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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.

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
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
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 5, 2017
Ask Concrete Decor: Slippery Stamped Concrete, Flat Stencils and More

ask concrete decorHave a decorative concrete question that needs answering? Ask it!

Got any solutions for that slippery stamped concrete?

Mar 16, 2017
Keep Basic Design Layout Simple

Lately, I feel the industry has created a very busy design world. Many times I think people do too much design and they need to simplify things. Many interior designers want simple stain-and-seal floors because they want to focus on the furniture, lights and wall decor.

Rick Lobdell
Design Theory
Aug 24, 2016
L. M. Scofield Co.'s 2014 Decorative Concrete Awards

turtle stained into concrete

Mar 3, 2014
Concrete Overlay a Big Part of College's New Design

concrete overlay, CTS Rapid Set

Vanessa Salvia
Project Profile
Feb 26, 2016
Calvary Christian School Art Room, Holland, Mich.

Concrete Overlay of a yellow sunflower in Christian school in MichiganWhat better place is there to experiment with various decorative concrete techniques than in a high-school art classroom?

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Project Profile
Sep 4, 2012
Seven Tips for Installing Consistent Integral Color to Concrete

Adding Integral Color to Concrete

Sherry A. Boyd
Jun 26, 2013
Project Profile: A Faux Stone Circle for a Wedding Ceremony, Cape Horn Landing Ceremony Circle, Skamania, Wash.

Natasha Chilingerian
Project Profile
Dec 19, 2012
Cutting Pictures in Concrete with Diamonds - Engrave-A-Crete

A sophisticated design on a concrete floor made by cutting a series of straight lines into the floor.A sophisticated design on a concrete floor made by cutting a series of straight lines into the floor.

Apr 7, 2017
Sanding and Buffing Coatings on Cast Concrete Pieces

Amy Johnson
Jul 16, 2012
Installing Fiber Optic Lighting in Stamped Concrete

Fiber optic light glows in this outdoor living space with carved concrete fireplace and a stamped concrete patio.The job’s biggest challenge was figuring out a way to texture the surface without burying or breaking the fibers, Denny says. “The customer was intent on having stamped concrete, so not stamping wasn’t an option.”

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Project Profile
Jun 5, 2012
Decorative Concrete Fort Worth: Living in Color

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Vanessa Salvia
Project Profile , Concrete Fort Worth
Aug 14, 2014
Who are Luca Seminati & Maurizio Pontello, Ideal Work, Italy?

Model stands in architectural concrete structure. Europe is used to natural products to use for building materials.Introducing decorative concrete in Europe was a big challenge to a market that’s more traditionally known for materials such as natural stone, marble, wood and ceramic.

Jacqueline Valle
Concrete Internationally
Feb 27, 2017
Project Profile: National September 11 Memorial Fountains, New York City
Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Project Profile
Feb 15, 2012
Build the Perfect Pool Deck: Part 3 of 3 Finishing the Deck

Salt Water Pools Concrete Deck Sealer

Jason Geiser
How To
Apr 6, 2015
Color Your World -- With Integrally Colored Concrete

Walt Disney World awesome integrally color concrete outdoor area.Choosing integrally colored concrete offers lasting color and design options with the right materials, tools and techniques.

Susan M. Brimo-Cox
Feb 23, 2011
Project Profile: Corvette Diner, San Diego, Calif.

The floors at this theme restaurant are alive with eye-popping pinks, blacks and sparkles. But the story about how they were sealed is just as much of a conversation-starter.

Natasha Chilingerian
Jan 4, 2011
The Right Rubber Material for Your Custom Molds

Some 25 or more years ago, when my father would tell me he needed help making a rubber mold, he meant only one thing - using latex. Liquid rubbers for making production-quality molds have come a long way since then. Science has continued to perfect specialty compounds for mold-making. These compounds are designed to address the very specific challenges associated with very different mold applications, including architectural and decorative precasting.

Chris Karlik
Feb 15, 2012
The Natural World

Artist and designer Linda Patterson of Newark, Calif., created 15 cast-in-place relief murals — 2, 136 linear feet in all — to adorn underpasses along the 12.8-mile San Tomas Aquino/Saratoga Creek Trail in Santa Clara County, Calif.

Feb 17, 2011