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Concrete floor coatings, repair, decoration etc.

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Harvey Chichester is a well published principal of Durall Industrial Flooring, a company with more than 40 years experience in developing special flow-coatings for industrial and residential floors. Automotive and shopping centers, breweries, food processing plants, manufacturing plants, airplane hangars, car washes, kennels, warehouses, printing plants, residential basements, pool decks, and condominiums are among some of the facilities in which he has installed floors. http:\\www.concrete-floor-coatings.com


Durall Manufacturing, Bloomington, MN, is the only industrial flooring manufacturer that also makes over 500 specialty cleaners. Durall’s 40 years of flooring chemical manufacturing experience has produced a special preparation of cleaners and an application system assuring optimum flooring adhesion and wear results. Durall provides factory-direct support for these new products. Kits of materials are customized to owner specification and delivered directly to the job site. Kits include full directions and 24/7 help lines staffed by seasoned flooring experts, so professionals and amateurs alike can successfully install a quality floor. Visitors can obtain free, job-specific quotes on materials or nationwide turnkey installations by completing a simple questionnaire at www.concrete-floor-coatings.com. This full-service concept allows anyone to enjoy the benefits of industrial strength floors successfully


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MBA, BSB, BA University of Minnesota

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Pillsbury, General Mills, Iowa Beef, Cremates, Japs Olson Printing, Banta Printing, Airforce, Coast Guard, Marines, Northwest Airlines etc.

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2015-10-20 Laminate over concrete:

Latex Gypcrete is a soft cement like material that will smooth the floor.  Your problem is that the carpet may have had adhesive holding it down.  If not removed it can let go of the Gypcrete and let go

2015-07-21 concrete basement floor:

The concrete sealer and adhesive should be removed.  If the adhesive is Carmel colored, you can soak it with soapy water for 3 hours then remove with 3 in. razor scrapper.  Or quickly with vapor mask,

2014-06-17 Covered patio stained concrete clouding:

You probable trapped some moisture in your product when sealing, resulting in your cloudy areas. This can happen if your coating is too thick, or if your second coat went on too soon. To remove the cloud

2014-06-02 Self leveling over Torginol:

The Torginal web site says they make flakes and other materials to put into resin based flooring systems.  If your floor is a resin based system you should be able to just glue your vinyl directly to it

2014-05-25 Self leveling over Torginol:

I have limited experience with this issue but a thin layer over vinyl sounds like a disaster to me. The vinyl  does not like things to stick to it.  In addition the self leveling would need to be very


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