Poured cement flooring at Cressi showroom in Saddle Brook, NJ

Poured cement flooring was used recently by contractor based in Englewood, NJ in a Cressi showroom in Saddle Brook, NJ. Cressi is an Italian company offering a full range of swimming products and apparel including swim masks, goggles, fins, caps, swim suits and accessories.

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What Are the Benefits of Water Based Stains?

Stained concrete floors are not only beautiful but also provide one of the least expensive sustainable flooring options for interior and exterior concrete surfaces. Water based stains offer multiple benefits including low VOC content, easier clean up and several color options.

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Polished Concrete Floors in a bagel shop in Pennington, NJ

A bagel shop in Pennington, NJ recently installed a polished concrete floor with the help of Param 5500, self-leveling concrete topping. Mr. Gene Griggs of Artisan FX completed this project successfully.

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Water based concrete stain enhances the look of the basement floors

RS Concrete Solutions accepted a project from a home owner in London, ON. In the fall of last year, the had a flooded basement. Turns out there was some plumbing issues under the concrete. So it all had to be broken up, taken out, plumbing fixed, and concrete replaced.
 
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What is the difference between acid stains and concrete dyes?

Acid stains or Chemical stains react with the lime in concrete and color the concrete whereas concrete dyes offer transparent colors to the concrete surface. Whether you have a business property or a home, stained floors are an excellent alternative to traditional tile, wood and carpet. Two main options exist for you to choose for concrete projects – acid stains and acetone dyes. Instead of having dull grey concrete, you can have a variety of shades of red, green, blue and brown.

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Concrete Resurfacing over Gypsum Sub-floor in Cleveland, OH

Concrete resurfacing over gypsum based sub-floors provides a great option to create beautiful polished stained concrete floors. Few months ago (Dec 30, 2009) Gary Jones and I were in Cleveland, OH to consult on a decorative concrete project. The contractor was fairly new in the business and the area was large (4500ft 2) for him to handle by himself. Therefore we were invited to consult on the project.

Concrete Resurfacing over Gypsum Subfloor

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How to resurface and acid stain gypsum subfloor?

Acid staining concrete is a process in which an aqueous solution of metallic oxides and inorganic acid is sprayed over an existing concrete surface. This acidic solution of metallic oxide reacts with lime (Calcium Hydroxide) present in the concrete yielding insoluble, colored compounds that become a permanent part of the concrete.

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Basic tools for concrete staining project

While acid stains (Chemical Stains or Reactive stains) remain a favorite method of coloring concrete among the contractors they are also an item of interest among DIY customers. Having the right tools helps finish a project successfully.

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Differences between Dyes and Pigments in Flooring

Dyes and pigments are substances that impart color to a material. The term colorant is often used for both dyes (also called dyestuffs) and pigments. The major difference between dyes and pigments is the particle size. Dyes are much finer than pigments. Therefore dyes are not UV stable whereas pigments are usually UV stable.

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Exterior Concrete Dyes Offer Numerous Benefits

When installing concrete, business and homeowners frequently take advantage of the fact that various concrete dyes and stains are available. These prevent the need to live with a boring white or gray flooring system, as you can opt for nearly any color flooring that you want. Products such as pellucid dye can be used on nearly any concrete surface, allowing you to add style and fun to an otherwise boring space.

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