Posts By: blackbearconcrete

Show your school spirit from the ground up. Once used solely as outdoor pavers and for utilitarian spaces such as storage and cafeterias, educational facilities are now turning to concrete solutions to enhance the overall look and feel of a school. Concrete has long been touted for its durability. Virtually indestructible, this surface is ideal…

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Moisture or liquid vapor trapped within a concrete floor can result in serious problems for the integrity of a structure.  Left unchecked, it can lead to significant flooring damage, create hazardous conditions for workers, and possibly require significant repair soon after installation. Wetness can compromise the durability and shorten the life-span of a commercial floor…

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Yes, concrete is solid. It’s hard and unyielding when you stand on it. However, concrete is also extremely porous, and it’s relatively easy for liquids and vapors to seep through the material. It’s not uncommon for concrete to be treated or have additional layers added to prevent moisture from compromising the concrete or the flooring…

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The healthcare and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries require mission-critical performance from a commercial flooring system. The versatility of polished concrete offers an array of benefits that these companies should recognize. Polished concrete has become the solution of choice for many commercial buildings including medical device and drug production facilities. Pharmaceutical companies take advantage of the durability…

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While concrete coatings are one of the most durable and long-lasting flooring solutions, they aren’t without fault. Concrete by nature is a porous substance that can trap moisture, permeate throughout, and travel upwards – damaging topcoats and compromising floor systems. This can be particularly dangerous in some industries that rely on specific floor coatings for…

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When it comes time to select commercial flooring options for your facility, it’s important to consider the unique requirements related to your industry. Here are five important factors to keep in mind as you make your flooring decision: 1. Hygiene requirements. In many industries, such as food and beverage, manufacturing, healthcare, and restaurant and food…

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Every industry has unique operating conditions and business requirements that influence large facility flooring decisions. Many flooring systems exist and at times, the choices may seem overwhelming. If your organization is in the market for new flooring, answering the following five questions may help you identify options that will best meet your needs: 1. Is…

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In commercial facilities finding the right finishes can be tough. Designers must strike a balance between durability, maintenance, and aesthetic considerations. When it comes to commercial flooring, five trends have emerged this year which will shape the way commercial projects are designed. 1. Bold graphics and bright colors. In commercial facilities, designers have embraced bright color schemes…

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Vapor Mitigation – Moisture in Concrete Flooring A growing problem in buildings with concrete floors is moisture getting into the concrete itself.  Left unchecked, this could become a major issue which can drastically reduce the lifespan of a concrete-based floor and warp decorative vinyl or tiling. Concrete is naturally porous, which means it is easy…

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