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Color Repairs Explained in Black and White

shiny brown polished floorOver the last few months I’ve had multiple projects with issues related to color. I feel it will benefit Concrete Decor readers to understand the process for corrections as well as some simple tips and tricks for achieving desired results.

Choosing the Best Densifier for Your Polishing Project

How strong (in compression or psi) does concrete have to be to take a polish without densifier? Getting an answer for this one was pretty straightforward -- 5,000 psi to 6,000 psi, depending on the aggregate.How strong (in compression or psi) does concrete have to be to take a polish without densifier? Getting an answer for this one was pretty straightforward — 5,000 psi to 6,000 psi, depending on the aggregate.

Innovative New Tools That Will Help the Polishing Contractor
AmeriPolish wins Demo Pavilion contest at 2012 Concrete Decor Show
Recognize and Respect the Value of a Good Concrete Worker

Keep a good concrete crew going

Patching Polished Concrete and the Art of Camouflage

A patch should be unobtrusive, not reaching out for your attention. What is your customer's first impression of the project you just spent three months on when the first thing that draws their eyes is a patch, a cold sore on your floor? A patch should be unobtrusive, not reaching out for your attention. What is your customer’s first impression of the project you just spent three months on when the first thing that draws their eyes is a patch, a cold sore on your floor?

Decorative Concrete Remains a Sure Bet in Las Vegas

Stained stenciled concrete floor takes on the look of Grand Canyon running through this high end restaurant in Las Vegas.Throughout the nation's gambling capital, signs of rejuvenation are unfolding as tourists with a bit more spending money check in, investors' interest returns and locals get back to work.

Selecting the Correct Process and Products Will Help Customers Sign Off On Jobs

best concrete repair process

The Power of Diamond Grit

Polished concrete in an Atlanta, Georgia, building was the most efficient and easy to maintain flooring option.One of the largest lighting manufacturers in North America has recently moved its product development to a 132,000-square-foot building in Atlanta, Georgia, and the company chose polished concrete as the most cost-efficient and easy to maintain flooring option. 

Tips for Grinding and Polishing Seeded Glass in Overlays

Grinding and Polishing Seeded Glass in Overlays

An Easy Concrete Polishing Job....Not

An Easy Polishing Job....Not. An old engine repair shop transformed into a coffee barOnce upon a time, there was a polished concrete job that was easy. It started out with a new, flawless install, a clean, even slab ready to grind. The client closed the building for a few days, providing ample, uninterrupted time to do the job. There were no hurdles. There were no surprises. Everything went according to plan.

The polish applied last March at the Empyrean Coffeebar in Nashville, Tenn., was not that job.

Green Matters: Everything is Green
Problems with Curing Compound and Wet-Grind Scratch Rows on Concrete

Problems with Curing Compound and Wet-Grind Scratch RowsA dissipating cure is exactly the right compound to use on a polished concrete floor. Generally, these types of curing compounds break down from traffic and exposure to sunlight and are mostly gone within a few weeks.

How to Keep Punch Lists from Pulverizing Your Profits
Vertical Polished Concrete Condo Touted to be World's Largest

Florida's Miami Beach is a part of the country known for its high real estate prices, but the penthouse condominium sales price of $60 million for the Faena House Saxony Condo set a new high. Florida’s Miami Beach is a part of the country known for its high real estate prices, but the penthouse condominium sales price of $60 million for the Faena House Saxony Condo set a new high. 

Polished Perspectives: You're Not Done When You're Done
How to Choose Abrasives for Polishing Concrete

The processes used for polishing concrete are quite possibly the most misunderstood piece of the business. A tremendous amount of sales propaganda is available that can either provide some clarity or add serious confusion.

Concord Aviation Hangar, Concord, N.C.

Allen introduces Mechanical Super Pro Rider
Gloss Readings Help You Finish Floors That Shine
Polished Perspectives: My Perspective
Thoughts on Polishing: Wet or dry?
Dealing with Delaminations in a Concrete Surface

delamination cracks all over concrete surfaceConcrete placement is never easy, with many variables such as wind, sun, ambient temperature and humidity to consider as they all affect each pour. The mix design and consideration of the actual makeup of the concrete and possible additives are just as important. 

What Do I Tell the Owner About Those Lines?
New management and executive director for Concrete Polishing Association of America
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