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Concrete Dec 2018

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SPONSORED CONTENT 21 COATINGSPRO CONCRETE COVERED DECEMBER 2018 Concrete Proof water-based lithium silicate concrete densifier. With a glossy, non-yellowing surface, the product adheres to porous concrete while greatly reducing surface dusting, as it facil- itates polishing. e product permanently bonds with concrete upon contact, filling any pores and improving its resistance to water, chemicals, and abrasion. e low-odor densifier complies with all VOC regulations, containing less than 10 g/L, and it fully cures within 24 hours. For some flooring jobs, a cove base may be required on edges. "e installation of hand-troweled, radius epoxy cove base requires a great deal of experience, technique, and time," said Heather O'Brien, president of Easycove. "Successful installations include adequate substrate preparation, proper priming and mixing of materials, observance of recoat windows, and a skilled technician with years of experience." "Traditional cove installation methods can be difficult for a variety of reasons, including uneven floor-to-cove transi- tions, lack of uniform materials, temperature constraints, an increasing lack of trowel experts, and most importantly, high labor costs," O'Brien added. "Because of the growth in the resinous flooring market and the coinciding decrease in skilled technicians, the demand for easier and faster pre-formed cove base has seen a surge in demand. When working with concrete floors, Easycove provides a seamless, easy-to-maintain option when epoxy or other resinous materials are applied." Other companies in this area are Eco-cove and SpeedCove. Tools of the Trade e various types of finishing solutions available often require different application tools. Options for contractors VENDOR TEAM Projects may require specialized systems depending on use. Food and beverage applications, for example, may require antibacterial polyurethane coatings, such as those offered by Flowcrete. Sealers are other materials to consider. Coatings for Industry, for example, offers a water-based lithium silicate concrete densifier that bonds with concrete and fills pores. Concrete Proof continued on p. 24 The Sherwin-Williams Company Coating manufacturer 101 W Prospect Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115 (800) 524-5979 http://protective.sherwin-wil- The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Education 800 Trumbull Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (412) 281-2331 SpeedCove Material manufacturer 5781 Pleasant Valley Rd. El Dorado, CA 95623 (530) 344-9000 Temp-Air Equipment manufacturer 3700 W Preserve Blvd. Burnsville, MN 55337 (800) 836-7432 Thermal-Chem Material manufacturer 2550 Edgington St. Franklin Park, IL 60131 (847) 288-9090 Tramex Ltd. Equipment manufacturer Unit F, Glencormack Business Park Kilmacanogue, County Wicklow Ireland (800) 234-5849 TurtleSkin by Warwick Mills Safety equipment manufacturer 301 Turnpike Rd. New Ispwich, NH 03071 (603) 291-1000 Tyvek by DuPont Protection Solutions Safety equipment manufacturer 5401 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Richmond, VA 23234 (800) 441-7515 VersaFlex Material manufacturer 686 S Adams St. Kansas City, KS 66105 (913) 321-9000 Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems Material manufacturer 4007 Lockridge St. San Diego, CA 92102 (800) 250-4519 W. R. Meadows Material manufacturer 300 Industrial Dr. Hampshire, IL 60140 (800) 342-5976

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