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Free eBook Buffs Concrete Competence

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Taken a shine to polished concrete? A free, new compilation of expert advice can help make the most of that investment.

Polished concrete
Decorative Concrete Institute

Consultant Howard Jancy walks readers through the theory and practice of color in polished concrete in the new eBook published by Durability + Design.

Polishing Concrete is a downloadable 44-page collection of expert-written articles that discuss the durable and popular look of polished concrete from initial consideration to post-installation maintenance.

Topics include an overview of concrete polishing; the merits of polished vs. coated concrete; and the cost, aesthetic possibilities, and maintenance of polished concrete.

The eBook, published by Durability + Design, features these titles:

  • "Getting up to Speed on Concrete Polishing," by Mark Vogel of W.R. Meadows;
  • "A Real Grind: Concrete Polishing 101 Offers Multiple Rewards," by D+D Managing Editor Gary Henry;
  • "Concrete Flooring: Polished or Coated?" by D+D Editor-in-Chief Gina R. Johnson;
Concrete floor during construction
Brad Burns, CPAA

"Defining the Undefinable" includes advice on preventing job sequencing snafus that can expose concrete to degradation during construction.

  • "Crunching the Numbers on Polished Concrete, Other Flooring Types," by Walter Scarborough of HALL Building Information Group LLC;
  • "Artistry and Chemistry: Color Theory and Practice with Polished Concrete," by Howard Jancy of Jancy & Associates;
  • "Keeping the Shine: Basic Training in Maintenance of Polished Concrete Floors," also by Jancy; and
  • "Defining the Undefinable," by Brad Burns, of the Concrete Polishing Association of America.

The eBook is sponsored by H&C Decorative Concrete Products.

Download Polishing Concrete free now.

   

Tagged categories: Concrete coatings and treatments; Concrete polishing; Concrete Polishing Association of America; Education; H&C Concrete Products; Polished concrete

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