Vol. 17 No. 2 February/March 2017
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The Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, recognized the winners of its ninth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition Jan. 17 at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
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.
This issue of blotchy and inconsistent color and gloss created by a sealer is not that uncommon. There are multiple factors that can create this appearance, but the two most common are application — how the sealer was applied — and surface — what the sealer is being applied to in regard to density and porosity.
The debut of Decorative Concrete LIVE! at the 2017 World of Concrete
in Las Vegas was met with resounding approval as job site safety took center stage in the annual event's Silver Lot.
Contractor: Stone Care of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
Stone Care of Texas, based in San Antonio, was called upon to restore the flooring to its original state and provide a low-maintenance solution.
5 tips for photographing hardscapes
The beauty of decorative concrete comes from its versatility and stunning final results. Each project’s unique traits help sell the next project. However, your future potential clients don’t necessarily have access to your past projects, which is why photography is a crucial component of your marketing plan — regardless of your company’s size.
Similar to texturing walls and ceilings, texturing concrete adds color, texture and a lot of new business opportunity.
Crushed or ground glass can substitute for gravel or sand while adding beauty to decorative concrete.
David Stephenson’s story encompasses everything from AmeriPolish to Wal-Mart to the Cincinnati Reds and Indianapolis Colts. It all began when he discovered polished concrete.
From Cairo to Seoul, this contractor has taught the basics of concrete around the world.