Category Archives: Coated Floors

Shotblasting to Correct the Surface Dusting of Concrete

Most people probably have an inate belief that concrete, being the hard, stone-like material that they see, is free from all problems. Concrete is an excellent building material, but it's not perfect. The good news is that problems with concrete are avoidable, or at least can usually be fixed. [caption id="attachment_2680" align="alignleft" width="150"] Laitance or the…
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When Concrete May Not be the Best Choice

Concrete construction has been around since about 1200-1400 B.C. It is one of the most durable man-made building materials used around the world. The Romans used it and even today, the concrete dome of the Pantheon in Rome still exists. Concrete seems like it can last almost forever. To get rid of it requires concrete saws, demolition hammers,…
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The Two Ways to Clean a Polished Concrete Floor

Polished concrete is a wonderful alternative for industrial flooring with many great benefits. And one of the benefits is that it's a beautiful "low maintenance floor". But don't make the mistake and assume that means "no maintenance" or that the floor can be cleaned just any old way.  Both assumptions are wrong. There are two ways…
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What’s in Concrete?

OK, this may be something you already know. And then again, it might not be. But contrary to what some people think, cement and concrete are not the same thing. Cement is a material used to make concrete. In a broader sense, cement is a general name for something that binds things together. So is glue. But the…
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