Concrete Floor Coating Series: Specifying Concrete Floor Coatings and Treatments for Schools and Hospitals

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
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Institutional facilities have some unique characteristics to consider when selecting and specifying floor finishes. These buildings generally handle high traffic, have extended hours of operation and minimizing maintenance and renovation is an important cost consideration. In this presentation we will overview flooring performance, aesthetics and cost impact associated with specific areas in the healthcare and educational facilities. A review of the various options will include the benefits and limitations of concrete staining/dying, polished concrete, thin-film coatings, high-build resinous flooring and thin-set terrazzo. The presentation will review important specification details relevant to institutional applications. Due to the influence of the concrete substrate on the floor finish, we will discuss the specification, testing and surface preparation standards and guidelines. Finally, system installation procedures and details will be discussed to insure a problem free quality project. Participants are eligible for one AIA LU credit.
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Tom Murphy
VP Marketing LLC

Tom Murphy has been associated with the construction industry for more than 20 years. While at Sherwin-Williams he was vice president of marketing for the General Polymers Brand of seamless flooring products and concrete repair materials. He works with the Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) to provide third-party training and certification for installation of seamless floor coatings. He also chairs and participates on several committees associated with the building guides and standards for concrete coatings, concrete repair, and surface preparation. As an independent consultant to the concrete coating industry, Tom assists material manufacturers develop customer oriented strategies, specifiers and owners understand the merits of protecting concrete, and contractors provide superior installations. For more information, contact: Tom Murphy at

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Tagged categories: Concrete coatings and treatments; Concrete floor coatings; D+D; North America; Retail; Retail

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