An Uphill Battle
Dec08

An Uphill Battle

Concrete polishing contractor restores the sloped 6,600 sq ft floor of a 92-year-old school auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa.

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A Polished Education
May22

A Polished Education

Two floor preparation professionals were charged with polishing large floor areas in three separate school buildings to a 3,000-grit finish, covering a combined 40,000 square feet. The existing canvases were a challenge given their 20+ year age, condition and irregular layout.

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POLISHING: Dealing with Delaminations
Mar09

POLISHING: Dealing with Delaminations

Concrete 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.

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POLISHING: Five Ps of Concrete
Dec06

POLISHING: Five Ps of Concrete

In management or leadership training classes worldwide, you can learn about the five Ps for success: “Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” I think these Ps can apply to polished concrete projects as well.

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POLISHING: The Commercial Sector
Jun01

POLISHING: The Commercial Sector

Floors in industrial or commercial settings, such as department stores and warehouses, are under a lot of strain from constant traffic. When looking for a flooring option, functionality is a primary concern.

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POLISHING: Specifier Search Criteria
Aug31

POLISHING: Specifier Search Criteria

Choosing the right polishing contractor is critical for a specifier if they are to achieve the desired design intent. So what exactly do specifiers look for?

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