Posts By: blackbearconcrete

Why to Choose Polyaspartic Coatings for Marijuana Cultivation Centers If you’re considering joining the booming marijuana cultivation business, you’ll need to think carefully about your facilities and how they’re constructed. With the marijuana business still quite new, and met with some backlash by those in the community, you want to make sure there’s nothing about…

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When designing a space for the creation of any materials intended for medical usage – from standard pharmaceuticals to novel new marijuana\THC delivery products – it’s vital to consider the impact of that space on the product. There’s an entire industry devoted to testing products for extractables and leachables (E&Ls) – chemicals in the creation…

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As new cannabis legislation takes effect, organizations are in the process of constructing or retrofitting facilities to comply with Massachusetts’ medicinal marijuana laws. This includes ensuring your facility is up to legal standards for growing, handling and dispensing medicinal marijuana. Failure to do so could put your license at risk. Your choice of flooring for the facility…

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Commercial and industrial coatings for concrete floors yields a lot of possibilities. There are a wide variety of coatings available. Each has unique properties and is best deployed under different circumstances. Two of the more popular options for commercial coatings includes epoxy and polyurethane (PU) coatings. One is not necessarily superior to the other. However, the decision…

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Metallic epoxy floors have become a popular commercial flooring option, because of their exotic, yet durable, beauty and the ability to design a floor pattern that is uniquely yours. While from a creative standpoint, there is no right or wrong result, it is important for you to follow certain guidelines and metallic epoxy techniques for a…

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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.