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Site Visits: What's on Your Pre Installation Checklist?

Posted February 1st, 2016 by Ray Gutoski

Congratulations! You’ve just been awarded that big project you bid eight months ago. The GC has sent you a contract and everything seems to be good to go. Now, can you start next week?


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Is Your Concrete Ready to be Coated?

Posted December 28th, 2015 by Carlos Santana

How to determine if it’s the right time to apply a standard thin film floor coating You may have been in this situation: the client is anxious, the installation team is on standby and there’s building pressure to meet a tight timeline. However, you’re unsure if the concrete itself is ready to be coated


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The Importance of Hard Samples and Mock-ups with Resinous Flooring Projects

Posted December 28th, 2015 by Ray Fox

The importance of providing hard samples or installing an actual mock-up cannot be overstated. They provide owners and architects with vital information including color, texture, thickness, cleanability and other features.   Hard samples offer physical assurance the bid meets the specification/project requirements and also matches what the supplier/installer plans to install


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The Importance of Value Engineering in the Floor Coatings Industry

Posted December 28th, 2015 by Peter Collins

Value Engineering (VE) is a design approach that, like many innovations, has its roots in a problem that demanded a solution. During the Second World War, all priorities were directed at the war effort and this produced shortages of all kinds, including skilled labor, raw materials and machine parts


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