Tips & How-Tos

Industry veterans, entrepreneurs and decorative concrete artisans reveal findings, divulge lessons learned and outline methods used to help advance the industry as a whole.

A single-use wet blanket is one of the methods for curing concrete

Which type of curing should you use for polished concrete?

The definition of curing is providing adequate moisture, temperature and time to allow cement to hydrate and concrete to develop internal strength and abrasion resistance. There are a number of methods for curing concrete. We have compiled them here in one place. Here are the methods for curing concrete Wet […]

Polished Included:
All Concrete Must Be Properly Cured

Curing is defined as providing adequate moisture, temperature and time to allow cement to hydrate and concrete to develop internal strength and abrasion resistance. Properly cured concrete should be the goal for all concrete, not just polished. There are different types of curing. These include: Wet cure involves a uniform […]

What to do?
Polished floor is complete
but client wants more shine

You’ve completely polished the concrete floor but the client wants more shine. Here are the things you’ll need to fulfill the task: High-speed propane burnisher – Ensure the machine is clean and dust free. Blow it out with an air compressor. Then clean an area of the shop floor. Next, […]

A polishing machine in a warehouse polishing concrete

Polished Concrete Mockups:
Make Them Count

There are many benefits of doing polished concrete mockups prior to starting a polished concrete job. These include: Seeing the job site firsthand. Learn locations of things like the power, parking, loading and unloading, water, wastewater disposal, dumpster, elevators and lighting, among other things. Learning how hard the concrete. By […]

A warehouse space finished with bonded abrasive polished concrete

Bonded abrasive polished concrete:
The standard polished concrete

Again, here’s the definition of polished concrete: The act of permanently changing a concrete surface, with or without aggregate exposure, to achieve a specified level of finished appearance. So far, we’ve learned about burnished polished concrete (BPC) and hybrid polished concrete (HPC) and that they both have places in the […]

Hybrid polished concrete in a hallway

Hybrid Polished Concrete:
Another Type of Polished Concrete

In the last tip, you learned THE definition of polished concrete: The act of permanently changing a concrete surface, with or without aggregate exposure, to achieve a specified level of finished appearance. You also learned that there are three types of polished concrete according to the American Society of Concrete […]