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Where To Use Concrete Floors

Posted on Mar 25, 2013

Concrete floors have once again caught the attention of interior designers and structural builders because of their versatile features. Concrete flooring contractors are experts in this field of construction and they can best guide you on the many applications of concrete floors the details of which are as follows:

  • Kitchen Floors. Kitchen floor designs do not have to attain the industrial-look when concrete is the chosen flooring material. Concrete is an easy-to-maintain but aesthetically limited flooring option if left as bare. In fact, concrete, aside from as being amazingly durable, has the ability to reduce allergens. Unlike other forms of concrete flooring, concrete is cost-effective and easy to maintain. Today, concrete flooring is gaining popularity in the construction industry because of its innate feature to be designed in any way.

Kitchen floors can be customized with a warm, solid hue or multi-colored, multi-patterned designs. Concrete flooring offers true customization. It can withstand the elements that kitchen floors are exposed to including foot traffic, food and drink spills, oil and grease stains, and a lot more. No other surface, such as wood, tile, or linoleum, can resist chipping, discoloring, warping, and staining like a concrete floor can.

  • Bathroom Floors. There are so many benefits when you choose concrete as your flooring of choice in bathrooms. You can design concrete bathroom floors based on your budget. If you want to incorporate heat and warmth in your bathroom, concrete is the prime flooring pick. The material resists moisture and stains and you can kiss your allergies goodbye with concrete bathroom floors. Concrete offers a substrate that is fashionable, long-lasting, and can endure the elements in a bathroom including moisture, spills, stains, etc. In price contrast, concrete can be customized within any budget. It is a cost-conscious, environmentally-friendly option that offers freedom in design and freedom from extreme maintenance.
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Epoxy And Its History

Posted on Jan 14, 2013

Epoxy is a popular adhesive used all over the world. Its strength as an adhesive can easily outmatch other common glues in the market. The word Epoxy can be traced back to two Greek prefixes “epi” and “oxy”. Epi means “upon” while the prefix oxy means sharp or acidic. Epoxy is formed using various chemical reactions of epoxide, the resin, and polyamine, the hardener. This adhesive can be used in a wide range of carpentry job and simple DIY situations. Its adhesive ability has been tested and witnessed by millions of people throughout its 100+ years of existence.

This wonder glue has been around during the early 1990s but it was only popularized during the year 1950s. It all started when a Russian chemist named Prileschajev saw that olefins would react with a peroxybenzoic acid. This reaction formed epoxides which are used to form epoxy along with polyamine. During the mid-1930’s, a German named P. Shalack was granted a patent in which he prepared a polyamine with a high molecular weight. He did this through the use of epoxide compounds which contained an epoxide group greater than one.

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Concrete and Its Health and Environmental Impact

Posted on Sep 5, 2012

Social responsiveness has been an emerging trend in the business industry today. This pertains to the perspective of individuals and businesses regarding the effect of their business strategies to the society as a whole. In this context, construction firms that use concrete which possesses properties that have significant environmental impact should be cautiously gauged. Consumers should not only consider the durability and affordability of the material but they should also take note of its substantial effect to other stakeholders. The opportunity to evaluate and assess this impact will help consumers decide if using concrete is the best alternative present.

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Can I Self-Install Concrete Stain?

Posted on Jun 6, 2012

Concrete is not always the most attractive of surface types but you can quickly and easily enhance the appearance of your space by staining the concrete. There are alternatives to concrete staining, including tearing out the concrete and replacing it with another form of flooring or surface material, or covering it with a decorative overlay, but these projects tend to be far too complicated and detail-oriented for someone wanting to embark on a home improvement project on his own, and can be exceptionally expensive. Concrete staining is an inexpensive and approachable project that can do amazing things for the aesthetic of your space.

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Epoxy for garage floor, recommended or not?

Posted on Mar 23, 2012

You probably have a spacious garage and a luxurious car; the only thing that is lacking is the perfect garage floor. Who does not want to feel like entering a showroom every time you come home after work, anyway? While many motorists are recommending using epoxy for garage floor, you need to do more research before you jump on the bandwagon. Is epoxy for garage floor, recommended or not?

Epoxy is a durable glue type known for its high level bonding properties. It is commonly used to repair broken ceramics and build wood furniture. Over the years, however, many people saw advantages of using it as coating for garage floors. It does not just transform the overall look of a garage (from dirty to polished), it also effectively resists oil stains, tire marks, and tough dirt. It also has anti-skid properties that you can appreciate most especially during snow season.

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