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ANSI 137.1 Dynamic Coefficient of Friction Standard

ANSI 137.1 Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF) STANDARD After years research, the tile industry has now passed a new standard for measuring and method for testing Dynamic Coefficient of Friction. This new standard is just pending publication in a few weeks. The standard stipulates the use of the BOT 3000 by Regan Scientific, with a rubber sensor and a slightly soapy solution of .05% Sodium Laurel Sulfate and water. Historically, many people who specify tile including architects, designers and developers would reference Read More...

The Embedded Etch – Slip Resistant Polished Concrete

THE EMBEDDED ETCHTM – Slip Resistant Polished Concrete Powered by InvisaTread® Slip Resistant Treatment Polished concrete is the fastest growing category of flooring since the late 1990s.  With better tooling and advanced techniques, a talented polished concrete installer / artist can transform an ordinary slab floor into a work of art.  With top notch visual clarity and reflectivity, polished concrete is ideally suited for big box venues, grocery stores and more. Polished concrete is growing in popularity due to its ease of Read More...

The risks of Epoxy Grout Residue and the challenges of Epoxy Grout Haze Removal

The risks of Epoxy Grout Residue and the challenges of Epoxy Grout Haze Removal Epoxy grout has become much more popular in recent years.  With their stain resistant and crack resistant properties and and superior leveling properties epoxy grouts were a great choice for commercial environments.  Now, with new technologies, expanded color palates and more big companies with epoxy offerings, epoxy gout is on the verge of going mainstream. However, epoxy grout is tricky to install and an unseasoned or unknowing installer Read More...

Surface Solutions Factory Certified Network

Factory Certified Surface Solutions Network In a world of DIY home centers and instant gratification answers from Google, facilities owners and property managers often need to employ qualified subcontractors for Do It For Me services. When utilizing specialty chemicals designed to enhance, alter or protect surfaces, it is important to make sure that they are installed properly and in line with manufacturers’ guidelines or risk poor quality or poor performance. Surface Solutions began its Factory Certified installer program in March 2012.  Utilizing Read More...