Epoxy floor coatings are one of the tried-and-true mainstays of floor solutions among a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications.  From commercial kitchens to pharmaceutical research laboratory facilities, there’s an epoxy flooring solution that can accommodate even the most stringent set of requirements.

Why Do So Businesses Rely Heavily on Epoxy Flooring Solutions?

1 – A Seamless, Easy-to-Clean Surface

Because epoxy is applied as a coating on top of another floor material, typically concrete, it creates a perfectly smooth and seamless surface.  This is both hygienic, because it doesn’t leave gaps that trap microbes, as well as making it simple to clean.

2 – High Chemical Resistance

While not impervious to all aggressive byproducts, epoxy flooring is extremely durable and can be engineered to resist most types of chemicals commonly used in commercial and industrial facilities.

3 – Affordable and Fast Curing

Epoxy is an affordable option for many facilities.  It’s also fast to cure, so it can be applied to your floor without too much additional labor cost, and with minimal downtime involved.

4 – Plenty of Style Options

Unlike many floor coating types, epoxy comes in a wide variety of styles and colors to fit your overall design.  There are even metal-blended epoxies which produce stunning “three-dimensional” color displays for cutting-edge showrooms and other applications that need to impress visitors.  Epoxy floor colors can also be used to differentiate between zones in a warehouse or other large facility.

5 – Improve Workplace Safety

Depending on the type of epoxy coatings used, it can be slip-resistant, impact-resistant, heat/fire resistant, or all of the above.  It may look smooth and slick, but epoxy can be even safer to walk on than many other flooring types.  It’s also safer for any workplace vehicles, such as forklifts, because it reduces wear-and-tear on them.

6 – Brightness Options

Do you have issues with visibility in portions of your facilities?  Epoxy coatings can help with that!  High-gloss variations can increase visible lighting in a facility by up to 30% by reflecting it upwards, whereas other materials like concrete tend to absorb light instead.

Black Bear is a leading floor coatings partner in the Northeast. We have value engineered epoxy flooring for clients in a variety of industries. Take a look at a few of the examples below, and contact us to learn how we can develop the right epoxy solution to meet your company’s individual needs.

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Black Bear will work directly with you or your general contractor to develop a longer-lasting product that saves money and withstands the environmental elements in the Northeast. Whether it’s new construction to enhance the look and feel of your property, or a restoration project that ensures the safety of your patrons, trust the professionals at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete to make sure you get the exact concrete foundation and restoration services that you want and need.

With over 25 years of experience, our crews have the skills required to create a production floor that meets each client’s unique maintenance and aesthetic needs. Call Black Bear to learn how we provide longer-lasting, more effective solutions for manufacturing and production buildings.

Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success. We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

In a saturated market of commercial flooring, how do you know which one is right for your facility? For example, two popular options are Urethane and Polished Concrete. On the surface, both offer the durability and reliability needed, but what distinguishes one from another?

High-traffic areas are prone to damage and erosion. Constant foot motion, machinery tread, and harsh cleaning solvents are to blame. So which system will withstand such stressors and win out to become your next floor? Before you cast your ballot, take a look at the benefits of each to help you decide what the right solution is for your facility.

Urethane

Urethane floors are engineered to withstand stringent conditions. They are easily maintained and provide a seamless surface that offers a higher degree of safety for high-traffic areas. This type of unified system also prevents the growth of bacteria from forming underneath flooring. A seamless surface discourages chemical and water intrusion which can attack a concrete flooring substrate.

Polished Concrete

Polished Concrete flooring is a multi-step grinding and polishing process that offers a longer life span, low maintenance and chemical resistant commercial flooring solution. A top layer of water proofing is available to inhibit moisture and reduce the occurrence of bacterial contaminant or mold. With an abundance of design options, polished concrete can be stained in different colors and stenciled with graphics or decorative engraving to add a personal touch to your flooring system.

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Both urethane flooring and polished concrete offer durable and water-resistant solutions that are appealing for high-traffic area. Urethane’s seamless options are advantageous for food and beverage industries, as well as hospitals, home care, and pharmaceutical facilities. Concrete options appear to be the flooring system of choice for commercial property common areas such as lobbies and retail spaces, as well as gyms and offices.

BB_large_remarketing_300x250When it’s time to make a case for a new, high-traffic commercial flooring, it comes down to what type of facility you are fitting, the surface impact, and conditions that will exist. Design implications may or may not be a factor but could influence your decision.

Talk to Black Bear Coatings & Concrete for high-traffic, commercial flooring solutions that will last longer, and provide the safety and durability your facility needs. We would be happy to discuss what solution would best fit your needs. We have years of experience working with industry leaders in a variety of sectors. Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success.


Black Bear will work directly with you or your general contractor to develop a longer-lasting product that saves money and withstands the environmental elements in the Northeast. Whether it’s new construction to enhance the look and feel of your property, or a restoration project that ensures the safety of your patrons, trust the professionals at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete to make sure you get the exact concrete foundation and restoration services that you want and need.

With over 25 years of experience, our crews have the skills required to create a production floor that meets each client’s unique maintenance and aesthetic needs. Call Black Bear to learn how we provide longer-lasting, more effective solutions for manufacturing and production buildings.

Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success. We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

If you would have asked a designer 10 years ago if they ever thought polished concrete would emerge as a preferred choice for commercial floors, they probably would have shaken their head with a definitive “no.” However, that’s just what happened.

Polished concrete has long been associated as one of the most indestructible, lasting solutions. It solidified its place in industrial, utilitarian construction projects. But, it has also come a long way from the stigma of just being a cold, practical flooring product.

Quite the contrary, polished concrete is now a focal point of commercial and industrial floors, and often requested to enhance the design of an overall environment. So, how did this transformation happen?

Aside from being highly durable and virtually maintenance free, polished concrete is an economical choice for many cost-conscious companies. Now, with the introduction of new formulas engineered to provide an appealing look and feel, companies can enhance almost every space. Polished concrete has found its way to the forefront of interior design. So much so, that it has also moved up in the world. No longer just thought of for substrate and commercial floors, concrete coatings are now being created to design raised surfaces such as countertops and workspaces.

Decorative effects such as scoring and etching are being used to personalize concrete with unique styles. Adding high gloss or acrylic sealers, adjusting color levels, and using a variety of application techniques, gives you a polished, faux finished appearance with such looks mimicking limestone décor and marbleized flooring. What’s more, because concrete can be engineered with a number of top coats for protection, though porous in nature, concrete can be waterproofed as well as formulated to offer extra slip-resistance – making this ideal for interior commercial floor projects.

At Black Bear, we have not only witnessed the rise of polished concrete surfaces as a preferred design element and viable commercial flooring solution, but our teams have also experimented with emerging techniques. We remain on the cutting edge of concrete technology. Black Bear doesn’t shy away from applications that have never been tried. Our highly skilled teams often set precedence by trying new methods of installation and engineering alternative formulas to provide the best concrete solutions to our commercial clients. From performance to design, Black Bear Coatings & Concrete ensures that each client’s individual needs are recognized and reflected in the product we provide for optimal results.

Take a look at a sample of polished concrete projects below that we have completed for clients in throughout the Northeast. And, contact us to find out how Black Bear can value engineer a better solution for your commercial or industrial business.

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Black Bear will work directly with you or your general contractor to develop a longer-lasting product that saves money and withstands the environmental elements in the Northeast. Whether it’s new construction to enhance the look and feel of your property, or a restoration project that ensures the safety of your patrons, trust the professionals at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete to make sure you get the exact concrete foundation and restoration services that you want and need.

With over 25 years of experience, our crews have the skills required to create a production floor that meets each client’s unique maintenance and aesthetic needs. Call Black Bear to learn how we provide longer-lasting, more effective solutions for manufacturing and production buildings.

Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success. We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Polyurethane – often referred to as Urethane – is one of the top choices in flooring in a wide variety of sectors. In commercial and industrial spaces, this type of product can withstand a good deal of environmental impact – resulting in a more cost-effective solution. Urethane flooring has been widely touted for being highly resilient, easy to clean and maintain, and environmentally-friendly.

1 – A Seamless Surface

In typical flooring solutions, such as stones or tiles or other building materials, the seams are a trap waiting to be filled with debris, foods, mold, mildew, bacteria, and more. Urethane flooring is laid down as a single flat uninterrupted surface. This makes it far easier to clean, and far less likely to encourage the growth of dangerous biological elements.

2 – High Scratch and Impact Resistance

Despite being a relatively thin coating, Urethane is resilient and slightly bouncy. This makes it highly resistant to damage from falling objects, as well being somewhat less likely to damage those objects upon impact. Likewise, it’s highly scratch-resistant and can hold up well even in high-use situations involving heavy machinery like forklifts. Depending on the exact formulation used, Urethane can be up to three times as durable as epoxy.

3 – UV Stability

Unlike many other flooring types, Urethane flooring isn’t affected by the UV of the sun’s rays or certain lamp types. It won’t discolor or begin to break down. This makes it a good option for environments that will see a lot of sunlight, or labs were intense UV lights are deployed.

4 – High Chemical Resistance

There are very few chemicals in use, including highly reactive chemicals like industrial solvents and acids, which can do significant damage to a Urethane floor. It’s virtually always the top choice in flooring materials for spaces involving heavy-duty chemicals, especially given that it’s non-absorbent and extremely easy to clean.

5 – Fast Curing

Urethane floors are relatively fast to dry and become ready for general usage, often just in a day or two depending on how many coatings are being laid. Other materials can take up to a week to become usable. This makes Urethane a great option when you’re looking to minimize downtime while installing or maintaining your floor.

Black Bear has extensive experience working with and installing polyurethane floors safely and efficiently. Take a look at how Black Bear value-engineered Urethane flooring for clients below.

urethane

Black Bear will work directly with you or your general contractor to develop a longer-lasting product that saves money and withstands the environmental elements in the Northeast. Whether it’s new construction to enhance the look and feel of your property, or a restoration project that ensures the safety of your patrons, trust the professionals at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete to make sure you get the exact concrete foundation and restoration services that you want and need.

With over 25 years of experience, our crews have the skills required to create a production floor that meets each client’s unique maintenance and aesthetic needs. Call Black Bear to learn how we provide longer-lasting, more effective solutions for manufacturing and production buildings.

Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success. We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Warehouse - Aubuchon Hardware Distribution Center - Epoxy

Warehouse – Aubuchon Hardware Distribution Center – Epoxy

Downtime. This could spell out big problems for big businesses. At Black Bear, we know that unexpected slow-downs or ceased production results in loss of revenue; which is why we make every effort to avoid disruption to your business while getting the flooring job done on time and on budget.

As a leading partner in the Northeast, Black Bear Coatings & Concrete is known for installing high quality epoxy resin, concrete coatings, urethane products, and vapor mitigation solutions. However, more companies are trusting Black Bear because of our unique process. Part of this approach includes working with each individual client to accommodate their schedules to avoid interfering with their workday. And, this starts with Black Bear scoping out each phase of a flooring project with a detailed plan to ensure that tasks are completed quickly during the time you’ve allotted.

Scheduled Shutdowns & Manufacturing Runs

It’s not uncommon for industrial companies and large manufacturing facilities to have scheduled shut down periods for housekeeping. This is the time when renovation and repair is usually addressed. Black Bear will work within your planned downtime to avoid excess delay. Similarly, we can schedule production in between your manufacturing runs to minimize disruption to the business.

Off Hours

Black Bear teams are accustomed to working around the clock to get the job done. For instance, when supermarkets or retail superstores close to the public in the evenings, our night crews start setting up their work zone. We phase out the flooring project and the Black Bear teams work swiftly during off-business hours. By dawn, we clear out the equipment, clean up the construction site, and secure all aisles to their original locations. When employees return and/or you open back up to the public it’s business as usual. And speaking of…

Business as Usual

BB_large_remarketing_300x250Often times, Black Bear Coatings & Concrete partners with companies without scheduled shut down periods, or those that cannot accommodate evening work. In these instances, we make every effort to parse out a project and work around your business hours with minimal disruption to employees and guests on site. For example, our team was tasked with replacing a floor in a micro-brewery during restaurant hours. While the work was concentrated in the brewing room, we used HEPA filtered equipment and tarped off the construction area as to not contaminate the public with dust and debris. We cordoned off the area for safety, and minimized the noise from permeating into the dining area of the brewery.

While flooring installation and renovation construction may be impossible to hide, Black Bear tries to take a stealth approach to working in and around your commercial space. From cleaning up an active job site when crews leave, to removing equipment and machinery from plain sight, we make every effort to accommodate each clients’ individual needs.

To learn more about our phased construction, how we scope out our large-scale projects, or to hear how Black Bear clients such as the Aubuchon distribution warehouse, Shaw’s supermarket, EZ Pack, and Shire have all updated their commercial flooring in phases, contact us today.


Black Bear will work directly with you or your general contractor to develop a longer-lasting product that saves money and withstands the environmental elements in the Northeast. Whether it’s new construction to enhance the look and feel of your property, or a restoration project that ensures the safety of your patrons, trust the professionals at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete to make sure you get the exact concrete foundation and restoration services that you want and need.

With over 25 years of experience, our crews have the skills required to create a production floor that meets each client’s unique maintenance and aesthetic needs. Call Black Bear to learn how we provide longer-lasting, more effective solutions for manufacturing and production buildings.

Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success. We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Shaws SupermarketLarge facilities with more than 50,000 sq. ft. of space present a unique set of challenges when installing or repairing industrial floor systems. It’s not uncommon for these buildings – typically housing manufacturing plants, storage bays, distribution centers, and warehouses, or supermarkets and retail super-stores – to have tight timelines and specific requirements as to how the work should be completed.

At Black Bear, quality control and flawless project management play a major role in how clients’ jobs are facilitated on time, and on budget.

Why is Quality Control So Important?

Ensuring industrial floors meet and exceed safety codes are a concern. And, because these spaces are larger than average, repair is typically done in sections or phases. It also means that construction may be an ongoing process throughout the year. Therefore, textbook coordination of teams and maneuvers is required.

Black Bear Coatings & Concrete scopes out projects and on-site team management is addressed from the get-go. It’s important that we know exactly what the job will entail in order to have the right production crews scheduled, enough man-power to handle the work, and the appropriate equipment ready for each phase of a project to avoid costly delays.

For example, Black Bear was hired to remove VTC flooring in a Shaw’s Supermarket and replace it with a longer lasting product. In order to accomplish this, we needed to parse out the work and complete construction during off-business hours. While the store wasn’t open to the public, Shaw’s employees were working on site as we completed each phase. This particular situation involved rigid quality control to ensure that the tasks laid out each evening were completed by various Back Bear crews, each with their own set of responsibilities, and that the late-shift employees at Shaw’s were undisturbed by our construction.

BB_large_remarketing_300x250During the day, the store conducted business as usual throughout the process. It was vital to Black Bear’s success that the project scope was laid out ahead of time for swift results. Each night upon closing, Black Bear crews performed gondola moves using heavy equipment to relocate the supermarket aisles as specified in the detailed project plan. In the early morning hours, crews returned the aisles to their positions and removed job-site equipment before the supermarket opened for business.

Black Bear mapped out a timeline and detailed scope of work for each phase of production. It included nightly tasks, a roster of essential personnel, and what would need to be queued up and ready for the following phase. Rigorous quality control kept all Black Bear crews in synch, and prepared to complete their tasks – from removal of existing VCT to prepping the substrate and installing a new product. Through complete transparency between client and crews, this large facility project was completed on time and on budget.

Quality control isn’t just about compliance and adhering to regulatory inspections. It’s about comprehensive scheduling and coordination that is needed for timely results. Black Bear’s dedication to quality control is evident by the precision of our teams and flawless execution of work. This is what drives our success, and has made us a leader in the coatings and concrete industry for large facilities.


Black Bear will work directly with you or your general contractor to develop a longer-lasting product that saves money and withstands the environmental elements in the Northeast. Whether it’s new construction to enhance the look and feel of your property, or a restoration project that ensures the safety of your patrons, trust the professionals at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete to make sure you get the exact concrete foundation and restoration services that you want and need.

With over 25 years of experience, our crews have the skills required to create a production floor that meets each client’s unique maintenance and aesthetic needs. Call Black Bear to learn how we provide longer-lasting, more effective solutions for manufacturing and production buildings.

Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success. We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Epoxy-PharmaceuticalIt’s not uncommon for first time clients to request a specific type of concrete flooring or topcoat. However, as our experts conduct the initial meeting, it becomes quite clear that the best solution isn’t necessarily the one that was originally requested.

At Black Bear, we don’t just install or repair commercial flooring. We value engineer customized solutions that are appropriate for each individual space. So what exactly does this entail?

Black Bear professionals have over 25 years of combined experience designing solutions for commercial and industrial clients. Sure, we can provide epoxy resins or concrete coatings, but we prefer to evaluate each individual space and uncover the best course of action for each client. Black Bear recommends ways in which you can make your commercial flooring last longer against everyday stressors and reduce the need for frequent repair or replacement.

Reverse Engineering to Find the Right Solution

Black Bear’s unique method of value engineering a solution is derived from a reverse engineered process. We begin with a series of probing questions around the specific environment and the type of external factors that could impact a floor’s integrity. By doing this, we can essentially work backwards to determine what products will be the most effective and whittle down options and offer clients with the top solutions for them to select from.

BB_large_remarketing_300x250For example, if you approached us looking to repair or replace an existing floor, we would set up an appointment with you to discuss or walk-through the specific space. We would then start a conversation around the following:

1) Type of Business: Describe the type of business and work that will take place in the space.
2) Employees/Safety: Who will be working in the room/office space/building? (i.e. production-line, chefs/food-prep, scientists, construction crew)
3) Maintenance: How do you currently maintain your flooring? What products do you use, and how often?
4) Restoration: How often do you find you must repair or replace your floors?
5) Compliance: What regulatory agencies will inspect the floor and what are the specific compliance requirements we should be aware of?

Often times, we can predict the answers to many of these questions based on previous projects. However, to our team each client is unique. Therefore, we make sure we get the answers we need straight from you.

By understanding the space and what it expected of performance, Black Bear helps clients to understand how possible alternative techniques could provide a more effective flooring solution. For instance, clients may not consider a vapor mitigation system, but in an older facility it could provide greater protection against moisture and avoid premature cracking and erosion of a concrete floor. That leveling a floor and installing a seamless system and proper drainage will help avoid bacterial contamination and make sanitization efforts easier. Or, that choosing a polished epoxy system in a space will not only provide the desired durability but also bolster the aesthetics of a space and can be coordinated with coated accents to enhance an environment’s design.

The Black Bear consultation is an imperative first step in determining the best course of action. Contact us to find out how Black Bear Coatings & Concrete can value engineer the right commercial flooring solution for your space.


Black Bear will work directly with you or your general contractor to develop a longer-lasting product that saves money and withstands the environmental elements in the Northeast. Whether it’s new construction to enhance the look and feel of your property, or a restoration project that ensures the safety of your patrons, trust the professionals at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete to make sure you get the exact concrete foundation and restoration services that you want and need.

With over 25 years of experience, our crews have the skills required to create a production floor that meets each client’s unique maintenance and aesthetic needs. Call Black Bear to learn how we provide longer-lasting, more effective solutions for manufacturing and production buildings.

Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success. We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Following up on the first part of our two-part series, we are going to focus on Black Bear’s exterior work, featuring our concrete restoration services and new concrete foundations. From decorative accents to directional paths, accessibility ramps to stained walkways, the following samples give you an idea of solutions that Black Bear experts have provided to clients for their outdoor concrete needs.

Check out our gallery of outdoor commercial concrete projects in the northeast.


Exterior New & Restorative Projects

 

Canal Street
Concrete Restoration, Canal Street, Boston, MA

 

Concrete Restoration – Retail, Camosse Masonry, Worcester, MA

 

Harvard Law School

Concrete Restoration – Education, Harvard Law, Cambridge, MA

 

CVS

Concrete Restoration – Retail, CVS, Canton, MA

 

Extended Stay Hotel
Concrete Restoration – Hospitality, Extended Stay Hotel

 

Extended Stay Hotel
Concrete Restoration – Hospitality, Extended Stay Hotel, Norwalk, CT

 

Cummins Towers
Concrete Restoration – Commercial, Cummins Towers, Roslindale, MA

 

Gap
Concrete Restoration – Retail, Gap, Canton, MA

 

Homestead Suites
Concrete Restoration – Hospitality, Homestead Suites

 

Marriott
Concrete Restoration – Hospitality, Marriott, Manchester, NH

 

Rite Aid
Concrete Restoration – Retail, Rite Aid, Jaffrey, NH

 

Spring Valley Country Club
Concrete Restoration – Commercial, Spring Valley Country Club, Sharon, MA

 

Verizon
Concrete Restoration – Commercial, Verizon, Marlboro, MA

 

Marriott
Concrete Restoration – Commercial, US Coast Guard Building, Boston, MA

 


Black Bear will work directly with you or your general contractor to develop a longer-lasting product that saves money and withstands the environmental elements in the Northeast. Whether it’s new construction to enhance the look and feel of your property, or a restoration project that ensures the safety of your patrons, trust the professionals at Black Bear Coatings & Concrete to make sure you get the exact concrete foundation and restoration services that you want and need.

With over 25 years of experience, our crews have the skills required to create a production floor that meets each client’s unique maintenance and aesthetic needs. Call Black Bear to learn how we provide longer-lasting, more effective solutions for manufacturing and production buildings.

Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success. We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Black Bear Coatings & Concrete has earned a reputation as a leading provider of customized solutions for commercial and industrial clients in the Northeast. We value-engineer flooring, and offer innovative and attractive exterior work that is cost-effective and stands the test of time.

Our experienced installers have over 25 years of combined experience providing clients with flawless commercial flooring installations and impeccable service. At Black Bear, we pride ourselves on being a pioneer in the industry. It’s commonplace for us to tailor solutions and try new techniques in an effort to meet each client’s unique set of requirements, be it for concrete or epoxy installation.


Interior Views

In this two-part series, we’re highlighting examples of our work to give you an idea of how new or renovated coatings can define commercial spaces. In addition to aesthetics, we ensure that all of our clients’ safety and regulatory needs are met or exceeded.

Black Bear works to ensure compliant, attractive flooring that enhances your environment.

From the tried and true to the unorthodox, Black Bear isn’t afraid to test the waters to provide clients with the right solution for their project. Whether it’s new construction or renovation/restoration construction, trust our professionals to make sure your concrete and epoxy installations are exactly what you want and need.

In Part 2 of our series, we’ll be highlighting exterior work on commercial properties that are both durable and decorative solutions for clients.

Hey Good Look'n
Salon – Hey Good Look’n – Metallic Epoxy

 

Forever 21
Retail – Forever 21 – Polished Concrete

 

Shaw's Supermarket
Supermarket – Shaw’s Supermarket – Polished Concrete

 

Skoah Spa
Spa – Skoah Spa – Epoxy

 

Retail - Harley Davidson - Polished Concrete
Retail – Harley Davidson – Polished Concrete

 

Aubuchon Hardware
Warehouse – Aubuchon Distribution Center – Epoxy

 

Lenny's Liquors
Retail – Lenny’s Liquors – Stained Concrete

 

Concord Cheese Shop
Market – Concord Cheese Shop – Epoxy

 

DJs Garage
Automotive – DJ’s Auto Garage – Epoxy

 

Riverfront Lofts
Apartment Building – Riverfront Lofts – Polished Concrete


With over 25 years of experience, our crews have the skills required to create a production floor that meets each client’s unique maintenance and aesthetic needs. Call Black Bear to learn how we provide longer-lasting, more effective solutions for manufacturing and production buildings.

Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success. We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

airplane hangar flooringIt’s easy for someone to become awed if they have the chance to tour the behind-the-scenes facilities at an airport. Between the amazing aircraft, the larger-than-life service equipment, the massive scale of construction, and all the other technological innovations, there’s plenty to gawk at. But one of the most crucial elements goes ignored because it’s literally under their feet: the hangar flooring.

Airplane hangar floors have to deal with the worst of all worlds: the high traffic of a warehouse, the massive loads of a truck depot, the potential for hazardous chemical spills, and more. Any mistake in hangar flooring could endanger the many support crew required to keep a plane or jet in the air, and potentially even endanger the aircraft – along with their passengers.

Black Bear Coatings & Concrete has the experience and the expertise necessary to ensure every hangar flooring system we lay is able to meet these stringent requirements. As one of New England’s top choices for high-use industrial flooring, we know how vitally important airport hangar floors are and ensure every job is done to perfection.

Creating The Perfect Hangar Flooring

At Black Bear, we don’t embrace a one-size-fits-all philosophy. Every hangar flooring job starts with a full survey of the area and the existing facilities, if any, along with extensive consultation with the supervisors heading the construction project.

From there, we have a wide range of options in flooring materials and choose the best hangar floor coating to create a floor which will be able to stand up to the rigors of airplane storage for years or decades, with minimal maintenance. Epoxy-based coatings and polyurethane can be highly effective at achieving the needs of hangars, including:

  • High grip: Both airplanes and workers need a surface which is resistant to slipping. They must be able to move with confidence.
  • Non-porous: There are a number of caustic or toxic chemicals involved in the maintenance and upkeep of aircraft. Non-treated surfaces, such as naked concrete, can easily trap these chemicals and create long-lasting health hazards.
  • Simple cleanup: When spills do occur, it’s vital that the flooring material easily allows spills to be cleaned up or washed away with a minimum of workforce disruption.
  • Exceptional durability: With larger aircraft easily reaching weights in the dozens or even hundreds of tons, hangar flooring has to withstand stresses far beyond most industrial floor coating types.
  • Seamless design: Materials such as polyurethane allow for extremely large floors with no seams in their construction, further minimizing the risk of damage, tripping, or trapped noxious chemicals.

From small municipal airfields to the largest International airports, Black Bear Coatings & Concrete has the capability to complete each job on time, within the budget, and in adherence to all local and Federal construction regulations. Our long list of satisfied clients in a wide variety of fields fully demonstrates our excellence in aircraft hangar floor covering solutions. Call Black Bear at 978-405-0017, to learn how the right engineered floor system will last longer in your private plane or municipal airline hangars.


With over 25 years of experience, our crews have the skills required to create a production floor that meets each client’s unique maintenance and aesthetic needs. Call Black Bear to learn how we provide longer-lasting, more effective solutions for manufacturing and production buildings.

Black Bear is a leading concrete and coatings flooring company that serves New England – Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, as well as New York (north of New York City). Rest assured that we have the staff, equipment, and expertise needed to make your floor project a success. We spend time upfront to assess each client’s needs, identify the best flooring solution, engage in the right preparation, and then install the floor using industry best practices. We’d love to help your company.

Contact us today for a free estimate.