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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.

Add Texture to your Slab with Concrete Texture Rollers

Texture roller skims the surface of a stenciled concrete slab giving a textured look.In this world, there are two types of concrete: concrete that’s flat, gray and utilitarian, and concrete that’s been shaped, colored and/or textured — and is considered art.

K. Schipper
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 5, 2017
Polished Concrete Industry is not Sheltered from the Effects of Politics

As a consultant who works with contractors and manufacturers alike, I sometimes see things that aren’t typically discussed that I feel are important to share. So I’m going to attempt to tie together the various strings of thought on tax updates and how these will affect our industry specifically.

David Stephenson
Apr 7, 2017
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10 Most-Read Blog Posts About Concrete from Concrete Decor's Website

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Commemorative 100th Issue
Jun 24, 2015
Introducing Carlos Perez of Custom Concrete Designs

Stained concrete floor in a color burst of rays coming out of a star.At just 34 years old, Perez is the owner and manager of Custom Concrete Designs Florida, in West Palm Beach, Florida. The relatively new business is making its mark in South Florida and beyond.

Joe Maty
Aug 12, 2013
Sprawling Aged Concrete Meets its Endurable Match

Concrete floor restoration in Nebraska's Timpte Manufacturing Plant filled in gouges, holes and cracks in the concrete.

It wasn’t long after Shawn MacDonald heard about a promising new concrete floor restoration system that he encountered a project that figured to be a good candidate for putting the system to the test.

Joe Maty
Feb 28, 2017
Ask Concrete Decor: How to Seal Concrete for a Uniform Appearance

Sealing concrete with a consistent coverage is important for the overall finish of the decorative concrete project.This issue of blotchy and inconsistent color and gloss created by a sealer is not that uncommon. There are multiple factors that can create this appearance, but the two most common are application — how the sealer was applied — and surface — what the sealer is being applied to in regard to density and porosity.

Chris Sullivan
Concrete Questions
Feb 28, 2017
Trowel Power - Make a difficult task easier

Let’s face it, working concrete is a hard job. It’s hard on the hands, the back and especially the knees. Fortunately, for some contractors there’s an option that allows them to stand upright and still complete their jobs.

K. Schipper
Oct 6, 2016
Should I Offer Decorative Concrete Full Time?

Part time or full time, should a concrete contractor provide decorative concrete, staining concrete, stamping concrete all the time?I have to guess some, maybe even most, of Concrete Decor’s readers enjoy the benefits of the decorative business as only a part of their contracting services. You may very well be one of the many who are wondering if you should make the leap to specialize in decorative work full time or simply offer it as one of many services.

Doug Carlton
Feb 9, 2011
Project Profile: Fast Install in Old Building Pushes Contractor to the LimitWeight Watchers International Corporate Offices, Manhattan, N.Y.

Concrete floor with cementitious overlays

Joe Maty
Project Profile
Nov 20, 2013
Formed Concrete Balconies are a Hit with Golf Enthusiasts

Formed Concrete Balconies

Gail Elber
Project Profile
Aug 14, 2014
Project Profile: 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 15, 2012
Dos and Don'ts of Polishing Self-Leveling Overlays

An overlay installation starts with the product in powder form being mixed with a specific amount of cold water. Right after it's poured or pumped onto the floor you use a gauge rake to set the thickness you want the self-leveling overlay to be.Self-leveling overlays that are polishable have been around for about seven or eight years now, but only in the last two or three years have they really gained traction in the retail and residential markets.

Clif Rawlings
Jun 27, 2013
How to Design, Cast and Install a Concrete Oven Hood

Jeff Kudrick
How To
Apr 19, 2012
Final Pour: Branching Out with Concrete Faux-Bois Furniture

Michael Fogg concrete faux-bois furniture

Vanessa Salvia
Final Pour
Oct 7, 2014
Acid Staining Concrete Give Floors a One-of-a-Kind Look

The bottom of this grand entrance staircase has been acid stained giving the concrete a rich look. Integral color and color hardener are still the most common ways to tint concrete. But these days, the buzz is all about acid stain.  Because the stain is the result of many individual chemical reactions, the tint is uneven — gloriously so. It can contain marbling, mottling and all kinds of variations in the base hue.

John Strieder
Feb 25, 2011
Mighty Metallics

Thanks to new products and growing consumer interest, metallic-infused concrete coatings have everyone’s attention

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Jul 12, 2012
Project Profile: Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Amy Johnson
Project Profile
Jul 16, 2012
Artisan in Concrete: PBC Companies, Brea, Calif.

One of the largest decorative concrete companies in the country is still finding plenty of room to grow.

David Searls
Artisan in Concrete
Feb 9, 2011
The Complete Decorative Concrete Contractor

Decorative concrete contractors know having multiple tricks up their sleeves can lead to steadier, more lucrative work.

Natasha Chilingerian
Mar 16, 2011
Stamping in Cold Weather

This stamping won't warm your feet, but it will fill your bank account in the winter months. Here are some tips to get you going.

Chris Camara
Feb 9, 2011
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