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How to - Pro Polished Concrete Floor Systems

February 15, 2019

How to - Pro Polished Concrete Floor Systems

Polished Concrete Floors are extremely popular. Many property managers are replacing their VCT, Ceramic Tile, and Linoleum floor coverings with polished concrete flooring. Polishable concrete overlays add LEED points to a project making them appealing for architects and green builders. Architects also appreciate polished concrete’s reflectance because it decreases the need for artificial light.

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Universiade 2019: Penetron Enables International Student Sports Event

February 4, 2019

Universiade 2019: Penetron Enables International Student Sports Event

When plans were made in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, to host the 2019 Winter Universiade sports event, the local Penetron team ensured that all new concrete structures, especially in the Central Stadium, would withstand the aggressive, sub-arctic climate. Construction work on the stadium was completed in December 2018.

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PVC Waterstop for Concrete

November 30, 2018

PVC Waterstop for Concrete

Earth Shield® Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Waterstop is used as a fluid-tight diaphragm, embedded in concrete, across and along the joint, for environmental engineered concrete structures. Earth Shield® Flexible PVC Waterstops are resistant to a wide range of water and wastewater treatment chemicals and are certified to meet or exceed the performance requirements of CRD C572-74.

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Microtopping Floors in Retail Furniture Stores

November 28, 2018

Microtopping Floors in Retail Furniture Stores

Shopping for furniture is a bit like shopping for a new car or a piece of art. The environment in which the furniture is displayed is important enough that it should present the beauty of the furniture while at the same time not distracting potential customers from imagining how it might look if it was theirs. Microtopping floors in retail furniture stores achieve this, by being both durable and beautiful, as well as presenting a clean, blank slate for shoppers to project their own dreams upon.

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Gateway Arch Expansion

September 22, 2018

Gateway Arch Expansion

Soaring 630 feet above the mighty Mississippi River and its St Louis, Missouri, home, the gleaming stainless steel Gateway Arch is the centerpiece of the Gateway Arch National Park and a popular attraction that draws more than three million visitors each year.

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Waterproof and protect below-grade slabs and perimeter walls

July 18, 2018

Waterproof and protect below-grade slabs and perimeter walls

409 and 499 Illinois, San Francisco, California, USA - With an especially high water table at 8 feet below grade, the possibility of saltwater attack, and a garage design calling for two parking levels at 30-ft below grade, Xypex Admix C-1000 NF was specified to waterproof and protect the below-grade slabs and perimeter walls.

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Penetron project: Melaka Harbour City, Malacca, Malaysia

June 11, 2018

Penetron project: Melaka Harbour City, Malacca, Malaysia

Located on Pulau Malacca, a tropical man-made island at the gates of Malacca, Malaysia, Harbour City brings together a theme park, shopping mall and hotel, making it a unique holiday destination for the entire family.

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Paint vs. Stain: know the difference

April 6, 2018

Paint vs. Stain: know the difference

Stains penetrate and bond to surfaces, while remaining aspiratory - allowing moisture vapors to escape. Paints, however, rest on top of the surface, trapping moisture between the paint and the surface. In cooler climates, freeze/thaw cycles cause moisture to expand and contract, making paint blister and delaminate - ultimately leading to paint failure or what we call 'paintenance.'

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How to Fluid-Proof Circular Joints in Concrete

March 26, 2018

How to Fluid-Proof Circular Joints in Concrete

Earth Shield® has solved a long-standing problem for engineered concrete structures with circular protrusions, such as columns, pipes, piers, and pilasters. The problem: how to permanently seal the concrete joint when cast-in-place concrete is formed against an existing circular member.

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An introduction to waterstop

February 28, 2018

An introduction to waterstop

Designed to prevent the passage of fluids through concrete joints, waterstop is the leading specified construction material for waterproofing environmental engineered concrete structures.

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Color underfoot: new design possibilities with concrete

January 17, 2018

Color underfoot: new design possibilities with concrete

How colorful stains, dyes, marbling and effects can help you do more with exposed concrete flooring.

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Polished Concrete Flooring

December 13, 2017

Polished Concrete Flooring

Polished concrete flooring is one of the hottest trends for homeowners and business owners alike. Thanks to recent advancements in equipment and technology, the process of polishing concrete is more efficient and economical than ever. Concrete surfaces, both old and new, can be polished to a high-luster finish. When compared to other types of flooring: marble, tile, linoleum, wood and coated concrete, polished concrete is more durable and better performing. Polished concrete never needs waxing and is therefore low maintenance as well.

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Modern & Seamless Custom Flooring Systems

November 14, 2017

Modern & Seamless Custom Flooring Systems

Elite Crete Systems has solutions to concrete floor problems and the design and decor experience to provide a truly unique one of a kind floor system.

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Distinctive dual towers built on Penetron

October 12, 2017

Distinctive dual towers built on Penetron

The Grove at Grand Bay luxury residential towers in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida, are built on a PENETRON ADMIX-treated concrete foundation. Inaugurated in May, both of the visually distinctive towers are almost sold out.

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4 Major Advantages of Decorative Concrete in Commercial Settings

September 25, 2017

4 Major Advantages of Decorative Concrete in Commercial Settings

Known for its incredible beauty, strength and affordability, thousands of retailers, restaurants and showrooms nationwide are choosing decorative concrete. With decorative concrete coatings and finishes, your business can transform a dull slab of grey concrete into a work of art and extend the life of your flooring. While decorative concrete coatings offer many great benefits, here are some of the key advantages:

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Concrete Resurfacing

August 23, 2017

Concrete Resurfacing

Concrete resurfacing systems open the door to wide range of design and decor options. There are purely functional concrete resurfacing products that will look and feel similar to standard grey concrete floor, but for those who want to take their concrete flooring to whole new level, decorative concrete systems should be considered. Here are some common concrete resurfacing systems with overviews of what the look and design can be expected from each.

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Stenciled Concrete for your Pool decks, patios and driveways

July 11, 2017

Stenciled Concrete for your Pool decks, patios and driveways

Stenciled concrete is a great option for pool decks, patios and driveways. How can concrete become brick? Or be turned into fan-shaped cobblestone? Or have your company logo “painted” on? The answer to all of those questions is stencils. Stenciled concrete is popular for exterior surfaces like driveways, patios and pool decks.

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HERMETIC Industrial Flooring

May 22, 2017

HERMETIC Industrial Flooring

Architect specified a HERMETIC™ Flake Floor instead of terrazzo in this airport terminal. The cost savings was substantial.

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Xypex in London

May 8, 2017

Xypex in London

London's skyline and streetscape are undergoing considerable change and Xypex is participating on many of the city's most visually dominant, award-winning and culturally important new and revitalised structures. The architects, engineers and contractors of these developments have avidly endorsed Xypex to waterproof, protect and enhance the durability of their buildings' concrete.

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2017 Excellence in Hardscape Awards Recognizes County Materials' Concrete Pavers, Slabs and Retaining Walls

May 4, 2017

2017 Excellence in Hardscape Awards Recognizes County Materials' Concrete Pavers, Slabs and Retaining Walls

The innovation and beauty of County Materials’ hardscape products were recognized at the 2017 Wisconsin Masonry Alliance Excellence in Hardscape Awards. Five projects with concrete pavers, slabs and retaining walls manufactured by County Materials received awards at the 2017 gala, hosted at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.

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Decorative Concrete Can Be Gray or Colorful and is Ideal for Interior or Exterior... Take a Look (April 27, 2017), Protecting concrete against freeze-thaw damage (March 29, 2017), Project profile: flooring installation for busy bank in El Paso exceeds tight turnaround expectations while delivering a functional masterpiece (March 27, 2017), Waterproofing One of London’s New iconic Buildings (March 13, 2017), Three New Waterstop Profiles for Environmental Engineered Concrete Structures (February 22, 2017), Healthcare Center Gets the PENETRON Treatment (February 6, 2017), From Art Deco to Modernist with PENETRON (January 13, 2017), The Benefits of Water-Based Concrete Stains (January 2, 2017), Waterstop for concrete joints (December 31, 2016), What are the Flooring Options for a Food Facility Washdown Area (December 28, 2016), Brazil Takes PENETRON to the Hilton (November 23, 2016), Navigating the Wide Selection of Polymer Overlays Over Concrete Substrates (October 31, 2016), Images in Concrete: Reckli Artico® (October 7, 2016), 4 Reasons you should choose a resurfaced concrete floor (August 10, 2016), “At Penetron, we’re always talking about the weather” (March 23, 2016), Better than real wood planks (March 9, 2016)