Vol. 17 No. 2 February/March 2017
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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.
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.
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.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth?
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.
Decorative concrete wizard Tom Ralston is a familiar name to Concrete Decor readers for his elaborate, multifaceted homes and backyards.
But there’s another side to Ralston’s work: the wildly creative stuff that’s almost pure fun. Photos courtesy of Tom Ralston Concrete
Here’s a design truth retailers understand: before customers make the decision to purchase, they make the decision to enter the store. This showroom floor has proven irresistible to shoppers, with show-stopping color from QC Construction Products.
Getting to know concrete inside and out will help in properly preparing those surfaces for a topping.
Decorative Concrete Systems has introduced the Auto Scrubber, a self-contained cleaning machine designed to clean concrete floors after profiling and before coating or sealing.
For this niche contractor, it's all about the hardscapes.
Berkeley architect Fu-Tung Cheng combines ancient custom with modern design.
Hong Kong is home to what is billed as the largest quarter-inch stamping job in the world — 600,000 square feet of lines, arrows, and numbers that help condo dwellers park in style.