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Floor Water Barrier Systems & The Dry Side of Flooring

A Floor Water Barrier Protection System For Your Business

A water barrier floor keeps the moisture top side for this employee, allowing easy management of cleaning duties.A floor water barrier system protects the underside of this car wash flooring by keeping moisture topside.

When some floors are cleansed, they are not really cleansed because they do not have a floor water barrier. Instead the dirty water seeps under the floor when it creates havoc. What kind of havoc? Well, things like molds and also all manner of bacteria. There it festers and grows, and the next day possibly more dirty water gets in there, just feeding the mold and bacteria. After a bit, odors seem to rise from the floor, even though it looks as clean as can be on the top, but the odors are seeping from under that floor. Remember the havoc? If the floor we are speaking of is in a restaurant, it’s even worse because now the floor is harboring little pieces of food waste, such as tiny little pieces of meat and fish and rotten eggs. Things could not be worse if we tried, right?

Well, perhaps after all, that particular floor could be in a gymnasium where human sweat is deposited on the floor and guess what? It too seeps under that floor that has no floor water barrier. Now, we are really disgusting. You all know what a gym smells like, right? Ugh!

Those responsible for cleaning those floors have worked all in vain, because there is no way that they can stop that dirty water from slipping under the floors they have tried to clean. Owners may even fire their cleaners, or spend huge amounts of money trying various cleansers, but the problem just keeps getting worse and worse.

What they need to do is to contact Silikal. Silikal will come to the establishment, whether it’s a restaurant, a food processor, or a gym and they will test the floor, only to find out that there are minute little cracks in it, or even pinholes that are allowing the dirty water to get underneath whatever their flooring is. Silikal will then give the owner of said establishment an estimate on a new Silikal floor. The owner will hear all about why Silikal will solve his problem.

You see, Silikal is a complete floor water barrier. There is no water that will ever seep under a Silikal floor, no matter what. At last, that floor that brought forth so much havoc will be able to remain totally hygienic. This means that there will no longer be those awful smells coming from the floor. In the gym, there will no longer be human sweat seeping to the underneath floor area, thus it too will smell great. The cleaning staff will be overjoyed, as the floor will now be so very easy to keep clean and fresh smelling.

How does Silikal do all this? Understand that Silikal is a state of the art, totally and completely seamless reactive resin floor system. There is no other flooring like it. What Silikal puts down is a completely pore free monolithic surface.


Concrete Floor Coating Material Finds New Innovation

Concrete Floor Coating Material: What Is Best for Your Floor?

A large factory plant floor sparkles clean with a new concrete floor coating material recently installed.A mustard hue floor coating material lightens this production factory concrete floor system.

If you currently have a new or even an old concrete floor, you may be seeking some kind of concrete floor coating material. There are many kinds, of course, and today such material comes in a plethora of colors so that whatever style you are seeking, you are bound to find it, and if you do not know what you desire, there are tons of interior designers, contractors and sub contractors who will also be glad to help. No matter what kind of concrete floor coating material you may have already heard of, shop around so that you get the right solution to your concrete floor coating needs.

You will receive all manner of truly industry proven recommendations. There will be some who wish for you to consider sealants and acrylic coatings, colored stains, stain sealers, concrete polishing as well as numerous epoxy coatings. Thus it can get confusing. You will need to call established companies, who have the correct technical know how, have the best customer support and thus can always deliver the best service available. Each company you call for an estimate should have as part of their goal, educating you as a customer, so that you will make the most informed decision possible as to which concrete floor coating material is going to be the best to meet your needs.

Do know that you will need an on site estimate? Do not let anyone tell you a ballpark figure over the phone or direct you to put what you need on the Internet yourself. Good business practice means that they will come to your location, actually be on time and act as professionals should. When you give them the go ahead, they should actually be sure to offer a secure and very clean work environment at all times.

Verify that all they claim about any product is as they say, and that it will do as promised. Call the Better Business Bureau and see if there are numerous complaints about either the product or the company. Whether you have an industrial or commercial flooring need, ask about protecting your concrete slab from contamination as well as deterioration. Ask also about the physical performance of the concrete floor coating material, the maintenance required, the chemical resistance it may have, and whether or not it will be non-skid. Look beyond their statements about wear and aesthetics, those are of the least importance, but do verify them. Finally no matter what kind of material you are seeking be sure and call upon Silikal. Chances are that’s whom you will hire, as they are simply the best!


Industrial Concrete Slabs In The Modern Age of Technology

Industrial Concrete Slabs & The Physical Demands They Endure

Industrial concrete slabs run throughout this large storage warehouse.Concrete slabs endure forklift abuse with the help of a new industrial floor coating in this large warehouse.

We here in the United States are surrounded by concrete. Everywhere we look in the cities, there are concrete slabs, and especially industrial concrete slabs. Concrete is concrete to those who are not in the flooring business or construction of some kind.

In industrial or commercial settings, concrete slabs ordinarily have some highly specialized requirements. These requirements may be based on the evenness or flatness that is essential in that particular industry. Concrete contractors have been especially trained to understand and know how to place as well as finish the concrete. Many industrial and commercial floors have special requirements for color, finish and of course hardness as well. Some specs ask for a troweled finish, some want surface densifiers, and many today want special colors, even a logo incorporated into the industrial concrete slabs.

Industrial and commercial floors today can be created on a grade or even suspended. When they construct one such as this, then they use some sort of metal decking. Usually this consists of corrugated sheet metal, but then it is all supported by the structural steel around it. Evenness and flatness is more difficult on these kinds of floors, thus it is even more important for the floor to receive some sort of leveling. Installing a self-leveling flooring system usually accomplishes this. Only Silikal puts out this astonishingly protective liquid leveler that also incorporates their reactive resin flakes, which lends an extreme attractiveness to its amazing functionality.

It is amazingly functional because Silikal protection gives ultimate protection to industrial concrete slabs by being totally non-slip when it is integrated with a Silikal concrete sealer. In addition it is functional because Silikal can stop static shock as well as electrocution, which means that you can have total industrial antistatic safety. Further, any Silikal flooring is a totally seamless, monolithic surface. Thus it is always pore-free, which means that not even water can ever penetrate the surface. Imagine, if you will, that this one fact will prevent penetration and therefore any corruption to your floor or your substrate.

Best yet, is the fact that only Silikal sets up or cures in less than one hour. This means that your industrial concrete slabs can be fully protected without having to shut down your business overnight or even for 48 hours as many other industrial concrete slab finishes require, and then they do not deliver half the benefits that Silikal does!


Deck Flooring & The Expansion of Space

A Deck Flooring System for Year Round Enjoyment

Close up view of a metal deck support surrounded by a poured deck flooring system.Stairs lead to a poured deck flooring system both displaying a beautiful grey white floor design.

With what has happened to the economy lately, many are staying in homes and businesses that do not have all of the accouterments that they would like in a newer venue. Thus, they decide to expand their real estate’s outdoor living space instead. Those with two or three stories to their commercial establishments are building decks for their upstairs business so that customers can enjoy the great outdoors in total privacy. However, constructing wooden decks with planking unfortunately does not transform the space below the deck into something useful, especially when it rains. If only one could have deck flooring that does not allow water to run through the gaps in the deck?

Imagine if instead, one could have yet another patio underneath, one that was dry enough to use when it rained, or perhaps have a hot tub below away from cold rainy weather? Some business owners use the space below as storage or perhaps a carport with a circular drive so that customers can be dropped off in bad weather and remain dry. But this can only happen if you can keep water from coursing through the cracks and fissures that a wooden deck presents.

A wooden deck also means that it will eventually warp, rot and crack, and need to be waterproofed constantly as well as stained or painted too. That means a lot of time taken away from the owner who would rather see customers sunbathing on that deck rather than watching workers work on that deck flooring. It also means that money will have to be spent over and over again to maintain the flooring of that deck.

There is a product available today though that saves the real estate owner from all that expensive maintenance and seemingly endless extensive repairs to that deck. That product is very easily utilized, will go up in only one day, and will thoroughly and completely seal that deck so that guests can enjoy both the top and below the deck!

Restaurants have been creating such decks for a long time with this product, and have created lovely dining areas on top and below the decks. Schools also have utilized this method, and country clubs love having the space under the decks for storage while the top of the decks are utilized by the country club members.

This amazing product that allows all of those examples is Silikal. You see, Silikal completely and totally seals the deck so that there are never leaks or water coming through the deck. Thus the area below the deck is always kept completely dry. Silikal is absolutely non-porous and is perfect for the extreme conditions found on a rooftop, as it is impervious to rain, snow, ice and it cannot harbor mold as decks often do. There is no downtime either if you have a venue or some other commercial venture. The flooring is tremendously easy to keep clean and even more importantly, it is a non-slip floor. Thus your help as well as your visitors can come and go without worrying about slip and falls with this amazing deck flooring!


Floor Restore? Helpful Tips to Hinder Troubles

Floor Restore: What to Consider Before Restoration

A newly restored floor protects this walk in cooler from degradation. Floor restoration saved this exterior loading bay depicted.

It truly does not matter what kinds of floors you now have. Accomplishing a floor restore to them is always a good idea prior to thinking about completely tearing them up and building new floors. Those who undertake removal and replacement often do not take into account the awful mess it’s going to create, the costs involved, besides the costs of getting rid of the debris which can run into thousands and thousands if the reason for the floor restore is that chemicals have gone through the substrate and perhaps even into the ground below!

If one is speaking of a wooden floor, then usually those who handle a floor restore will speak of sanding and refinishing the wood. This too, especially the sanding, can create a terrible mess if you are still occupying the premises. One of the newer means of taking care of wooden floors that need to be refinished though is called screening. Actually it is a machine that scuffs off the clear coat that remains on the floors at the moment. Often these machines are equipped with their own vacuums, which thus pick up the greater majority of the dust though not all of it. What usually follows is new clear top coating, however that needs to dry for at least 24 hours after it is put on, with heavy traffic needing at least 4-5 days for total curing. This is not good news for an active shop, as shops cannot close for that amount of time, and actually many offices and office parks cannot either. The solution? Read further.

Let’s assume now that the floor restore needs to be done to a flooring that is made out of concrete. As the wear and tear on the concrete has caused voluminous amounts of concrete dust to rise, the more the owner curses having a plain concrete floor. Actually the same solution is going to apply that the owner of the wooden floor above will use.

The best solution, no matter what kinds of floors you need to restore, is to utilize a product known as Silikal. Silikal, you see, can be put on top of any kind of floor, be it wood, concrete, or even tile and terrazzo if it’s not been broken. The best news for the shop owner is that a Silikal floor can be installed quickly and then the surprise comes. Once installed it can be used, including heavy foot traffic in only one hour! Being told that it cures that quickly surprises most people enormously.

By installing a clear coat of Silikal, the beauty of the floor below it comes through, such as the wooden floors mentioned above, but if you wish to have colors or even mimicry of all manner of stone floors, that too is possible with Silikal. With any kind of Silikal flooring there is no floor that will ever harbor bacteria or mold as it is a completely non porous, pin hole free flooring surface that also happens to be seam free.