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One of the most common misconceptions we hear about industrial flooring is the idea that concrete is impermeable. This belief tends to lead people to install plain concrete floors in their industrial facility topped by epoxies or tiles – thinking it would save money – only to see their flooring wrecked within a matter of…

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Polished concrete has emerged as a popular choice for many cost-conscious companies. Formulas are being engineered to provide added safety and an appealing look and feel to enhance almost any space it’s installed. At Black Bear, we have witnessed the rise of polished concrete surfaces as a preferred design element and viable flooring solution. Our…

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Commercial and industrial floors can take quite the beating. With ‘round-the-clock foot traffic, machinery and vehicle tread, environmental impact, and regular sanitization, flooring for these areas are subject to intense stressors. To reduce the risk of repair and replacement, engineering commercial flooring systems for high traffic areas requires addressing the different coating options, additional additives,…

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When most people consider renovation and repair of hospital and medical facilities flooring, the first thought is usually ORs, clean rooms, and laboratories. Often overlooked, yet equally as important however, are the supplemental areas such as lavatories and locker rooms, commercial kitchens, storage, and utility closets. Black Bear Coatings & Concrete, the Northeast’s leading commercial…

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The healthcare industry requires mission-critical performance from a commercial flooring system. The versatility of polished concrete offers an array of benefits that facilities should recognize. Polished concrete has become the solution of choice for many commercial clients including healthcare, medical device and drug production manufacturers. Healthcare organizations take advantage of the durability and chemical resistance…

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One of the biggest challenges in designing a hospital is the vast array of spaces which need to be created, maintained, and often prevented from contaminating other areas of the facility.  The different areas of a hospital require vastly different solutions based on how each individual space will be used. Flooring is a key element…

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A Look Inside (and Out) at Commercial Concrete Coatings Used for Retail Construction Every inch of a retail space is orchestrated to facilitate a sale.  As more stores incorporate custom colors and designs into their commercial flooring to complement the look of branded spaces, epoxy, urethane, and polished concrete products become an integral component in…

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When they enter a store, most consumers are focused on locating the perfect find. Whether they are just browsing or there with intent of purchasing a specific item, buyers rarely notice the floors beneath their feet. Owners and managers however, are conscientious of the impact commercial retail flooring can have on their business. Environmental Impact…

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Warning. Commercial flooring in food and beverage prep areas, storage facilities, and dining spaces are subject to extreme wear and tear. All vulnerabilities should be addressed prior to contracting for renovation, repair, and new solution installs or risk compliance violations and potential health hazards to occupants and employees. 3 Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore Cracked or…

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