Care For Your Epoxy Floor, Love Your Epoxy Floor

Aesthetic appeal can go a long way when it comes to presenting your business and maintaining a positive flow in your work environment. Many establishments use the setting to frame whatever products or services they showcase and many of them augment that ‘framing’ with a nice, classy looking epoxy floor. Having a quality epoxy floor installed is a sizable investment and it would greatly benefit your bottom line if you thoroughly take care of your floor. Epoxy flooring is easy to take care of so there really is no excuse for not keeping your floor maintained and presentable.

The first step in this process is the installation. Using a reputable epoxy flooring installation company is very important because a floor that is improperly installed will not last as long or be as easily maintained as a floor that has been efficiently and thoroughly installed. Spending a little more up front can save you from having to spend a lot more to redo the process later on.  All Kote Lining Inc in Phoenix, AZ  is a leader in epoxy flooring in Arizona and guarantees your satisfaction with their epoxy floor installations.

Keeping your floors clean will help lengthen the window of maximum efficiency and the overall life of your epoxy coat. Liquid spills should be quickly tended to when they occur as they are can do more damage than almost any other form of wear and tear that an epoxy coated floor will see. Certain types of liquids can quickly damage the coat if not cleaned up immediately, like milk for example.  Removing residue from tire marks is also important. General every day upkeep is also needed so the shining coat of the epoxy can be maintained.

Keeping your investment in your epoxy floor performing at the level you desire is a matter of taking some time out of your day every day to keep it making your facility and products looking as good as they should! Your flooring is a major part of any presentation of any product or service that you offer and the condition of it could be the difference between growing your business with new customers and watching people walk by or come in before leaving shortly afterward. Epoxy floors require minimal maintenance, so why would you not take great care of your epoxy flooring?? It’s easy and almost effortless and the benefits of doing so far outweigh any benefit you can gain from saving a few extra minutes instead of attending to your flooring. Love your floor.


Concrete and Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair

Our years of experience have led to us becoming the premier provider of foundation repairs in the Valley of the Sun. We can mend your existing foundation and bring it to a ‘like new’ state ensuring exponentially longer life and peace of mind for you, the home owner. Foundation settling is one of the most potentially devastating things that can happen to a foundation and, by extension, the entire structure. If settling is allowed to progress unchecked, it can lead to the overall failure of the structure.

Stained Concrete

Upgrade the interior of your office or facility with beautifully stained concrete. Add color, designs and personality to your flooring with the vast selection of available finishes and colors that are available to coat your concrete floor. All Kote can provide you with a number of gorgeous coatings that will take the aesthetic appeal of your spaces to the next level.

Grinding / Leveling

One of the ways you can ensure that your desired coating, new overlay, or needed repair adheres to the surface of your floor is profiling your floor with grinding. This technique is also great for removing coatings that may be in need of replacement or are no longer wanted. Profiling your concrete floors is recommended for both applying and removing coatings from an epoxy floor.

Polished Concrete

Polished Concrete is the result of a multi-stage process that includes using bonded abrasives along with grinding, honing polishing the surface of your concrete floor. The process is customized to achieve the desired level of gloss that the floor will display. This process also yields the most durable finish and will be as low maintenance as a concrete floor can get.

Concrete Polishing Contractor Phoenix Arizona

We offer some of the most efficient concrete floor polishes available and can equip you with a top rate, low maintenance floor.

Polished concrete floors are becoming more and more common and are often included in the construction plans for new buildings. The reason for its popularity is the combination of clean and dynamic appearance along with low maintenance requirements to keep your floor clean and functional. Another reason for its popularity is its versatility and ability to enhance so many varied environments. Public spaces, museums, government facilities, air plane hangars, auto dealerships, repair shops, in home, and garages are among the many places that can benefit from the presence of a polished concrete floor. If you run a display based business, having a elegantly polished concrete floor will add a degree of appeal to each and every one of your displays. In places like schools, polished floors help with the effort to keep the facility clean and sanitary which is vital as schools are a major focal point of public health issues. Another benefit these floors bring to schools is the fact that they are low maintenance. Schools are struggling for funding and resources across the country and saving money on maintenance costs will save precious time and money. Last but not least, polished concrete is environmentally friendly in comparison to other flooring types.

Concrete Grinding Contractor Phoenix Arizona

All Kote Lining Inc are experts at concrete grinding services provider in the Phoenix, AZ area. Interiors, exteriors, driveways, patios, porches, decks, foyers, and entry ways are all areas that may need concrete grinding in order to achieve the flooring you desire for your home or facility.  Whether you are looking to level the surface of your floor or looking to apply a new coating, our concrete grinding services are exactly what you need.

We grind driveways, patios, sidewalks, and all types of miscellaneous concrete slabs. We grind down trip hazards, and prep floors for new acrylic and epoxy coating overlays. Our grinding services are performed quickly and dust free.

Floor Grinding, Leveling

After the initial grinding of your concrete the next step is to apply whatever coating or repair you are in the market for. The benefits to grinding a floor before applying a new coating are a higher, shinier level of gloss finish, easy to clean, low maintenance and enhanced appearance. Concrete grinding is extremely beneficial for any concrete flooring in any facility.

All Kote Lining Inc is your go to company for any of your concrete flooring needs in the Phoenix, AZ area. Our floor grinding and coating services are second to none and we guarantee that you will be satisfied with the results of our work. Polished concrete is extremely beneficial to install in your home or business and you can reap all the benefits that come along with polished concrete flooring. Streamline your cleaning and maintenance process while enjoying the enhanced look that our floor coatings provide. All Kote Lining Inc has all of your flooring needs covered from top to bottom. (Really, no pun intended)


Legionnaires Disease 101

If you are the owner or a perspective owner of cooling towers, one risk that you should be fully aware of is the potential for the development of Legionnaire’s disease in the pools of your towers. With the water disaster in Flint, MI (which is absolutely tragic and inexcusable) awareness of Legionnaires disease is on the climb because so many are currently being affected by it. While the development of Legionnaires disease is easily avoidable, understanding the disease is still important.


Legionella is the bacteria that involved with outbreaks of Legionellosis, which can develop into Pontiac Fever or Legionnaires disease. While Pontiac Fever tends to pass through your system on its own, Legionnaires disease is a form of pneumonia that requires a hospital stay to eradicate. The mortality range of Legionnaires disease is 5%-30% which is alarming enough to take every measure to avoid its development.

Spreading Legionnaires:

The most common way that Legionnaires Disease is transmitted through water that has been aerosolized, which is why cooling tower owners need to be educated and aware of this disease. A less common way that it can be transmitted is via drinking water. While it is possible to become fatally ill, most people who actually come into contact with the disease do not fall ill and the disease cannot be passed from one person to another.

Legionella occurs naturally in fresh water, but it isn’t pervasive enough to cause illness. It’s when Legionella starts to prop up in artificially heated and contained bodies of water. These environments accelerate the growth of Legionella and are almost ideal for it to develop enough to become problematic for humans.

Performing regular maintenance on your cooling tower is the easiest and most effective way to avoid experiencing any problems related to Legionella, especially Legionnaires Disease.

Effectively Retrofitting HVAC Chillers 2016

effectively retrofitting HVAC Chillers 2016

Replacing chillers is something typically avoided for as long as possible by engineering and maintenance managers. Chiller equipment is very expensive (most expensive piece of building equipment).

Chiller repair or chiller replacement can be very disruptive to other processes sometimes requiring piping systems to be replaced, removal of entire ceilings or walls. It is very time consuming and typically requiring 1 year or longer from the time the replacement/repair decision is made until the replacement chiller is installed. If companies have a need for chilled water year-round, managers and maintenance crew much use temporary cooling systems.

These factors and others make it understandable why some managers don’t act as quickly when faced with replacement chiller decisions. It’s not that simple to replace so most managers wait as long as possible using the old saying, “leave well enough alone”.

While this approach may sometimes work with other equipment, taking this chance can end of costing your tons of money and leave you without a chiller for a longer period of time.

It’s wise to move cautiously when facing potential disruption and cost attached to chiller repair and replacement but there are also other factors that should be taken into consideration. Knowing these factors and how you should apply them to your particular chiller installation is important to make your decision.

Keep Your Eye Focused On Efficiency

Manufacturers of chillers have made all types of improvements in chiller unit operating efficiencies over the past 20 years. Example: Many of today’s higher efficiency chillers have a load efficiency rating of (.50 kilowatts (kW) per ton. Very few chiller models have range of .40kW per ton.

Chillers, 10 years ago had load efficiency ratings of (.75  – .85 kW per ton). 20 years ago chillers were in range of (.85 – 1.00 kW per ton) efficiency ratings. This means that there is newer high efficiency chillers require about 60% of the energy that would of typically been used by a twenty year old chiller.

Chillers operate at full capacity less than 3% of the time, this improvement in load ratings serves as a measure of the improvement in chiller efficiencies. Even the most moderate improvements to chiller efficiency can result big savings for managers. More savings for facilities where chillers are operated for more than 2,000 hrs per year.



Benefits of Stained Concrete

Concrete floors are widely utilized in many homes, industrial facilities and businesses across the world. You will find a varying concrete floors ranging from basic floors without any coating applied, floors that are polished and coated with various epoxy coats, floors that are stained and floors that are adorned with artistic designs. You can outfit your home or facility with a floor to suit almost any needs. In this blog entry we are going to go over some of the benefits of stained concrete floors.


The limitless nature of color application means that there are nearly limitless options for decorating your concrete floor. You can achieve deep and rich coloring in your flooring that can be enhanced with many possible effects. As long as you are willing to be creative and see your vision through, you can have a stained concrete floor that is unlike any other in the world.

Lifetime of Color

If you have a quality stain that has been properly applied, you will never see it fade. Not only will the color stay strong, you will not see chipping, peeling or flaking either. This happens because the stain works itself into deep levels of the concrete which will keep the color eternally rich.

Low Maintenance

Once the stain has been applied and sealed it will be protected from the wear and tear of every day traffic. Applying an epoxy coat will keep the seal intact for exponentially longer. After the application of the coat you will not have to do much in regard to maintaining your concrete flooring. Saving time on maintenance will turn into monetary savings as time goes on.

Whether you are looking for an aesthetic or functional upgrade, you will receive both by having a professionally stained and coated concrete floor.



Benefits of Epoxy Coating for Your Concrete Flooring

If you want to coat you concrete floor with a coating that will last for decades, you should strongly consider an epoxy coat. There are many advantages to coating your concrete floor with epoxy that we are going to outline here in this blog entry.  Many homes and facilities utilize some form of concrete flooring for many reasons. Usually the areas that have concrete flooring see heavier forms of traffic or elements that can be damaging or corrosive. This being the case, measures should be taken to protect your floor to ensure its durability over the long run.

Epoxy can be mixed with other elements to create hybridized coats that can be tailored to fit the environment that they will be residing in. Things like quartz, marble and glass can be added to enhance the physical durability. You can use epoxy resin for acrylic applications. You can put in additives to enhance water proofing capabilities, chemical erosion resistance, stain resistance as well as static resistance among many more. You truly can find an appropriate epoxy coating to fit into any scenario. You can even concoct a coating that will be antimicrobial in order to reduce the transmission of germs and illness.

Aside from the functional benefits that are possible to attain from the right epoxy coating, you can greatly enhance the look of your office or facility as these coatings can be installed in an artistic fashion. You can include logos, abstract designs, color changes, messages, and graphics of  all types to make your floor pop and serve as an elegant frame for the rest of the space. In places like auto dealerships and plane hangars, the right flooring serves as an element of the sales display and can actually enhance the way the products on display appear.


Choosing the Right Flooring for Function and Aesthetic

Making changes to your flooring is always a major undertaking. Whether you are refinishing your floor or installing a new flooring system, many considerations will need to be made before the floor is set in place and finished.


We all want flooring that is visually appealing, but the first factor that should be considered is the functionality of the flooring. Whatever the needs of your home or facility are, making sure they are met is imperative when it comes to keeping operations moving. If you have a great looking floor that slows down the pace of your living or work space, you are sacrificing efficiency for aesthetic appeal. That can be a costly mistake, literally.

Flooring Style:

Matching the aesthetic of the surroundings will only enhance the visual effect that your floor contributes to the room. Choosing the right material and colors can really bring a room or facility together, visually, and can augment the atmosphere of your home or business in a major way. Custom designs can be incorporated, whether it’s a company logo or related art, or an abstract piece meant to break the visual monotony, you can add a unique touch to your flooring by making it a piece of art.


You can have your floor colored in any shade of any color so your options are literally endless. Colors can be mixed or different colors can be used to bring together other visual elements in the environment so the visual aesthetic can have a natural flow.


While you may be dreaming of the most amazing floor that any eyes have ever seen, being realistic about your budget is something that you absolutely must stick to. Go with the best flooring options that you can truly afford. Odds are you will be satisfied.


Concrete Restoration

If you are the owner of an older facility that has concrete floors you may be thinking about improving the condition of your flooring. The need to Restore your concrete floor is inevitable and you will eventually need to take measures to keep your floor efficient and functional. Going through the process of concrete restoration will give your entire facility a rejuvenated look and feel. Not only will your floor be restored to an attractive and functional state, you will save money by not having to completely replace your concrete flooring. This can be a scary prospect for many people because many things come along with having your floor worked on, including possible work stoppages which can lead to losses. Many companies can work with you to avoid as much disturbance and inconvenience as possible. While there is some risk of experiencing these inconveniences, the benefits that you can gain from restoring your concrete floor are more than worth it.

During the process of restoring your concrete you can take measures to add desired traits to your floor. You can have coating applied that will add attributes like non-slip, stain guard, resistance to heavy traffic, and even decorative designs. Having a new coat applied to your restored concrete floor can significantly lower the amount of time you need to spend on maintenance and cleaning. Keeping your floor protected after restoration will go a long way in saving you money and time on another restoration as they will significantly increase the durability and longevity of the restored state of the floor. While it may not seem very noticeable, adding attributes to your flooring that can enhance the everyday operations that happen within your facility can lead to a major increase in efficiency as well as subsequent profits. Enhancing your floor is truly an investment that can pay for itself and then some over time, the caveat is having to make the initial investment up front, which can be substantial, in order to ever see those savings and augmented profits.

If you notice cracks and deterioration developing across your concrete floor you should address them as soon as possible. Allowing your floor to continue to deteriorate will only cost you more money when you do decide that it’s finally time to repair and restore your concrete flooring. Restoring and increasing the protective surface that covers your floor will cost you money up front, but will save you a ton of money on maintenance and repair costs that you would likely incur over the long run. Sometimes it takes money to save money and concrete flooring is one area where this notion is definitely true. Making the investment to restore your concrete floors can save you from the expense and hassle of having to totally replace your concrete flooring in the future. While it may seem like a sizable investment to restore your floor, it pales in comparison to the cost you will incur if you have to replace your entire floor. Have a strategy for your floor restoration and a plan on how to maximize its serviceable lifetime for your benefit. You will not regret it.


The Benefits of Concrete Grinding

If you are own a home or business that has concrete floors, grinding, or polishing, is a great way to restore your floor. There are several benefits to the process that you should strongly consider:

  1. Affordability: Your preexisting floor will be used as a base layer as opposed to being totally replaced. That alone saves you a lot of money as you won’t have to pay to demolish and remove you old floor and you won’t have the cost on the flip side of having to pay to have a new floor constructed. After constructing your floor, you are going to need to coat it as well. Grinding will allow you to avoid need to purchase or use any chemicals, which can also be expensive on top of being hazardous. You also will not need to use any chemicals to maintain or clean your floor.
  2. Easy to Clean: Polished floors are extremely easy to clean. Think of them as a giant nonstick surface. Dust and particles will not stick to your floor and will easily sweep away. Oils and lubricants won’t stain the floor and will only require a wash with cleaning detergent and a solid wipe down to bring the floor back to its shiny, polished state. You will save a lo t of money on cleaning and maintenance costs over the lifetime of your floor.
  3. Durability in Any Climate and Environment: Polished concrete flooring is extremely durable and can be deployed in any climate, interior or exterior, no matter the conditions. Unpolished concrete floors are susceptible to wind damage and cold, usually cracking on the surface.  No only will your floor be less efficient if it becomes cracked, it can grow to be unsightly as well. Polishing your concrete eliminates the possiblilyt of you concrete floor cracking due to cold and wind.

All Kote Lining Inc

If you are looking for the premier cooling tower service and epoxy coating company in the Valley of the Sun in AZ, look no further than All Kote Lining Inc. Located in Phoenix, All Kote offers repair service, maintenance service, installations and replacements of cooling towers of all types and sizes. The health of your cooling tower can have a massive effect on your business on multiple fronts. Keeping your facility comfortable for your employees is vital to the efficiency with which your staff performs their respective duties.  Aside from comfort level, keeping your towers clean and up to standard can eliminate literal health risks as legionella can develop in the pools of unkept cooling towers. Decreased efficiency and a legionella bloom can be easily avoided with keeping tabs on the condition of your cooling towers and actively practicing beneficial maintenance habits. Your cooling towers are a major investment and All Kote fully understands the depth of that fact, which is why they take such care to ensure your tower is brought to its best possible working condition. All Kote can truly help you get the most out of your cooling towers while saving you money over the long term.

If you are looking for coatings for you cooling tower or your concrete flooring, All Kote also has you covered in both realms. The Coating experts at All Kote will suggest the best course of action to take to coat your Cooling towers and concrete floors. The experienced team will lay out a plan that will fit your budget and needs all while guaranteeing your satisfaction with the end results. All Kote Lining Inc has left a long line of satisfied customers throughout Arizona and that line is sure to grow longer. Call All Kote Lining Inc today and see why there is such a legion of satisfied clientele.