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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.

In search of new revenue? Offer resealing as an option as part of your bid

What if I told you that you could get paid over and over again for a project you completed a year or two ago. Would you be interested? No, this isn’t some slick marketing idea or even a take-off of a multilevel marketing or pyramid scheme. Rather, this is working smarter not harder with a fair amount of common sense mixed in.

Greg Iannone
Apr 6, 2017
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Concrete Decor Roadshow
Protect Your Lungs From Job Site Hazards Before Damage Sets In

mask protectionHow often in the course of your day do you think about breathing? Unless you’re one of those unfortunate people who suffers from a respiratory illness, it’s unlikely you give it any thought at all. The fact that breathing is a somewhat involuntary action is probably why we so easily take it for granted.

Deven Johnson
Apr 6, 2017
Get to know Joshua Annis of Joshua James Artistry

Carved concrete wall that looks like the inside of a cave by San Diego concrete contractor Joshua AnnisWith a passion for art and a love of sculpting, painting and pottery, Joshua Annis had the opportunity of a lifetime presented to him at a young age and at a time when he had no direction in his life and then along came concrete.

Jacqueline Valle
Apr 5, 2017
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Pit Stops with Pizzazz

Florida turnpike decorative concreteIf Florida’s Turnpike were a rail line, the Fort Drum service plaza in the south central part of the state would be the equivalent of New York’s Grand Central Station, with glitzy interior treatments that include terrazzo floors and decorative exterior treatments and landscaping that evoke Florida’s unique natural environs.

Joe Maty
Project Profile
Apr 8, 2014
Project Profile: Racetrack Grinding Takes Slope Management to a Whole New Level

Joe Maty
May 16, 2013
Project Profile: Plaza Uses Decorative Concrete to Educate People About Water

Concrete Mosaic

Joe Maty
Oct 4, 2013
PVC Pipe, Leftover Diamonds, Paint and Chalk Put to Work on Decorative Concrete Jobs

concrete tips from Concrete Decor magazine

Bryon "Bru" Bruington
Hands-on Grinding & Polishing Tips
Oct 7, 2014
Project Profile: Gontmaher Backyard

Natasha Chilingerian
Project Profile
Oct 25, 2012
Prepping Your Finished Concrete Surface for a Sealer

How to fix cloudy sealer on concrete surfaces.

Surface preparation is a commonly used term in the decorative concrete industry. An argument can be made that it might even just be the most used term in the industry. We hear or read about it most often when dealing with overlays and stains. Grind, scarify, acid etch, etc.

Chris Sullivan
Trowel & Error
Apr 28, 2011
Project Profile: A New Overlay Scores Points at a Sacramento Ballpark

Natasha Chilingerian
Apr 18, 2013
The Black is Back

black concrete floor in art deco house

Vanessa Salvia
Final Pour
Nov 5, 2015
Nine Novice Stamping Mistakes

How to avoid common mistakes in concrete stamping and how to fix them, Stone look stamped concrete patio looks terrible.

Novice stampers are prone to making a few common mistakes. Some have to do with planning the job. Others have to do with misunderstanding the materials, while still others are simply a lack of familiarity with manipulating stamps and skins. Here’s an opportunity to learn the easy way.

Gail Elber
Nov 24, 2014
A Passion for Innovation Keeps this Concrete Contractor Excited about the Trade

Concrete kitchen countertop has a bi level bar area and is an L shaped kitchen.With a natural bent for innovation, this third-generation Santa Cruz contractor brings a unique touch to his decorative work.

Brad Jeske
Feb 25, 2011
Superabrasive and Lavina A Company and a Brand You Can Trust

Upgrade to Lavina propane and electric concrete grindersA 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.

Editors
Feb 22, 2017
Decorative Concrete Tips: Fixing a Crack With Artistry

Concrete crack fixed by adding art.Fixing cracks in concrete can go a long way when you use an artisic flair to spice it up.

Dave White
Feb 25, 2011
The Smart Chair to hold Rebar in it's Place

Plastic holders for rebar that will hold rebar up before and during a concrete pour. Smart Chairs were designed by contractors for contractors. Constructed with recycled high-strength polypropylene plastic, the chairs are designed to support steel, eliminate wire ties and stop steel displacement.

Editors
Feb 25, 2011
Add Dimension to a Tile Pattern

In the previous two articles, I discussed my bread-and-butter designs. I probably do one of those designs every other week and sometimes twice a week. They’re quick and easy once you become familiar with them. Practice drawing them on your warehouse floor a couple of times until you get used to the routine.

Rick Lobdell
Nov 18, 2016
Shot Blasters and Concrete Surface Preparation

A shot blaster is the tool of choice for concrete contractors when prepping a surface.A shot blaster is the tool of choice for concrete contractors when prepping a surface. Shot blasting gives the surface a rough profile so coatings and sealers will bond snugly with a floor.

John Strieder
Feb 25, 2011
Floating Color-Hardened Concrete

There's more to color hardener than color. The material inspires a chemical reaction, and it works best when worked in with a fl oat. Timing is essential, and so are the right tools.

Editors
Feb 10, 2011
What to Do When Decorative Concrete Cracks

Grout it, fill it or design around it? In decorative concrete, every crack presents a contractor with a unique set of problems.

Sue Marquette Poremba
Feb 3, 2011
Artisan in Concrete: Brandon Gore, Gore Design Co. Tempe Ariz.

A closer look at one of the country’s most stylish countertop fabricators - and one of the industry’s most charismatic characters.

Kelly O’Brien
Artisan in Concrete
Nov 12, 2010
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