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Signs you need to replace your floors!

Any type of flooring undergoes plenty of stress and wear in its lifetime. If you notice damage, stains and scratches, mold/moisture damage, and unevenness, it might be time for a repair or new floors. It is always possible to do repairs, increase protection, and other measures to extend your floors life. There will always come a time when it is best to completely replace it, damaged floors can lead to a disaster or a hospital visit. If you know to look out for these signs, this can save you extra injuries and costs. These warning signs are things everyone should know, but it is especially important for commercial spaces.

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Prepping your floors for Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, family and friends will be gathering to celebrate together, you might be wondering how to protect your floors from any extra wear and tear. Holidays at home are a wonderful thing, but they can also be hard on your floors, you'll want to make sure you take a few necessary precautions to protect your floors during the holidays. Here are a few tips nad tricks that will help keep your floors looking great during and after the holiday season. 

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Best Flooring options for Senior Living Communities:

The Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) points out that in the US, every second an elderly suffers a fall, making it the leading cause of serious injuries and fatalities in this industry. Falls in older adults can also lead to immobility and premature nursing home placement. Falling can double a senior's chances of falling again, especially in elders with conditions or limited physical capacities. Falls are common amoung older adults; they shouldnt be a normal part of aging. Poor flooring choices can cause risk factors for elders when it can be easily be prevented. We are going to talk about all the great flooring options to fit the needs of those walking on it, while also kepping your space modern and to fit your companys aesthetic. 

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic Vs Porcelain Tile:

When choosing between these two tiles you want to figure which will be the best fit for your business. If you are looking for a more classic look, ceramic tile is the way to go and if you want more of a modern style, porcelain tile is your best choice. They both have their own benefits and drawbacks that you should take into consideration before making your final decision. 

Concrete

The Pros and Cons of Epoxy in Commercial Buildings:

When owning a business, its hard to find the best materials for your commercial space, especially with the number of options available in todays market. Many businesses try to find the best material that are durable and affordable. By taking this into consideration, you will want the longest lasting floors for high traffic and affordable for your wallet.

Concrete

Benefits of using Joint Fillers in Commercial Flooring:

When choosing a floor for your business, theres a lot of different options when choosing a floor. Many businesses will go with resin-coated concrete, for that industrial look, which is very popular at the moment. Sometimes resinous coats arent always the right fit for an application and basic concrete is called for. If your flooring isnt naturally seamless, you must have a good joint filler to fill the cracks to prepare for the concrete stage. 

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Some of the Top Trends in Commercial Flooring:

From medical offices and hotel suits to entertainment venues and modern corporate spaces, commercial flooring is no longer the boring, easily surface that was once always forgotten about. Products are improving in installation technology and designs on the daily, which means more commercial business owners have more options than ever before. This gives them the freedom to choose flooring that is not only functional for that space, but also reflects their unique brand and originality.

What is the best type of flooring for Bars and Restaurants?

When it comes to picking out flooring for restaurants and bars, choosing the right look is usually top priority. You must also keep in mind that you need flooring that can withstand moisture, and heavy traffic use. Restaurant and bar flooring needs to be easy to maintain and long lasting when investing your money on flooring. In addition, the flooring should be slip resistant, fire resistant and durable. These are all qualities that need to investigated, to ensure the safety of staff and customers. 

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Moisture Mitigation Vs Moisture tolerant Adhesives:

It is a very common mistake people make when it comes to mositure protection, people often think that mositure mitigation systems and moisture tolerant adhesives have the same job. Repeatedly moisture related floor covering systems continue to fail at an unacceptable rate. Moisture issues are not just limited to slab on-ground construction but can also occur when floor coverings are installed over suspended concrete slabs as well. When moisture issues occur, it is serious and will affect all parties and can become very costly. Modern test methods were invented to prevent distress and failure by testing the concrete’s dryness before any floor coverings or coatings installed over the substrate. Concrete in-situ relative humidity testing has become the most popular method to use in the United States and is the most accurate when it comes to testing the concretes dryness. It also is the most overlooked part of construction; people don’t want to spend the money or just don’t have the knowledge and history of testing concrete slabs.

Signs you need to replace your floors!
12/2/2022 7:58 AM | HTC Commercial Flooring
Prepping your floors for Thanksgiving!
11/23/2022 10:16 AM | HTC Commercial Flooring
Best Flooring options for Senior Living Communities:
11/18/2022 1:59 AM | HTC Commercial Flooring
Ceramic Vs Porcelain Tile:
11/3/2022 11:45 AM | HTC Commercial Flooring
The Pros and Cons of Epoxy in Commercial Buildings:
10/28/2022 12:14 PM | HTC Commercial Flooring
Benefits of using Joint Fillers in Commercial Flooring:
10/21/2022 1:14 AM | HTC Commercial Flooring
Some of the Top Trends in Commercial Flooring:
10/14/2022 1:41 AM | HTC Commercial Flooring
What is the best type of flooring for Bars and Restaurants?
9/29/2022 3:53 AM | HTC Commercial Flooring
What are the Pro's and Con's of Ceramic Tile Flooring?
9/21/2022 3:25 AM | HTC Commercial Flooring
Moisture Mitigation Vs Moisture tolerant Adhesives:
9/16/2022 9:53 AM | HTC Commercial Flooring