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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.” […]

Texas Motor Speedway Boasts
First-of-its-Kind Concrete Coatings

In fall 2016, Texas Motor Speedway management partnered with Laticrete to bring high-performance Spartacote concrete-coating systems to the legendary raceway’s massive garages. This marked a first at any NASCAR track. Management chose Texas-based Intertech Flooring as the installer due to its excellent reputation in flooring solutions for specialty, high-profile projects. […]

Liquid Chip System installed in a garage

Liquid Chip System Installs Faster Than Broadcast Chips

Adjusting for inflation in an uncertain economic time requires a hard look at materials and processes. At Concrete Decor, we’ve taken a closer look at some of these offerings and would like to share our findings. More recently, we’ve sampled various garage-floor coating systems, particularly metallic and vinyl-chip systems. We […]

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 […]

Polished concrete repair products used on this slab

Polished Concrete Repair Products can be Artsy, Functional or Both

Polishing concrete on the surface (ha-ha again) seems reasonably straightforward. Buy the right equipment, attach diamond tooling, turn on the equipment and “mow” the concrete. Do this one row at a time and repeat with finer grits. However, there are almost always exceptions. In this tip, we’ll discuss what to […]

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 […]

Pre-grind Treatments Can Improve Polished Concrete’s Outcome

Polishing concrete on the surface (ha-ha) seems reasonably straightforward. Buy the right equipment, attach diamond tooling, turn on the equipment and “mow” the concrete. Do this one row at a time and repeat with finer grits. How hard can this be? Well, that just might be the first problem. How […]

Understanding Chemical Treatments for Polished Concrete Will Boost Business

In 2013, I introduced nine categories of polished concrete treatments at the Concrete Decor Show. Since then, some have ignored these nine categories of chemical treatments, while others have used them as game-changers. Today, commonly used treatments consist of densifiers/hardeners, grout and joint-fillers, and stain protection guards. In addition to […]