Epoxy resins play a crucial role in floor construction. With the increasing demand for adaptable and long-lasting materials, the decision between solvent-based, water-based, and solid epoxy resins becomes a critical factor.
How do natural concrete, sealed concrete, and polished concrete differ? In this blog, we look at the pros and cons of each for your space and show how they stack up against our Stoncrete EFX epoxy flooring system.
The installation of a seamless flooring system is a big decision to make in your facility. Epoxy and urethane formulations each offer many benefits. Read about the distinctions between the two to make the right flooring solution for your space.
In this blog, we cover specific flooring needs for hospitals, evaluating different areas of use. As operating room floors have different requirements from patient rooms and waiting rooms have different requirements from emergency rooms, we explore the challenges experienced within a healthcare facility and provide details on the floors that will reliably perform and enhance these spaces.
Urethane (or polyurethane) flooring is made from a versatile polymer that creates a durable, thermal shock-resistant flooring surface. Urethane floors can be expected to last 10 to 20 years or longer with proper maintenance.
For grow room facilities, flooring selection affects product quality, health and safety, and your bottom line. Resinous flooring provides many benefits required to achieve the best results. As the cannabis industry continues to grow, many growers are going indoors to green rooms/grow rooms to save on costs and grow healthier plants. One cost effective way to build an indoor facility is by renovating an older unit.
Floor coving is a type of flooring that involves creating a seamless transition between the floor and the wall. Essentially, the coving is a curved or sloping extension of the floor surface that blends into the base of the wall, providing a smooth and hygienic surface that is easy to clean and maintain. This type of flooring is commonly used in commercial and industrial settings where cleanliness and hygiene are a top priority.
Joints are used in concrete to allow for movement as the slab dries and cures, helping avoid and control cracking in the process. By placing joints in strategic locations, the concrete can be divided into smaller sections that are better able to withstand the forces acting upon them. Read more about why and how certain joints are used in flooring installations.
In this article, we offer a six-point comparison of Stonhard's Stonres urethane flooring and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) for use in healthcare facilities. Learn how the performance of each stand up under various conditions as well as explore design differences.
How do I know if my concrete has too much moisture? Understanding how moisture in concrete occurs as well as how to test for it will help you with your next commercial or industrial flooring project or renovation.
New concrete can often appear dry well before it is ready for an epoxy coating. Many people wonder how soon an epoxy coat can be applied after laying down the concrete. While it may be tempting to finish the job quickly, the best course of action in every case is to wait for the concrete to dry properly. How long to wait and why it is necessary will be covered in this blog.
Electro Static Discharge flooring helps direct electrostatic discharge to grounding points and help safeguard sensitive equipment and personnel. Learn why this is necessary for the semiconductor and electronics industry.
In this blog post, the second in a series on "Water and Your Floor," we discuss waterproofing concrete for industrial and commercial facilities. What makes a waterproof floor truly waterproof, why should you consider taking this step and where is it most beneficial? How is a waterproof floor installed? Our resident expert, Product Manager, Stephen Pattison, answers these questions and more.
Have questions about how to properly clean resinous floors in your commercial facility? We have all the answers in this blog. Read to find out if you're following necessary practices to keep your floors looking nice and new.
When building a commercial kitchen, one of the most important decisions to make is choosing the right floor to install. In this blog, we discuss which materials to avoid, and which ones are sure to last.
In this blog post, the first in a series on "Water and Your Floor," we discuss moisture vapor transmission (MVT), an important factor to consider when installing a new industrial or commercial floor. Learn how and why MVT occurs in concrete and what you should expect from your flooring installer.
Going into any healthcare facility, patients want to be assured they are coming into a safe and clean environment. Choosing the right floors is key to providing peace of mind to patients, visitors, and staff. Follow along as we share the many benefits of Stonhard flooring solutions in your healthcare facility.
When it comes to pharmaceutical environments, there’s no room for error. Floors and walls have everything to do with the hygiene, safety, and day-to-day productivity of a pharmaceutical facility, so it is important to install the products that will function as needed and last in their intended space. In this blog, we'll provide information on why which products work best for specific areas in pharmaceutical facilities.
Students and staff deserve environments that are clean, comfortable and conducive to learning. Choosing the right products for your educational environment is not an easy task because there are so many factors to consider.
A new floor installation is a critical decision for any healthcare facility. It is imperative to choose the right product to ensure infection control standards are met and patients and staff are kept safe and comfortable. In addition, the installation itself can cause disruption and a number of environmental issues if not conducted by a company experienced within the healthcare setting. We’ve put together a list of our “Top 6” solutions for healthcare facilities, complete with benefits they offer for specific areas within your hospital or medical center.
When choosing floors for your brewery, you want to get it right the first time. Floor failures can be costly in a number of ways, so it's critical to choose floors that will last, perform, and protect you from potential liabilities and damage to your reputation. In this blog post we discuss important considerations when selecting brewery floors for both back-of-house and front-of-house operations.
How do you meet hygienic standards in your food manufacturing facility, brewery, bottling line, or commercial kitchen? Stonhard addresses your concerns and explains the best solutions so you can be sure you are installing the right product to last and perform for years to come.
Clean does not always mean sterile. If your industrial or commercial environment has flooring with welds, seams, or is composed of fabric, you are running the risk of bacteria finding spaces to harbor and grow and spread throughout the facility. Learn how seamless flooring can reduce the risk.
Cold rooms, like cold storage facilities or walk-in coolers, require specific flooring chemistries and installation procedures. In this article, we cover what you need to know before you make a decision on products and installers.
Polished concrete is a popular flooring choice for commercial spaces. Now there's a new choice for those who desire this look but are seeking a more durable, longer lasting floor. In this interview with Stonhard technical experts, we discuss the differences between polished concrete and Stoncrete EFX.
Can floors make your facility more hygienic? What does antimicrobial really mean? There's been a lot of talk about sanitary design and sterile environments. In this post, we go beyond the buzzwords and dive into what you really need to know about achieving safe, sanitary spaces.
Stonhard provides seamless, sanitary flooring for the pharmaceutical industry. Selecting the right flooring system is one of the most critical decisions for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Our “Top 5” list details the best products for long-term protection in specific areas including pharmaceutical labs, clean rooms, and more.
Controlling electrostatic discharge is a critical matter for certain industries and facility areas. Protecting employees and property are essential. Learn about ESD flooring and the protection it provides in this article.
Timing is crucial in the world of architecture and design. It means your reputation, your competitive edge, and, as they say, "time means money!" In this post, we'll give you three highly-effective ways to get your flooring project done on schedule.
Epoxy floors are suitable for both commercial and industrial environments because of their durability, design options, wear resistance, and longevity. While they are said to be long lasting, you may wonder just how long you can expect your floor to last. We address this as well as factors that affect the longevity of epoxy flooring in our latest blog post.
Everyone likes to save money, but going with a less expensive flooring system doesn't provide long-term savings. When choosing a flooring system, you need to consider your environment and what your floor is up against. Heavy traffic, frequent cleaning, spills and splashes? Read our blog post to learn how resin flooring matches up to vinyl flooring for your facility's needs.
In the world of Food & Beverage, plant hygiene is the number one priority. Sanitary design standards are key to maintaining and improving the conditions of food and beverage processing facilities where failures in building design can lead to growing bacteria, like listeria, and ultimately cause product contamination. Product contamination issues can lead to product recalls, revenue loss, brand damage, and consumer illness. In this blog post, you will learn about HACCP, HACCP International Certification, and how your flooring system is a key component in meeting hygienic standards.
Choosing the right flooring systems for locker rooms, bathrooms, washrooms and showers for a school or university is an important decision. In this blog post, we outline key considerations for safety, durability, and performance, as well as design options to explore.
Poured floors are suitable for both industrial and commercial use. By installing a poured floor you can achieve a number of performance benefits otherwise not available with traditional flooring and have an attractive aesthetic that can be customized for your facility. Learn about the three types of poured flooring and the areas they benefit.
The right flooring choice for grocery and other retail stores is crucial to day-to-day operations and budgets. Read about the top factors you should consider when making this important, long-term decision.
Many factors play a role in selecting the best resinous flooring system for your facility. It's important to understand the difference between a coating and full resinous flooring system when making your decision. Our blog post offers helpful information to get you started with the process.
For many buildings, the parking garage is the “front door” of the facility. As the first point-of-call for a visitor to any public, private or commercial building, it is important to create a positive impression with your entrance. Read how using urethane technology in your parking garage can help you create this experience and more.
Selecting the right flooring system is one of the most critical decisions for food and beverage companies. Our “Top 5” list details what flooring systems are best for long-term protection in your specific area of operation.
If you're in the market for a new epoxy or urethane floor, it is important to know that floors need to be prepared first. Learn the three main steps to a successful epoxy or urethane coating application.