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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.

Decorative Concrete Award Winners Elevate Industry Expectations

decorative concrete award winnerPassion, precision, artistry and creativity were all on display at the L. M. Scofield Co. ninth annual Decorative Concrete Awards ceremony held during the World of Concrete 2017 in Las Vegas. Scofield, now a member of Sika, a specialty chemicals company with subsidiaries in 93 countries around the world, enlists professionals from the concrete industry to judge submissions based on skill of installation, artistic expression and integration with the overall design intent.

Amy Johnson
Apr 7, 2017
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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 10, 2017
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 9, 2017
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Barnsco Decorative Concrete Supply
A Primer on Polymer Cement: An In-Depth Look at the Basics

Polymer-modified cement products and how they workThe use of polymer-modified cement products in the decorative concrete industry is common practice. Unfortunately, these products are also commonly misunderstood. This article will cover what they are, how they work, what they do.

Susan Brimo-Cox
May 2, 2003
Cool Kidz Cuts

Stenciled and colored concrete floor - Cool Kidz Cuts

Vanessa Salvia
Final Pour
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
A New Overlay Scores Points at a Sacramento Ballpark

Natasha Chilingerian
Apr 16, 2013
How to Measure RH in Concrete

RH measurements in concrete

Jason Spangler
San Antonio Decorative Concrete: Mission Trail Baptist Hospital

Contractor: All Ready Services, San Antonio

Wanting attractive outdoor concrete that would hold up to heavy use, San Antonio’s brand new Mission Trail Baptist Hospital called upon Ramiro Chavez and San Antonio-based All Ready Services.

Editors
San Antonio Decorative Concrete
Feb 19, 2012
Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame: The 2014 Inductees

Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame by Concrete Decor magazineThe Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame is pleased to honor its inductees for 2014: Gary Jones, Frank Lewis and Jon Nasvik. The Hall of Fame will announce the group at the 2014 Concrete Decor Show.

 

Editors
Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame
Aug 15, 2014
Architectural Concrete Design, "Wild" About Concrete

Chris McMahon's high-quality work and bold marketing plan help him stand out from the pack.Chris McMahon’s high-quality work and bold marketing plan help him stand out from the pack.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Aug 22, 2003
iPlay America, Freehold, N.J.

iPlay America Amusement ParkWhen Bob McDaid began making plans to build iPlay America, his 115,000-square-foot indoor family amusement park in Freehold, N.J., he envisioned flooring to complement two very different settings. On one side of the park, he wanted a boardwalk that would remind guests of playing arcade games and munching cotton candy on the famous New Jersey shore, and on the other, a worn asphalt road that would help depict a Tuscan village scene.

Natasha Chilingerian
Project Profile
Feb 19, 2012
Hundreds of Unique Precast Concrete Panels Transform Museum

Precast Concrete Panels Transform Louisana State Museum

Joe Maty
Project Profile
How To: Installing an Oven Hood
Jeff Kudrick, Illustrations by Rob Bynum
How To
Jun 5, 2012
Best in Color: A university dining center impresses in L. M. Scofield’s annual contest

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
How to Apply Color and Eye Catching Design to Polished Concrete Floors

A rounded corrugated roofing material enhances the Curvy border in green colored polished concrete floor designed from using graphic tape when apply the concrete color. Graphic design can be produced before or after the full curing of the slab, utilizing saw cuts, specialty tape, stamping or stenciling. In this article we will focus on the methods used following a full cure, in conjunction with acid stains and acetone-based dyes.

Peter Wagner
Jul 11, 2005
Improve Your Sales and Customer Relations with a Decorative Concrete Design Center

Colorado Hardscape's Concrete Design Center Showroom - In 2001, Colorado Hardscapes made a move that forever changed its approach to sales and marketing. The company moved into a new concrete design center, the first of its kind in Colorado.In 2001, Colorado Hardscapes made a move that forever changed its approach to sales and marketing. The company moved into a new concrete design center, the first of its kind in Colorado.

Karen Van Heukelem
Concrete in Colorado
May 1, 2015
Three Critical Components to Effectively Marketing Decorative Concrete

Drawing a stencil for concrete.

Let’s take a look at three critical challenges to marketing your business effectively and how you can resolve them.

Jacob Webb
business development , marketing
Concrete Countertop Maintenance

From "food-safe" to "sacrificial coating," kitchen concrete countertop maintenance will have you upgrading your vocabulary along with your tool kit. Here's how to speak the language.

Christina Camara
An artisan tells how he made Rocketown's skateboard steps

fter an afternoon spent walking around the Rocketown campus, we saw a great opportunity to not only enhance the area but also showcase the unlimited possibilities of concrete.

Jason Geiser
Concrete Decor Show , precast concrete
Apr 9, 2011
Transforming Poorly Polished Floors for Profit

All concrete polishers are aware of the many subpar polished floors out there that are giving polished concrete a bad name. I get several calls each week asking how to fix a bad floor, so I am sure that you are dealing with this as well.

Jennifer A. Faller
Feb 11, 2011
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