Recent Posts by Victor Pachade


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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Polished Concrete Floors in a Pizza Restaurant, Washington DC

To most people in the United States, pizza is a "party food." It's what people automatically go to on a Friday night when they're tired from the week and don't want to cook. It's the go-to for birthday parties and no matter what the event is -- even if you're just watching a movie at home on the couch -- pizza from a pizzeria just makes it seem so much more fun.

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Flooring Options for Distilleries and Breweries

Flooring for a distillery or brewery is a special case of manufacturing facility where both durability and cleanliness are of the utmost importance. Manufacturers of spirits and wine must take great care to prevent the growth of any bacteria that could negatively impact their final product. In addition, even the smallest distilleries must deal with heavy equipment to transport hundreds of pounds of raw ingredients, which must then be heated and cooled to extreme temperatures all the while being kept completely sanitary. Furthermore, small and large distilleries are welcoming visitors to observe the process through large windows and distillery tours, so the flooring must also look good.

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Metallic Epoxy Coatings for Restaurants, Nightclubs & Bars

Lumiere Metallic Epoxy Coatings for bars, restaurant, and nightclubs.

Give your prime time restaurant, bar or nightclub a prime time looking floor with the Lumiere Decorative Epoxy Coating System from Duraamen. Lumiere not only enables you to create bold, vivid colored floors and one of a kind designs, but because it has the strength of an industrial coating, it can stand up to the heaviest foot traffic. It’s also scratch resistant and can stand up to the constant moving of chairs and tables, and water and chemical resistant.

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Metallic Epoxy Coatings for Garage Floors and Basements

Lumiere Decorative Metallic Epoxy Coatings for Garage Floors and BasementsPutting the metal to pedal

Rev up the look and protection of your garage or basement floor with the Lumiere Decorative Metallic Epoxy Coating system. What makes Lumiere the ideal reflector designer epoxy for any garage or basement flooring project is that it combines the strength and durability of an industrial coating with terrific reflective enhancer qualities.

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Staining outdoor concrete surfaces like patios and driveways

Some see concrete. We see a canvass. Staining outdoor concrete surfaces like patios, driveways, walkways, etc., is a fast, easy, affordable way to transform a dull gray outdoor concrete surface into something colorful and wonderful. It just takes a little knowledge.

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Long Lasting Garage Floor Coatings - Epoxy or Polyaspartic Polyurea

When it comes to garage flooring, many people assume that dull, drab concrete is their only option. If you think about it, the function of the flooring is infinitely more important than the appearance – but why should you have to choose one or the other? With garage floor coatings from Duraamen, you can have the best of both worlds.

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Brewery Flooring Option - Urethane Concrete Flooring

It’s a darn shame when good beer gets spilled — all the more so when that spill can damage your floor over time, create an unhygienic environment, or put your employees at risk.

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How to Protect Your Stained Concrete Floors?

Protect your stained concrete floors with acrylic, epoxy and/or polyurethane topcoats depending on the space - residential or commercial. When it comes to sealers for your stained concrete floors, there is no shortage of products, brands, and contracting companies from which to obtain them. Much less readily available is the expertise or even basic understanding necessary for the selection and application of such products from the very people who offer them. This leads to problems down the line that require time and funds to correct, along with the familiar frustration that has become associated with sealers and the applicators of such sealers.


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