When working with concrete, hydrostatic pressure plays a big role. But what is it and why is it so important to factor in? Hydrostatic pressure (water=hydro, static=resting) is the level of pressure that standing water creates. This pressure can press onto the walls of its container, whatever that may be. Concrete, although it seems very […]
Plasticizer Migration: What Is It?
The last thing people think of in flooring is plasticizer migration and the problems it can cause them. There’s no doubt that the patterns, colors and styles in vinyl flooring makes it one of the top choices for flooring, especially in high traffic areas at work or in homes. While it is very resistant to […]
Joist Spacing on Hard Surface Floors
When flooring installers have the chance to install a hard surface floor, they know that the finished product will only be as good as the sub floor. Joists are a critical part of the sub floor and are a big factor in determining how the flooring surface will be supported throughout the life of the […]
What Are The Ingredients In Linoleum?
Linoleum flooring is one of the most popular choices for high traffic areas in the house or at the workplace. It comes in a range of colors and styles. When it comes to care and maintenance, few materials can compare to it. The best part about linoleum is that it is comprised of several different […]
What is Homogeneous PVC Flooring?
With so many different flooring choices for commercial spaces, many business owners are turning to PVC flooring. This homogeneous sheet vinyl is a type of flooring that performs very well in business settings especially with high traffic areas. PVC floors are comprised of a manufactured polymer polyvinylchloride that can be made to look like metal, […]
Proper Side Match for Linoleum Floors
Linoleum flooring is some of the most durable and versatile on the market today. It is definitely among the most pattern-friendly flooring material with a range of colors, textures and looks. However, one of the most common installation problems with it is when seams are made visible because of a poor side match. The ability […]
What are the Steps in Rotogravure Manufacturing?
Creating beautiful flooring is accomplished in many different ways. One of the most interesting is rotogravure manufacturing, used for getting the incredible and realistic designs on linoleum and vinyl. This type of resilient flooring comes in a number of different designs from faux wood and faux tile to ceramic and stone looks. Linoleum has long […]
Removing Iodine Stains from Vinyl Floors
Having problems with iodine stains on the floor? Vinyl flooring is one of the toughest options on the market today when it comes to resisting wear and tear, scratches and stains. However, even the best vinyl flooring has a hard time resisting iodine. Iodine is one of those chemicals that seems to stain just about […]
How Do Mold and Mildew Get Under Vinyl Flooring?
It’s pretty common to find that vinyl flooring is among the most desirable material when it comes to high traffic areas at home or at the workplace. Vinyl can also look beautiful and because of so many colors and patterns, with some even mimicking the look of stone, tile or wood. But what happens when […]
What Causes Air Bubbles in Sheet Vinyl Floor Seams?
What happens when a client notices that their sheet vinyl floor has tiny air bubbles in the seam sealer along the length of the seam? The cause of the bubbles and the solution require expert solutions. Sheet vinyl is one of the most versatile flooring products on the market today. Clients love it because it […]