Tag: Microtoppings

Skraffino Concrete Microtopping Fulfills a Variety of Applications as an Alternative to SkimStone

As the U.S. economy continues to recover, millions of homeowners and businesses are upgrading their homes and offices. One of the most important construction materials is flooring, though some are in short supply because of high demand or a lack of raw materials. Skraffino Concrete Microtopping offers a seamless, cost-effective, […]

Contractor Delivers Sophisticated Concrete Floors for Tiffany’s Flagship Next Door

Diamonds are forever, or so they say. But not so much with building interiors where diamonds and other luxury items are displayed and sold. Hence, the need for sophisticated concrete floors using microtoppings. Take the case of the legendary Tiffany & Co. and its longtime flagship store on Fifth Avenue […]

Stained concrete floor with a desk in the middle

Decorative Concrete Finishes for Both Walls and Floors

Imagine the convenience and versatility of decorative concrete finishes that you can apply to either walls or floors. Actually, it’s not a matter for the imagi­nation. Such decorative finishes already exist. A more striking facet of these materials, however, may well be their role in enhancing visual effects in certain […]

Church Street Gym Revived with Concrete Overlay

A little-known fact about New Castle, Indiana, (for everyone not a Hoosier) is that it’s home to the world’s largest high school gymnasium. Basketball fever is so rampant in this small town of 18,000 that the community raised the money needed to build a high school gym that seats 9,325 spectators.

Surface Preparation is the Critical First Step for All Concrete Jobs

There is no shortage of information, or opinion, when it comes to surface preparation for applying coatings or overlays. Read any technical data sheet for a topping or coating and it’s almost always the first thing discussed. Words like critical, must, essential and required are often found in the guidelines dealing with surface preparation.

Plywood Surface Patterns and Textures Yield Variety of Concrete Finishes

Concrete finishes are typically intended to be smooth — polished even. There are polishing machines and sealants aplenty to achieve that flawless look. Careful selection and use of plywood concrete forms can also influence the finished appearance and texture. Various specialty and textured panels are available.

Concrete Flooring Restoration Highlights Sanctuary’s Conversion

Built in Missouri in 1927, the First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis’ sanctuary was recently renovated to modernize its look and feel, while preserving its historic Gothic style. Improvements to the sanctuary’s floor, specifically two rectangular sections under the pews, were vital to this upgrade.