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When it Comes to Polished Concrete, Maintenance is a Must to Ensure a Long Life

Café Zupas, a national restaurant company, are among the many eateries across the country that have opted for polished concrete in their dining rooms. To keep the floors in good shape, administrators recognize the importance of a proper maintenance program. Like many in the restaurant industry, we have converted our […]

There’s a Learning Curve with Polyaspartics and Concrete

This floor in a Select Milk Producers Inc. facility features SikaFloor 510 LPL, a clear two-component, solvent-free, high-solids, low-viscosity, poly­aspartic resin system. The polyaspartic is designed to be installed as a clear topcoat over a quartz or flake broadcast system where a low-VOC, quick-cure, UV-resistant finish coat is necessary. It […]

Keeping Old Construction Techniques Alive

In a world where construction projects are dominated by cutting edge products and constantly evolving technology, Jack Aldrich wants to do his share of preserving the “old ways” that have typically been passed on from generation to generation. He sees value in keeping old construction techniques alive in this ever-changing […]

Wide Array of Products at World of Concrete Offers Solid Solutions and Creative Courses

The 45th edition of the World of Concrete bustled with nearly 54,000 registrants packing the halls and spilling over into the outside exhibit areas at the Las Vegas Convention Center Feb. 4-7. The annual expo succeeded in being a very strong event for the concrete and masonry industries, featuring 1,310 […]

Concrete Decor Puts on a Really Big Show for 2020 Decorative Concrete LIVE!

The jury’s in for the most recent rendition of Decorative Concrete LIVE! presented Feb. 4-7 during World of Concrete 2020 in Las Vegas. “We put on one hell of a show this year,” says Emil Gera of Gera Concrete out of Pennsylvania. Gera served as the “official” unofficial general manager […]

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Making a Trade your Livelihood

After 10 years in the trades, I decided to take my business education and trade skills in a new direction. I started a trade magazine called PaintPRO. For nearly eight years, that magazine catered to the needs of a nationwide community of painting and decorating contractors. And while big box […]