Author: Stacey Enesey Klemenc

30-inch Lavina Grinders
Offer Flexibility on the Job

When it comes to grinders, 30 inches rule. “Thirty-inch grinders are the highest-producing, most versatile grinders that you can buy,” says Garrett Lassiter, owner of Flagship Commercial Flooring in Lubbock, Texas. “You can take them with you on nearly any job and accomplish your goals with a high production rate.” […]

Company Offers Several Go-to Products to Ensure a Job’s Success

Although there’s no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” concrete sealer, Micro-Seal HD from Rain Guard Pro comes close. According to Art Green, owner of Specialized Cleaning Contractors in Buena Park, California, the silane/siloxane repellant is probably his No. 1 go-to product when it comes to penetrating sealers. “I do quite […]

A Tale of 2½ Whales:
Stenciled artwork, polished concrete enliven whale conservation headquarters

When Ocean Alliance Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to whale conservation, bought an old paint factory in Gloucester, Massachusetts, it began renovating the site’s copper mill for its headquarters. The old mill, where Tarr & Wonson Paint Manufactory made its revolutionary boat-bottom paint during the 19th century, was legendary. For […]

Temporary Floor Protection Preserves the Shine Like No Other

Project superintendent Chris Hampton had never used Skudo floor protection products before the Turner Middle School project in Kansas City, Kansas. Now, he says, he won’t use anything else. “I heard about Skudo during superintendent meetings when we were discussing different products that could be used,” says Hampton, employed by […]

Urethane-modified Concrete Can Put a Project on the Fast Track

Laszlo Keszthelyi, owner of Monster Coatings, a flooring company that services the greater New York City metro area, specializes in seamless flooring. He’s been in business for 37 years, beginning with flooring and reflooring elevators in his early years. “There was always an issue with elevator floors,” he says. Usually […]

River Rock Product Can Work Wonders on Unsightly But Stable Concrete Slab

Originally called Chattahoochee stone because the smooth rock was dredged out of that river, Epoxy Stone from McKinnon Materials in Tampa, Florida, is a wonder worker. The coating system, available in 16 colors, is also known as river rock and pebble epoxy. Aesthetically, it resembles exposed aggregate without the cement […]

A classic sports car in a garage with epoxy flake

Vinyl or Liquid Chips can Create Stunning, Multicolored Epoxy Floors

Today, consumers have options galore when it comes to transforming plain-gray concrete slabs into colorful floors. Choices include broadcasting chips onto an epoxy basecoat. They also include spraying the epoxy with a specially blended material to achieve a terrazzo-like appearance. Typically achieved with vinyl flakes, multicolored floors are gaining a […]