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Chemical Surfactants Can Cut Steps in Concrete Polishing

Chemical surfactants such as Prosoco's Consolideck First Cut and KickStart Clarity Enhancer from Curecrete Distribution's Retroplate System can boost productivity and improve results in the early grind stages of concrete polishing projects.Chemical surfactants such as Prosoco’s Consolideck First Cut and KickStart Clarity Enhancer from Curecrete Distribution’s Retroplate System can boost productivity and improve results in the early grind stages of concrete polishing projects.

David Searls
Aug 16, 2018
Downtown Dallas Museum Opts for Architectural Concrete Design

Decorative concrete Perot Museum Dallas - Whether you love it or hate it, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in downtown Dallas is a building that can't be ignored.Whether you love it or hate it, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in downtown Dallas is a building that can’t be ignored.

Vanessa Salvia
Aug 5, 2016
ACI's Spring 2018 Convention Slated for March 25-29 in Salt Lake City

ACI's Spring 2018 Convention Slated for March 25-29 in Salt Lake CityRegistration is open for the American Concrete Institute’s Spring 2018 Convention and Exposition March 25-29 at the Grand America and Little America hotels in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. This year’s theme is Concrete Elevated.

Editors
Feb 2, 2018
Water-based Stains: Will They Last?

Floor of a living space has been stained with water based stains in a greenish hue.Water-based stains hold tantalizing promise for the field of architectural concrete, but do they deliver the wearability, durability and ease of application that would help make concrete colored with water-based stains more appealing to customers?

Amy Johnson
Mar 12, 2008
Concrete Overlay Options

Self-leveling products are the most difficult to repair, primarily because it is so hard to blend a repair in to the monolithic surface. Stampable and stencil-grade overlays can be patched back to a joint. And microtoppings and splatter/knock down overlays can be patched relatively easily.As you look at some of the more commonly used overlay products, you can get a better sense of what might work best for your project. Lee Tizard, vice president of Floric Polytech Inc., offers this snapshot look at some overlay options.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Feb 7, 2005
Mix Design and Performance for Polished Concrete

Mix Design – What do those two words conjure up in our imagination? Architects randomly pulling ingredients off a shelf? Engineers wanting to prove they have the perfect solution? Owners going overboard in their expectations? Ready mix operators using what they have in their silos?An in-depth study on mix design for polished concrete.

Peter Wagner, CSI
Jul 8, 2006
CT-8 Cleaner and Toughener from Smith Paint Products

CT-8 cleaner not only cleans but it also strengthens the concrete it is cleaning.Smith Paint Products' new concrete cleaner, CT-8 Cleaner and Toughener, does what all cleaners should. But CT-8 doesn’t just remove dirt. It chemically changes concrete to strengthen the adhesion of decorative stains and sealers.

Editors
Jun 2, 2007
​​​​​​​Tips and Pitfalls of Fast-Drying, Self-Leveling Concrete Toppings

Green street sign with Pitfall ahead written on it. Preparation and Timing are Everything with Fast-Drying, Self-Leveling Toppings

Fast-drying, self-leveling products are often the product of choice when leveling and topping new construction concrete floors -- or resurfacing old concrete floors -- in a fast-track environment, such as malls, retail spaces, restaurants, hotels, casinos, museums, showrooms and warehouses. But these products have advantages and disadvantages.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Apr 1, 2002
Why Metallic Floors Continue to be Popular

Why Metallic Floors Continue to be PopularAs metallic coatings grow in popularity, the competition is heating up. Bear in mind that the key to a mesmerizing metallic floor is the artist behind it.

Jon Kopp
Jul 24, 2017
Make Your Own Color Wheel

How to make your own color wheel.You will need a few basics to create your own color wheel - an artist's acrylic paint in yellow, blue, red, black and white, several, 3/4 inch wide, flat bristle brushes, 2 14 x 14 inch poster boards, a compass, a pencil, paper plates, scap paper and glue.

Gaye Goodman
Oct 2, 2015
How Moisture Can Ruin Your Decorative Concrete

Moisture meter for concrete moisture testingExcess moisture doesn't just evaporate ... it sometimes takes your design with it.

Jason Spangler
Aug 18, 2014
Companies Expand Company-wide Safety Programs

While new regulations, and the associated steps required for compliance, can create stress across the industry, these rules make sense. According to OSHA, workers who inhale small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of suffering serious lung and kidney issues.While new regulations, and the associated steps required for compliance, can create stress across the industry, these rules make sense. According to OSHA, workers who inhale small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of suffering serious lung and kidney issues.

Chris Mayo
Jun 6, 2018
Learning the Ins and Outs of Polishable Overlays

he topping is designed to be applied wet on wet between 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch thick on freshly poured concrete slabs. Thin coatings that can be polished work wonders on new and old floors, but applying them requires knowledge and skill.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Nov 10, 2010
Pouring a Concrete Countertop in Place at a College Bar

hand made concrete tool for a concrete countertop drink railThe owner, an old concrete contractor, wanted to replace the two bars with concrete. The goal was to add ambience and character to the bar with a material that could be hosed down along with the floors. The owner also wanted seamless tops, making this a good candidate for pouring in place.

Mark Celebuski
Sep 1, 2011
Strong Visuals Add Extra Jolt to Espresso Bar

At the Robusta Espresso Bar in Manhattan's financial district, the dynamism of the high-voltage, high-visibility counter design concept is no caffeine-induced illusion.At the Robusta Espresso Bar in Manhattan’s financial district, the dynamism of the high-voltage, high-visibility counter design concept is no caffeine-induced illusion.

Joe Maty
Jun 15, 2013
Liquid Dazzle Coats Ascend Amphitheater Green Rooms

According to Paul Koury, president of Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems, one of the company's recent projects was the green rooms of the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tennessee.According to Paul Koury, president of Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems, one of the company’s recent projects was the green rooms of the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tennessee.

Editors
Jan 21, 2016
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