Articles (33)


Industry Impressions 2017: A Look at the Paint and Coatings Business Now and in the Year Ahead

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

Industry representatives explore the state of the paint and coatings industry in 2017...


Suitable For Polish? Specifying A Finished Floor Surface

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by John Kazalonis, Consultant

Approaching the issues involved with polished concrete from the contractor’s point of...


Best Laid Plans: Preparing for Perfect Polished Concrete

from D+D In Depth, February 2017 ; by JIM CUVIELLO, CUVIELLO CONCRETE AND TERRAZZO POLISHING

Specifications can only go so far toward ensuring a successful polished concrete inst...


Beautiful Floors, Fast: The Benefits of
Rapid-Setting Cement Products

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Jose Ruiz, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp.

Portland cement has long been the standard for concrete floors, but the material pres...


Rehabbing Concrete Floors:
Coat, Cover or Polish?

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Kevin J. Brown, RRO, and Terry Carroll, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

This article discusses floor finish options for concrete, typical problems that may b...


World of Concrete Preview: Floor Coatings

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Many exhibitors at this year's World of Concrete Show (Las Vegas, Feb. 1-5) will disp...


Polished Concrete — From the Beginning

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Jim Cuviello, Cuviello Concrete and Terrazzo Polishing

The history of polished concrete brings lessons of quality control and illuminates a ...


Cold Concrete

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Gary Henry

Low temperatures and little time complicate a polished concrete floor installation.


Do My Eyes Deceive Me?

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor in Chief


Profiles in Polished Concrete

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Gary Henry

Three concrete slabs transform from gray to great.


Strong Finish

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Kevin Sigourney, PROSOCO

Here’s what you need to know if you want your polished concrete floor to keep its sh...


Taking the Measure of Polished Concrete

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Christopher Bennett, Husqvarna

A new standard may hold the key to uniformity in polished concrete floors.


Setting a Standard for Decorative Concrete

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association, and Larry Rowland, Lehigh White Cement Co.

The ACI’s new guide shows what’s possible and tells contractors how to accomplish it.


Concrete Spoken Here

from D+D Print, May 2014 ; by Gary Henry

D+D’s newest column tackles your questions, from design to décor.


Preparing Concrete for Rapid Coating Application

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Fred Goodwin, FICRI, FACI, and Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

Fast-drying concrete mixtures and construction practices can help slash downtime and ...


Concrete Flooring: Polished or Coated?

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Gina R. Johnson

Experts go head to head, describing where each treatment shines.


Defining the Undefinable

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Brad Burns, Concrete Polishing Association of America

Building a system that gets predictable results is the challenge for the growing, but...


Keeping the Shine: Training in Maintaining Polished Concrete Floors

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Howard Jancy

Hellooooo! Is anybody listening? Too often, I hear myself saying that when, fo...


Maintenance Matters: Debunking the Myths about Polished Concrete

from D+D Online Features, May 2012 ; by Gary Henry

Despite plenty of information to the contrary in the marketplace, two wrong ideas abo...


Decorative Concrete: Good Looks, Performance—and Untapped Potential

from D+D Online Features, April 2012 ; by Jamie Farny

Decorative concrete has been seen has a growing segment of the concrete industry for ...


Artistry and Chemistry: Color Theory and Practice with Polished Concrete

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Howard Jancy

Almost two decades ago, colored concrete flooring found its way into the lexicon of a...


Crunching the Numbers on Polished Concrete, Other Flooring Types

from D+D Online Features, January 2012 ; by Walter Scarborough

Polished concrete has gained a great deal of traction in design and construction, tha...


Marquee Mixtures: Color, Effects to Star in 2012 Concrete Shows

from D+D Online Features, December 2011

A convergence of the practical and esoteric is written in concrete at a remote Navajo...


Rough Cut to Polished Gem: Project Transforms Engineering Center’s Floor

from D+D Online Features, November 2011 ; by Gary Henry

The transformation of concrete floor from steel-troweled to polished in the newly bui...


The Horizontal Palette: Colors, Effects Remake the Concrete Landscape

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by Joe Maty

Creative and innovative interpretations of color and surface treatments continue to g...


Harnessing Concrete’s Unpredictable Persona: The Polishing Challenge

from D+D Online Features, August 2011 ; by Steven H. Miller

Variety is the spice of concrete. It is not a uniform material, and decorative-concre...


A Real Grind: Concrete Polishing ‘101’ Offers Multiple Rewards

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Gary Henry

Just a few blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville’s nonprofit “Rocketo...


Polishing Rookie Shines as First Job Proves to be a Winner

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Gary Henry

When his floor polishing subcontractor’s sudden, unexpected departure left concrete c...


‘Mini-B,’ Pint-Size Passive House, Opens to Big Buzz

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Gary Henry

The Passive house “Mini-B” is fascinating on two fronts.


Concrete Artistry: Exploring the World of ‘Liquid Stone’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Shawn Wardall

Concrete has been around for thousands of years, but it is only in modern times that ...


Opening-Act Preview: Concrete Décor Makeover to Transform ‘Rocketown’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Steven H. Miller, CDT

When the 2011 Concrete Decor Show & Spring Training kicks off in Nashville, Tenn., on...


Polished Concrete Helps Oregon School Pass the LEED Test

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Joe Maty

A terrazzo look at concrete prices? Rosedale Elementary School in Hillsboro, Ore., lo...


A wood floor made of concrete? Aye, at the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Gary Henry

Customers often bow and kneel when they enter the bar area of the Scottish-themed Til...


 
 
   

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