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Crete Master Concrete Surface Finisher

His invention has four smooth-edged blades of blue spring steel attached to a disc. The disc, with a 5⁄8-inch opening and an 11 thread size, fits onto many variable-speed polishers or angle grinders.Crete Master's smooth-as-glass countertop finish, a hand-held surface finisher that excels in finishing concrete counter tops, horizontal and vertical overlays, colored hardeners, edges on concrete slabs and many other applications that require a smooth finish.

Editors
Jan 4, 2005
Colorado Hardscapes: From Humble Beginnings to a Large Scale Concrete Company

A large scale concrete glove and baseball fits in nicely at the local ball parkColorado Hardscapes of Denver has made it its business to come up with concrete solutions for a wide variety of customers, both commercial and residential.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Jun 15, 2004
Give Your Home a Concrete Countertop Face Lift

Concrete countretop with reds and oranges and a ribbon of aggregate.With the economy in doldrums, it is commonly accepted that homeowners are looking to stay in their homes longer rather than sell. Therefore, the renovations they are undertaking are seen as representing their tastes rather than what they hope a buyer may like.

Robert S. Johnson
Aug 8, 2008
Versatile Building Products Names 2011 Photo of the Year Winners

a brightly colored concrete compass rose in oranges, reds, purples and yellows achieved with Versatile Products.Decorative concrete coating manufacturer Versatile Building Products has announced the winners of its 2011 Photo of the Year contest.

Editors
Feb 9, 2012
Concrete Contractor Finds Success In Stamped Concrete

Stamped in a fan texture concrete drivewayA former computer software developer makes a career change and finds success in stamping concrete.

Jacqueline Valle
May 27, 2017
Recipe: ​​​​​​​Metallic Without Mud

Decorative concrete enthusiasts have their favorite recipes, just like chefs do, and if you ask, they'll share their secrets with you. Concrete Decor did just that recently with several contractors and manufacturers. Here are some of their field-tested favorites.Each layer will soften the contrast between the lights and darks as the metallic surface becomes stronger. This enables the metallic to be clean and crisp without being muddied by other pigments.

Steven Ochs
May 7, 2008
Fluid (Wet-Cast) Countertop Mixes vs. Stiff Countertop Mixes

Stiff mix concrete countertop mixAre you new to countertops? Are you confused about what the term "wet-cast" means? Here's a look at fluid concrete mixes for wet-casting as compared to stiff mixes for hand-packing, which is also known as "the Buddy Rhodes method."

Jeff Girard, P.E.
Sep 5, 2010
Stamping Concrete in Hot Weather

Hot sun can affect your stamping projectStamping concrete in hot weather requires advanced planning and close attention. Here, industry pro George Lee shares his secrets for a successful outcome.

George Lee
Jun 21, 2004
Slip and Fall Protection and Friction on Concrete Floors

ugg boots on snow How to define slipperiness and the test methods used to evaluate the slipperiness of sealers and coatings.

Chris Sullivan
Feb 16, 2016
The New Green Building Code and What It Means To You

A building in the skylineWe are just at the tip of a big green iceberg that your company’s ship is sailing toward at full speed. As the IGCC becomes more recognized, many states, counties and cities are sure to adopt it as part of their building code.

William D. Palmer Jr.
Jan 7, 2011
Decorative Concrete LIVE! Showcases the Power of Concrete

Decorative Concrete LIVE! at the World of ConcreteDecorative Concrete LIVE! at the 2019 World of Concrete showcased a power-packed mix of the latest technologies for concrete.

Editors
Mar 19, 2019
Be a Salesman not a Talesman and Sell More Concrete

There are many stereotypes associated with sales professionals. There's the slick-dealing used-car salesman type who makes people feel suspicious. There's the natural-born salesman who walks into the room and is instantly everyone's new best friend, with talents in every area and the best jokes. Then, there's the talesman, the unknowingly annoying salesman.There are many stereotypes associated with sales professionals. There's the slick-dealing used-car salesman type who makes people feel suspicious. There's the natural-born salesman who walks into the room and is instantly everyone's new best friend, with talents in every area and the best jokes. Then, there's the talesman, the unknowingly annoying salesman.

Joshua Lemon
May 13, 2015
How to Apply Texture Crete to Concrete Surfaces

Cementitious overlay product in a checker board pattern by Life Deck, Texture-Crete.Texture-Crete, manufactured by Life Deck, is a polymer-modified cementitious coating that can be applied to existing concrete surfaces as well as plywood decks. The coating creates a decorative and safe textured finish with numerous color and texture options.

Editors
Jul 22, 2003
How to Measure Social Media Success

How to Measure Social Media SuccessBy now, most companies have a presence on social media. Some have comprehensive strategies and believe that social media is effective for their business, while others are using social media simply because they think they should. They have no idea if it’s benefiting their organization.

Lindsey Congeni
Sep 1, 2017
Concrete Sitting Wall Wows Kids at Local Montessori School

Sitting wall at a Montessori schoolThe 50-foot elevated water rill at the Cornerstone Montessori School in Stratham, N.H., separates the toddlers' activity area from the older students at the school -- and more.

Editors
Feb 13, 2009
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