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Installing the Commercial Warehouse Floors to Support Forklift Traffic

Many of the warehouses in the Denver area rely on forklifts to quickly and conveniently move products. This can lead to several different concerns at commercial properties because forklifts are not easy on floors and bad floors are not easy on forklifts or their drivers. Having the right flooring materials in place in your Denver warehouse will decrease the challenges that you face in a warehouse where your business operations require forklift traffic. For many warehouses, the leading option is epoxy to create a convenient path for forklift traffic. How Epoxy Flooring Benefits Forklift Traffic in Warehouses The average forklift was approximately 9000 pounds or more. This is approximately three times the weight of a car. Despite this weight, forklifts are not designed with any significant attention to comfort or capabilities. The small wheels make them incapable of handling any large obstacles and the lack of suspension system means every bump is felt entirely by the driver and whatever load the forklift is carrying. On a concrete floor, challenges with forklift traffic can lead to a cycle of issues. The […]

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Make Your Gym Sanitary and Odor Free with Epoxy Flooring

Keeping your commercial gym clean in Denver is naturally going to be a challenge with all of the people that workout in your space, often leaving behind sweat on surfaces they touch and floors. Spilled water or water that accumulates in and around showers and pool facilities are another concern. All of these different forms of moisture can collect on your gym floors. They may contain bacteria and lead to a buildup of mold and mildew, leading to odors. This is an easy way to make your clients think that your space is unclean even if you use an in depth cleaning regimen. But epoxy floors in a gym can give you an effective way to limit bacteria and mold, and by extension, reduce odors. How Epoxy Floors Can Mitigate Odor Problems in Gyms With regular use, gyms see a buildup of bacteria from gym goers. This is a possibility in every property as bacteria transfers from a person’s skin to any surfaces they touch. But gyms are one location where odor causing bacteria is often more prevalent due to […]

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Preventing Hot Tire Pickup at Your Auto Shop with an Epoxy Floor

If you have an auto shop in Denver, Aurora, or Lakewood, the right flooring is essential for keeping your business clean and professional looking, and preventing damage from tools, fluids, other items, and events. One of those events is hot tire pickup. This is a potential issue in many garages. Overtime, it can cause extensive damage to your flooring. With a high quality epoxy coating for commercial garages and auto shops, you can ensure a longer lasting floor that is immune from hot tire pickup. What is Hot Tire Pickup? As a car drives, the rolling friction of the tires on the road causes the rubber to heat up. Heated rubber will expand slightly. Then, when the car pulls into your auto shop, the heat will dissipate into the air and the cooler garage floor. As the heat dissipates, the rubber shrinks and the weight of the car means that the tire rubber pulls at the floor with enough force to rip small particles completely free of the underlying surface. Certain garage flooring materials, like plain concrete or acrylic coatings, […]

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Planning Drainage with Commercial Concrete Floors

Concrete or epoxy coated floors are ideal in commercial facilities where moisture is a concern. They both stand up well to liquid elements, remain relatively slip resistant even when wet, and are easy to clean after any liquids or other substances have gotten onto them. But there are certain commercial settings where you may regularly have several inches of water from operations or cleaning that you need to drain away. Taking into account drainage needs when planning your commercial flooring installation makes it easy to optimize drainage to make sure that your floors are protected. Considerations When Planning for Concrete Floor Drainage In commercial facilities, epoxy and concrete are resilient substances. But when water or other liquids sit on them for a long period of time, they can start to wear away the flooring. This is why it is recommended that you wipe up any spills as soon as possible on epoxy and promote good drying conditions and speed evaporation in properties with concrete floors. But if you will frequently have larger amounts of water or spillage, floor drains in […]

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How Long Does a Polished Concrete Floor Last in Commercial Properties?

When a long lasting and durable material is needed in construction, concrete is already one of the top options. It is hard enough to resist damage from impacts, stands up well to different elements, and naturally survives for years without deterioration. The primary way that concrete becomes damaged is when dirt and moisture collect in the porous surface and start to erode it from the inside. Polished concrete hones the surface of traditional concrete to remove all of the gaps and holes, creating a perfectly smooth and non-porous that is both attractive and resilient. By eliminating this weakness in concrete, polished concrete floors can provide you with a commercial flooring option that will last for many years. Extending the Lifespan of Concrete with Polishing Polishing concrete refines concrete into a surface that is even more durable, but it requires the correct process to ensure that they last for as many years as possible. This includes: Preparing the Surface – The amount of work necessary here depends on the existing concrete base. If it was freshly poured, almost no work is […]

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Moisture Problems in Concrete Floors – Preventing Sweating Slab Syndrome

Although concrete flooring is highly durable, moisture is one of the few factors that can quickly cause wear and problems at a commercial facility. Excessive moisture causes concrete to weaken and deteriorate. In Denver where temperatures in the winter can cause water to freeze and expand, moisture may be a cause of stress and cracking in concrete. Moisture is also a health hazard as it can increase the risk of slipping or encourage mold and mildew growth. Sweating slab syndrome can be a problem with concrete floors that causes moisture to collect on the surface of a slab. While this can be a challenging problem if unaddressed, there are different solutions to sweating slab syndrome at a commercial property that can help you manage moisture problems. What Is Sweating Slab Syndrome? Sweating slab syndrome is a result of condensation. Temperature changes in the air occur far faster than temperature changes in a concrete floor due to concrete’s low thermal conductivity. In the morning, particularly in the summer, the air will heat up quickly but a concrete floor will take longer […]

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