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Calle Anita

William Beauter and Jess Mullen-Carey
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gailwhitman wrote:
Can you tell me how to get the high polished look ?
   Comment   December 8, 2013
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February 1, 2014 at 9:48pm     
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cbrooks57 wrote:
looking for the name of product to maintain the shiny, polished look of acid-washed concrete flooring. - I have recently chosen to transform the slab foundation of my small, open concept home with acid-wash concrete flooring. The installer said that the product used to give it the shiny look has a very strong, long-lasting smell to it and the shine needs to be maintained 3 - 4 times/year. Is there an alternative and what would be the recommended product to maintain this look?
   Comment   August 8, 2012
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This floor looks like coated with epoxy to give this shine look. The surface of epoxy will scratch after a period of time. The best alternative for this similar look is polished concrete. A polished concrete is more labor intensive, but in the long run it will last a lot longer. The shine of a polished concrete is from the chemical reaction of the concrete with densifier to create a harness of concrete that is able to be polished with different grids of pads. The result of a polished concrete is a "breathable" surface, meaning no coatings. It is a lot more resemblance of a marble natural look.
January 7, 2013 at 8:13pm     
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deenajo16
Do you apply the densifier to the concrete (we just poured in-place concrete countertops) before polishing or after? What do you recommend putting on after polishing?
May 8, 2014 at 3:49pm   
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deaconroad wrote:
Are these floors installed above or below grade? - If they are above grade, was additional support required?
   Comment   June 18, 2012
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puddleduck1
Is it possible to install concrete (thinner layer maybe?) above grade. We would like to use concrete as a 'heat sink' on main floor above a walk-out basement. If it's not advisable would there be a substitute you could recommend that is not extremely expensive. We love the look but are trying to be economical and enironmentally 'aware'.
March 17, 2013 at 6:58am   
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It is. Look up "Lightweight Concrete". Another option would be tile or stone flooring.
March 18, 2013 at 9:31am     
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tibula wrote:
Why are there seams in the concrete - Why are there seams in the concrete
   Comment   May 11, 2012
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The seams are located strategically for the aesthetic, but they are also necessary for crack control. We try to make these utilitarian necessities and incorporate them in a way that supports the aesthetic of the Architecture.
December 6, 2012 at 11:13am     
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kdupee
I have 5/8 inch hand tooled joints in my concrete topping slab that my concrete polisher warns are likely to spawl if he runs the big polishing maching over them. He recommends that we pay extra to hand polish along the edges of the joints. The only downside is that he warns there will be a "halo" along the joint edges. He has no pictures of what the halo might look like. I was wondering if these joints were maybe hand polished as it looks like there is a small color difference along the joint edges in a couple of these pictures. I'm trying to visualize what the edges will look like before committing to the floor polisher.
March 4, 2014 at 1:29pm   
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Avnash Anumolu wrote:
I would like to know how you get such a high quality finish on the concrete floor ( i am writing to you from india) Please help as i would love to do something like this
   Comment   January 18, 2012
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Yes, it really comes down to getting a good quality professional who knows how to seal a floor to achieve the look. Not all professionals who know how to seal a concrete floor are knowledgeable about how to achieve this sort of finish look. Ask for images of the work they've accomplished in the past to see if they've achieved the look you're trying to attain.
December 6, 2012 at 11:16am   
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robshap
Is the floor giving and would you recommend for an older couple?
June 4, 2013 at 10:31am   
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jardineco wrote:
Floor - what are the materials to have a floor like this? what must i do to have the polish look?
   Comment   March 22, 2014
stillcleanjunkmail wrote:
This is marmoleum? It looks so much like concrete.
   Comment   February 16, 2014
danacottrell wrote:
Can you please tell me what color stain was used to achieve this look?
     Comment   October 1, 2013
Vickie Warren Nelson wrote:
can you get the same effect of the tile look by taping pattern? - Can you get the same effect of the tile look by taping to Crete the pattern? I have seen this done on an outside patio.
   Comment   August 4, 2013
bwedl wrote:
where can I purchase the wood console by the front door - love the wood console by the front door, anyone know where I can purchase
   Comment   March 10, 2013

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Other decorative effects, like scoring in grid pattern lines, cost around $5 to $8 per square foot. These are still very impressive. With a high-gloss seal, the floor can be transformed to look like limestone. An acrylic sealer could be used in the interior application to give it that wet look.

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Economical. The cost of concrete floors is very low, about $2 to $6 per square foot to polish a plain gray slab, giving it a lustrous sheen. The concrete's tonal differences, subtle cracks and aggregates take on a stonelike, natural feel. What are the best cleaning and maintenance practices? Now that you’ve invested time making your concrete floors healthy and beautiful, create a routine that preserves good indoor air quality. “A floor isn’t truly sustainable if the finish isn’t durable or is damaged through improper maintenance practices,” says Fuhlhage. “Conduct ongoing maintenance efficiency audits to assure that finished concrete isn’t being etched or abraded, and it will keep giving back to building owners for decades to come.” Finished concrete floors can last as long as the building they’re housed in with proper maintenance. They contribute to good indoor air quality by minimizing dust and moisture sinks that can collect allergens and irritants. To avoid introducing chemical irritants into your home, select natural and safe cleaning products. You may also seek out manufacturers whose coating products come with companion maintenance and cleaning products. Look for cleaning products that don’t contain hazardous surfactants. Cleaning products that qualify for the EPA’s Design for Environment environmental labeling program have safer ingredients that have been tested for human health effects.
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