by Cornell University Library Bubbles and craters in newly installed concrete floor coatings often come from gases flowing through the porous cement. These gases can be argon, methane, or whatever is under the slab. Sometimes the gases come from chemical reactions still being produced by the preparatory floor cleaning process. Often the gases derive from [...]

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by Cornell University Library Expansion joints are placed in floors to allow for shrinkage as concrete cracks as it cures. The joints are often trawled into the floor or occasionally cut after the floor is hard enough to walk on. During the curing phase of the floor these joints often develop cracks that go to [...]

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by The Field Museum Library When carpet is removed from over concrete holes and craters are left from carpet tack strips that were nailed into the concrete. Each nail when removed can leave up to a ½ in. wide hole in the floor. The same is true with doorway transition plates that edged your carpeting [...]

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by Texas State Archives Ultra smooth floors (glass-smooth) are often a “required” look for showing off quality operations and merchandise. As is frequently the case in obtaining a high-end result, glass-smooth floors are achievable but at a cost in materials and effort. Of course, it helps to start with a smooth floor but even highly [...]

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by The Field Museum Library Hardwood flooring in Vancouver is a flourishing industry. Wooden floors add aesthetic beauty to our living spaces and workplaces. It is being extensively used by people with great taste of ethnic flavor and who enjoy adding charm to their property. In different textures and forms, they are being used for [...]

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by LSE Library There are a lot of finishes, hardwood floor products and types of wooden layers available. All such forms are equally attractive and can add charm to any living space. Basically, wooden flooring is available in either prefinished or as unfinished type. One will find the following types of flooring on most online [...]

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by LSE Library Hardwood flooring is one of the most preferred forms of flooring due to its exotic and classic looks. It is used both in commercial as well as the residential sector for its elegant look. It adds the missing aesthetic sense to home and office décor. But hardwood flooring also poses a threat [...]

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by Texas State Archives So you’ve decided to take the plunge into making your dingy garage floor look fresh and attractive.  You’ve moved out all your junk, swept, cleaned and power washed, but now what? There are many options to choose from when it comes to protecting your concrete floor and making it attractive and [...]

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by LSE Library When deciding what to do with your plain concrete garage floor, many buyers struggle to decide between an epoxy coating or floor tiles. Both are a bit of an investment over the basic concrete, but are ideal for protecting floors from spills and stains, as well as the salt that can damage [...]

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by The U.S. National Archives When enhancing the appearance of your garage, there are a variety of things you could do to dress up your drab concrete floor. However, there is a lot more to consider than just how the floor will look when you are done. When considering your options, make sure you evaluate [...]

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