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Upgrade to Lavina propane and electric concrete grinders

A Company and a Brand You Can Trust

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.

What's New In Decorative Concrete

decorative concrete newsWhat’s new in decorative concrete? That was a popular question that came my way multiple times during the recent World of Concrete. I realize my name is out there, but I’m a long way from having a crystal ball to be able to predict what the future of our industry holds.

Chris Sullivan
Apr 12, 2017
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Concrete surface retarders deliver practical results with a little artistry

To decorative concrete contractors, surface retarders are valuable tools for both pragmatic and aesthetic reasons. They’re easy to work with, relatively inexpensive — especially considering the costly alternatives of sandblasting or acid washing — and can be used to create endless textures and designs.

David Searls
Apr 10, 2017
Polished Concrete Industry is not Sheltered from the Effects of Politics

As a consultant who works with contractors and manufacturers alike, I sometimes see things that aren’t typically discussed that I feel are important to share. So I’m going to attempt to tie together the various strings of thought on tax updates and how these will affect our industry specifically.

David Stephenson
Apr 11, 2017
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Color Makes The World Go 'Round: Using the Color Wheel to Make Concrete Color Choices

color wheelA color wheel is a wonderful tool to help make color choices because it allows you to see the relationship between colors, and to mix and match them at a glance.

Editors
Dec 4, 2001
The Crush House: Where seeing red isn't a bad thing

Sinks that look like wine bottles made of concretePeople who know Ted Swaldo weren’t surprised last year when the Gervasi Vineyard & Italian Bistro began expanding.

K. Schipper
Project Profile
Differences Between Integral Colors and Color Hardeners

Bart Sacco
Jan 24, 2013
Seven Tips for Installing Consistent Integral Color to Concrete

Adding Integral Color to Concrete - Maintaining consistent color in integrally colored concrete is crucial during a project using multiple truckloads. Maintaining consistent color in integrally colored concrete is crucial during a project using multiple truckloads.

Sherry A. Boyd
Starting the First Cut on a Concrete Slab

Exposing aggregate in a concrete floor

Jennifer A. Faller
Seasoned Santa Cruz contractor claims three firsts in ASCC competition

Tom Ralston Aruba project - Tom Ralston of Tom Ralston Concrete in Santa Cruz, California, returned home as the winningest recipient of the eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition sponsored by the Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors. Tom Ralston of Tom Ralston Concrete in Santa Cruz, California, returned home as the winningest recipient of the eighth annual Decorative Concrete Awards competition sponsored by the Decorative Concrete Council, a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc and Vanessa Salvia
Apr 1, 2016
Marketing a Concrete Contracting Business - What it Takes?

Marketing is an essential part of any business. What does it take to market a decorative concrete business?You're used to working hard. Hard work is what you've built your company on. Every day you're working hard to close more sales and finish jobs. But unless you work as hard at marketing your company, you may soon find yourself out of work entirely.

Juliet Farmer and Jim Peterson
Dec 1, 2002
Fu-Tung Cheng Now Offering Advanced Concrete Countertop Trainings

Fu Tung Cheng holds advanced training classes for countertopsFu-Tung Cheng, award-winning designer and author of Concrete Countertops, is now offering five-day Advanced Countertop Design Trainings. Held in Berkeley, Calif., the trainings are limited to 12 participants and include hours of direct instruction by Cheng.

Editors
Aug 10, 2004
San Antonio Decorative Concrete: The Alamodome

alamodome

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.

Editors
San Antonio Decorative Concrete
Feb 19, 2012
Protecting Your Concrete Work Surface on the Job Site

Doug Carlton
Cold Weather Stamping

Some people say don't stamp in cold weather but a few pro concrete contractors say different.We all know there are times when you just can’t get around stamping in cold weather. Here are some helpful hints.

John Strieder
Jan 2, 2006
Artisan in Concrete: Thom Hunt, Big Bamboo Studios, Fairbury, Neb.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Annual Decorative Concrete Competition Lauds Projects Based on Skill and Creativity

Amy Johnson
How to Measure RH in Concrete

RH measurements in concrete

Jason Spangler
Iconic Building is a Brilliant Addition to OSU

polished building facade and dichroic glass fins

Vanessa Salvia
Radical Radials

Radial stamps, multipiece tools that create circular and curved patterns, have earned stamp manufacturers a round of applause.

Kelly O’Brien
Aug 8, 2010
The Benefits of Decorative Shotcrete

Shotcrete is not a physical product. It cannot be touched or held in your hand. Shotcrete is a process or verb. It is the action of placing concrete to achieve high strengths and low permeability.

William T. Drakeley Jr.
Feb 11, 2011
Take your best shot!

Contractors are using this application technology to pull the trigger on all kinds of creative projects.

Susan Brimo-Cox
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