by The U.S. National Archives Modern day houses are implementing wooden floors in architectural designs. Wood is perfect for flooring because it is elastic and flexible. It has a smoother effect which is lacking in concrete floors, while its only limitation is its natural characteristics. Expansion and contraction of wood from moisture and temperature fluctuation [...]

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by National Library of Scotland This specialized epoxy coating can create chemically resistant barriers over concrete, plastic, steel, wood, and even asphalt. To avoid liability and minimize impact from hazardous chemical spills secondary containment areas and sump pumps are used. Prevent incidental or catastrophic spills from damaging or contaminating surrounding areas. This coating is durable [...]

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by Cornell University Library Adhesive: A substance capable of holding materials together by surface attachment. It is a general term and includes cements, mucilage, and paste, as well as glue. Anisotropic: Exhibiting different properties when measured along different axes. In general, fibrous materials such as wood are anisotropic. Balanced Construction: A construction such [...]

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by LSE Library Anyone who has removed carpeting or VCT tile from concrete floors has probably suffered the horror of finding thick layers of adhesive smeared all over the surface. A realization sets in that your work is just beginning. Whether your goal is sealing out gases coming up through the floor, getting rid of [...]

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by Cornell University Library Sand refinish can be defined as a process which is used to maintain long life of hardwood floors. Modern methods of sand refinishing are quite different and useful than traditional methods of sanding. There are several useful features of refinishing in commercial and residential sectors like: Dust-free floor Floors remain dust [...]

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by The Library of Congress After experiencing lifting and pealing of floor products, many industries have reduced their expectations for shop floor life to three or four years. This is unfortunate because epoxy floorshave an intrinsic service period of a decade or more if the subfloor is properly prepared prior to laying down the coating. [...]

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by National Library of Scotland   In the wood flooring industry, the term ‘old growth’ continues to be the subject of interpretation and controversy. At Madera Floors we make it our business to know more about wood than any other company, and to educate our customers so that they can make more informed purchasing decisions. [...]

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by Cornell University Library Epoxy flooring is making its mark on the building community as a durable and attractive way to protect both indoor and outdoor surfaces. However, what many homeowners may not know is that epoxy floors are also a “green” building material, offering many environmental benefits over competing products. Here’s the rundown of [...]

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by The U.S. National Archives Expansion joints are put in floors to prevent cracks that might develop as a result of the shrinkage which occurs as concrete cures. The joints are trawled into the floor or sometimes cut after the floor is hard enough to walk on. As the concrete shrinks, these joints themselves often [...]

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by The Library of Congress The trend towards upscale kennels is making flooring paramount for good looks and healthful environments. Kennel epoxy flooring is not only seamless but can be Class III Laboratory qualified. Now used not only in veterinary operating rooms but also on kennel runways, divider walls and cages these mold and mildew [...]

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