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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.

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 6, 2017
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Concrete Decor Roadshow
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
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
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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.

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San Antonio Decorative Concrete
Feb 15, 2012
Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame 2016

 

2016 Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame winners from Bomanite, Butterfield Colors, GLC3 Concrete, and Couture Concrete.Dan Sieben, one of the founders of Bomanite, along with his Bomanite cohort, John “Jack” Dryden, are among the 2016 honorees. Joe Garceau of Butterfield Colors and George Lacker of GLC3 Concrete and Couture Concrete Systems round out this year’s selection. Sieben and Garceau were honored with plaques at a dinner Sept. 26 during the Concrete Decor Show events in San Diego. Lacker and Dryden were inducted posthumously.

Editors
Oct 5, 2016
Recognize and Respect the Value of a Good Concrete Worker

Keep a good concrete crew going

David Stephenson
The Polishing Consultant
Feb 3, 2015
Blastrac Handheld Shotblaster

Blastrac 1-5HH cleans concrete quickly and efficiently.The 1-5HH is an excellent tool for cleaning concrete or doing a decorative profile to horizontal or vertical surfaces.

Editors
Feb 23, 2011
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.

Editors
Apr 7, 2017
Charlotte Concrete: 5church

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Feb 22, 2013
Recipe: Rustic Chic

A bluestone-stamped field trimmed with richly stained faux beams, this technique is perfectly suited for any room with an upscale rustic theme.

Kelly O'Brien
color recipe
Dec 8, 2011
Earth-Centered Projects Pavilion Links to Natural History

At Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, California, learning sometimes takes the form of a hands-on experience. And there’s no more powerful example of this approach to education than the school’s special projects pavilion, part of the recently completed Science Education and Research Facility.

Joe Maty
Jun 29, 2016
Marketing a Concrete Contracting Business - What it Takes?

Marketing is an essential part of any business. What does it take to market a decorative concrete business?You're used to working hard. Hard work is what you've built your company on. Every day you're working hard to close more sales and finish jobs. But unless you work as hard at marketing your company, you may soon find yourself out of work entirely.

Juliet Farmer and Jim Peterson
Feb 24, 2011
Pouring in Place at a College Bar

The 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 14, 2011
Decorative Techniques with Fiber Reinforcement for Concrete

GFRC Fibers for fiber reinforced concreteBuilders have been using fibers to reinforce clay, plaster, mortar, and concrete since ancient times. According to the fifth chapter of Exodus, Pharaoh knew the value of fiber reinforcement when he commanded the Jews to find their own straw for making bricks. Later, the Romans used animal hair to strengthen cementitious mortars that are still supporting the Coliseum and other ancient structures.

Gail Elber
Feb 25, 2011
Annual Decorative Concrete Competition Lauds Projects Based on Skill and Creativity

Amy Johnson
May 17, 2016
The Black is Back

black concrete floor in art deco house

Vanessa Salvia
Final Pour
Nov 5, 2015
Getting the Gunk Off: A Guide to Removing Built-Up Residue from Concrete

Removing Built-Up Residue from ConcreteSurface preparation is the crucial beginning stage of any concrete polishing process. It is especially important in old office buildings, warehouses or department stores where tile or carpeting once covered the flooring, leaving behind residue that must be removed before applying an overlay or polishing. Photo courtesy of Stoops Freightliner

Heidi Hudnall and Wendy Runyon-Ricker
Apr 11, 2014
Array of Sprays

Applying stains and sealers with spray equipment may strike the decorative concrete contractor as a convenient, speedy solution, not terribly complicated.

Joe Maty
Aug 24, 2016
A Home Built of Concrete

They say a man's home is his castle, and with a concrete home, it's true. Quiet and energy-efficient, these durable fortresses are increasingly popular.

Rachel Zwerneman and Wendy Ardolino
Feb 16, 2011
Surface Prep for Microtoppings

The most important thing about a microtopping is what lies underneath.

Mike Dawson
Feb 16, 2011
Sealing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Sometimes a coat of sealer will pop back up just hours after you've put it down. Here's how to keep it in its place.

Rob Spiegel
Feb 9, 2011
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