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Defining and Assessing the Texture of Concrete Floor Coatings

Concrete floor coating systems are frequently specified to be textured to improve traction. The surface texture, however, is only one variable that affects the slip resistance of a surface. Slipping can arise from a failure of traction on the interface between, for example, the footwear and the walking surface and is affected by the floor …

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Testing the Slip Resistance Properties of Flooring

Measuring slip resistance of walking surfaces involves identifying applicable regulations; the appropriate test device and test method; surfaces to be tested (flat surfaces, ramps and stairs, areas of surface wear, contamination, and irregular flooring surfaces); and applicable types of footwear (or lack thereof).  With so many variables, the process quickly becomes complicated.  This article discusses …

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Coating Failure Analysis Series – Part 6 – Laboratory Forensic Analysis

This is a six-part video series that demonstrates the field and laboratory methods that were used to determine why a new coating system applied to a previously painted concrete floor had failed. Each part is standalone, addressing a different aspect of the evaluation, but when viewed in order, they present a systematic step-by-step process for …

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Coating Failure Analysis Learning Series – Part 5 – Field Microscopic Examination

Welcome to the KTA Coating Failure Analysis Video Learning Series! This is a six-part video series that demonstrates the field and laboratory methods that were used to determine why a new coating system applied to a previously painted concrete floor had failed. Each part is standalone, addressing a different aspect of the evaluation, but when viewed …

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Coating Failure Analysis Learning Series – Part 3 – Tooke Gage

Welcome to the KTA Coating Failure Analysis Video Learning Series! This is a six-part video series that demonstrates the field and laboratory methods that were used to determine why a new coating system applied to a previously painted concrete floor had failed. Each part is standalone, addressing a different aspect of the evaluation, but when viewed …

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Coating Failure Analysis Learning Series – Part 4 – Field Adhesion Testing – Knife & Tensile

Welcome to the KTA Coating Failure Analysis Video Learning Series! This is a six-part video series that demonstrates the field and laboratory methods that were used to determine why a new coating system applied to a previously painted concrete floor had failed. Each part is standalone, addressing a different aspect of the evaluation, but when viewed …

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Coating Failure Analysis Learning Series – Part 2 – Field Moisture Detection

Welcome to the KTA Coating Failure Analysis Video Learning Series! This is a six-part video series that demonstrates the field and laboratory methods that were used to determine why a new coating system applied to a previously painted concrete floor had failed. Each part is standalone, addressing a different aspect of the evaluation, but when viewed …

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Coating Failure Analysis Learning Series – Part 1 of 6

Welcome to the KTA Coating Failure Analysis Video Learning Series! This is a six-part video series that demonstrates the field and laboratory methods that were used to determine why a new coating system applied to a previously painted concrete floor had failed. Each part is standalone, addressing a different aspect of the evaluation, but when viewed …

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Mitigating Moisture in Concrete and Masonry Walls

In commercial buildings, the uncontrolled intrusion of moisture into concrete and masonry walls may have costly consequences. Moisture supports the growth of mold, and causes wall coatings to blister and peel. It also saturates insulation, reducing energy efficiency. In extreme cases, moisture intrusion leads to spalling and could even necessitate wall replacement. Coatings and water …

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