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Upgrade to Lavina propane and electric concrete grinders

A Company and a Brand You Can Trust

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.

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
Concrete Decor Roadshow
A Variety of Tools and Techniques Adds Texture to Concrete Slabs

Texture roller skims the surface of a stenciled concrete slab giving a textured look.In this world, there are two types of concrete: concrete that’s flat, gray and utilitarian, and concrete that’s been shaped, colored and/or textured — and is considered art.

K. Schipper
Apr 11, 2017
In search of new revenue? Offer resealing as an option as part of your bid

What if I told you that you could get paid over and over again for a project you completed a year or two ago. Would you be interested? No, this isn’t some slick marketing idea or even a take-off of a multilevel marketing or pyramid scheme. Rather, this is working smarter not harder with a fair amount of common sense mixed in.

Greg Iannone
Apr 9, 2017
Barnsco Decorative Concrete Supply
Specialty Concrete Products Developed with Experience and Enthusiasm

Red phoenix engraved and colored concrete design.A commitment to quality, innovation and exemplary customer service make Specialty Concrete Products a leader in the industry.

Loretta Hall
Jul 15, 2005
Black Concrete is black... Or is it?

Is black concrete really black? How do I make black concrete really black?Does black pigment really affect air entrainment? It all depends on what type you are using.

Black is widely used in the concrete industry. It can be mixed to darken other pigments, and it can be used alone to make light grays, dark grays or straight black.

David Thompson
Jan 3, 2004
Decorative Concrete Techniques: Stencils and Acid Etching

Close up view of stencil application with Profiler from Surface Gel TekA surface-preparation product called The Profiler from Surface Gel Tek can be used to create an etched effect with stencils. In these photos, Dane Hantz of Dane Concrete Design in Prescott, Arizona, demonstrates the technique. The surface was a steel-troweled concrete floor in a home. Hantz wanted to create a 60-linear-foot border around the room.

Feb 18, 2002
How Concrete Hardness Affects Diamond Life

Diamonds, part of an abrasive used to cut through the hardness of concrete

How long is a set of diamonds supposed to last? Or more to the point, what kind of square footage can I expect out of a set of diamonds?

Jennifer A. Faller
Sep 4, 2012
Bomanite's Culture of Invention

decorative concrete company, Bomanite

Joe Maty
Art Deco Garage, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Natasha Chilingerian
Project Profile
Jun 5, 2012
Top Marketing Trends for 2017 Focus on Websites, Newsletters and Social Media

The beginning of a new calendar year marks the time when many reflect on the past 12 months and set goals for the coming year. In the practice of marketing, we often examine what methods worked in promoting our company’s products and services.

Ashley Kizzire
trends , marketing
A Volcanic Concrete Floor at the Discovery Children's Museum

Ted Uram
Project Profile
10 Noteworthy Products in the Decorative Concrete Industry

pervious concrete


Commemorative 100th Issue
Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame: The 2014 Inductees

Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame by Concrete Decor magazineThe Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame is pleased to honor its inductees for 2014: Gary Jones, Frank Lewis and Jon Nasvik. The Hall of Fame will announce the group at the 2014 Concrete Decor Show.


Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame
Aug 15, 2014
Sealing the Deal on Waterproofing Solutions

waterproofing concrete installations

Technology advances expand the range of options for concrete projects

Whether the objective is keeping water in — like a pond, tank, pool or reservoir — or keeping it out — such as a foundation or entire building — waterproofing looms large in concrete installations.

Joe Maty
decorative concrete , waterproofing
Be a Better Salesman | Sell More Concrete | Concrete Salesman

Be a better salesman | Concrete Decor Magazine

Joshua Lemon
Concrete Countertop Reinforcement System

Concrete countertop carbon-fiber reinforcement, stop concrete cracks from the beginning.A carbon-fiber-reinforced, epoxy-resin-based grid design. It can be used in place of, or along with, steel wire mesh and light rebar. Unlike steel, carbon grid can be placed just below the finished surface.

Feb 4, 2004
Creating the Look of Stones on a Residential Pool Deck

Faux stones around a pool deck - Concrete Decor Magazine

Gail Elber
Project Profile
Get the Most Out of Your Concrete Polishing and Grinding Diamonds

diamond tools for concrete

Gregory Mata, Cutting Edge Decorative Concrete, Richfield, Ohio

From fiber optics to fire hydrants, this Ohio craftsman is expanding the boundaries of what can be included in a decorative concrete project.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Artisan in Concrete
Dec 10, 2007
Get a Grip on Graffiti

Protective coatings may not deter graffiti artists, but they’ll make cleanup a lot easier.

John Strieder
Give it a Shot!

Contractors are increasingly using shotcrete for making artificial rock. The equipment is expensive, but the results are spectacular.

Susan Brimo-Cox