It’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.
For 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.