Jan
02
2020

Document, Document, Document

Nobody likes doing more paperwork than they have too, but a good record keeping system can play a key role in mitigating issues down the road.

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Jan
02
2020

Tips for Installing 3/4" Radius Cove with Poly-Crete SL/MD/HF

In the United States, industry standard cove sizes are 4” or 6” cove with ¾” radius. The radius plays an important role in floor maintenance. These tips will help you form a great cove

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Oct
21
2019

Fight the Fling

Prevent the accidental transfer of material from a roller to the surrounding surfaces with this quick and easy tip.

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May
06
2019

The Importance of Using a Loop Roller with Poly-Crete SL

In order to eliminate the squeegee lines left behind during a Poly-Crete SL installation, a loop roller must be used. Rob Pacheco Jr. explains how.

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Apr
22
2019

Why to Use a 12” Squeegee

Bart Rinaldi explains why a 12" squeegee is the optimal size for applying Epoxy, Accelera and Poly-Crete over an open broadcast.

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Apr
08
2019

Tip for Applying Light Colored Epoxy Coatings

When concrete is coated with epoxy, the concrete becomes dark in appearance. We recommend a pigmented primer when the end user insists on a light colored floor system to help “hide” the darkened concrete.

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Mar
04
2019

How to Properly Care for Your Resinous Floor

A cleaning program that utilizes the right cleaning solutions and equipment will keep your resinous floors looking and performing their best. Learn more in this quick tip by Jason Aggio.

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Feb
18
2019

Bulk UM Mixing

The biggest challenge is mixing the material fast enough to sustain consistent production on the floor. Instead of relying on multiple mix stations operated by a three man crew, follow this tip to mix in bulk.

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Feb
11
2019

Outgas Bubbles – What is it? How to prevent it?

Outgas bubble appearance will vary depending on product composition, thickness, and the stage of cure during which the outgassing occurred, but typically present as small circles or tiny crater-like structures, often with a pin hole in the center of the circle or crater that may or may not be visible to the naked eye. Learn how to avoid these!

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Feb
04
2019

How to Get Appropriate Spread Rates in ESD Floors

Jason Aggio shares best practice for achieving the proper spread rate for ESD Floors.

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Jan
14
2019

Colder Temp Installs

With colder temperature installs there may be concerns with flow, leveling, and slower cure times. Bart Rinaldi shares some tips to help with this

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Dec
17
2018

LTC Additive

When installing MMA systems at temperatures that are at freezing or below (inside or outside), it is a good idea to have LTC (low temperature cure) additive on hand.

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Dec
17
2018

Choosing the Right Notched Squeegee

Choosing the right notched squeegee is the first step to getting the proper coverage. The thickness of the material application differs with each size of notched squeegee used. Dylan Snyder

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Dec
10
2018

Simple Formulas for Calculating Square Footage

Gardner Perry shares simple formulas for calculating square footage including the formulas for cove bases.

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Nov
26
2018

Vacuum Requirements

With the OSHA regulation (1926.1153 - Respirable crystalline silica. | Occupational Safety and Health Administration) on silica, installers need to be aware of the proper vacuum systems used, especially with the 4” and 7” grinders and saws.

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Nov
12
2018

Cove Application Tips

A variable speed grinder is a valuable tool to have for surface preparation on curbs and vertical surfaces, as well as for other detail work. Jason Aggio gives some feedback on these hand grinders.

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Oct
22
2018

Surface Contamination

Since oils and other hydrocarbons can result in severe loss of adhesion from the substrate or between application coats, proper floor prep includes cleaning the surface for contaminants. Learn more here.

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Sep
10
2018

Detailing Drains with a Grinding Wheel

For a clean, flush, professional looking finish, detailing the drains is a must. Bart Rinaldi offers some advice on achieving the desired look.

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Aug
20
2018

Using Sanding Poles for Installing Decorative Chip Floors

Most installations of decorative chip flooring implement the use of a flat trowel or floor buffing machine with a brush to knock down chips. This tip will help you reach into smaller spaces and save your back!

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Aug
13
2018

Increasing Adhesion over Existing Accelera Systems

Accelera BP is a bond promoting liquid additive that can be added to Accelera EXT to increase the adhesion when installing over an existing Accelera coating. Dylan Snyder shares a few tips that will ensure a successful install.

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Jul
30
2018

Manpower Requirements

When installing resinous floors it is best to not multi-task and instead bring a properly sized crew for each position. Gardner Perry explains what a crew size should look like when installing Accelera.

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Jul
25
2018

Proper application for Dur-A-Glaze #4 WB Primer

Gardner Perry shares tips on the proper application for Dur-A-Glaze #4 WB Primer.

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Jul
25
2018

Dynamic and Static Joints

Learn about Dynamic and Static Joints and the proper way to handle each when installing resinous floors.

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Jul
25
2018

Mixing Poly-Crete Color-Fast

When mixing Poly-Crete Color-Fast it is important to combine the parts in the correct order, and to use the proper tools.

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Jul
25
2018

Cove Trowels - Tool Prep

A cove trowel with a shiny, smooth surface glides the best and will require less effort to produce a better looking cove. Jason Aggio shares tips to prep your trowel if it has slight imperfections.

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Jul
25
2018

Importance of Personal Protective Equipment

Bart Rinaldi shares how Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) recently saved him from what could have been a serious situation!

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Jul
23
2018

Cove Application Tips - Chalk Line

When you are installing a cove you can save a step with this tip about the placement of the chalk line.

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Jul
09
2018

Cross Rolling Techniques

When doing a final cross-roll for any Dur-A-Flex Flooring system, the best practice and application technique is to keep the roller nap moving in one direction. Rob Pacheco Jr. explains why.

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Jun
19
2018

How to Properly Measure

These best practice guidelines are designed to deliver reliable product performance by ensuring properly mixed epoxy at the specified mix ratio across all batches.

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Jun
12
2018

Cleaning Quartz Textured Floors

Keep your quartz textured floors performing their best by keeping them clean and dry.

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Jun
12
2018

Use Proper Lighting for Cove Bases

Producing a great looking cove base requires lighting that highlights the application marks during application. (This is when they can be easily corrected.) Jason Aggio shares his favorite light to work with.

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Jun
12
2018

Dur-A-Gard 50/50 vs Dur-A-Gard

Our Dur-A-Gard® 50/50 has a lower viscosity than regular Dur-A-Gard. While both products offer similar hiding power properties, Dur-A-Gard is better for lighter colors. Read on to learn more.

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Jun
12
2018

Using a Hopper Gun on Vertical Surfaces

The hopper gun is a great tool for spraying vinyl chips onto vertical surfaces Learn why Bart Rinaldi recommends using one.

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Jun
12
2018

Mix Station 101: Accelera

Here are a couple of quick tips for mixing our fast-track flooring system: Accelera.

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Jun
12
2018

Utilizing Grit

Here are a couple tips on utilizing grit from Dan Riestenberg.

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Jun
01
2018

Tips for Reflexions

ReFLEXions floors are one of the toughest floors to minimize general contamination from being visible in the finished floor, especially with a high gloss finish. By contamination we are referring to dust, debris, lint, and anything left behind from the general work environment and application process. Here are a few tips to help.

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Mar
19
2018

How to Prevent Picture Framing

A quick tip from Rob Pacheco Jr to prevent picture framing.

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Mar
19
2018

Use a Drill Stand for Large Batches

When mixing many batches of Poly-Crete SL, a drill stand can make the mix process extremely efficient.

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