Category Archives: Shotblasting

A Polished Concrete Floor From a Coated Concrete Floor

Epoxy coated floors are highly durable and can last for years, even decades with proper maintenance.  But the durability also depends on the way the coating was applied.  Coatings require the concrete to be cleaned and either mechanically or acid-etched to roughen the concrete surface for good bonding.  A failure in the preparation of the…
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Shot Blasting to Profile Concrete Surfaces for Coatings

If you are a DIY (Do It Yourself) type of person, then you probably know a lot of stuff the average guy doesn't know.  Take painting for instance.  A DIY knows that an already painted surface, lets say . . . kitchen cabinets, needs some preparation work before repainting. You might be tempted to NOT do any preparation work,…
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Compare Apples to Apples When Installing a Floor Coating

[caption id="attachment_160" align="alignright" width="169"] Coated industrial floor installed by Blackwell's Inc.[/caption] It hurts to lose a floor coating job when one company bids a job according to the construction specifications and the company winning the bid doesn't. It's like the idiom "comparing apples to oranges". The specifications provide a number of lists and instructions for…
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Caution: Slippery Floors

 Kids see it firsthand by looking at the clouds in the sky and feel it firsthand when they touch a glass of cold water. They may not understand it just yet, but one day they will learn that water vapor in the air gets cold and changes back into a liquid, forming clouds and water on the outside…
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