Washington, DC, Aug 28, 2013 – CONCRETE SURFACES, published by Hanley Wood LLC, is pleased to announce the winners in its Third Annual Polished Concrete Awards.

Several projects from around the world were entered in eight different categories. Plus, more than 2,200 online visitors voted for their favorite project to win in the Readers’ Choice Category.

The categories were Commercial, Educational, Industrial, Craftsman, Retail, Institutional, Residential, and Countertop. In some categories, judges honored projects representing both new construction and repair and rehab construction. A ninth Innovation category was also created by the judges this year to honor a vertical project featuring ground and polished exterior precast concrete walls.

“This year’s Innovation category shows how the industry continues to grow,” said Victoria K. Sicaras, editor of CONCRETE SURFACES. “Not so long ago, polished concrete meant warehouse and industrial floors. Now we’ve moved on to retail floors, countertops, residences, and precast walls”

“The winning contractors should be proud of their work,” added Sicaras.

The winners of the 2013 Concrete Polishing Awards are:

New Construction: ASB North Wharf, Polished Concrete Limited
Repair/Rehab: Audi of Beverly Hills, Mark Beamish Waterproofing

Costa Farms Headquarters MIA, Alternative Floors

Levitate — Concrete Hearth, Concrete by Design

Educare, Hyde Concrete

Bimbo SJO Mexico, Concrea

New Construction: Helios (UC Berkeley), Diacon Concrete Polishing
Repair/Rehab: Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Polished Concrete Limited

New Construction: Schaulis Feature Bench, Boulder Polishing
Repair/Rehab: Echavarria Residence Artistic Surfaces

Nike at The Grove, Mark Beamish Waterproofing

Ohio State University Chiller Facility, FinalFinish

Readers’ Choice
Equinox Fitness Center, Green Earth Floors

To see descriptions and photos of all of the winning projects and of the other entries, visit here.

The International Concrete Polishing and Staining Conference, held Sept. 12-15, 2013, in Duluth, Ga., sponsors the CONCRETE SURFACES 2013 Polished Concrete Awards. Winners have been invited to the event where they will be recognized. CONCRETE SURFACES is the official publication of the conference.

Winning projects will be published in the December 2013 issue of CONCRETE SURFACES and announced at the World of Concrete, Jan 21-24, 2014, in Las Vegas. Select winners will be invited to participate in the show’s Artistry in Decorative Concrete Demonstrations. All contest entrants attending the show will also receive a discount to the Concrete Polishing Luncheon & Forum. CONCRETE SURFACES is published six times a year as a supplement in CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION magazine. Its readers polish, coat, treat, and repair concrete surfaces. It also is an official publication of World of Concrete.