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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When properly maintained, resinous coating, such as epoxy or polyurethane, should last decades, making it a cost-effective option for businesses. Maintaining a coated concrete floor is typically easier than maintaining other types of commercial flooring as well. Basic facility maintenance goes a long way towards extending the lifespan of your floor and preventing the need for significant…

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Cracked, stained, and under-performing commercial flooring doesn’t necessarily mean a full blown remodel. For those with concrete substrates, your solution may be as simple as a grind and seal repair. At Black Bear, we help clients determine the best course of action for renovating or replacing industrial flooring systems. Often, clients assume their existing floors…

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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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Learn about industrial concrete problems relating to moisture and stained floors. Black Bear Coatings & Concrete works with large facilities to ensure the right flooring is used for the individual business’ needs. 1 Inconsistent Acid Staining Not every concrete floor in a facility is a good candidate for stain. Applying too little or too much…

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The most common flooring problems for healthcare facilities can be captured by the “three S’s” – sanitation, slip resistance, and strength. Resinous coatings over concrete are a proven way to address these issues: Sanitation. When epoxy floor coatings are applied over concrete, one of the major benefits is that they create a seamless and non-porous…

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With a rough winter behind us and summer in full force, you and your family are probably enjoying the warm days spent by the pool. This is a great time to take a closer look at your pool deck and concrete resurfacing. Here are three reasons why concrete resurfacing may be a wise decision: 1. Improved…

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