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“What are the best industrial floors for my facility?” Unfortunately, there is no single answer to that question. The “right” answer depends on the industry and operating requirements for your specific facility. When Black Bear Coatings & Concrete meets with clients to discuss industrial flooring projects, we usually start by asking a series of questions…

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Polished concrete has gained in popularity, to the point where it’s one of the most common floors found in commercial real estate, as well as restaurant dining spaces, and hallways and corridors in educational facilities to name a few of its uses. Polished concrete is a highly affordable option, known for being a distinctive and…

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It’s easy for employees and the general public to take the flooring beneath their feet for granted, but for facilities managers, commercial and industrial flooring is another matter. Proper floor surfaces are an absolute necessity for productive day-to-day operations. Compliance and OSHA health & safety inspections aside, the floor in a commercial or manufacturing facility must…

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Installing the wrong flooring solution can have long-term repercussions. And, with the abundance of options, it’s difficult to know which commercial flooring product will provide the safety and durability you need. When your decision is between epoxy vs. vinyl flooring, however, epoxy tends to reign supreme.

Our crews have been busy working around the clock to complete projects for new, and existing clients in the Northeast and throughout the US. As the leading partner for commercial and industrial floors, Black Bear’s unique approach is the key to our success, and how we engineer the right solution and ensure flawless installations every…

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Upkeep of commercial flooring is essential to maintaining the integrity of your solution. To keep commercial floors clean and shiny, special coating materials need to be applied to ensure durability and ease of maintenance. There are two primary commercial coatings that are used; epoxy and urethane. Each has its own benefits and drawbacks – and…

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Depending on your industry, many businesses require chemical resistant flooring. From manufacturing plants with caustic substances, or needing to maintain FDA and government compliance regulations, chemical-resistant flooring offers the protection companies need to withstand corrosive elements. Most chemical-resistant commercial and industrial solutions are epoxy-based floors.  In this niche industry, an experienced coatings contractor will assess…

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If you’re looking for industrial or commercial flooring solutions, there are several options that tend to stand out.  These include polished concrete, epoxy coatings, and urethane coatings, to name a few.  All are viable options depending on your needs. However, urethane coatings are an “all around” solution that offers numerous advantages for a variety of…

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When designing a space, you have more options in flooring today than ever before.  Many are purely functional, but if you want a flooring which is extremely functional and has a lot of “wow” factor, one of the best options you could look into is metallic epoxy coatings. While the positives of metallic epoxy flooring far outweigh…

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For those in food and beverage manufacturing, or looking to enter the sector, there are a lot of aspects of your facilities to consider. One critical area that should never be overlooked, however, is your choice of flooring.  Not all flooring will be FDA compliant and meet the regulations that cover food and beverage manufacturing. The…

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