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Rust-Oleum Canada Launches DIY Coating Kits

Earlier this week, coatings company Rust-Oleum Canada released new do-it-yourself coating system kits to transform cabinets, countertops and flooring without the cost of a full renovation.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Curing Agent

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently launched a new fast-curing, ultraviolet-resistant epoxy curing agent for flooring applications.


Sherwin Publishes Online Flooring Visualizer Tool

Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring recently unveiled its new online flooring visualizer for architects, designers and contractors to tailor project needs.


Jon-Don Distributing PPG Resinous Floor Coatings

Commercial supplies, equipment and consumables supplier Jon-Don has recently partnered with global coatings company PPG to distribute resinous floor coatings for concrete flooring.


CPSC Seeking Slip Resistant Standard Comments

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently published a petition requesting a new rulemaking to mandate testing and labeling regarding slip resistance of flooring, floor coatings an...


MAPEI Expands GA Production Facility

Earlier this month, coatings and building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation celebrated the expansion of its Calhoun, Georgia, facility for multi-flooring adhesives.


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Floor Paint

United Kingdom-based paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently released a new water-based floor paint that utilizes cross-linking technology for durability and adhesion.


BioPowder Partners with Industrial Minerals Provider

BioPowder, a producer and supplier of fruit stone powders and bio-based abrasives, recently announced a partnership with German industrial mineral and functional filler systems provider Dorf...


New Product Announcement: Concrete Floor Coatings

Last week, global paint and coatings company PPG


New Product: Resinous Flooring System

Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring has released SofTop Comfort flooring systems, an expansion of the company's seamless resinous flooring options.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Flooring System

Connecticut-based resinous flooring and wall system manufacturer Dur-A-Flex, Inc. recently launched a new breathable epoxy system for floors with elevated moisture and salts.


'Dueling Dinosuars' Call for Stronger Museum Floors

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is preparing for a new, rather heavy exhibit.


2022 Elevation Awards Winner: Floor Coatings

Technology Publishing Co. again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the sixth annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


Jon-Don Acquires Norkan, CRT

Commercial supplies, equipment and consumables supplier Jon-Don has recently announced the acquisition of Norkan Industrial Supplies and CRT Industrial Equipment.


Report: Industrial Floor Coating Market to Grow

The global floor coating market is anticipated to grow to $5.5 billion by 2030, a recent research report predicts, with the market already valued at $3.1 billion in 2020.


EPA Issues First PFAS Test Order

On Monday (June 6), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first Toxic Substances Control Act test order under the National Testing Strategy for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substan...


New Product Announcement: Anti-Slip Coatings

Canadian manufacturer of decorative stone coatings, high performance paints and architectural maintenance products Daich Coatings has recently announced the launch of its TracSafe Anti-Slip ...


Dur-A-Flex Launches Custom Design Tool

Connecticut-based resinous flooring manufacturer Dur-A-Flex, Inc., recently launched a new and improved custom design tool for its customers.


BASF Teams with Sport Group

Chemicals company BASF and sport surfaces company Sport Group recently issued a joint press release announcing its global cooperation for the distribution and installation of sports and outd...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Showroom Space

With the extended deadline just announced for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 8) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


Sherwin-Williams Releases New Flooring Color Palettes

On Tuesday (Sept. 14), global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced four new color palettes for high-performance flooring.


New Product Announcement: Garage Floor Coating

Garage door, garage floor coating, new gutters and gutter protection company Presto Garage & Gutter (Charlotte, North Carolina) announced earlier this year that it had begun offering a new, ...


RPM Acquires Raised Flooring Systems Manufacturer

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings, sealants and building materials entities, announced that its Fibergate Composite Structures Inc. business has acquires Bison Inn...


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New ASTM Standard Looks at Floors

The American Society of Testing Materials will soon release a new standard that it says looks at flooring differently than before.


New Flooring with Limestone Core Unveiled

Flooring and decking company Cali Bamboo announced Monday a new line of hardwood that’s layered over a limestone composite core.


New Product Aimed at Reducing Bug Holes

The Scofield Company has added to its line with what it says is a useful air detrainer, aimed at reducing bug holes and large air voids that would normally interfere with flooring.


Reformulated Underlayment Aims to Reduce Waste

Manufacturing company Laticrete has revamped the formula for its Drytek Skimcoat, a fast-drying underlayment.


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.


AZ Flooring Firm Opens New Hub

Industrial and commercial flooring and concrete coating firm Arizona Polymer Flooring has opened a new headquarters in Phoenix, to serve as an international hub, and host research, manufactu...


Concrete Coating Maker Opens New Hub

Arizona Polymer Flooring, a growing flooring products and concrete coating manufacturer, has opened a new 50,000-square-foot mixed-use facility, set to serve as the company’s international h...


Flooring Designed for Healthcare, Education

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


Florock Marks 65 Years in Flooring Systems

Florock Polymer Flooring, a manufacturer of floor systems for commercial and industrial settings, is celebrating 65 years in business.


ICP Group Acquires Floor Coating Firm

The parent company of a number of architectural and specialty coating and adhesive brands has added polymer floor coating manufacturer Rock-Tred Corp. to its portfolio.


ICP Group Acquires Rock-Tred

The Innovative Chemical Products Group has acquired the Illinois-based polymer floor coating manufacturer Rock-Tred Corp.


Flooring System Touts Antistatic Properties

A new heavy-duty antistatic industrial flooring system is now available on the European market, according to the Construction Chemicals division of BASF (Mannheim, Germany).


Study: Indoor Spaces Rampant with Toxins

Indoor dust is often laden with toxic chemicals from building materials, cleaning products, furniture, electronics and other common items, a new study suggests.


BASF, Henkel Agree on Deal

In a move to strengthen its construction chemicals portfolio, the world’s largest chemical company, BASF, plans to acquire Henkel’s professional Western European flooring, tiling and waterpr...


Tennant Grows with Florock Purchase

Minneapolis-based Tennant Company announced the expansion of its floor coatings portfolio through the purchase of the Florock Polymer Flooring brand from Crawford Laboratories Inc.


Tennant Coatings Buys Florock

In a move to expand its floor coatings portfolio, the Tennant Company has acquired the Florock Polymer Flooring brand from Crawford Laboratories Inc.


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...


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.


Free Webinar Covers Retail Flooring

Selecting and specifying floor finishes for high volume retail buildings is the topic of a free upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Defoamer Launches for Flooring Coatings

Multinational chemicals producer BASF has launched a new defoamer product it says offers fast and effective deaeration of 100 percent solids coating systems.


CDC Estimates Cancer Risks in Flooring

Federal health regulators are estimating that excessive formaldehyde levels in select laminate flooring made by Lumber Liquidators could cause six to 30 cancer cases per 100,000 people.


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...


Valspar Unveils Lifeshield Floor Coatings

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


Florock Adds Kits, Colorants to Line

Crawford Laboratories Inc. has expanded its FloroCrete Cementitious Urethane flooring portfolio with new cove kits and colorants designed for food and beverage plants, commercial kitchens, a...


Sika Bows Metallic Effects System

Sika Flooring has announced the addition of the Sikafloor Metallic FX decorative floor system to the company’s portfolio of commercial and industrial flooring products.


American Polymers Inks Acquisition

Global coatings maker American Polymers Corp. is expanding its footprint in the floor coatings industry with the acquisition of Illinois-based Crown Polymers LLC.


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.


Sherwin-Williams Bows Flooring Finishes

CLEVELAND--Sherwin-Williams’ Product Finishes division has introduced a line of UV-curable coating systems designed for manufacturers of prefinished wood flooring used in residential and com...


CEO Quits Embattled Flooring Giant

TOANO, VA—Lumber Liquidators Inc. president and CEO Robert M. Lynch has unexpectedly resigned his position, leaving greater turmoil at the company that is already the target of multiple inve...


Home Depot to Shed Flooring Chemical

ATLANTA—The world’s largest home-improvement retailer has pledged to phase out vinyl flooring products that contain a potentially toxic chemical by the end of the year.


Embattled Floor Giant Offers Test Kits

Besieged by accusations of excessive formaldehyde in its Chinese-made laminate flooring, Lumber Liquidators is providing free test kits to thousands of U.S. customers who have the popular pr...


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...


U.S. Investigates Flooring Giant

North America's largest hardwood flooring retailer may face federal criminal charges over its importing practices—and an unpleasant report on its troubles by 60 Minutes.


New Urethanes Tout Fast Cure

Sherwin-Williams has added two new ultra-high-solids urethane floor coatings, offering short dry times, to its protective and marine coatings' portfolio.


2 New Urethanes Protect Floors

Sherwin-Williams has introduced two ultra-high-solids urethane floor coatings for commercial and industrial projects.


Westcoat Brews 3 New Seamless Systems

High-build, fast-drying, urethane cement flooring systems for breweries and wineries comprise the latest product line from Westcoat.


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.


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.


New Wood Flooring Tape Launched

Shurtape Technologies LLC has introduced a temporary flooring tape engineered to perform with water-based finishes on wood substrates in residential and commercial settings.


Armstrong Launches Flooring Adhesive

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


Deco Flooring Designed for Tough Wear

Floor protection and restoration provider Thermal-Chem Corp. has rolled out a new decorative system designed to be LEED-friendly and traffic-tough.


Floor Line Takes Aim at Static

A new coatings line may help facility owners and managers tackle the multibillion-dollar problem of static generation on commercial and industrial flooring, the manufacturer reports.


3 New Systems Made to Stop Static

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF) has launched StatRez Static Control Flooring Systems, three new coating systems designed to protect areas requiring static dissipative or conductive flooring.


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.


New Flooring Offers Repurposed Style

Repurposed yarn is the center of a new flooring collection recommended for use in commercial interiors.


RPM Coatings Buys Flooring Maker

The parent company of Zinsser, Rust-Oleum and other popular consumer brands is expanding its commercial flooring portfolio with the purchase of Expanko Inc.


New Textured Finishes for Walls Systems

A new line of modified acrylic finishes for wall cladding and exterior surfaces has been introduced by the Wall Systems business of BASF Corp.’s Construction Chemicals Division.


Schools Seek Decorative Flooring Plans

A Maryland school district is looking for something a little bit different to finish the floors of select auditoriums and other locations.


Flowcrete Expands Parking Deck System

Deckshield coating systems, long used to protect parking structures throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, are coming to the Americas.


Deck Coatings Enter U.S. Market

Global flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Group Ltd. has announced it will introduce its Deckshield parking protection coating systems to the Americas market.


Dura-A-Flex Expands Applicator Training

Dur-A-Flex has added a second location and additional sessions to its Applicator Training Program (ATP), expanding the program to the company's facility in Ontario, CA.


 
 
   

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