80’s Hair and Industrial Flooring

Jay Culbert:
What the heck was I thinking? Did you see that picture? So we're talking about choices today, everybody I'm Jay Culbert with Kaloutas and we just witnessed the result of not a very good choice with hair back in the eighties. Yep. That's me. And thankfully, even if I wanted to, that's never, ever going to be an option again.

Jay Culbert:
So let's transfer that over to industrial flooring and the choices that need to be made around that. There's really two components. That's preparation of the floor system or of the concrete and installation of the proper system for your use. Let's start with prep. Prep comes in different categories and it's an essential. It's not a choice. The choice lies in the type of prep that must be done. I'll say one thing about that. Whatever system we choose to put on top of our concrete floors, the prep must be right. If it isn't right, the system will fail. So you might simply need shot blasting. You might need diamond grinding. If you need to take layers of concrete down or off, shaving or slicing as an option. And then scarifying is a great option when it's very rough and needs a tough, tough profile to get a thick system installed. So that's preparation.

Jay Culbert:
Now, when you talk about the systems that you're going to choose to install, a lot of things must be considered. If you're in say a wet environment, you're going to need an aggregate in the system, whatever system it is. If it's wet, you want anti-slip qualities and aggregate will do that for you. If you're working with sensitive electronics or other items such as that, you may require an ESD system with static dissipative qualities. If your building or area is subjected to thermal shock, or if you need to mitigate moisture, a urethane concrete system might be the best choice for you. If you have to resurface the floor because of unevenness, or you simply want a robust, tough as nails system, troweled epoxy mortar with an appropriate topcoat would be the best. That being said, that's at a 12,000 pound compressive strength. So it's a super strong floor.

Jay Culbert:
So again, we're having fun with it. And it really comes back to making the right choices, the proper choices for whatever situation you have at hand. We're happy to help. Feel free to message me through LinkedIn messenger. I'd love to see some comments shared below with any questions or suggestions you have, any situations you might've been faced with that we can discuss as a group. And I dare you to send a bad hair picture. Maybe not bad, just a hair picture. It's always good for discussion. Share it with your groups if you found value in it, please, and I will leave you with this as a reminder of making the right choice.

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