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Upgrade to Lavina propane and electric concrete grinders

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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.

Seminary Receives Concrete Makeover using Pure Texture

Seminary wall coated with Pure Texture concrete coating with arched openings into a room.In his 40 years of working in the masonry and general construction industry, Dominick Freda has never been involved with a project of the magnitude of the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, a traditional Roman Catholic facility situated on 1,100 acres in Dillwyn, Virginia, not far from Charlottesville.

Jacqueline Valle
Apr 7, 2017
Concrete Decor Roadshow
New is in the Eyes of the Beholder

decorative concrete newsWhat’s new in decorative concrete? That was a popular question that came my way multiple times during the recent World of Concrete. I realize my name is out there, but I’m a long way from having a crystal ball to be able to predict what the future of our industry holds.

Chris Sullivan
Apr 12, 2017
Harness the Power of an Effective E-newsletter

harness the power of an effective newsletterWhen it comes to communicating with your customers, electronic newsletters are a powerful tool to highlight your expertise and experience. Since we live in a society in which most of us are glued to our phones even when we are out of the office, a well-designed newsletter can be an effective means to quickly continue to strengthen your brand.

Amy Numbers
Apr 7, 2017
10 Most Popular Class Topics in the Concrete Decor Show's History (with one bonus)

Chris Sullivan teaching concrete class


Commemorative 100th Issue
Seat Walls on the Pittman Wash Trail, Las Vegas, Nev.

Gail Elber
Project Profile
Seven Tips for Getting Better Stamped Texture

tips for better texture on stamped concrete

Steve VandeWater
Eye-catching Countertop Projects — The Trout Sink


5 Things Architects Wish Decorative Concrete Contractors Would Do

Architects and decorative concrete contractors

Joe Maty
architects & concrete
Decorative Concrete Fort Worth: Wood and Brick Looks Provide Elegant Solutions

Stamped concrete walkway in Fort Worth, Texas

Vanessa Salvia
Project Profile , Concrete Fort Worth
Contractors Warm up to Radiant Heating Systems

Hydronic heat tubes added to a concrete floor

Gail Elber
Broadcasting Aggregate into Coatings for Safety and Beauty
by Trevor Foster, with Natasha Chilingerian
Feb 19, 2012
Decorative Concrete Around the World
Mike Archambault, with John Anderson and Cathye Rankin
Dec 31, 2011
10 Most-Accessed Articles from Concrete Decor's Archives

a husband and wife and their wedding rings, the grooms hands have concrete burnsWe took a look at the most-read articles from our archives, and this list gives a unique picture of what information interests our readers the most.

Commemorative 100th Issue
Action at the World of Concrete 2003

Example of a cementitious topping on a concrete slab that was then polished.World of Concrete 2003 delighted the attendees with all aspects of decorative concrete from polishing to stamping and everything in between.

Mar 1, 2003
Concrete Lounge Chair Design

Jeffrey Girard concrete casting instructions

Jeffrey Girard
How to Create Concrete Walls and Caps with Form Liners

Concrete that looks like stone can be seen at subdivision entrances to shopping malls. Form liner used with concrete creates this mystical yard surround.From the look of stone to fanciful murals, these concrete structures are more than just walls.

Christina Camara
Carlton's Corner: Accurate Project Records Today Get You Work Tomorrow

Doug Carlton
Jan 24, 2013
How to Build Concrete Fire Pits Safely

Concrete fire pit displays in front of a smooth as glass swimming pool during a sunset.As a contractor with extensive experience with all types of outdoor fire features, and as an expert witness in situations where something’s gone terribly wrong, I’d like to share some of the basic guidelines I use to maximize both safety and enjoyment of buidling concrete fire pits.

Scott Cohen
The Science of Concrete Mixes

Using a little bit of research, a dash of cunning and a lot of experimentation, developing your own mix designs can save you from many decorative concrete pitfalls.

Christina Camara
Mar 12, 2008
A Concrete Makeover for Wood

Tips for putting an overlay on top of a wood surface.

David Thompson
Water-based Stains: Will They Last?

Benefits of water-based stains are abundant: low VOCs, easy application, brilliant colors. But before you start staining, you need to know how they work and how to preserve them.

Amy Johnson
Mar 12, 2008