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1. Should You Coat Concrete or Not?

Polished concrete coating shows foot traffic patterns in the middle of this box store's aisle shows where the semi-topical sealer has worn off the concrete in a short time. From huge industrial manufacturing plants and nationwide retail stores to restaurants and residences across the country, polished concrete has become a very popular flooring option over the last decade.

By Clif Rawlings
2. Ameripolish penetrating water-based stain resistor replaces traditional cure and seal products

Ameripolish PCA by Ameripolish is a highly penetrating, non-film forming curing agent that drastically reduces map cracking (crazing), greatly improves abrasion resistance and minimizes efflorescence and dust for healthier indoor air quality. PCA replaces traditional cure and seal products.

3. New superior, penetrating water-based stain resistor from Ameripolish

Ameripolish has introduced a water-based formula of its original SR2 Stain Resistor. SR2 WB Stain Resistor is a water-based, fully penetrating stain repellent specifically formulated to protect polished, dyed and non-dyed concrete from oil, water-based stains and acidic etching agents.

4. 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.

By Amy Johnson
5. Dos and Don'ts of Polishing Self-Leveling Overlays

An overlay installation starts with the product in powder form being mixed with a specific amount of cold water. Right after it's poured or pumped onto the floor you use a gauge rake to set the thickness you want the self-leveling overlay to be.Self-leveling overlays that are polishable have been around for about seven or eight years now, but only in the last two or three years have they really gained traction in the retail and residential markets.

By Clif Rawlings
6. The Makeover at the Charlotte Rescue Mission

The notion that decorative concrete can change lives might seem like a bold idea, but it has never been so apparent than at the Charlotte Rescue Mission, the recipient of this year’s community makeover courtesy of the Concrete Decor Show.

By Emily Dixon
7. 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.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
8. An Easy Concrete Polishing Job....Not

An Easy Polishing Job....Not. An old engine repair shop transformed into a coffee barOnce upon a time, there was a polished concrete job that was easy. It started out with a new, flawless install, a clean, even slab ready to grind. The client closed the building for a few days, providing ample, uninterrupted time to do the job. There were no hurdles. There were no surprises. Everything went according to plan.

The polish applied last March at the Empyrean Coffeebar in Nashville, Tenn., was not that job.

By Kelly O'Brien
9. Cutting-Edge Concrete Densifiers

Densifying concrete can improve color as well as performance. These innovative materials will help you firm up your surface.Densifying concrete can improve color as well as performance. These innovative materials will help you firm up your surface.

By Amy Johnson

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