.

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