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Trowel & Error: Dealing with Lap Lines and Roller Marks
Trowel & Error: Top Troubleshooting Stories of 2010
Trowel & Error: The Nanotechnology Trend: Hype or Reality?
Choosing a Nonslip Additive for Your Floor Coating

Don't Slip,
Get a Grip

Choosing a nonslip additive for your floor coating


Why Sealers May Leave A Lingering Odor

Is it possible to smell sealer months after application? Someone asked me this regarding a stained and sealed floor in a Colorado residence.

Jordan Ford Auto Dealership, San Antonio, Texas

A floor in a new-car showroom should be as luxurious as the merchandise. Epoxy with metallic effects fit the bill here.

Concrete in Cold Weather
Stripping Concrete: Mechanical or Chemical?

When it comes to decorative concrete on floors, sometimes you have to take it off before you lay it down. Take a closer look at your two basic options when clearing the way for new work.

Broadcasting Aggregate into Coatings for Safety and Beauty

A slip resistant floor coating for busy commercial applications.Many contractors are used to hearing this line from their clients: “I want a floor that’s slip-resistant, but I also want it to be easy to clean.”

How to Waterproof Concrete Showers and Tubs

Sand colored concrete bathtub with subway tile surround sits away from the wall.Installing concrete in often-wet areas such as baths and showers demands more of a concrete contractor. It requires a different type of preparation and construction from counters and even sinks, so contractors would do well to understand the specifics.

Should You Stop Sealing?
Product Focus: Polyurea-1 HD from Citadel Polyurea Coatings

Every manufacturer hopes they will develop a product that is truly versatile. Citadel Polyurea Coatings may have come close to that goal with their new Polyurea-1 HD coating.

Trowel & Error: Hot-Temperature Effects on Sealing
The Great Debate: Glossy vs. Matte Sealers

Most people will tell you choosing the gloss level of a sealer mostly comes down to preference and personal taste. But besides aesthetics, what are some factors to consider when choosing one finish over another?

Should You Coat Concrete or Not?

Polished concrete coating shows foot traffic patterns in the middle of this box store's aisle shows where the semi-topical sealer has worn off the concrete in a short time. From huge industrial manufacturing plants and nationwide retail stores to restaurants and residences across the country, polished concrete has become a very popular flooring option over the last decade.

How Can You Minimize Sealer Slipperiness?

Sealing a concrete patioUsing grit additives has become the most common method for reducing slipperiness when sealing decorative concrete flatwork on exterior walking surfaces. The grit additives are mixed into the sealer, then the gritty sealer is applied to the concrete. However, as the question states, in this situation the weather was too cold to reseal the concrete. So another method needs to be used until springtime arrives and temperatures rise consistently above 50 F. 

Product Focus: Aurora Epoxy Dust from McKinnon Materials Inc.
Advanced Tools for Coating Application

Concrete coatingsA good set of tools goes a long way. When it comes to applying urethanes, epoxies and other concrete coatings, it’s a necessity. In a world where you have to constantly monitor moisture issues, pH, efflorescence, alkali-silica reactivity, surface temperature variants, and constantly changing weather conditions, the last thing you need to worry about is an underperforming tool.

BoHouse Café Floors Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 Located along "The Walk" of Dubai's Jumeirah Beach Residence, the BoHouse Café gives off an artsy vibe with its eclectic crowd and creative dishes, and the restaurant's decor is right in line. On the café's ground floor, swirling rainbow stripes, sparkling clouds and colorful disks and hearts pop against a radiant white background. The mezzanine level floor shows off a fiery pattern of ripples and swirls in blue, red, green, yellow, pink and brown. Furniture in colorful patterns and modern shapes pulls the entire look together on both floors.

Build the Perfect Pool Deck: Part 3 of 3 Finishing the Deck

Salt Water Pools Concrete Deck Sealer

Sprawling Aged Concrete Meets its Endurable Match

Concrete floor restoration in Nebraska's Timpte Manufacturing Plant filled in gouges, holes and cracks in the concrete.

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.

Use Two Colors of Metallic Powder for a Two-tone Coated Floor

Mighty Metallics

Thanks to new products and growing consumer interest, metallic-infused concrete coatings have everyone’s attention

Highway 80 Median, Jackson, Miss.

How to Compete with DIY Garage Floor Kits and Win

If you want to install garage floor coatings properly and create a profit, you must understand that not everyone is your customer. The price tag on the kit in the box store has already created a perceived value or cost to complete the job in many customers' mind.If you want to install garage floor coatings properly and create a profit, you must understand that not everyone is your customer. The price tag on the kit in the box store has already created a perceived value or cost to complete the job in many customers’ mind.