Author: Stacey Enesey Klemenc

Overlay’s Polished Image
Remains Tried and TRU

What makes CTS Rapid Set TRU such an industry leader when it comes to thin, polishable overlays? Speaking from an ingredient’s standpoint, it would be its low-shrinkage cement, says Matt Sambol, vice president of product development for CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp. Belitic calcium sulfoaluminate cement, BCSA for short, shrinks very […]

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 […]