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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 Application 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
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Harness the Power of an Effective E-newsletter

harness the power of an effective newsletterWhen it comes to communicating with your customers, electronic newsletters are a powerful tool to highlight your expertise and experience. Since we live in a society in which most of us are glued to our phones even when we are out of the office, a well-designed newsletter can be an effective means to quickly continue to strengthen your brand.

Amy Numbers
Apr 7, 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 7, 2017
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Concrete Contractor Veterans Share Techniques for How to Stamp Concrete

Misty hillside spa surrounded by amazing concrete rocks tumbling down beside stamped concrete stairs.Experts share some secrets for honing your concrete stamping skills.

Denise Wendt
Aug 23, 2002
Vertical Polished Concrete Condo Touted to be World's Largest

Florida's Miami Beach is a part of the country known for its high real estate prices, but the penthouse condominium sales price of $60 million for the Faena House Saxony Condo set a new high. Florida’s Miami Beach is a part of the country known for its high real estate prices, but the penthouse condominium sales price of $60 million for the Faena House Saxony Condo set a new high. 

Vanessa Salvia
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The Concrete Colorist

Acid stained concrete outdoor patio using multiple coats of concrete stain to get this look.For artisan Brian Vicari, concrete offers boundless opportunities for color and design.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Aug 23, 2005
Understanding the Components of Finishing Newly Placed Concrete

Ride-On and Walk-behind Trowels

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The Polishing Consultant
Carved Red Rock Walls at the CLM Developments office building

Limestone based vertical wall treatment that looks like stone on a Las Vegas store. Colored pigments can be added to the limestone mix to match existing surface.

Pete Johnson, who founded the U.K. division of the stone-effect coating system manufacturer StoneCoat, traveled to Sin City from his home in Manchester, England, last November for a project inspired by the natural stone colors found in Nevada.

Natasha Chilingerian
The Next Level: 10 Simple Ways to Efficiently Grow Your Company

concrete stamping crewGrowing your business on limited resources can seem daunting or nearly impossible, but it is achievable over time with hard work and a clear plan of action. Adding employees can be a tough idea to grasp, when considering additional payroll and human resources.

Will Mattingly
How Do You Combat Efflorescence on a Stained, Sealed Floor?

Efflorescence on a stained, sealed concrete floorIn our home in Houston, we have a stained concrete slab-on-grade floor covered with white powder. We had the floor tested and the white powder was identified as salts escaping and clouding the floor.

Chris Sullivan
Concrete Questions
Aug 1, 2015
Concrete in Disguise: Creative Use of Decorative Forms and Liners Make Concrete Look Like What It's Not

large scale colored concrete retaining wallStructurally unbeatable, decorative forms and form-liners are creating a timely and profitable advantage on more and more jobsites, big and small.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Oct 1, 2001
How small marketing tactics can make a BIG difference for decorative concrete businesses

Photo courtesy of Tamryn Doolan Once you complete a job and you know the client is happy, follow up over the phone or through email to ask for a testimonial or quote for your website or a brochure. To make things even more convenient, send a stamped postcard they can easily mail back to you.

Vanessa Salvia
Starting the First Cut on a Concrete Slab

Exposing aggregate in a concrete floor

Jennifer A. Faller
Drying Phases of Decorative Concrete Sealers

Applying Concrete Sealer

Chris Sullivan
Concrete Questions
Recognize and Respect the Value of a Good Concrete Worker

Keep a good concrete crew going

David Stephenson
The Polishing Consultant
Stamping Concrete Tips & Tricks

Stamping concrete is a process of stretching the surface of the hardening concrete to create a unique pattern.Stamping concrete is a process of stretching the surface of the hardening concrete to create a unique indented pattern/texture on an otherwise flat surface.

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Tips
Jul 13, 2001
Tru-Tex Complete Contractor's Kit for Vertical Concrete

A complete kit for making vertically carved concrete available from waltools used to create vertically carved concrete.As demand for vertical concrete work in the residential sector expands, more decorative concrete contractors and artisans are taking on vertical projects with the goal of achieving creative looks.

Erik Pisor
Jan 7, 2010
New Decorative Concrete Uses for Milk Crates and Bar Soap

Using bar soap with concrete

by Bryon "Bru" Bruington
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Art and Design Concrete, Clovis, Calif.

It took a serious automobile accident to steer these contractors in the right direction for their business. But once they found the way, they were off.

David Searls
Are Your Diamonds Open for Business?

When polishing concrete using resin- or metal-bonded diamond abrasives, how do you know that the diamonds under your machine are functioning effectively?

Jennifer A. Faller
Aug 9, 2011
Retaining Walls

Thanks to decorative concrete makeovers, these utilitarian structures have gone from drab to fab.

Rob Spiegel
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