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Mastering Surface Preparation for Successful Concrete Coating Applications

When it comes to concrete coating applications, the saying "proper preparation prevents poor performance" couldn't be more accurate. Surface preparation is the first step in a successful coating system, ensuring longevity, durability, and optimal performance. There are various ways to prep a concrete floor but the proper method in any project …
  • How to Develop an Employee Training Program
    Business Development

    How to Develop an Employee …

    Looking to build a strong company that is ready for expansion and success? While there are various strategies to achieve this objective, investing in an employee training program stands out as one of the most advantageous steps you can take to bolster your business. The development of such a program …
  • How to develop a service offering
    Business Development

    How to Develop a Service …

    WHY DO I NEED TO DEVELOP A SERVICE OFFERING? When you’re establishing a concrete floor coatings business, there are numerous factors to take into account. Your focus might revolve around identifying a reliable supplier, acquiring the necessary equipment and tools, and determining your pricing structure. However, before delving too deeply into …
  • 10 Tips for New Concrete Coatings Contractors
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    10 Tips for New Concrete …

    Starting your journey as a concrete coatings contractor? It’s important that as you begin, you’re working with guidelines that are based on contractor experience and rooted in sound business practices so you can avoid common pitfalls and start out right.  In this article we explore the 10 tips for New …
  • 3 Tradeshows for Concrete Contractors to Attend
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    Tradeshows for Concrete Coatings Contractors …

    Whether you are at the early stages of your journey as a concrete coatings contractor or an experienced professional with a proven track record of successful projects, trade shows serve as a valuable resource to elevate your performance. Attending trade shows can offer a variety of benefits for individuals and …
  • Due Diligence

    The Power of a Clear …

    When it comes to garage floor coatings, homeowners want both functionality and aesthetics that can withstand the test of time. As a garage floor coating contractor, one of the most effective ways to gain a competitive edge in the market is by providing your customers with a clear and concise …
  • Material Types

    What’s The Difference Between Polyurethanes …

    Polyaspartics and polyurethanes may seem very similar, but despite their shared performance properties there are some subtle differences that may impact your material choices for a given project. Both chemistries offer excellent chemical and abrasion resistance and good UV stability, however, there are variations of performance that are important to …
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    When to Use Urethane Cement …

    Over the past 25 years urethane cement flooring systems have become the flooring system of choice for several of the most demanding applications. They have replaced flooring systems based on Epoxy, Vinyl Ester and MMA chemistry because they possess several properties that make them far superior to other systems. They …
  • Concrete Moisture

    What is The Best Test …

    Concrete moisture remains the number one reason for flooring failures and therefore, moisture testing and/or mitigation strategies are always recommended to ensure a successful installation. But what are the methods of testing and are they reliable? Here are a the most common testing methods: Hand-Held Moisture Meters Contractors often ask if hand-held …
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    How To Select the Proper …

    Using the correct diamond tooling will dramatically improve your efficiency and jobsite success, but how do you know which ones to choose for specific jobs? The following is a guide to help you make the diamond tooling choices for your project. DIAMOND BOND BASED ON CONCRETE HARDNESS Selecting the proper bonding for …
  • Project Planning

    The 5 Steps of Successful …

    Ask any jobsite manager in the concrete coatings industry how to ensure a smooth installation and they will likely tell you that proper planning has a lot to do with success. As the old adage goes, “By Failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Don’t leave your jobs to …
  • Project Planning

    Planning Concrete Flooring Projects Around …

    In the fall and winter season, inevitably, cooler and sometimes freezing temperatures become a reality on the jobsite. These environmental conditions can wreak havoc during installation if proper precaution and planning is not addressed early on. In addition to cold temperatures, humidity and heat that is common during summer months …
  • Material Types

    Are Polyaspartics Better Than Epoxy?

    If you work with resinous-based floor coatings, you’ve probably heard it before; Polyaspartics outperform epoxies and are the “gold standard” for protection and performance. The idea that polyaspartics are better than epoxies is quite common in the garage floor industry and for end-users. This is likely due to consistent and …