Recent Posts by Victor Pachade

 

Looking to Install Polished Concrete Over a Plywood Floor? Talk to Us!

Those in the commercial property remodeling industry have observed an increase in demand from 2015 to 2019, thanks to contracting office rental vacancy rates and rising consumer spending through 2019. While this remodeling surge slowed in 2020 due to the pandemic, this slowdown is expected to rebound and instances of remodeling are expected to grow over the next five years.

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What’s Hot: Designer Metallic Epoxy Floors

Perhaps you’re already familiar with the seemingly countless benefits of metallic epoxy floor coatings. Many are drawn to improving their floor quality with a surface that’s both scratch-resistant and chip-resistant, while others enjoy the mirror-like shine and glamour metallic epoxy floors offer.

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The Advantages of Concrete Micro-Topping

Concrete Micro-topping is a polymer modified cement-based floor coating used in residential and commercial space. It can be integrally colored with Colorfast colors or used as a decorative concrete canvas for dyes, stains and stenciling. 

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Introducing Epoxy Floors - 10 Things You Want to Know

If you’re installing a new floor in your residential, commercial or industrial space, you’re probably wondering about epoxy.

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Can Metallic Epoxy Flooring Be Installed Over Gypsum Subfloor?

In the past, gypsum underlayments left building owners with few design options. They can be covered with carpet, tile, or other flooring as long as it’s not too heavy, but because of its compressive strength, gypsum concrete is not always an appropriate underlayment for heavier floors such as engineered or solid hardwood. Another option was to polish it to get a better sheen, but staining was not a possibility with gypsum concrete because it has no lime in it to maintain a bond with the pigment. If you wanted a polished gypsum concrete floor, your only color option was the drab gray of the subfloor. 

Fortunately, advancements in metallic epoxy flooring have made it possible to cover a gypsum-based underlayment to get the elegant look of stained, polished concrete.

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Flooring Systems for the Automotive Industry

Automobile showrooms, repair shops, service bays, and auto manufacturing facility floors require unique flooring solutions. Their floors must meet the harsh demands of heavy vehicle traffic, oil, grease, rust, and chemical exposure. Floors must be immune to hot-tire-pickup and be relatively maintenance-free. Concrete slabs are not enough to withstand the daily routine of automobile maintenance or elegant enough to impress the potential car buyer.

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Decorative Quartz Flooring Ideas and Installation

Quartz has become one of the most in demand decorative products in the U.S. The elegance of quartz and its low maintenance are added factors in its popularity for both commercial and residential uses. Quartz floors are a superb alternative to terrazzo and other high-priced alternatives. The quality and price points of quartz make the installation reasonably priced. A quartz floor will provide a long life span and a maximum amount of durability.

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How to Use Decorative Concrete Floors to Revitalize Your Space

Decorative concrete is catching the eyes of people across the globe. What’s more, users are waking up to the broader benefits of these dazzling surfaces. Beyond looking great, decorative concrete lasts a long time and is easy to install. That makes it a top choice for all types of floors, whether they’re in commercial, residential, or institutional spaces.

Want to see what’s creating the buzz around decorative concrete? In this article, we’ll examine the ins and outs of decorative concrete and outline what you need to know to lay down an impressive, longer-lasting floor. 

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Install Self-Leveling Cement over Plywood or Wood Subfloors

If you’re remodeling a home or business and want to upgrade to an elegant, polished concrete floor, it’s probably easier and more affordable than you think. If you’ve got a plywood subfloor, like many buildings do, you can leave it in place and apply self-leveling concrete directly on top of it. Once the plywood subfloor is covered, just apply the finish you want to achieve the desired look. You can also use self-leveling concrete on plywood as an underlayment for other types of floor coverings, such as carpet or tile. 

Whether you’re a homeowner, contractor, or property manager, self-leveling concrete is a cost-effective, durable option for replacing floors that are cracked, uneven, or worn.

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Polishable Concrete Overlays for Residential and Commercial Spaces

Curious about polishable concrete overlays? You’re not alone. The popularity of overlays has skyrocketed in recent years. 

Still, if you want to invest in the long-term look and durability of your floor, it’s important to prepare your floor the right way. In some cases, that means pairing concrete overlays with polyaspartic coatings that will boost the aesthetics and the durability of your floor. In others, you may want to use polishable concrete overlays to dazzle onlookers.

Want to learn how to use polishable concrete overlays and polyaspartic coatings to transform your flooring? Read on for a complete breakdown of overlays and protective coatings. 

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