Posts Categorized: Best Industrial Flooring

Choosing a flooring for business is anything but a relatively simple process. More than just something customers and employees walk on, there are safety and compliance implications that go into engineering the right commercial or industrial floor. Plus, if you’re in a business that deals with caustic or otherwise dangerous and hazardous chemicals that can…

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When businesses are looking for a long-term flooring solution that is easy to maintain, and hygienic, they often look to epoxy coatings or polished concrete.  However, some businesses believe that if they go with epoxy or polished concrete, they’re going to be stuck with drab utilitarian floors. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There…

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One of the most frustrating, and challenging parts of being a flooring contractor is prepping old flooring and substrate for new applications only to see that clearly it hadn’t been maintained properly. This not only creates bottlenecks in installation, but it may require a new strategy when repairing or replacing commercial floors. When customers are asked…

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There are certain areas of business where antimicrobial flooring is clearly needed, such as biomedical research or food preparation. However, that raises the question: is there any situation where antimicrobial flooring wouldn’t be a worthwhile investment? After all, most resinous floor coatings can receive a treatment of antimicrobial additives or products that will render the floor…

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Seamless resinous floor coatings are ideal for a variety of commercial and industrial settings. For businesses, a seamless flooring system offers huge benefits over alternatives, such as bare concrete or vinyl tiles, while not having any major drawbacks aside from -potentially- a slightly higher installation cost. However, the durability and sustainability justify the up-front costs….

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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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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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As the school year winds down, maintenance crews prepare a rigorous schedule of repairs, restorations, and new additions during the school downtime period. It’s the optimal time to take on flooring projects – with minimal foot traffic on campus. At Black Bear, we partner with public and independent primary and secondary schools, as well as…

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Breweries pose a unique set of challenges for industrial flooring contractors. Part manufacturing plant, part retail store, and part dining experience, there are multiple considerations that need to be addressed before installing the appropriate commercial floor. Craft brews have gained a cult following and their rise in popularity shows no signs of slowing. In the…

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The Northeast has a long history of being home to some of the earliest manufacturing facilities – with remnants of suburban mill towns spread throughout the region. As of late, the area is again a mecca of production, and factories are churning out everything from candles to candies, pharmaceuticals to fashions, and everything in between. This…

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