Recent Posts by Victor Pachade

 

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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Secrets to Resurfacing Your Pool Deck Like a Pro

Resurfacing a pool deck can increase the value of your property, attract visitors, and completely change the feel of your aquatic area. But resurfacing water- and sun-soaked concrete takes special care. 

If you want your next pool project to be successful, it’s important to pick out materials and use techniques that give your concrete surfaces the perfect combination of look, style, and performance. This article will highlight the best materials to use for your next pool or deck resurfacing project and outline what you’ll need to upgrade all of your pool surfaces.

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Polyaspartic vs Polyurethane Floors: What's the Difference?

Protective coatings and sealants can improve your concrete’s surface strength on a massive scale. But in your search for the perfect sealant, you’ve likely come across a difficult question: “What’s the difference between polyaspartic and polyurethane sealers?”

Not sure when to use which sealer? In this article, we’ll map out the differences between polyaspartic and polyurethane coatings and discuss when to use each sealant to best protect your concrete surfaces.

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Concrete Floors: The Difference Between Epoxy Coats and Paints

If you want to improve your garage floor’s performance, durability, and chemical resistance, epoxy coatings should be at the top of your list of products to use. With the right epoxy coating system, you can strengthen your garage floor, add chemical resistance, and keep your floor attractive after years of heavy wear. 

Unfortunately, when it comes time to pick out the right epoxy coating for your garage floor, the choices may be overwhelming. In this article, we’ll explain how epoxy coatings work, and how to pick out the best coating for your garage floor.

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DIY Polished Concrete Floor - A Success Story

Do it yourself a polished concrete floor using self-leveling concrete and save lots of money.

When Julie and Chris Hawkins decided to leave their cramped San Francisco apartment and buy a home in Eugene, Oregon, they quadrupled their living space. They also ended up with a 1960 architect-designed home that had some of the charm of a mid-century home along with a lot of the problems. “It was a maze of hallways and doors and little rooms everywhere,” says Julie.

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How to Choose Flooring for Your Restaurant or Brewery

Imagine this common scenario: You’ve spent months of your time and hoards of your cash installing new flooring for your restaurant or brewery. But after a short while, you discover stains, chips, or hardened food ruining the surface. Suddenly, production must screech to a halt. You have to bring in large equipment for repairs, and costs climb.

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