• 2013 Polished Concrete Awards Institutional Rehab/Repair winner Rotorua Energy Events Centre by Polished Concrete Limited, Albany, New Zealand

    2014 Concrete Surfaces Polished Concrete Awards

    Enter your favorite projects in the 2014 Polished Concrete Awards.

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    Tips for Successful Acid Staining of Concrete Floors

    Educate your customers and keep your slabs clean. Experienced contractors know what it takes to do the job properly, and they charge accordingly.

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    Staining a Floor with no Lost Time

    Instant UV curing allows store to reopen for business in hours.

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    Port Project Earns LEED Silver Designation

    Polished concrete is a major component of Port of Everett's facelift.

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    2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

    Marking its 20th consecutive year, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, Mount Vernon, Iowa, recently announced the 2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

  • Chronic Taco

    With the most votes this year, Chronic Taco is the 2010 Readers' Choice Decorative Project of the Year.

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    The Importance of Reading Blueprints

    In Part 1 of our series on the importance of being able to read contract specifications, we look at reading blueprints.

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    Premium Floor for Premium Stores

    Designed and owned by Australian retail property giant Westfield, a colossal new shopping and leisure complex opened to deafening fanfare in London last year.

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    2010 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mount Vernon, Iowa, recently announced the recipients of the 2010 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

  • How to Repair a Scaled Surface

    QUESTION: We have been asked to treat an interior concrete slab's surface inside a store. The concrete is about three years old, but the store is only now ready to open. The unheated shell was exposed to winter weather for two seasons. The design originally called for a stained concrete floor. This...

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    Las Vegas CityCenter

    CityCenter, Las Vegas, open this past December, features hotels, casinos, and retail/entertainment space.

  • Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces 2010 Tilt-Up Achievement Winners

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) an international nonprofit organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method has announced the recipients of the 2010 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

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    As Sustainable as it is Gorgeous

    For clothing designer/retailer Eileen Fisher, sustainability and authenticity were the winning combination.

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    Retail Tilt-Up

    In the arena of retail construction, time and creativity are equally paramount. Failure to meet a proposed deadline simply is not an option.

  • 2009 TCA Achievement Winners Announced

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the recipients of the 2009 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

  • Exceptional Floors

    The construction of suspended slabs that exhibit superior flatness and levelness can't happen without vision, planning, and execution.

  • Bim and Tilt-Up: Working Together

    BIM techniques provide constant and immediate information on the project design, schedule, and cost that is reliable, integrated, and fully coordinated with the entire project team.

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    Restoring Concrete to its Organic Look

    Javier Lopez and crew of X-cel Concrete Creations recently accepted the mission to bring back the luster of a 15,000-square-foot concrete floor at an organic grocery store in Southern California.

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    Polished Concrete: It's a Safe Bet

    Polished concrete is a very viable flooring option for commercial and retail facilities, as well as schools and factories.

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    Why are More Retail Stores Specifying Colored Floors?

    Today retail construction is installing colored concrete floors, replacing products such as vinyl tile, quarry tile, wood, and carpet.


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