Posts By: blackbearconcrete

As a property manager, you want your facility to look its best, no matter what type of building you are responsible for. The condition of your concrete floors is often more than an aesthetic consideration, as well. Having well-maintained floors is essential for employee, customer, or resident safety, as well as for hygiene purposes in…

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Many businesses today are concerned about sustainability and whenever possible, they prefer to make decisions that are “green.” When it comes to environmentally friendly flooring, polished concrete is a sensible choice. Here are five reasons why polished concrete floors are “green.” Few, if any, raw materials are consumed. The process of polishing concrete floors has…

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The most common flooring problems for healthcare facilities can be captured by the “three S’s” – sanitation, slip resistance, and strength. Resinous coatings over concrete are a proven way to address these issues: Sanitation. When epoxy floor coatings are applied over concrete, one of the major benefits is that they create a seamless and non-porous…

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When it comes to flooring, hospitals present unique challenges to designers and facilities managers. Most hospitals operate 24/7 and safety for patients and employees is a top priority. There are many types of hospital floors and healthcare flooring requirements. As a result, there is a lot to consider when installing a flooring system in a…

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As the construction industry rebounds worldwide, for the concrete floor coatings market  is also expected to boom in the next five years. A recent report by Transparency Market Research suggested that the worldwide market for concrete floor coatings could increase from $745.8 million in 2013 to $1.2 billion by the end of 2020 – that’s…

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With a rough winter behind us and summer in full force, you and your family are probably enjoying the warm days spent by the pool. This is a great time to take a closer look at your pool deck and concrete resurfacing. Here are three reasons why concrete resurfacing may be a wise decision: 1. Improved…

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When selecting school flooring material, it’s essential to think about the health and safety issues that could affect students and employees. Unfortunately, many traditional school flooring materials have been found to create health hazards. For example, the Asthma Regional Council of New England has found that carpet and vinyl flooring create health problems. To make…

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Pick the Right Concrete Contractor; Proceed with Confidence At Black Bear Coatings & Concrete, we have a saying: “Coatings don’t fail; installers do. It’s sad but true. In an industry that is going through as much change as concrete is today, it’s just too easy to find a concrete contractor or vendor who isn’t right…

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As with all flooring materials polished concrete has a variety of benefits that have made it an extremely popular flooring choice for commercial and manufacturing facilities, processing plants, shop and production floors, communal areas in these facilities, as well as other high traffic environments. There are also some drawbacks to using it in certain areas, but many of them…

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