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IN Firm Launches Floor Covering Apprenticeship

Indiana-based commercial flooring contractor Jack Laurie Group recently announced that it has teamed up with the Associated Builders and Contractors to offer the nation’s only merit shop flo...


New Floor Protection for Paint Jobs Released

Industry company Ram Board recently released its newest innovation for residential and DIY job sites.


Floor Coatings Made for Quick Cure

Two new polyaspartic floor coatings from Coatings for Industry Inc. are made to cure quickly without encouraging roller overlap marks.


Floor System Boasts Moisture, Impact Protection

Schluter Systems recently unveiled its DITRA-HEAT-DUO floor system, which the company says is the first system to not only serve as a protective moisture membrane, but also as impact insulat...


Adhesives Firm Bostik Acquires Flooring Company

Specialty chemicals and advanced materials company Arkema (Colombes, France) announced that its subsidiary, adhesives firm Bostik (Milwaukee) has acquired CMP Specialty Products—a floor prep...


New Line of Bamboo, Cork Flooring Released

Green building and flooring manufacturer Cali Bamboo has released its newest collection of Eco-Engineered bamboo flooring.


Coating Designed for Metal, Concrete

Polyset has launched a new polyaspartic system designed for concrete and metal surfaces.


Flooring Expert Joins ChemQuest

A floor coverings expert with more than 35 years of experience has been tapped by The ChemQuest Group.


Polyaspartic Made for Steel or Concrete

Coating manufacturer Polyset has introduced a new polyaspartic system for concrete and metal surfaces, recommended for use on tanks, bridges, railcars, pipelines and other steel structures a...


ChemQuest Hires Floor Coverings Expert

Business strategy firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has announced the addition of Stephen Chase to its team, as senior consultant.


Shot Blaster Designed for Portability

Blastrac NA recently introduced the 1-8DM Shot Blaster, a new portable, lightweight shot-blasting system it says is designed for a range of applications including small industrial floors.


Firm Offers New Floor Grinding Tool

Concrete Polishing Solutions has introduced a new tool to its line of surface preparation products for removing coatings from concrete floors.


Flooring Designed for Healthcare, Education

A new low-maintenance flooring option features high scratch, stain and scuff resistance, according to its manufacturer.


New Mortar Designed for Concrete Repair

An Illinois-based manufacturer has developed a new epoxy resin mortar made to repair concrete floors and surfaces as well as protect them from chemical damage.


Mortar Patches Concrete in Chemical Settings

A new epoxy resin mortar is designed to repair concrete floors and surfaces and protect them from chemical damage, with high resistance to the effects of acid.


New Concrete Showcases Flexibility

A new kind of concrete developed by researchers in Singapore is, according to its discoverers, stronger, more reliable, and ... bendable.


NZ Flooring Firm Faces Fireball Fine

A flooring company in New Zealand has been fined over worker safety issues after an employee was burned by a fireball while applying adhesive.


BASF Launches Sealant

A new sealant made to help accelerate construction project schedules and keep horizontal joints weathertight has been released by BASF.


Sealant Formulated for Damp, Green Concrete

BASF has introduced a new sealant designed to help accelerate construction project schedules and keep horizontal joints weather tight.


Tnemec Launches Floor Coating

A new floor coating recommended for commercial environments such as kitchens and medical facilities features a rapid cure time and is low odor, according to the manufacturer


New Floor Coating Boasts Quick Cure

Rapid curing is key for a new floor coating available from protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec.


Flooring System Takes New Shapes

A new collection from Karndean Designflooring takes some colors and patterns that were already available and puts a geometric spin on them, creating novel formats that the company says can b...


Concrete Repair Line Subtracts Silica

A new line of waterproof concrete repair products from Formulators (Santa Ana, CA) is touted as being free of respirable crystalline silica, the subject of a recent OSHA rule aimed at limiti...


5 Injured in Floor Collapse

Federal safety regulators are investigating a partial floor collapse at a Florida hotel construction project that injured five workers Tuesday (June 28) morning.


Flooring Giant Nets Safety Victory

Federal product safety officials have ended a year-long investigation into the nation’s largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring without issuing a product recall.


OSHA: Wrong Floor Design Leads to Death

Federal authorities say the life of the 54-year-old general contractor could have been spared had new engineering plans for a concrete floor been obtained.


Floor, Roofing Company Names Specialist

An international roofing and flooring solutions company has appointed a well-known construction expert to joint its team.


Coating Targets Flooring Manufacturers

Designed with industrial operations in mind, Valspar’s Wood Coatings business has introduced a new family of coatings made for North America flooring manufacturers.


Underlayment Made to Reduce Cracks, Noise

Laticrete has introduced Fracture Ban, described as a high-performance, pliable, lightweight peel and stick membrane designed for use under thin-bed adhesives for ceramic tile; stone; and ot...


Fall Leads to Willful, Serious Violations

A Texas flooring company faces more than $66,000 in federal fines after a worker fell from a balcony at a commercial construction site, according to health and safety authorities.


Company Eliminates BPA in Epoxy Formula

Allied Construction Technologies Inc. has eliminated the use of Bisphenol-A (BPA) in its 2170 Moisture Mitigation and Alkalinity Control epoxy coating.


Valspar Unveils Lifeshield Floor Coatings

Valspar’s Wood Coatings business has introduced Lifeshield, a new family of coatings formulated for North America flooring manufacturers.


Floor Machine Designed to Refresh

Aztec Products Inc. has introduced a new machine designed for terrazzo and concrete polishing and maintenance projects.


Retailer Changes Vinyl Flooring Policy

Lumber Liquidators has teamed up with a chemical safety campaign to ensure it sells vinyl flooring made without reprocessed plastic.


Israel Discovers Ancient Mosaic Floor

A 1,700-year-old mosaic floor in Lod, Israel—discovered last year by the Israel Antiquities Authority during a construction project—has been unveiled to the public, according to numerous rep...


Professor Patents Bio-Panel System

Paper, weeds, industrial hemp and discarded forest products are among the waste materials a University of Colorado architecture professor and former graduate student are using to produce bui...


Concrete Floor Coatings Set to Soar

Forecasters are expecting a growth spurt for the global concrete floor coatings industry.


Film, Coating Made to Protect Floors

ST. PAUL, MN--3M's Scotchgard brand has updated its lineup of products to enhance protection of high-traffic floors in light industrial and commercial settings.


Floor Film Designed to Protect

ST. PAUL, MN--3M has created a new product designed to reduce stripping and refinishing needs on multiple surfaces.


Flooring Giant Suspends Chinese Products

TOANO, VA--As lawsuits pile up against U.S. flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators, the company has suspended the sale of laminated flooring products imported from China.


3M Floor Protector Gets Revamp

ST. PAUL, MN--3M has updated its Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector, a proprietary floor coating designed with nanotechnology to protect and beautify floors in hospitals, offices and more.


Self-Leveling Topping Smooths Concrete

HAMPSHIRE, IL—A new topping for concrete smooths uneven, rough or slightly deteriorated floors, says manufacturer W.R. Meadows.


New Topping Levels Concrete Floors

HAMPSHIRE, IL—W.R. Meadows has introduced a topping designed to smooth rough or deteriorated concrete floors.


Concrete Gets 12-Hour Recoat Option

A new heavy-duty concrete floor coating system is designed to deliver a highly durable, abrasion-resistant surface—from initial cleaning to walk-on—in one day.


Watco Adds Fast Floor Coating Option

Watco, maker of industrial-strength flooring products, has introduced a one-day prep-and-paint system for concrete floors that employs a rapid-cure polyaspartic resin technology.


Flooring Giant Challenged on Emissions

Already under federal scrutiny for its importing practices, the nation's largest hardwood flooring retailer is now accused of selling Chinese-made laminate floors with excessive amounts of f...


New Designs for Cork Flooring

Expanko Resilient Flooring has introduced a series of nature-inspired design options for its floating cork flooring.


Cove Base Finish for Seamless Flooring

A new plural-component urethane product is designed to deliver a quick and seamless seal between a concrete floor system and wall.


Brewhaha as Floor Fails Catering Test

An empty beer bottle has accomplished what millions of visitors over 120 years could not: broken a walkway floor at London's Tower Bridge.


Underlayment Line Isolates Cracks

Dependable LLC has added a range of flooring underlayment products for repair, restoration and new construction projects.


Lack of Barrier Cited in Floor Failure

A two-month-old polyurethane gym floor is buckling at the $656 million New York City Police Academy project and may have to be replaced, reports say.


Densifier Fills, Hardens in 1 Step

In2Crete has updated its Ecoguard pore filler, offering a green approach to filling and hardening surface depressions and hairline cracks in one step.


New Pore Filler Formula Saves Steps

Ecoguard has reformulated its eco-friendly pore filler for a one-step process, saving users time and money.


SSPC Updates Concrete Floor Guide

From pre-bid to post-punchlist, full guidance for concrete floor projects is wrapped up in SSPC’s newly revised Technology Guide 20: Guide for Applying Thick Film Coatings and Surfacings ove...


Armstrong Launches Flooring Adhesive

Armstrong Commercial Flooring has introduced Flip Spray Adhesive, a zero-VOC, high-moisture product designed for quick flooring renovation.


A Floor You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

It's the rare flooring product that can satisfy both your design goals and your sweet tooth.


Repair Mortar Boasts Quick Cure

Dependable LLC has introduced a new repair mortar for interior and exterior applications.


New Floor Line for Restaurants Bows

Stuart Dean has introduced a new floor and wall resurfacing, restoration and protection system designed for restaurant back-of-the-house projects.


Sinkhole Swallows Corvettes at Museum

Engineers are working to secure the building and recover eight pricey Corvettes from the depths of a massive sinkhole that has opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, K...


New Flooring Systems Slash Downtime

Dur-A-Flex Inc. has added Accelera Fast Track Flooring line to its line of high-performance, seamless, resinous flooring systems.


EDCO Launches 1-Disc Grinder

Surface-preparation and concrete-polishing equipment maker EDCO Inc. is following the 2013 roll-out of its 2-Disc Wedge-Less Grinder with a single-disc version.


Moisture Mitigation for Concrete Slabs

Dependable LLC, an Ohio-based manufacturer of floor preparation products, has launched Vaporseal-HM, a 100 percent solid epoxy moisture mitigation system for concrete slabs.


AkzoNobel to Sell Off Adhesives Unit

AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints business will shrink yet again, as the company has announced plans to sell its Building Adhesives business to specialty chemical provider Sika AG for €260 milli...


Akzo to Shed Building Unit for $348M

AkzoNobel’s global corporate diet continues, as the company has announced the sell-off of its Building Adhesives business to Swiss construction products giant Sika AG.


Floor Buffer Made for Dust Control

Floor maintenance supplier Aztec Products has introduced a new low-profile floor buffer/burnisher designed for dust control.


Painters’ Union Names New President

A one-time floor covering installer apprentice is the new leader of the 160,000-member International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.


Flakes Glow for Safety Applications

Glow-in-the-dark flakes that can provide guidance during a power outage are the latest product from Garage Flooring LLC.


Flakes Give Glow to Garage Floors

Garage Flooring LLC has introduced glow-in-the-dark flakes for garage floor epoxy, garage floor coatings, industrial coatings and safety applications.


IUPAT Unanimously Elects New Leader

For the first time in more than a decade, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades has a new president.


 
 
   

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