Recent work on a church  It is an Acid S

Recent work on a church  It is an Acid Stain (2 Color Kemiko), with 100% Solids Clear Epoxy and Urethane Top Coat.  12000 sq. ft. 

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When your concrete is not level is no time to not be levelheaded.

Concrete Texturing: Self Leveling Cement in Las Vegas

There are many times when we arrive on a job and the substrate is not level.  It is not the times when we just jack hammer it up and replace it.  We specialize in renovating concrete surfaces not removing and replacing.  There is a big upside to renovating.

1. We can usually renovate the situation for far less than replacement.

2. For about the same cost we can add decorative elements.

Las Vegas CVoncrete Texturing Self Leveling with Dye
Self Leveling with Concrete Dye

To the left is a floor that was not level.  We were able to apply the topping to level the surface.  We then applied a tape pattern and used an Acetone Dye for the color.  Sealed with epoxy, this floor looks beautiful so roughly the same cost as removing and replacing the concrete.

We have many options available.  Get in contact with us so we can have one of our design experts come out any give you ideas or cost and design.

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How Long Does Concrete Flooring Last?

When comparing the costs of various flooring options, don’t just look at the square-foot installation cost. Learn why other flooring options that are initially cheaper to install than decorative concrete may turn out to be more expensive in the long run when you amortize the cost of a concrete floor over a lifetime and factor in maintenance costs.

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How to Select the Proper Thickness for Your Concrete Floor

The required thickness of a concrete overlayment varies by type and manufacturer. Overlays vary in thickness from 1/8 to 3/4 of an inch. Find out how thick your overlayment should be applied and what factors you need to consider.

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Create a Blank Canvas before Coloring Your Concrete Floor

Concrete overlays not only mask defects in concrete subfloors but also provide a blank canvas for your color application. Overlays provide almost limitless color options. Find out if your floor is a candidate for a concrete overlay or resurfacing.

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When to use a Decorative Overlay

Here is a video that provides design ideas for concrete floor coatings that can be installed in homes, offices, retail shops or warehouses. Find out what precautions should be taken before installing a concrete floor coating. For a free estimate, call 702-991-1322.

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Dramatic Museum’s Floors

Article by ConcreteNetwork.com

The new Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center located outside of Chicago in Skokie, Illinois is one of the largest centers in the country dedicated to the remembrance of those lost in the Holocaust. The museum’s design, by Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman McCurry Architects, comprises three parts. A dark-colored wing with sharp angles holds exhibits that communicate the Jewish experience during the Holocaust. A light-colored wing with soft rounded angles features exhibits that represent the rescue and renewal of survivors. The two wings are connected by a third building that houses a memorial to those who perished in the Holocaust.

Concrete Re-Surfacing Technologies Inc. (CRT), a Midwestern flooring contractor specializing in polished concrete floors, contracted with the museum to polish selected areas including common areas, entry and exit foyers, gift shop and exhibition halls. CRT polished the floors using Prosoco, Consolideck LS and LS Guard system. “The polished system, completed over a period of 6 weeks, beautifully complemented the unique design and dramatic impact of the museum’s interior spaces,” states Jim Loughrey, president of CRT.

Polishing 8,000 square feet presented its own set of challenges for Loughrey. “The floor had been burned from over-trowelling during the finishing process when it was poured,” he explains. “The museum wanted to leave the floors plain, but there was too much damage.” In addition, the concrete block walls of the building had been acid washed and they, too, had burned the edges of the floors. “The acid etching from the walls took off the cream all along the interior edges of the floor. The floors were a light gray color all around the edges.”

To fix the color and trowelling blemishes, Loughrey and his crew polished and dyed the floors. “We started with wet resin polishing pads, polishing from 100 grit to 800. Then we densified with Prosoco products,” he says. “This left a subtle sheen on the floor that wasn’t too shiny or glossy. It was meant to complement the emotional feeling of the building’s interior.”

The floors were then dyed with an acetone-based black dye, which was polished down and burnished with LS Guard. When complete, the floors became one cohesive color of black.

Another challenge Loughrey faced was that the building was still under construction during the polishing process. “We had to work in phases,” he explains. Polishing 2,500 to 3,000 square feet at a time, Loughrey’s crew would work after the close of regular construction through the night. “Then we would cover the floor with Masonite to protect it.”

In the end, the solid black floor added to the emotional weight presented in the memorial. Loughrey describes the feeling the architecture and interior design evoke: “From the outside, the dark building looks like a prison with bars on the doors and windows. Inside, it has low wattage halogen lights which contribute to the dark mood of the pain and suffering so many felt. In the center portion of the building, visitors pass through a full-sized German rail car that had carried people to concentration camps and prisons. It’s an enduring reminder of what took place.””(Dizmon, 2012).

To read the full story follow the link
http://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/polishing/design-ideas/black-floor.html

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