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Color Repairs Explained in Black and White

Over the last few months I’ve had multiple projects with issues related to color. I feel it will benefit Concrete Decor readers to understand the process for corrections as well as some simple tips and tricks for achieving desired results.

By David Stephenson
Tags: residue, dye
Bring It to the Table

Fabien Mené, a French native and art collector, never thought he’d find himself working in decorative concrete. It all started after studying art at the Charles de Gaulle University — Lille III. The idea of creating stenciled tables came to him after making bar counters in a class and wondering if he could add a stencil to the bottom of a casing.

By Jacqueline Valle
Tags: Final Pour
Make the Most of the DAILY GRIND

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.

By K. Schipper
Polished Concrete Positively Reflects High-end Cars

Imagine a $75,000 Maserati Ghibli on display on a cracked, chipped, unevenly colored concrete floor. Having trouble with the visual? The same can be said for Audis and Mini Coopers. They’re much more at home on a pristine, polished floor.

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Project Profile
Changes Afoot

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed a shift in the polished concrete market. As the industry has grown, there has always been three sizes of contractors.

By David Stephenson
Tags: The Polishing Consultant
San Diego

San Diego County is known far and wide for its beautiful weather, interesting people and endless summer atmosphere. So it was with great anticipation when San Diego was picked as the site for the 2016 Concrete Decor Show Sept. 25-29 that it was destined to be one showstopper of a show. And all indications point to that premonition coming true.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc and Jacqueline Valle
Terrazzo and Honed Concrete Chosen to Finesse Airport Rental Car Complex

When weary travelers pull or carry their bags across the plaza and into one of the lobbies of the Consolidated Rental Car Center at Lindbergh Field at the airport in San Diego, they probably won’t give much thought to the decorative concrete and terrazzo beneath their feet.

By K. Schipper
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. The 22-story condo, designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning firm Foster + Partners, comes with all the usual amenities such as an in-house spa and fitness center, a private club, concierge service and a round-the-clock doorman. But what the buyers might not realize is that the complex is reportedly the world’s largest poured-in-place vertical polished concrete project.

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Project Profile
Dealing with Delaminations

Concrete placement is never easy, with many variables such as wind, sun, ambient temperature and humidity to consider as they all affect each pour. The mix design and consideration of the actual makeup of the concrete and possible additives are just as important. In today’s world, ready-mix suppliers tweak the mix designs in thousands of small ways with additives to assist the placement and offset some of these considerations. Sometimes these modifications have unintended consequences.

By David Stephenson
Tags: The Polishing Consultant
Floor Features a Shining Example of Walk-on Art

Floor at an Alaskan elementary school

By Vanessa Salvia
OSU Further Polishes its Image with Expansion Project

By Vanessa Salvia
Annual Decorative Concrete Competition Lauds Projects Based on Skill and Creativity

By Amy Johnson
Easier Repairs

best concrete repair process

By David Stephenson
Tags: The Polishing Consultant
A River Runs Through It

concrete river in floor

By K. Schipper
New Technology Delivers the Shine Without the Grind

Multiquip's SlabArmor process

By Joe Maty
Costing out FF/FL to determine polished concrete pricing

Costing out FF/FL, floor flatness floor levelness

By David Stephenson
Tags: The Polishing Consultant
Should You Coat Concrete or Not?

polished concrete coating

By Clif Rawlings
Get the Most Out of Your Concrete Polishing and Grinding Diamonds

diamond tools for concrete

The Black is Back

black concrete floor in art deco house

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Final Pour
Iconic Building is a Brilliant Addition to OSU

polished building facade and dichroic glass fins

By Vanessa Salvia
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