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LAVINA by Superabrasive has become a leading name in the concrete grinding and polishing industry. It is well recognized for its reliable and efficient floor machines and high-quality diamond tools. Here is what concrete contractors shared about their experience with LAVINA products and the company that makes them -- Superabrasive.

Get to know Joshua Annis of Joshua James Artistry

Carved concrete wall that looks like the inside of a cave by San Diego concrete contractor Joshua AnnisWith a passion for art and a love of sculpting, painting and pottery, Joshua Annis had the opportunity of a lifetime presented to him at a young age and at a time when he had no direction in his life and then along came concrete.

Jacqueline Valle
Apr 7, 2017
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Making the Mold - Forming techniques for concrete countertops and elements

Forms serve many functions beyond simply containing the concrete. The formwork defines the precision and, to some extent, the quality of the casting. Well-made forms create straight lines, fair curves and right angles and lead to easy, effortless installation.

Jeffrey Girard, P.E.
Apr 10, 2017
Protect Your Lungs From Job Site Hazards Before Damage Sets In

mask protectionHow often in the course of your day do you think about breathing? Unless you’re one of those unfortunate people who suffers from a respiratory illness, it’s unlikely you give it any thought at all. The fact that breathing is a somewhat involuntary action is probably why we so easily take it for granted.

Deven Johnson
Apr 8, 2017
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Starting the First Cut on a Concrete Slab

Exposing aggregate in a concrete floor

Jennifer A. Faller
Replace Old Vinyl Composite Tile with Polished and Dyed Concrete

A concrete floor that was polished after the vinyl composite tile was removed.The Harley dealership is a leader in sales and rider satisfaction for the entire Mid-Atlantic region, and its headquarters reflects its ethics. The 31,000-square-foot facility boasts a modern industrial theme, with cathedral 25-foot ceilings and marblesque floors.

Nathan Baggett, with Ray Wilkerson
Feb 27, 2013
Vibrant Cementitious & Polymer Colors Make This Concrete Floor the Center of Attention

With Cementitious Polymer colors from Arflor you can create simple or intricate designs.Artflor Systems' vibrant cementitious and polymer colors make this concrete floor the center of attention.

Stacy Enesey Klemenc
A Burning Question: To Burnish or Not to Burnish your Concrete?

Concrete surface have vast opportunities after burnishingAn old technique with new applications. Burnishing can open up a whole array of visual opportunities for concrete surfaces.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Stenciling Existing Concrete

Stenciling floors or objects is a fun, rewarding artwork form with almost immediate gratification.A look at sandblasting, stenciled overlays and the new gelled-acid etching techniques.

Amy Johnson
Dec 10, 2005
A Volcanic Concrete Floor at the Discovery Children's Museum

Ted Uram
Project Profile
How to Apply Texture Crete to Concrete Surfaces

Cementitious overlay product in a checker board pattern by Life Deck, Texture-Crete.Texture-Crete, manufactured by Life Deck, is a polymer-modified cementitious coating that can be applied to existing concrete surfaces as well as plywood decks. The coating creates a decorative and safe textured finish with numerous color and texture options.

Editors
Use Aerated Concrete Create Cool and Stylish Homes

Mary and Kee Augustine's back porch pergola made from FlexCrete's aerated concrete made from fly ash.FlexCrete is a form of aerated concrete that contains as much as 60 percent fly ash. Unlike traditional aerated concretes, it is not cured under heat or pressure, so it uses much less energy to produce.

Mike Dawson
Feb 28, 2006
Concrete Stenciling Fresh-poured Vertical Surfaces

Vertical Stenciled Concrete can be a neat way to bring your design upwardsIf you are stenciling fresh-poured concrete there may be vertical surfaces you also want to stencil, such as step fronts or the lips around the edge of a patio where you may want the pattern to roll over the edge. Various contractors use different techniques to tackle these challenging surfaces.

Editors
Jun 2, 2004
How to Choose a Concrete Casting Surface

Corian concrete casting surfaces.

Jeremy French
Concrete Casting
Add Decorative Drainage to Your Concrete Services

Drainage systems for concrete that add to the overall design while still doing their job.From trench drains to catch basins and grates, here's what you need to keep standing water off your outside projects.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Overlapping Concrete Texture Skins Produces the Natural Look

Concrete Seamless Stamp Mat - Italian Marble from Expressions Ltd. imitate the irregular patterns of real stone.Producing concrete that mimics natural stones is art in a cementatious medium and overlapping texture skins is one of the crucial techniques. Completely counter to the precise alignment of stamps, skins must be placed randomly so their impressions imitate the irregular looks of natural stone materials.

Dave Cagle
5 Things Architects Wish Decorative Concrete Contractors Would Do

Architects and decorative concrete contractors

Joe Maty
architects & concrete
Concrete Surface Preparation, It Looks Clean, But Is It?

Know concrete inside and out before starting to prepare the surface for a concrete topping.Getting to know concrete inside and out will help in properly preparing those surfaces for a topping.

Joan C. Stanus
Sprawling Aged Concrete Meets its Endurable Match

Concrete floor restoration in Nebraska's Timpte Manufacturing Plant filled in gouges, holes and cracks in the concrete.

It wasn’t long after Shawn MacDonald heard about a promising new concrete floor restoration system that he encountered a project that figured to be a good candidate for putting the system to the test.

Joe Maty
Take Another Look at Form Liners

As an old technology finds new applications, walls take on shape and texture.

Amy Johnson
TechFab/C-Grid Contest Inspires Concrete Craftsmen

Check out the beautiful countertops made using Tech Fab’s C-Grid reinforcement.

Editors
Thin-Shell Concrete Structures

There is more than one way to create a concrete home — and the thin-shell method produces dwellings of unparalleled beauty. 

Amy Johnson
thin shell concrete structures
Nov 11, 2009
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