Coefficient Of Friction

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Coefficient Of Friction (COF) Coefficient of friction is defined as the ratio of the force of friction to the force pushing two bodies together and is a measurement often used to determine the nonslip rating of a floor surface. It’s commonly called COF, and calculated not by weight but by force. If you have 0.52 […]

Concrete Densifier

Concrete densifiers are used to harden the surface of the floor and close up some pores. This process can provide a better shine, reduces dust, and limited stains resistance.

Ceramic Tile Flooring

Ceramic Tile Floor

Ceramic and porcelain tile flooring is a popular choice in both residential and commercial as it has an attractive and versatile appearance and is particularly hard wearing. By choosing the right material, glaze, finish, and style, it can be adapted to fit a wide range of environments and serve many different needs. Ceramic Tile Types […]

Floor Finish

Finished Hardwood Floor

If you’re looking into protecting and enhancing your floors, you have probably come across different kinds of floor finish and naturally are wondering what the best options are for you. Floor finish is an essential product when it comes to protecting your floors from dirt, damage and general wear and tear, especially in areas with […]

Wood Flooring Options and Wood Finishing

Modern Office with Wood Floors

If you are upgrading your office space, you need to consider the various wood floor finish options that are available and how to maintain your flooring of choice to ensure that the atmosphere of your business continues to appear comfortable, beautiful and welcoming to your clients and employees. Wood Flooring Options The words ‘wood flooring’ […]

Air Pollutants

Air Pollutants: Substances in the air that could in high concentrations harm human, animals and vegetation are considered Air Pollutants and can be created by any natural or artificial substance that has a the capability to become airborne.

Taber Abrasian Test

Taber Machine

Taber Abrasian Test: A Taber Abrasian Test is an industry standard whereby a special machine is employed to determine the resistance a surface or material has against scuffs, scratches, scraping, erosion and other types of abrasion.

Konig Hardness Test

Konig Test Machine

Konig Hardness Test: A Persoz Pendulum Tester or Konig Pendulum Hardness Tester is a special machine that determines the hardness of a surface by using oscillation and a pendulum to test the viscoelasticity.

Buffing

Buffing:  A step in the cleaning and maintenance process of wax-coated flooring needed in order to maintain a shiny appearance, sometimes employing the same machine that strips flooring.

LEED

LEED: LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a third party organization that sets the standard for environmental awareness and promotes the creation of healthy work environments.

Waterborne Urethane

Waterborne Urethane: Waterborne urethanes serve the same function as solventborne polyurethanes in floor coatings, but with the advantage of creating less VOCs.

Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)

Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs): Hazardous Air Pollutants refer to any air pollutant which is considered potentially dangerous to humans and can cause or contribute to irreversible health problems and even death. Fumes emitted from everyday chemicals and industrial materials like asbestos, vinyl chloride and mercury fall into this category.

Floor Stripper

Floor Stripper: A floor stripper is a solution used primarily to remove floor wax before applying a new coat. The use of a good floor stripper will make your life much easier, it’s better to have the floor stripper remove the wax rather than using hard labor. Stripping is the removal of floor wax when […]

Floor Wax

Floor Wax is a wax-based preparation used to finish and polish floors. It is meant to increase hardness and glossiness in flooring and create resistance against slips and scuff marks and includes ingredients like polymer emulsions, urethane and resins to achieve this. There are some major considerations to take into account for any business owner […]

Epoxy Floor Coating

Epoxy Floor Coating

If you’re looking into ways to coat and protect your floor, you’ve probably come across epoxy or epoxy floor coating. Epoxy is also known as polyepoxide and is a glass-like, high-shine application that makes floors glossy, often laid over terrazzo, chip and colored aggregate flooring. Thickness depends on how many coats are applied and depending […]