Technical / FAQ’s
Why choose Duraamen of Boston to install my industrial, commercial and concrete flooring?
Well for starters, we have the experience. Our flooring experts work with designers, builders, remodellers, architects and home owners from all over the United States
Secondly, we have made sure that all over flooring technicians and crew are trained to create highly artistic and durable designs. We know the important of having floors that are worth the effort and expense because after all, you can’t change your floors like your curtains. We ensure a beautiful result the first time and our crew is the key!
And lastly, we give you the best, most competitive prices. Yes sometimes we may charge you more than the next guy but you can rest assured that you will get value for every dollar that you spend with us. That’s a Duraamen promise!
Will my new floors be slip resistant and wear resistant?
Our technical staff will keep in mind the usage and conditions when laying down your floors. If your floor will be subjected to wet conditions, we recommend adding a non-skid finish coat to ensure slip-resistance. Our epoxy flooring is textured but with a non abrasive surface that will guarantee slip-resistance in dry conditions.
As far as wear-resistance is concerned, we only use high quality epoxy flooring that stands up to traffic and harsh weather spectacularly. Remember, at Duraamen of Boston, you get the best epoxy floors because we say no to solvents, fillers or any type of diluting agents.
Our on-slip, wear-resistant epoxy flooring solutions are perfect for kitchens, clinics, aquatic centers, restrooms and anywhere else that needs these qualities.
The floors at my establishment are subjected to all sorts of abuse. Can your work stand up to extensive chemical use, extreme temperatures?
We have worked with a number of industries to create customized flooring solutions for them. Our industrial floors have been soaked in grease, oil, acids, blood and all sorts of things. We assure you that such abuse will have absolutely no effect on the durability, provided the cleanup is immediate and complete.
Whether you have a kitchen with many grills and fryers or commercial coolers and freezers. Our resinous epoxy flooring will perform immaculately in both these extreme temperature conditions. In fact, our industrial flooring retains its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties even at these temperatures.
Can you make my commercial floors attractive? May be add our logo or some color? I am not feeling the dull, boring colors!
Absolutely! We strongly believe that commercial and industrial doesn’t need to be gray and dreary. Attractive yet professional designs can leave a great first impression of your premises on the visitors and customers.
When you choose Duraamen of Boston to do the floors, the design possibilities are virtually endless! You can separate colored floors for different areas, order custom borders and mats as well as add logos to the floors. We can create intricate designs and the most complicated patterns and logos on to your commercial floors.
How “environmentally friendly” are your commercial flooring options?
Our epoxy flooring solutions can help your premises become more environment conscious. With the help of our flooring your offices will:
- Consume less water during cleaning
- Minimize the use of pesticide and insecticide. The seamless nature of our floors won’t leave a place for the critters to hide.
- Decrease your carbon foot print. Our epoxy floors don’t propagate evaporation and contamination because these are completely solvent-free.
Will there be any weird, objectionable odors in the building while you are laying down my new industrial floorings?
No! Our flooring crew never uses solvents when laying down epoxy floors. This means no harmful fumes or bad odors. This means that you will not need to shut down your facilities for floor installation. We can do it with the staff and customers present right there.
But why do I need commercial flooring for my industry and/or garage? Won’t the regular floors do just as well?
Our commercial floors are resistant to anything that might compromise your work. At Duraamen of Boston, we use EPA registered, anti microbial components when laying down the industrial floors to make sure that these remain free of any viruses, bacteria, yeast or other microbes that may hinder or compromise your work. Our commercial flooring solutions are also resistant to mold, fungus and staining. This works especially well for commercial kitchens and public restrooms.
When looking for industrial flooring, you will also want floors that are easy to clean. This means no cracks, crevices, pores or pockets. We use specialized epoxy floor coatings are laid in such a manner that no areas remain for grit, grime and soil to hide in. these can be cleaned easily and last for ages as well.
All in all, or commercial and industrial flooring solutions will be more cost effective, practical, profitable and manageable for you in the long run.
What other options do I have, if I want something for my industrial, heavy traffic floors?
Our flooring products are extensively used in commercial kitchens, garages, laboratories and other industries that subject their floors to rigorous use.
Our professional experts will work with you to select the most appropriate floors from the multitude of choices available with Duraamen of Boston. We provide state-of-the art epoxy flooring systems, urethane concrete flooring and garage floor coatings that are perfect for commercial use.
How difficult will it be to clean and maintain concrete floors?
Use these at every entrance to ensure that dirt and grit don’t make it onto your new flooring. This will help maintain the appearance of the floors.
Sweep the floors everyday and use a mild detergent or floor cleaner once a week to clean your new floors. If your concrete floors were sealed with an acrylic sealer, you will need to periodically recoat the floors with wax to maintain the shine. Do this once every six months for medium traffic areas.
Great, but how long does it take for your guys to finish a concrete floor covering project?
Okay, let’s see. It takes our crew anywhere between 3 to 6 days to finish the flooring on a 5000 sq. ft. space. But this is a very basic estimate. If your job includes complicated designs, customized logos and multiple colors, your project will take longer.
So it all really depends on area, design requirements and substrate conditions. But we do promise to get it done on the earliest!
But what makes Concrete Floor Covering such a perfect option? What’s so great about it?
Concrete is perfect for homes, offices, hotels, and every other type of building. We work with decorative concrete as it creates a beautiful aesthetic finish, buffs up to a beautiful shine and has amazing strength and structural capabilities.
Here is why we are such huge proponents of concrete flooring:
- If you can imagine, we can create it in concrete. It offers an unlimited number of colors, textures, patterns.
- When compared to tiles, wood, carpet flooring, concrete is classier and more economical. The perfect combo!
- Concrete floors are always in vogue. The strength and durability offered by concrete will never go out of fashion.
- Speaking of strength, concrete floors can last through severe temperature changes and with a bit of care and love, the colors will last forever and ever!
- These need minimal maintenance and cleaning to look amazing!
We want our wood floors to be converted to concrete. Can you do it?
Yes! Our flooring experts will give you a beautiful concrete floor with unlimited color and design options. Our staff is well-versed in innovative techniques and products that will make it possible.
We really like the idea of having concrete floors but currently we ceramic/porcelain/marble tiles. Will these need to be removed or do you have a better idea?
Well, our flooring experts will have to visit your place before giving an answer on that one. If the tiled floor is in good condition, then we won’t remove the tiles. Instead we will just put a layer of polymer modified concrete right on top of it and it will serve as your concrete floor instead. Anything that can be done with a concrete floor can be done with this modified concrete as well. So your design options will become endless.
Our basement is still in the 60s with glued down carpet/vinyl tile. What can you do to bring it to the present?
What we can do is remove the carpet/ vinyl tiles and resurface the floors below with a thin layer of polymer modified concrete. This will become the surface that we work with. The options then are endless as we can create unique, artistic and absolutely beautiful patterns in any number of colors.
We have bare concrete floors, what can you do to make them look good?
If you want to add bit of color and life to your concrete floors, you can opt for any of the following:
- Acid Staining:
We can create a number of effects and many patterns with the help of acid staining. But your floor (and you) must meet the following
- conditions before it can go through the process:
- your existing concrete should be crack free,
- it shouldn’t be sealed, cured or painted over,
- you like surprises and don’t mind an artistic floor design done in earth tones
- you don’t the many shades and effects and never really wanted a uniform color for your flooring!
- Resurfacing with polymer modified concrete
If your concrete floors don’t satisfy the conditions put forth above, we can still work with it. But first we will have to install a thin layer of modified concrete on top and work with that.
During resurfacing, the results are more predictable and we can give your floors a smooth a polished appearance in a uniform color. But the design possibilities are pretty much endless with this method. So if you have a color, effect and design in mind, you can let us know and we’ll do our best.
- Polished Concrete
If you want a professional finish for your existing concrete slab then this is your option. We will polish the concrete to high shine and give it an industrial look that is great for garages, laboratories, and offices.