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Bathroom Remodel

Industrial Flooring Surface Preparation

There are different types of floor surface preparation types that concrete services contractors use to start any project. An important point to remember is that the company hired must have the experience in carrying out the industrial flooring preparation process. These methods have specialized equipment and contractors don’t usually offer a service not unless they are equipped to do the work. The floor surface preparation process is a vital step in industrial flooring.
More common surface preparation processes are:
1. Shot Blasting also know as Captive or Dust Free Shot Blasting
This is the most commonly used method because it is the most effective and cheapest of all preparation methods. The machine used is attached to a dust extraction unit. This prevents dust from circulating in the area and will not disrupt what is going on around the work area.
2. Scarification
This is a mechanical process wherein the deteriorated surface of the concrete is removed or “scarified”. The objective is to get to a sound substrate which the flooring system can be placed. The process can be of two methods – diamond grinding and STR machines.
The method removes thick mill coatings, overlays and as much as 1/2 inch of concrete with several passes. The equipment ranges from 8, 12 and 13 inches wide and is powered by electric power or by gasoline. They are always equipped with a dust collector.
3. Scabbling
The scabblers are used prior to shot blasting weak industrial flooring substrates. This is a more time consuming process but good for removing of thick flaky coatings & oil contaminated floors.
4. Grinding
The floor preparation process may take more than one method to complete. Another method that is seen often is the grinding process. Floor Grinders have ability to remove coatings, glue, and other particles while leaving the surface clean, smooth & ready for the application of thin mil coating & stains.
5. Acid Etching
Etching the when the area to be prepared is hosed carefully with acid. This is a two-man process with one man operating a nylon grit brush and the other is responsible for pouring the acid evenly and working with a broom. This is a risky process so only those experienced with such method should make the application. Contractors would have the necessary safety measures and outfit to do etching. Never attempt to do this yourself to avoid accidents and improper application of the acid.
It is good practice to know the different industrial flooring surface preparation process to be able to monitor effectively the progress of your project.…

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Room Additions

Mohawk Laminate Flooring – Eco Friendly Gleam

Flooring is one of the most underestimated aspects of a house. People who don’t take much notice of the flooring while building their house feel the difference later when it comes to maintenance. Bottom covers that are improperly designed or chosen get dirty very easily. The flooring near windows and doors lose their colour due to the natural light and get faded.
Often, dust and moisture from outside and the underside of shoes get accumulated on the base, and if they are made of bad quality wood, they might even get absorbed. This makes the floors look grimy and dirty, and hard to clean. Stains from various spills like food, oil spatter, etc make the matters worse. Most of us will have memories at this point of wildly panicking if someone spilt tea or some other drink on the floor, fearing that it would leave a stain.
Mohawk laminate flooring is the best solution at times like this. This is a simple, easy cover that can be applied to all the base of your home. This is very powerful, and makes the base take on an elegant gleam that makes the entire house shine like its brand new. Even if you have a wood or vinyl base, you can use the laminate to revamp it.
Mohawk laminate has excellent non-adhesive properties. It gives your base a sturdy, strong protective cover that prevents the bottom from getting stained. You can easily clear off any stain with just a wet cloth, or at the most club soda. There will be no marks left on the bottom. Now, you need not wince if your guests walk on the bottom or dance in parties with their stilettos on. Mohawk laminate will ensure that there are no scratches or marks left on the bottom. Pets too, can walk around peacefully, and you don’t have to worry anymore about their claws making scratches on the base. Mohawk laminate enables you to make your home easily maintainable.…