Concrete is an excellent option for flooring in just about any sort of commercial or industrial setting, but one thing it lacks is color. Untreated concrete is dull to look at, and while that’s OK in some settings – like warehouses – for more customer or client facing spaces people often want something more visually…

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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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Polished concrete is a popular option for flooring in a wide variety of buildings, including schools, hospitals, industrial facilities, and commercial spaces.  Polished concrete floors offer a number of advantages as an all-purpose flooring material, and can be engineered for specific environments. Five Reasons For The Enduring Popularity Of Polished Concrete Floors 1. A spill-resistant surface…

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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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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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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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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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Flexible factories are taking the industry by storm – changing the flow of workspaces to accommodate more business initiatives and innovation.  And while this revolutionary push towards inviting and adaptable workspaces has as much to do with productivity as it does safety, manufacturing companies are quickly learning that this new design is also having a…

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Architects recognize that commercial and industrial flooring is the interior finish that typically represents the largest surface area. It’s also a finish that every occupant comes in contact with every day. As a result, many companies want a flooring solution that will be easy to maintain. On these projects, architects often recommend polished concrete floors….

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