Posts By: blackbearconcrete

Yes, there really is a difference between epoxy and self-leveling epoxy. While both are ideal for performance in commercial and industrial spaces, the formulation and application process is slightly different. Self-leveling epoxy is a coating applied to a slab of concrete and, as the name suggests, it’s easy to apply because it self-levels and spreads out…

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When choosing between types of commercial flooring it’s easy to focus entirely on your immediate needs. However, that may be a mistake considering the long-term costs.  Different types of flooring require various levels of maintenance, and some will ultimately have a much higher TCO than others.  In most cases, your best choice will likely be…

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There are plenty of factors to consider when building or renovating a grocery store, supermarket, deli, or similar business. You have a lot of compliance regulations to adhere to, plus you have to create a space that’s safe and attractive for visitors.  In these situations, it’s easy to overlook matters like flooring – but you shouldn’t….

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Often overlooked yet fairly prominent in the manufacturing space, casket production facilities adhere to strict compliance when it comes to industrial flooring. There are several different areas within a casket manufacturing plant including receiving bays for lumber and materials, production spaces, shipping areas, and the typical lavatories, lockers, break rooms and office spaces. And with…

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When engineering a cancer diagnostic center and similar clean rooms you must consider the hygienic and compliance that starts from the ground up. A medical clean room must be capable of being completely sterilized to provide a safe and usable floor that both patients and staff can walk upon without incident. There are only a handful…

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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. …

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There’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…

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