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The Power of Diamond Grit

Upgrade to Lavina propane and electric concrete grinders One of the largest lighting manufacturers in North America has recently moved its product development to a 132,000-square-foot building in Atlanta, Georgia, and the company chose polished concrete as the most cost-efficient and easy to maintain flooring option.

How to avoid pitfalls when polishing concrete floors in retail facilities

How to avoid pitfalls when polishing concrete floors in retail facilitiesAccording to the news, retail brick-and-mortar facilities are declining at a rapid rate. While I agree 100 percent that internet sales are impacting sales at traditional stores, this market segment is still relevant. And when it comes to polished concrete at retail establishments, business is still booming.

David Stephenson
Nov 5, 2017
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Concrete Coating Products Continue to Evolve

Concrete Coating Products Continue to EvolveFirst came the revolution. The decorative concrete wave swept the concrete construction trade not so long ago, churning up myriad visual concepts and the materials that made them happen. As the wave receded, decorative concrete concepts, methods and materials entered an evolutionary phase.

Joe Maty
Oct 23, 2017
Joint Ventures: Deciding to use fillers or sealants to finish a job

Joint fillers and sealants are prevalent on commercial concrete floorsCall them fillers or call them sealants (people often use the terms interchangeably), but it’s a good bet if you’re involved with concrete work, you’ve run into determining what to do with the joints.

K. Schipper
Oct 16, 2017
Be a Salesman not a Talesman and Sell More Concrete

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Joshua Lemon
May 13, 2015
How Texture Stamp Mats Changed the Game

Using texture stamp mats

Doug Carlton
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
Taking the Big Leap into Concrete Color Restoration

Our world is awash in decorative concrete. That's the good news. The bad news is some of it is looking haggard or worn. This decorative trend can work in favor of those willing to tap a vast and growing market.Our world is awash in decorative concrete. That’s the good news. The bad news is some of it is looking haggard or worn. This decorative trend can work in favor of those willing to tap a vast and growing market.

Doug Carlton
Apr 16, 2013
Acrylic Stains for Concrete: A Colorful Alternative to Acid Etch

Acrylic stained concrete with blue hues in a GM showroomContractors choose acrylic stains over chemical stains for a variety of reasons. Acrylic stains offer an array of colors that chemical stains cannot. Designers and applicators are no longer limited to the eight colors commonly available with acid-based stains. 

Denise Wendt
May 1, 2003
Casting Thin Concrete Furniture with GFRC

Casting Thin Concrete Furniture with GFRC

The acceptance of glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) has inspired a current trend toward light, thin and delicate concrete furniture.

To illustrate what GFRC can do in furniture form, Jeffrey Girard of The Concrete Countertop Institute describes three projects — a table, a lounge chair and an S chair — that show off the strengths of the material.

Jeffrey Girard
How to design scrollwork for a sprawling concrete patio

Scrolling Through a PatioFor the first time in this series, I’m basing my article on a current job I just finished. In the last one, I introduced scrollwork as a design element. I was still focused on symmetry and using scrollwork as a larger medallion in a room.

Rick Lobdell
Oct 27, 2017
Six Ways to Make Sure More People Find Your Website

Remember the days when you could simply name your company Remember the days when you could simply name your company “AAA Concrete” to ensure your business would appear first in the local directory? Those days are behind us. We now live in an era when “Google” is a verb.

Karen Van Heukelem
Jul 7, 2013
Concrete Overlays are Limited Only by the Boundaries We Create

Step by step process of an overlay concrete floor with acid etch stainA step by step process of an overlay concrete floor with an acid etch stain process.

Editors
Mar 17, 2003
Jeff Patterson and Muller Construction Supply Mobile Training Trailer

Opened decorative concrete training trailerWell-stocked mobile training unit travels locally trailer educates contractors and customers

Editors
Oct 20, 2003
Slow Grind Speeds, Cool Tools and Sweeping Compound Pitfalls

Grinding concrete

This is very similar to the story told in the old children’s tale, “The Tortoise and the Hare.” If you remember, the slow-footed tortoise won a race against the faster hare by keeping a slow, steady pace while his faster counterpart sprinted, tired and lost concentration.

Bryon "Bru" Bruington
How to Measure RH in Concrete

RH measurements in concrete

Jason Spangler
Decorative Concrete Tips: Creating Leaf Impressions

Close up of a leave impression on concrete that is sure to wow your customers.Wow your clients with a work of art by using nature to imprint your concrete.

Debra Tash
Sep 21, 2002
Soy-based Products for Concrete: Nontoxic and Biodegradable

Soybeans are one of the oldest crops in the world, but soy-based products are new to the decorative concrete industry.The healthy choice for floors. Soybeans are one of the oldest crops in the world, but soy-based products are new to the decorative concrete industry. There are soy-based products available for every phase of a project. Should you be using them?

Loretta Hall
Feb 18, 2007
Improve Your Sales and Customer Relations with a Decorative Concrete Design Center

Colorado Hardscape's Concrete Design Center Showroom - In 2001, Colorado Hardscapes made a move that forever changed its approach to sales and marketing. The company moved into a new concrete design center, the first of its kind in Colorado.In 2001, Colorado Hardscapes made a move that forever changed its approach to sales and marketing. The company moved into a new concrete design center, the first of its kind in Colorado.

Karen Van Heukelem
May 1, 2015
Design Ideas: Sports Stadiums Embrace Decorative Concrete

Three of the nation’s most beloved sports franchises - the New York Yankees, Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys - embraced decorative concrete when they built their new homes. 

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Feb 8, 2010
Home Depot EXPO Design Center San Diego, Calif.

The big national chain needed a ritzy floor for one of its new high-end home furnishing stores. A San Diego contactor brought the glamour, including metallics and a pearl finish.

Amy B. Johnson
The Complete Decorative Concrete Contractor

Decorative concrete contractors know having multiple tricks up their sleeves can lead to steadier, more lucrative work.

Natasha Chilingerian
Feb 11, 2011
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