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17 Oct

Shutting Down For The Holidays

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Many companies and organizations make the decision to shut down production during the holiday season. There are many benefits to this practice, aside from getting to enjoy the holidays with your loved ones. Here are some of the reasons Holiday Shutdowns are a good decision this holiday season.   The company saves money on various

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14 Sep

Underlayments

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Cracks ARDEX ARDIFIX is a two-part polyurethane repair compound for cracks, control joints, spalls and pop-outs on interior or exterior applications. It is ideally suited to seal off cracks and saw-cuts prior to the installation of ARDEX MC™ Moisture Control Systems, Underlayments and Toppings. ARDEX ARDIFIX is ultra fast setting allowing the installation to proceed within minutes of application. ARDEX ARDIFIX is

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15 Aug

Surface Preparation Guidelines

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There are many satisfactory methods of preparing a substrate to receive a flooring system. The preparation method is typically chosen based on service requirements, time allowed for entire process and accessibility.   Personal Protection Equipment It is the responsibility of the surface preparation contractor and the flooring contractor to insure that all personnel are properly

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13 Jul

Listeria, Salmonella, and E. Coli in Your Drains and Floor Cracks

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When it comes to processing, preparing and manufacturing foods safely, plant managers understand the importance of diligent cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing. Keeping an entire processing plant clean not only requires specific tools and procedures, but the proper understanding of how to eliminate food-borne pathogens and keep them under control. By educating cleaning staff about these

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15 Jun

Elastomeric and Flexible Flooring Systems

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Seamless Elastomeric Floor Systems Dynamic Coatings Inc. provides waterproof elastomeric flooring systems for equipment rooms, parking garages, loading docks and other indoor spaces requiring moisture protection. Our seamless elastomeric systems are flexible and remain that way for a long time, which gives your floor excellent resistance to vibration and cracking, along with impact and abrasion

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15 May

Moisture Mitigation and Moisture Testing

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Even if we are not installing your floor-covering, we can handle your moisture issues. We can also perform moisture testing. Slab Moisture Mitigation: Moisture mitigation is risk mitigation. Within any facility there are multiple activities taking place, people are hard at work, and most of them are standing, sitting, walking, or working on a floor.

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17 Apr

Antimicrobial Flooring

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Many kinds of commercial facilities, from food processing to pharmaceutical, choose to install antimicrobial flooring systems. In many types of industry, in fact, these anti-fungal and antibacterial floor coatings are required by the USDA and FDA. Developed with long-term durability in mind, commercial antimicrobial floors are an ideal surface for a wide variety of settings.

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15 Feb

Densified, Polished, and Stained Concrete

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Benefits of Polishing Slip Resistance Measurement of coefficient of friction and slip resistance Exceeds OSHA standards for floors Exceeds ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Higher degree of polish is not directly related to slip resistance   Stain Resistance Reduces the porosity of the floor in conjunction with densifier Densification process is a chemical reaction, stain

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20 Jan

Polyurethane vs. Epoxy Coatings

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Epoxy and polyurethane are great for protecting your floor against stains, damage, chemicals, oils, and wear.  They are both light reflective, easy to clean, and long lasting.  They also have their own advantages depending on the application.  So which one should you use and what is the difference?  Well, the short answer for most applications

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15 Dec

Concrete Restoration

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I. Determine Cause(s) of Floor Deterioration Before you begin repairing floor defects, it’s important to identify their underlying causes in order to determine the best long-term repair strategy. Example: Joint spalling may be the result of an improper joint filler installation (i.e. low filler profile or poor joint cleaning prior to filling), the wrong joint

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