Author: Stacey Enesey Klemenc

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 […]

Westcoat’s Grind & Seal system in the entrance of a seafood restaurant

Westcoat’s Grind & Seal System Delivers a Great Alternative for Polished Concrete

Looking for a cost-effective flooring system that’s quick to install and easy to keep clean? Then check out Westcoat’s Grind & Seal, a great-looking alternative for polished concrete. The popular system aims to revive and protect plain concrete in commercial establishments from showrooms to restaurants. Depending on the sealer or […]

Ultra-Trak in use applying sealer to concrete

Simple and flexible
Machine’s ease of operation key to large grind-and-seal job’s success

For such a simple piece of equipment, Fas-Trak Industries Inc.’s Ultra-Trak offers users a lot of flexibility when it comes to applying densifiers and sealers, says Dan Baird, president of Floor Tech Solutions Inc. The automated application system can apply concrete chemicals at a rate of up to 25,000 square […]

A hotel with stenciled concrete floors

Stenciled Lobby in Upscale Resort Makes Hotel Inviting Coming and Going

To loosely quote Theodore Roosevelt, nothing in the world is worth doing unless it takes effort. Take for example the Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas in San Diego, California, and its exquisitely stenciled polished concrete lobby. “This hotel was challenging, as are many high-end structures,” says Mona Kharouba, superintendent for […]

A Terrco grinding machine

The Terrco Concrete Grinder
Electric Polishing Machine
That Keeps on Going

Sometimes two heads are better than four, especially when you’re dealing with concrete polishing jobs under 5,000 square feet. For grinding that involves spaces from residential basements and garages to small commercial offices and bathrooms, the two-headed Terrco Concrete Grinder 701-S is top of the list for many seasoned contractors. […]

A cut of the concrete table that takes the shape of a machine cog

Cogs of the Machine:
Artisans use concrete
to get entryway into gear

A giant-sized concrete gear table inspired by Ayn Rand’s novel, “Atlas Shrugged,” greets all who venture into the lobby of 145 Palisade St. in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Located on the banks of the Hudson River, the repurposed commercial building once housed the circa 1853 Anchor Brewing Co. However, today […]

Skudo floor protection protects from large equipment like this lift.

Commercial Protection System Helps Deliver Pristine Polished Floors

When Hutton, a large design-build firm based in Wichita, Kansas, outgrew its headquarters, owner Ben Hutton naturally turned to his own resources. He called on Hutton’s in-house architecture and design team to draw up plans for a new facility. In addition, he knew he needed some commercial protection systems in […]

A pool deck finished with Renu-Krete products in front of a brown home

Opportunity Knocks:
Concrete Design Franchise Business
Opens Doors for Entrepreneurs

Rather than demolishing and replacing existing concrete floors, many decorative concrete contractors turn to overlays for solutions. However, says business developer Alexander Lorenz, there’s a better way to remedy the situation and achieve longer-lasting results. Namely, transform and restore the integrity of the concrete that already exists. The founder and […]