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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Difference between Broadcast vs Troweled Decorative Quartz Flooring?

What is the difference between broadcast vs troweled decorative quartz flooring?

Let’s first answer that question by explaining what a decorative quartz flooring system is. Decorative Quartz flooring is any system in which quartz aggregate is embedded in a resinous coating, which could be epoxy, polyurethane, MMA or Polyaspartic polyurea. The result is an attractive and highly durable finish that is perfect for large expanses of flooring where a rugged floor is needed. This system is often the first consideration for high traffic areas such as warehouse flooring, showrooms and garages. In residential settings it is useful in kitchens or bathrooms. For commercial applications, the uses are practically endless. Consider this rugged but beautiful flooring for hospitals, restaurants, wineries, breweries, schools and many other applications.

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Decorative Quartz Flooring Choices: Epoxy, Urethane, or MMA Resin?

Seamless decorative quartz floors can be used anywhere that durable, attractive flooring is required. Research labs, manufacturing plants, bathrooms, locker rooms, kitchens, restaurants, healthcare facilities, showrooms, garages, warehouses and schools are just a few uses for decorative quartz flooring. The installation of a decorative quartz floor involves the application of a resin body coat over a surface (usually a primed concrete substrate) and broadcasting (or troweling) colored quartz granules to achieve a seamless high performance floor. The body coat may be applied in one layer (single broadcast) or applied in two layers (double broadcast) to provide a thicker, stronger floor.

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Tips for Producing Better Results with Decorative Concrete Products

Decorative concrete products are a simple way of adding a touch of style to a home or business. These products can be affordable and long-lasting as well. For the best results, hire a professional to install the decorative concrete and select the highest quality product, such as Duraamen's semi-self-leveling overlay, Pentimento. In addition, there are several other ways to ensure you get the best possible results from the decorative products.

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Best Flooring Options for a Food Facility Washdown Area?

Take a look at the California Retail Food Code Section 114268, where it talks about the requirements of flooring for a food facility:

". . . the floor surfaces in all areas in which food is prepared, prepackaged, or stored, where any utensil is washed,  . . . shall be smooth and of durable construction, and nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Floor surfaces shall be coved at the juncture of the floor and wall with a 3/8 inch minimum radius coving and shall extend up the wall at least 4 inches . . . “

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Behind The Bar Flooring Systems

In the photos of these floors, it is easy to see that the concrete surface is discolored, chipped and flaking away. This is a floor behind a bar, where servers are constantly walking back and forth. Glassware is dropped, liquids are constantly spilled and splashing. Ice and hot water, along with cold beer and hot mop water, encounter the floor on a daily basis.

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