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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.

Seminary Receives Concrete Makeover using Pure Texture

Seminary wall coated with Pure Texture concrete coating with arched openings into a room.In his 40 years of working in the masonry and general construction industry, Dominick Freda has never been involved with a project of the magnitude of the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, a traditional Roman Catholic facility situated on 1,100 acres in Dillwyn, Virginia, not far from Charlottesville.

Jacqueline Valle
Apr 7, 2017
Concrete Decor Roadshow
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 6, 2017
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
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.

K. Schipper
Aug 19, 2016
Up Close with Versatile Building Products

Near a clothing store dressing room is a sun stained on a concrete overlay surrounded by blue, green, and tan stained floor.Versatility is the name of the game with Versatile Building Products' floor and decking products.

John Strieder
Feb 25, 2011
10 Business Tips to Help Your Concrete Business Be More Successful

Commemorative 100th Issue
Jun 3, 2015
Cutting Pictures in Concrete with Diamonds - Nickel Concrete Staining

Concrete flowers were cut into a concrete floor to add art to this room.Straight lines were created using a worm drive saw; arches were done with a saw mounted on a compass-like device.

Apr 7, 2017
A River Runs Through It - Blue Colored Polished "River" Placed on Concrete Slab prior to Building Being Erected

concrete river in floor

A handcrafted 5,900-square-foot meandering river scene incorporated into the building’s polished concrete floor before the building was constructed. Womack also manufactured and installed three different versions of concrete countertops, and finished the exterior concrete with custom pattern mats and a unique stain.

K. Schipper
Apr 5, 2016
Concrete Designs by Marvin and Lilli Ann Rosenberg

Giant concrete lizard made of tile, concrete and white cement. Native American stylingLilli Ann Rosenberg discovered concrete more or less by accident, when a concrete truck dumped a pile of wet cement in a vacant lot across the street from the Henry Street Settlement in New York City, where she taught art to children.

Rosemary Camozzi
Apr 7, 2017
Concrete Stencils from Universal Templates

Universal Templates stencil was rolled onto this driveway and creates a uniform patternUniversal Templates manufactures plastic adhesive backed templates/stencils for the decorative concrete industry. The company has 15 different patterns, which can be purchased in 250 sq. ft. rolls (3 ft. wide x 84 ft. long) or in 500 sq. ft. rolls (3 ft. wide x 168 ft. long).

Apr 10, 2017
Tried and True Recipes for Concrete Homes

Cast in place concrete is used to build this concrete buildingJust like there’s more than one way to make chocolate chip cookies, there are plenty of ways to build concrete homes with satisfying results. Here’s a synopsis of the main options on the market.

Apr 17, 2017
5 Things Decorative Concrete Contractors Wish Architects Would Do

things decorative concrete contractors wish architects would do

Joe Maty
architects & concrete
May 19, 2014
10 Noteworthy Products in the Decorative Concrete Industry

pervious concrete


Commemorative 100th Issue
Jun 24, 2015
New is in the Eyes of the Beholder

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 7, 2017
The Concrafter - Concrete Stamping Tool for Edging

Concrete stamping edge tool that does not need special forming or pouring.If you're into stamping concrete (and who isn't these days?), here's a tool that should be part of your repertoire. Concrafter® LLC design stamps — the brainchild of Theo Hunsaker and his sons, Kip and Sean, out of Vernon, Ariz. — require no special forming or pouring to create decorative edges. The process is so simple and fast, the Hunsakers say, you'll literally gain “the edge” over the competition once you master the technique.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Feb 24, 2011
First honorees named to Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame 2010

The Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame announced its first group
of honorees at the 2010 Concrete Decor Show & Spring Training, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Oct 15, 2014
The Polishing Consultant: Cold-Weather Pours and Early Polishes

Pouring concrete in cold weather

David Stephenson
May 20, 2014
Metallic Epoxy Floors: How to Install, Control and Manipulate them

brown gold metallic epoxy coating

Jon Kopp
Jan 11, 2016
Jump in! Concrete Pool Decks

Beyond the beauty of its surface, a well-made pool deck can keep your customers cool and safe.

Amy Johnson
Feb 17, 2011
Overlaying Microtoppings on Concrete Floors

It's fun to say but hard to do. Here's when and how to accomplish this feat with the least risk to you or your customer.

Feb 11, 2011
Carlton's Corner: Are You a Well-Kept Secret?

Please take a second to answer this question, because ignoring it could very well cost you a lot of money. Are you a well-kept secret?

Doug Carlton
Carlton's Corner
Mar 14, 2011