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Installation Tips for Polishable Overlays

One of many reasons polished concrete toppings are popular as a finished floor system for both damaged floors and new construction is customers want polished concrete without all the flaws showing up in the finished floor. Placing and polishing a concrete overlay requires a great deal of attention and more coordination than polishing an existing slab. Here are a few tips when taking on an overlay-polishing job.

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Polishable Overlays

Thin coatings that can be polished work wonders on floors new and old. But applying them right takes know-how.

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Concrete That Sparkles Like Snow

Concrete Visions uses mirrored-glass aggregate to create a polished concrete overlay that mimics a winter wonder every day of the year. Product used was TRU Self-Leveling.

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Polishable Overlay Offers New Floor Options Quickly and Affordably

The decorative options available with a polishable cementitious overlay turns a damaged, ugly floor into a completely different surface. The overlay offers an easy solution to make the floor designable, for both decorative and functional effects.

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Supermarket Dazzles with Integrally Colored Overlay Floor

Decorative polished concrete provides lower maintenance costs, is better looking, more attractive and uses environmentally friendly material. Product used was TRU Self-Leveling.

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J.C. Penney Remodels Continue as Wave 3 Crests

The extensive amount of repairs required to meet JCP’s expectations will strengthen the industry and keep expectations high when it comes to polished concrete. Product used was TRU Self-Leveling.

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Installation Tips for Polishable Overlays

One of many reasons polished concrete toppings are popular as a finished floor system for both damaged floors and new construction is customers want polished concrete without all the flaws showing up in the finished floor. Placing and polishing a concrete overlay requires a great deal of attention and more coordination than polishing an existing slab. Here are a few tips when taking on an overlay-polishing job.

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Flooring Worthy of a Waikiki Renaissance

Waikiki Trade Center was transformed into an upscale, 230-room hotel by Swinerton Builders Hawaii. The hotel includes street-level retail space and Nordstrom Rack. Nordstrom specified Rapid Set® Products for the overlay, which included LevelFlor, TXP Epoxy Primer, and TRU Self-Leveling.

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Difficult Floor Renovation Comes Up Roses

The owner requested a decorative design be added to the polished concrete floor surface. The chosen design was a display of roses with angel wings embracing the long stems. The mural was scored into the floor and the 3-D effect was brought to life with varying dyes and pigments. Product used was TRU Self-Leveling.

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Beautiful Floors Fast

Three projects illustrate Calcium Sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement-based products are highly effective materials to use when needing to meet aggressive timetables, reduce costs and achieve high quality results. These materials have far more rapid set times than portland cement, and allow for a range of architectural touches and decorative finishes, including colored and polished overlays. Product used is TRU Self-Leveling.

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International Concrete: Fast-Setting Cement Solves Problems Around the World

Five international projects show how construction products play a supporting role in industries where new technology rollouts, tight timelines, and sustainable design are the new normal. Products used include Cement All, Concrete Mix, Rapid Set Cement, SET Control, and TRU Self-Leveling.

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Inviting Interiors Support Learning at Sandy Hook Elementary

12,000 sq ft of floors in common spaces, corridors, and the lobby were polished and decorated with a colorful block pattern. By the project’s end, the contractors and design team were able to come under budget with beautiful results and students at the new elementary school will be able to enjoy a creative, collaborative learning environment. Products used include TRU Self-Leveling, TRU Self-Leveling Spiked Roller, and TXP Fast Epoxy Primer.

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University of Massachusetts Amazon Distribution Center

Tri-State Underlayments/Franz Floors only had four days to restore 1,200 sq ft of the existing flooring before interior framing began. For this reason, the contractor chose to use Rapid Set cement products to install the flooring, because they set quickly to produce 3,000 psi in one hour and full strength of 8,000 psi in one day. Products used include Concrete Mix, FLOW Control, SET Control, TXP Primer, TRU Self-Leveling.

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Flooring Worthy of a Waikiki Renaissance

Waikiki Trade Center was transformed into an upscale, 230-room hotel by Swinerton Builders Hawaii. The hotel includes street-level retail space and Nordstrom Rack. Nordstrom specified Rapid Set® Products for the overlay, which included LevelFlor, TXP Epoxy Primer, and TRU Self-Leveling.

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Miami-Dade College's Kendall Campus Gets a Facelift on Walkways, Hallways and More

The project’s scope included 9,000 square feet of concrete overlay and resurfacing both indoors and outdoors for walkways, hallways and more. A non-porous, cementitious surface was required, and the crew was working against a tight timeframe to completion. Products used include Acrylic Primer and TRU Self-Leveling.

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