Choosing and Applying the Ideal Resinous Floor

What you need to know to deliver the best designed floor for the job.
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Coatings For Industry, Inc.
Presented by Lou Frank and Kevin Klotz

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the factors that can affect the type of resinous floor that should be specified for a project.
  2. Name the tests that should be performed on a concrete surface to ensure a durable end result.
  3. Discuss the types and methods used to assure proper concrete surface preparation and the methods of applying them.
  4. Explain how to choose and apply the flooring topcoat for the project.


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OAA 1 Learning Hour
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This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
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Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
This test is no longer available for credit

Explore the options and science of achieving the ideal, long-lasting resinous floor that delivers on customer value. Whether or not you’ve specified or applied an epoxy, urethane, polyaspartic and other type of high-performance resinous floor coatings system, this course outlines key parameters to help assure you will create the right result. From specifying to finished product, you will learn the necessary steps for meeting customer needs. Topics include surface analysis, proper surface prep, overview of primers and topcoats, and available designs for various floor types helping you choose the right kind of floor for each job.

Resinous Floor

Photo courtesy of Coatings For Industry, Inc.


Lou Frank is business development director at Coatings For Industry, a 50-year-old formulator of performance coatings. A marcom professional, he is most widely known as the founder of CoatingsPro magazine now owned by AMPP. He has a business degree from the University of Maryland, is a NACE Coatings Inspector, and he has served as publisher of other on-line platforms and board member for several industry organizations.


Kevin Klotz is a graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology and is president of Coatings for Industry. He has been a part of the 50-year-old family-owned business since an early age and has worked closely with contractors for more than two decades helping them assure correctly specified coating systems are applied properly. Along with running the company, he also spends time in the lab developing new CFI products designed to deliver the best job possible.


Coatings For Industry, Inc. Manufacturer of floor, structural, aerospace and specialty coatings, CFI offers its resinous floor coatings in nearly 50 different systems, including thin film, metallic and broadcast quartz, sand and flake floor coatings. Its complete line includes concrete sealers, repair products, urethane concrete, and anti-slip coatings. Serving other industries, CFI manufactures ceramic, conductive, dry film lubes, flexible urethane, phenolic, polyurethane dispersions and heat-resistant coatings to 2000°F (1093°C) sold for multiple industrial applications. Sealers and primers are available for all CFI coatings. The company serves the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, transportation automotive, food processing, healthcare, and other industries. Its Alseal line of coatings are specified by virtually all turbine engine manufactures for power generation and flight engine applications. The company has been formulating products for more than 50 years and produces all of its coatings under its ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.


Originally published in December 2021