Posts By: Amy Manghelli

How the Right Flooring Can Prevent Environmental Issues

How the Right Flooring Can Prevent Environmental Issues Not only do chemical spills create dangers for worker and product safety, but they wreak havoc on facility equipment and the environment. In order to prevent chemical spills from turning into environmental issues, you need to make sure you have the right flooring and coating. The Environmental…

How to Prevent Floor Coating Failures

What causes floor coating failures? According to decades of case studies documenting floor coating failures, the root cause of this issue is often related to improper preparation or installation of the coating. Some of the more frequent causes of floor coating failure include: Incorrect or poor surface preparation Contaminated concrete Excessive moisture Point load issues…

3 Common Misconceptions About Epoxy Coatings

Epoxy coatings are durable, seamless, and strong, which is why they are such a popular choice for industrial flooring.  Some of the benefits of epoxy flooring are:  It’s easy to clean. It’s durable and long-lasting.  It’s aesthetically pleasing, even after years of wear. It helps to create a safer workplace in industrial settings. It’s environmentally…

What to Consider When Installing Industrial Flooring in a Cold Room

Commercial and industrial facilities use cold rooms and walk-in coolers to store perishable foods and beverages. It is important to choose the right flooring system when constructing a cold room because it needs to be able to cool or freeze the items inside. This means the flooring must be able to withstand a harsh environment…

Industrial Floor Damage: Causes and Prevention

All floors are rated for their ability to withstand compressive strength in pounds per square inch. However, not all loads are the same. Point loads are loads in which the weight is pressed down on a single point and are particularly dangerous thanks to the laws of physics.  It’s simple: The smaller the weight-bearing surface…

BREWERY – SPRINGBORO, OHIO – FLOWCRETE URETHANE CONCRETE

“I was impressed with the efficiency of the SSI crew as well as the good communication they had with me. I would give them an “A+” and therefore will use them for future flooring work here at Warped Wing.” -John Haggerty, Brewmaster-Warped Wing Brewing When the building was constructed the floor was left flat but…

The Importance of Choosing the Right Floors for Your Brewery

The craft beer industry has grown significantly in recent years, with 8,275 craft breweries operating in the U.S. in 2019. If you’re thinking about entering the fray and opening up your own place, you’re probably focused on the beer and the location. But what about the flooring? While installing flooring might not be at the…

HOLIC FOODS – MIDDLETOWN INDIANA – FLOWCRETE URETHANE CONCRETE

  “Our customer is thrilled with the results and impressed with the speed and efficiency of our crew.” -Amy Manghelli, President of Surface Solutions, Inc. Holic Foods is a growing gourmet sauce maker in central Indiana. The concrete in Receiving Area was uneven and severely eroded. Surface Solutions’ team of in-house experts removed the existing brittle…

Taking the Guesswork Out of Resinous Flooring Selection

  Your choices in resinous flooring are nearly limitless.  This is a good thing because every project is unique, with its own requirements, complications, budget and timeline.  Regulations, protocols and aesthetic requirements may help you make some selections—but what do you do when you have questions about the best solutions for the rest of your…

MEAT PROCESSOR – CINCINNATI, OHIO – FULL FLAKE EPOXY SYSTEM

  “Our customer is thrilled with the results and impressed with the speed and efficiency of our crew.” -Amy Manghelli, President of Surface Solutions, Inc. During the COVID-19 Pandemic many food processors and manufacturers were shutdown. Surfaces Solutions, Inc., is considered “essential” and so remained in operation.  This industrial Organic Produce Grower & Processor brought…