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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, A Floor That Shines From Afar!

Have you ever seen a concrete floor shine so bright, you can't stop looking at it? Our customers have! DMA project Manager Ashton Knight, and our incredible epoxy team recently gave the flooring in a local residence a sparkly new face lift! Using Dur-A-Flex Reflexions System in Coffee with a Blizzard accent http://www.dur-a-flex.com/media/110665/edaf_reflexionsfull_716.pdf, the epoxy team created a floor so detailed, you could get lost in it! There's no doubt about it, shades will be a necessity when traveling through that part of the house! Star light, star bright, that floor is really shimmering tonight!

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A Sweet Treat You Can Walk On

For any business, having new flooring installed is a real treat! DMA Project manager Millie Rice sweetened things up at a local Williamsburg candy shop, putting a modern spin on an old concept! Using the Hexagon Blend out of the Keystones Mosaic collection by Dal Tile, http://products.daltile.com/series.cfm?seriesName=keystones Millie was able to create the perfect balance of fun for the sugar crazed kids, and sophistication for adults looking to indulge their sweet tooth a little! There's just no way to sugar coat what a hit this is floor is proving to be!

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Carpet, Take Me Away!

With spring and summer approaching, it's time to start planning vacations! This carpet is really a trip! At a nearby inn, DMA's Corey Smith has used carpet as a means to breathe new life into one of Virginia's historically treasured family travel spots! Using a variety of custom created carpets from Ulster, http://www.ulstercarpets.com Corey manages to blend elegance with warm ambiance to make this space into a lavish home away from home! After all, home is where your carpet is! 

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Living In Color

Beautifully planned by DMA project manager Jessica Bronner, this colorful VCT is making a scene!! Upon arrival at this local church, Armstrong Flooring's Excelon Imperial Texture VCT can be seen in a variety of colors including: Hot Lips (red), Sterling (gray), Kickin' Kiwi (green), Vicious Violet (purple), Screamin' Pumpkin (orange), and Soft Warm Gray (light gray)! https://www.armstrongflooring.com/commercial/en-us/products/vinyl-composition-tile/std-excelon-imp-texture.html#products The intricate pattern of the tile really puts the final touch on this floor, making the this room one of comfort and style! Life is too short to live in black and white!!

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Is your carpet WORKING OUT?!

Brought to you by DMA project manager Bill Manson, this carpet is really working out! Installed in the fitness room of the Addison Crater Woods apartments in Petersburg, Kinetex "Boom" by J&J Flooring http://www.jjflooringgroup.com/product/boom/ is both visually appealing and durable for those tough workouts! 

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The Power of Prep

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This is a great article covering surface prep for Durability and Design.

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DMA Floors in US Builders Review

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Avoiding Flooring Failures - Things You Need To Know

Avoiding Flooring Failures - Things You Need To Know

We, at DMA Floors, have been faced with our share of potentially problematic installations and have worked hard to develop a strong understanding of what can go wrong under various circumstances.  We try to share as much information as possible, not in an attempt to scare people, but in an attempt to educate them.  We want you to have the knowledge to make an informed decision from the beginning.  Many people and companies do not understand the relationship between the concrete and the finish.  We are fortunate in that we focus on concrete and flooring and understand how they affect each other.

This article "Avoiding Flooring Failures: 10 Things You Need to Know" from Durability and Design covers some basic, but often overlooked considerations for specifying, planning, pricing and finishing your project.

We also cover many of these issues here on our own website and would be happy to answer any questions you may have, or set up an information session.

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Free E Book on Polished Concrete

Free E Book on Polished Concrete

This link will take you to Durability & Design where you can download an informative e-book that covers some useful topics related to polished concrete.

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Out of the Stone Age (Durability and Design Article)

Out of the Stone Age (Durability and Design Article)

Durability + Design "Out of the Stone Age" a look at the evolution of decorative concrete.

Great look at decorative concrete options.

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Health Facilities Management - Flooring Changes From the Ground Up

Health Facilities Management - Flooring Changes From the Ground Up

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Healthcare facilities face a unique challenge of providing an environment that feels like a Hilton, but can withstand the abuse of heavy rolling traffic, high point loads, chemicals, bilological contaminants, and staining solutions.

Armstrong, Forbo, Nora, Shaw, J+J Flooring Group, and Mannington all provide some great advice and products to help achieve the results you need.

Dur A Flex also has resinous solutions for moisture mitigation, back of house, baths, and procedure/operating rooms that perform and look good.

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A Day Without Beer...

A Day Without Beer...

A day without beer is like...  Well fortunately we don't have to answer that.

It may be a travesty for some, but when you provide your local community with great food, and over 500 choices of beer to sample it can hurt your bottom line as well.

When Sedona Taphouse in Midlothian, Virginia was built they went with a beautiful concrete floor for the dining area.  While this is functional, environmentally responsible, and certainly adds to the rustic Southwest ambience, it got a little slippery behind the bar and by the kitchen.

Dennis, called us looking for a solution.  Typically for foodservice installations I recommend a urethane concrete due to its great wear charactersitics, resistance to thermal shock, impact, chemicals and enzyme cleaning solutions.  I had every intention of recommending this system here as well, but when I met with Dennis and talked about his operation it quickly became apparent that this was not the best solution here.  We needed to do everything in our power to keep him running, we couldn't afford to disappoint those depending on his vast collection of craft brews.

I called upon Jack Bracco from Flexmar Polyaspartic Coatings to help me come up with a good solution (we don't know everything, but we know people who do.)  He recommended a high solids polyaspartic aliphatic polyurea with a full broadcast of slip resistant aggregate.  This would provide an extremely durable, slip and chemical resistant, UV stable finish that could be returned to full service within two hours.

Our team was able to start work around midnight after the restaurant closed, fully prepare the floor, install a broadcast and finish coat, and be ready for the Sedona team to get back to serving up great beer, food and service before lunch.  Sedona now has a new floor behind their bar and the most sure footed bartender in town.

Thank you Dennis, the staff of Sedona Taphouse, and Jack Bracco with Flexmar.

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Armstrong and DMA Floors Bring You "America's Most Beautiful Hospital"

Armstrong and DMA Floors Bring You "America's Most Beautiful Hospital"

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Interior designers Jessica Dellenbach and Kelly Stueber of Kahler Slater put together the design, Armstrong Flooring made the products, JJ Hainesprovided the products, MA Mortenson built the building, and DMA Floors handled the installation.  This is what happens when a strong team comes together with you in mind.

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