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Practical Concrete Flooring for Boston Businesses

If you are constructing or refurbishing a business in Boston, you probably have a hundred things on your mind. It’s easy to take your floors for granted, but it’s also a mistake. Flooring should fit the aesthetic of your company or business, but it should also be able to stand up to the wear and tear that will be placed on it. Whether that means large amounts of foot traffic from customers or employees or even heavier industrial traffic, your floor needs to be able to handle it for a long time to come. You don’t want to have to close down to replace or repair it any time soon. One great choice is concrete flooring for Boston businesses.

As far as durability, there are few substances that can beat properly sealed concrete flooring for a Boston business. Concrete itself is very tough and takes a long time to wear down. It provides a sturdy surface for people or even industrial vehicles like forklifts to move on. Using the right overlay and sealant offers additional benefits. Concrete flooring in Boston is a good choice when it is sealed, because it resists water very well. With the amount of water that employees or customers might be tracking in on their shoes, it’s a good idea to have floors that won’t be damaged by it.

Concrete flooring in a Boston business doesn’t have to be boring, either. There are all kinds of options in decorating your concrete floor so that it matches the look of your business. With stamps, stains, dyes, and textures to choose from, there’s no doubt that you’ll be able to make your concrete flooring look as chic as your business. Because of the way the floors are installed, it’s usually very easy to create a customized floor that will set your business apart.

Duraamen of Boston is a local concrete flooring contractor with nationally recognized products. This gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to getting concrete floors installed. You have local workers who understand the needs of your environment and who don’t have to transport supplies long distances. Additionally, you get a brand that you know you can trust because it has been used all over the country in residential, commercial, and even industrial products. Duraamen of Boston will get you concrete flooring that looks amazing.

Stained Concrete Floors for Beauty and Durability

If you’re building or renovating your place of business, and are considering treatments for your business flooring that are both durable and attractive, consider stained concrete. Stained concrete floors mimic the look of natural stone, marble, wood, or other high-end building materials. This is done by incorporating color onto a concrete surface. Stained concrete floors can add a unique appearance to your business’s flooring, providing a durable finish that will stand up to the test of time.

Stained Concrete Duraamen Boston

Stained Concrete Duraamen Boston

 

 

 

 

There are two types of concrete stain:

  1. Chemical Stains: Also called acid stains, these react with the concrete through the incorporation of hydrochloric or phosphoric acids. This is the technique most commonly used when the client wants the floor to appear natural or earth-toned. The acids in the concrete mix open up pockets in the concrete that allow metallic salts to enter and then react with the material. Although results are usually very satisfactory, the color and age of the existing concrete along with the kind of aggregate that is used can affect the results. Weather conditions at the time of application, moisture, and the porousness of the existing concrete are also factors.

The translucent and variegated effects that can be produced using the acid staining method give acid staining an advantage over water-based staining, although either method can deliver very pleasing results.

  1. Water-Based Stains: Water-based stains are non-reactive, and therefore safer to use than acid-based stains. Because the color transfer doesn’t rely on chemical reactions, the results are more predictable than with an acid stain. Water-based stains won’t give the dramatic effects that you can get from acid-based staining, but you will get more uniform color.

Staining concrete is not a project recommended for do-it-yourselfers. It is essential that the technical aspects of the process are fully understood, and that the contractor has the knowledge and equipment required to carry it out effectively. In this way, the results are guaranteed.

If you are contemplating stained concrete floors in your place of business, Duraamen of Boston can advise you and work with you every step of the way to ensure that you get the stunning stained concrete floor that will delight you for a long time to come. We have the knowledge and the products needed to ensure your satisfaction, and would welcome an opportunity to serve you.

Call Duraamen of Boston today at 617-564-0650 for a free estimate. You’ll be glad you did.

Industrial Floors for Concrete Protection

When choosing a flooring system, durability, safety, and easy maintenance are paramount. An industrial concrete floor has to be able to stand up to impact that is caused by equipment and/or heavy foot traffic. It also needs to be resistant to oils and chemicals. The wrong flooring system isn’t going to deliver the proper results.

 

Duraamen Industrial Flooring

Duraamen Industrial Flooring

At Duraamen of Boston, our purpose is to ensure that our clients get the right flooring system, and that our floors meet the most stringent standards.

Concrete is a commonly used building material, but it has certain properties that make it vulnerable. Although it is very strong, it can crack and be subject to defects. If a protective coating is applied to the concrete, it becomes much more resistant to damage.

There are protective barriers that can bond with concrete in order to prevent corrosion or abrasions, while enhancing the appearance of the floor:

Trowel Applied Epoxy Mortar: This is a thick, resinous blend that is very appropriate for industrial settings where heavy wear is a concern.

High Build Epoxy: This is a system that consists of an epoxy body coat along with a protective topcoat of polyaspartics or polyurethane.

Self-Leveling Epoxy: This is used in areas where an even, seamless floor surface is essential.

Polyaspartic Systems: These provide protection and visual appeal, and are similar to epoxy in that they consist of a resinous material mixed with a catalyst.

Whatever your requirements, Duraamen of Boston has an industrial floor solution for you. There are advantages to both epoxy and polyaspartic flooring systems. Epoxy has been popular for a long time, due to its resistance to heat damage and also to damage from corrosives such as battery acid. However, it can take epoxy some time to dry (usually anywhere between 1 and 3 days). Polyaspartics also provide a durable finish, although they are equally resistant to corrosives. Polyaspartics dry very quickly, so it’s actually possible for you to be back in your place of business on the day of the installation.

Both epoxy and polyaspartics are strong on aesthetic appeal. They come in a wide range of colors, and you can even add chips to the mix in order to create a flecked effect. Polyaspartics and epoxy can also be made slip-resistant with the addition of sand or aggregates.

At Duraamen of Boston, we constantly endeavor to exceed your expectations. Contact us for any industrial flooring project, regardless of complexity or size. We offer free estimates, so give us a call at 617-564-0650.

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Duraamen of Boston Offers Quick Turn-Around Industrial Polyaspartic Coating Systems

Duraamen of Boston now provides it’s commercial, industrial and construction clients a super fast industrial flooring installation time – one of the best in the industry – without compromising performance.

It’s true: the new Duraamen of Boston Polyaspartic Floor Coating Systems are dry to the touch in less than 3 hours, and can have light foot traffic in as little as 4-6!
Thanks to technological advances, Duraamen of Boston clients can now own an industrial strength decorative concrete floor coating, which has many benefits to every home and business owner in the greater Boston area.

Duraamen of Boston Polyaspartic Coating Systems provides a 100% Polyaspartic system that is:

• More abrasion resistant than epoxy
• Chemical resistant
• UV Stable – offering superior color & gloss retention
• Flexible
• VOC compliant
• Superior concrete adhesion properties compared to epoxies & urethanes

Instead of the brittle, UV fading epoxies/urethanes Duraamen of Boston’s Polyaspartic coating is fully UV stable, which means it can also be installed outdoors for patios, driveways, and as a waterproof coating.

Call Duraamen of Boston today for your next industrial floor coating project and see the difference in the Duraamen brand and expert installations.

Superior Decorative Concrete in Boston, MA

 

Folsom Concrete Floor

Folsom Concrete Floor

Servicing the greater Boston area, Duraamen of Boston offers quality concrete flooring installation and design services for residential and commercial clients.

There are many things to know about installing decoraitive and resinous floor coatings systems like Garage flooring, industrial coatings, concrete overlays and decorative elements but Duraamen of Boston has the history of highly experienced and trained installers to ensure a quality job every time.

There are many ways to incorporate decorative concrete into design and build projects. Maybe you are remodeling a home, doing a tenant improvement on a retail or restaurant floor, or installing an industrial coating in an airport hanger. Perhaps you want to spruce up your garage floor, or have a low VOC epoxy coating installed in the food prep area of your Boston restaurant. Whatever your concrete project calls for, Duraamen of Boston can get the job done in a timely fashion with your specific needs in mind.
Clients of Duraamen of Boston have raved about the concrete experts for years. The quality and performance of each project speaks for itself. Call Duraamen of Boston today for your next project in Boston.