Year: 2019

The Beauty of Terrazzo Flooring

While you may have never heard the term ‘Terrazzo,’ chances are you have walked upon terrazzo floors at some point in your life. Commonly used in hotels, schools, and office buildings throughout Ottawa and throughout the last century, Terrazzo floors are beautiful, elegant, and incredibly durable and long lasting. Michelangelo used Terrazzo floors in St. […]

The 3-Stage Concrete Grinding, Honing and Polishing Process

Polished concrete has captured the imagination of architects, engineers, property owners, interior designers and general contractors for a little more than 10 years. The entire design process is a mix of technical know-how, industry experience and artistic expression that can make or break the result, depending on the skill level of the polisher and crew. […]

Water-based Concrete Stains Grow in Popularity

Traditional acid-based stains may be today’s gold standard for the decorative concrete industry, but their water-based cousins are growing in popularity due to their ease of application, quick cleanup and range of colors. Each offers its own advantages and disadvantages. The main things to know are that surface prep is different, particularly between acid and […]

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. While this practice is still used […]

What You Should Know About Natural Stone Restoration

What You Should Know About Natural Stone Restoration

Natural Stone Restoration  Restoration of stone is the restoring of worn stone to the state in which it was installed. It may also include altering the stone’s surface to match the desired finish of the owner. Restoration is needed when the stone is damaged, worn out, uneven, and discolored. Fortunately, professionals can step in to […]

Why Polished Concrete Flooring is Better for Commercial Projects

Why Polished Concrete Flooring is Better for Commercial Projects

Benefits of Using Polished Concrete Floor on Your Next Commercial Project  From vet surgeries to warehouses to retail spaces, concrete flooring is everywhere. Polished concrete is a tough and hard-wearing floor surface that gives multiple advantages. Take a look at just a few of the benefits of choosing a concrete floor for your next commercial […]