Blog: General Blog

5 Reasons to Choose Concrete Floors Over Traditional Flooring

Concrete flooring is an excellent choice for interiors, as there are many routes to achieve the end user’s goals. Some of the most common interior concrete floor options include stained and sealed floors, overlay stain systems, solid color epoxy flooring, and decorative epoxy systems.

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Avoid These Common Mistakes When Installing a Vinyl Chip Flooring System

There are typically two types for vinyl chip flooring systems: full broadcast and light broadcast. The colors and size of the chips can vary, depending on the final look and functionality you aim to achieve.

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Decorative Concrete Trends: 4 Methods to Get the Faux Wood Look

One of the hottest flooring trends today is a faux wood look. Just walk through your local hardware store and see the various wood tiles available. Creative applications are also plastered across social media sites. For years, the only way to achieve a wood texture in concrete was stamping

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How to Fix Spalled Concrete

As fall and winter come upon us, concrete spalling becomes a big concern.  Concrete freeze/thaw spalls are unsightly and they can be hazardous. Freeze/thaw spalls occur in colder climates, where water collects in the pores of the concrete and then freezes

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Matching Old Concrete to New? Here’s What to Do

It’s something every contractor has seen or will see in their professional lives. You arrive at a project. The customer wants to upgrade their walkways to match their back porch or driveway. The existing porch or driveway has been down for several years.

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Navigating the Wide Selection of Polymer Overlays Over Concrete Substrates

While cement-based overlays have been around for decades, many of the systems widely available today blend polymer resins with cement, sand and other additives to create a highly durable, attractive and easily maintained flooring overlay systems to be used over concrete

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Overcome Common Application Challenges of Concrete Color Staining

As an applicator, coloring may be daunting or even overwhelming. Many installers can expertly and comfortably install the various material applications – such as stamping an overlay, installing a smooth floor or even a simple broom finish – however, staining concrete is another story

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Super-Krete Products Showcases Latest Trends in Decorative Concrete at 7th Annual Concrete Décor Show

Visitors to the 7th annual Concrete Décor Show, held in San Diego, were in for a treat as Super-Krete Products showed off one of the hottest flooring trends in the decorative concrete industry, faux wood overlays. With the booth decked out in Super-Krete’s Faux Wood Concrete Resurfacing System, attendees were able to see and touch the overlay, getting a real feel for one of the rising stars in Super-Krete roster

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The Basics of Material Estimating

Determining which products to use, their quantities and costs for your project

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The Benefits of Water-Based Concrete Stains

Concrete stains are a quick, easy and cost effective way to transform a dull slab. While most decorative concrete contractors opt for water-based stains (and for good reason), acid stains still have their place in the market. Water-based stains offer numerous advantages from environmental, aesthetic and functional standpoints

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The Do's and Don’ts of Decorative Overlayments

With a dizzying number of cementitous decorative resurfacing and overlayment products on market, contractors and application specialists can run into many problems. Often, the most common problems have solutions that are relatively easy if an individual takes time to understand why the problem occurred.

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Tips to Price Your Flooring Project for Success

Pricing a job can be challenging, whether you’re running a start-up or a seasoned pro. There are many variables to consider when it comes to product and system selection, and balancing your customers’ needs, wants and budgets. To price your jobs fairly and accurately (and profitably), consider these tips: Determine Whether the Surface is Coatable Not all concrete surfaces are the same and not all concrete surfaces can be coated

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Treat Concrete Now with Pene-Krete to Cash in Before Winter Downtime

As you’re sipping a drink by the pool and fighting off the potential heat stroke, take a moment to cool off in your mind and picture the snow on the ground. It’s not a reach to think of the damaging effects ice and freezing have on concrete

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Two Stressors Every Contractor Can Prevent

For a contractor, there’s no better feeling than walking away from an appointment with a signed contract. Well, maybe walking away from a completed job with a signed check is better, but for this blog’s purpose we’ll pretend we haven’t gotten that far yet

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Which is Right for the Job? Grind and Sealed Concrete or Polished Concrete

Many people are unaware of the differences between polished concrete and grind and sealed concrete floors, which can often make deciding on one confusing for someone who is not a flooring expert. For example, some customers might come across a sealed concrete project that sparks their own interest, but then might request the application of polished concrete when searching for a flooring contractor for themselves

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