Articles (34)


Designing Decorative Floors that Stand the Test of Time

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by PAUL ANDERSON, FLOWCRETE AMERICAS

When choosing a decorative finish, there are many factors that could affect a floor’s...


Industry Impressions 2017: A Look at the Paint and Coatings Business Now and in the Year Ahead

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

Industry representatives explore the state of the paint and coatings industry in 2017...


Successful Flooring Installation On Concrete: Beating The Odds

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by Fred Goodwin, Lori Proops and Richard First, BASF Corporation

The authors describe the many interrelated elements that must be simultaneously consi...


Suitable For Polish? Specifying A Finished Floor Surface

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by John Kazalonis, Consultant

Approaching the issues involved with polished concrete from the contractor’s point of...


Coating Concrete Floors and Other Concrete Substrates: A Conversation with Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“We know how to build durable and economical structures using concrete, but lack of c...


MVT and Alkalinity in Concrete: Preparing for Floor Coating Systems

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Joe Schmit, Tnemec Company Inc.

It is important to understand what happens below the concrete surface when a resinous...


Building a Solid Foundation for Concrete Floor Coatings: A Guide to Inspection and Surface Preparation

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro LLC

An attractive, durable concrete floor coating requires methodical preparation before ...


Moisture Testing and Moisture Surveys: Assessing Concrete Floors for Coating Readiness

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Brian O’Farrell, DP Coatings Ltd.

There are many ways moisture can affect concrete floor coatings but moisture testing ...


Floor Coatings for Aggressive Environments

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Tom Murphy, VP Marketing LLC

Flooring and floor coatings are subject to more wear and exposure than any other inte...


Beautiful Floors, Fast: The Benefits of
Rapid-Setting Cement Products

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Jose Ruiz, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp.

Portland cement has long been the standard for concrete floors, but the material pres...


Using SSPC-Guide 20 for Successful Floor Coating Application

from JPCL, April 2016


Failure at the Jail

from JPCL, April 2016 ; by Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Rehabbing Concrete Floors:
Coat, Cover or Polish?

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Kevin J. Brown, RRO, and Terry Carroll, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

This article discusses floor finish options for concrete, typical problems that may b...


Decorative Spray-Texture Overlays:
The Most Bang for the Buck

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Frank Lewis, Sundeck Products Inc.

The world of decorative concrete overlays is populated by a number of amazing systems...


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 2

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Chrissy M. Stewart, PCS; Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor; KTA-Tator, Inc.


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 1, Field Investigation Phase

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Polished Concrete — From the Beginning

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Jim Cuviello, Cuviello Concrete and Terrazzo Polishing

The history of polished concrete brings lessons of quality control and illuminates a ...


Concrete Floor Coating Challenges

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Dave Lick, Paint Quality Assurance Inspector

Peeling paint reveals a coating system failure in a commercial hallway.


Failure of a coated concrete floor

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, PCS, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


Laying It On

from D+D Print, February 2015

Readers share advice on judging substrate characteristics prior to coating applicatio...


Concrete Floor Coatings and Treatments

from D+D Print, November 2014


Taking the Measure of Polished Concrete

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Christopher Bennett, Husqvarna

A new standard may hold the key to uniformity in polished concrete floors.


Why New Coatings Fail on Old Concrete Floors

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

From testing to application, shortcuts aren’t an option.


Hardware Store Gets Hard-Wear Floor

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Gary Henry

An old floor looks to a new technology for a permanent coating.


Quicker Coatings: Epoxies for Green Concrete

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Sagar V. Gade and Dr. Michael R. Van De Mark, Missouri S&T Coatings Institute

Here’s the chemistry behind the new breed of epoxies that can be applied to concrete ...


Preparing Concrete for Rapid Coating Application

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Fred Goodwin, FICRI, FACI, and Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

Fast-drying concrete mixtures and construction practices can help slash downtime and ...


The contractor who almost got floored

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Raymond S. Tombaugh, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor


Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Frank Apicella and Fred Goodwin, Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation,BASF Construction Chemicals

Sometimes described as a hard sponge, concrete can be problematic to coat. This artic...


Keeping the Shine: Training in Maintaining Polished Concrete Floors

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Howard Jancy

Hellooooo! Is anybody listening? Too often, I hear myself saying that when, fo...


Polyurea Plus Color Equals One Fantastic Salon-Floor Makeover

from D+D Online Features, July 2012

Getting the look of a slate floor, and quickly, on top of a patchwork of old and newl...


Crunching the Numbers on Polished Concrete, Other Flooring Types

from D+D Online Features, January 2012 ; by Walter Scarborough

Polished concrete has gained a great deal of traction in design and construction, tha...


Marquee Mixtures: Color, Effects to Star in 2012 Concrete Shows

from D+D Online Features, December 2011

A convergence of the practical and esoteric is written in concrete at a remote Navajo...


Flooring Formulas: A Primer on Selecting, Using Resinous Systems

from D+D Online Features, December 2011 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Concrete floors are quite common in commercial, industrial, institutional, and other ...


Diamond-polished concrete: A new spin on an old technology

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Walter R. Scarborough

Contrary to popular belief, processing of concrete (grinding, honing, and polishing) ...


 
 
   

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