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New Uses for Ice, Pool Noodles and Kitty Litter with Concrete

Ice, pool noodles and kitty litter can be used in decorative concrete work! Our article shares an expert's tips on how to use these common household items to make your decorative concrete work easier and more beautiful.An expert's tips on how to use these common household items to make your decorative concrete work easier and more beautiful.

Polishing Dry-Shake Color Hardener: Yes or No?

Some say avoid this combination altogether. But others say it can be done well — as long as contractors are aware of potential pitfalls.

J.C. Penney Chooses Polished Concrete Over Other Flooring Options

A huge national remodeling project for the department store chain has kept concrete polishing contractors busy this year.

Carefully Removing Glues and Epoxies Before Polishing
Decorative Concrete Ready For Lift Off

Polished concrete floor gives off perfect reflection for the US Space & Rocket Center in AlabamaA Tuscaloosa, Ala., company landed the contract to polish some 12,000 square feet of concrete poured as part of a major renovation to the US Space & Rocket Center, which serves as home to the internationally known Space Camp for bright and cosmically focused kids.

Digital-Age Synergy: Polished concrete clicks in California's high-tech mecca

Concrete floor that looks like railroad timbersWhat might computer users learn when they google the terms “google” and “polished concrete?”

There's More Than One Way to Make the First Cut
Why Narrow Margins Plague Polished Concrete Contractors
Polished Perspectives: You're Not Done When You're Done
Public Art: Decorative Concrete in Public Works Projects

When a city, school or government chooses to spend a little extra money on decorative concrete, it demonstrates civic pride — and makes that lobby, city pool or roadside a little easier on the eyes.

Concrete Polishing & Grinding Equipment Specification Report

Best concrete polishing machine to buy or purchase. How to pick the best machine.Know your business and you’ll know what kind of equipment fits your needs. Find the information you need to know in Concrete Decor's Polishing & Grinding Specification Report.

The Allure and the Reality of Polishing Concrete

If World of Concrete 2011 was any indication, the polished concrete market will again see substantial growth in the coming year. It has become pretty clear that polished concrete is the hot market in decorative concrete right now. There was no shortage of equipment and chemical manufacturers touting the latest and greatest at the show, with each making a case for why their system was the best option on the market.

Contractors Strike Gold Polishing Driveways

Polishing concrete driveways

Polishing contractors take note: There may be a future in grinding and sealing concrete driveways.

Product Focus: Concretivity, from Couture Concrete Systems
Why Finding The Right Grinder Can Make A Difference

There’s a grinder/polisher model available for just about every task, whether it’s prepping the floor
of a big-box store or finishing a basement or small office. Finding the right tool for the job can make a big difference in speed and efficiency, so know what you want before you go shopping.

Curing Newly Placed Concrete and Finished Concrete Slabs (Part 2 of 3)

Green Matters: Everything is Green
Maintenance of a Concrete Floor from a Customer's Perspective

Maintaining a concrete floor - he maintenance for polished concrete is simple. Basically, you sweep it regularly, scrub it on a schedule with appropriate cleaners and burnish it a few times a year. This sounds simple, right? In some cases, this works out perfectly. In others, not so much.he maintenance for polished concrete is simple. Basically, you sweep it regularly, scrub it on a schedule with appropriate cleaners and burnish it a few times a year. This sounds simple, right? In some cases, this works out perfectly. In others, not so much.

Tools: Polishing Equipment
Four Ways to Grow Your Decorative Concrete Business While Staying Solvent

concrete business financial aspects

Vertical Polished Concrete Condo Touted to be World's Largest

Florida's Miami Beach is a part of the country known for its high real estate prices, but the penthouse condominium sales price of $60 million for the Faena House Saxony Condo set a new high. Florida’s Miami Beach is a part of the country known for its high real estate prices, but the penthouse condominium sales price of $60 million for the Faena House Saxony Condo set a new high. 

Understanding the Components of Finishing Newly Placed Concrete

Ride-On and Walk-behind Trowels

Measuring Gloss on Polished Concrete the CSDA ST-115 standard

Amazing shine off of a high gloss polished concrete floor in a Japanese restaurant in Las VegasA gloss meter measures how light is scattered, but an angle, ambient lighting, or even a high-gloss coating can impact the number. A DOI meter addresses this problem by “seeing” through a coating to determine the consistency of the surface underneath, but it cannot measure the porosity of the floor.

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