Wednesday, November 25, 2015
We just completed another kitchen floor rebuild with our partners Ardex and Neverstrip to provide our client, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center with a more solid, robust performance kitchen floor with a non slip coating.
Thanks to Ardex, Pro Flooring who assisted with grinding and pouring of the Ardex, and our own team led by Peter Criscione who brought the job in on time and in great condition.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Most corporate kitchens are made from quarry tile, mostly red with grey grout. This tile gets dirty easy and is hard to clean. Cleaning is done mainly through power cleaning, which leads to the grout dislodging over time.
Our aim was to eliminate these issues. We removed the grout and the under glue, right down to the cement. Then moisture meditation was performed. Once the cement was dried, a self-leveling epoxy went down followed by a sprinkling of sand and lastly a glossy epoxy for waterproofing. This process is being done for both commercial and corporate kitchens and the results are amazing.
The pictures tell the story: (clockwise starting from far left)
Pic 1: Old floor with added temporary wall to limit dust.
Pic 2: Water mitigation to fix excess moisture issues.
Pics 3 and 4: New floor - already a working floor.
The result? No more dirty grout and the floor cleans with less water.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Surface Architectural Supply
A company promoting sustainability in the best way possible - by example. Most of the wood is sourced from structures that are many years old, some dating back as far as the Civil War.
Their reclaimed and sustainable lumber is hand selected for the best look. The reclaimed wood is then cleaned, de-nailed and re-sawn. Next, sterilization and kiln-drying occurs. The wood is then cut into wide planks before being milled to standard thickness.
A tongue and groove is milled into the planks and any defects are removed. The wood is squared to achieve an exact fit
Standard lengths range from 3 feet to 12 feet with widths anywhere from 3 ½ inches to 11 ½ inches. Special requests for custom milling can easily be accommodated.
Surface mainly sources reclaimed oak, pine, walnut, chestnut and brown board. The sustainable woods are usually Walnut and Cherry but they have access to all species.
Original: Surface of the wood in its original state.
Hit & Miss: Some of the original surface is removed to reveal the wood beneath.
Smooth: The wood is completely resurfaced.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Our 8th Annual Flooring Expo was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who came, our incredible venders, and a big thank you to Global Showroom for hosting this year.
You can see all the photos from the event here.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
We just finished a new job at Affinity Health Plan in the Bronx, using Mannington carpet with Antron nylon, porcelain wood planks, and Mannington Spacia LVT.
In related news, our client at Affinity Health Plan, Victor Hayghe, Assistant Vice-President, Facilities & Administrative Services is working with Antron as a spokesman to stress the importance of working with the right dealer to find the right manufacturer as well as the importance of working with Antron in order to find the right fiber.