An Overview to Polishing Concrete Floors

Bob Harris and Anne Balogh
It’s no wonder why everyone is catching on to the trend of polished concrete floors. The convenience of a high gloss finish that never needs waxes or coatings is so appealing that stores, warehouses, offices, and even homeowners are turning to polished concrete floors over marble, granite, tile, or linoleum.

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About the Author

Bob Harris and Anne Balogh

Bob Harris is founder and president of the Decorative Concrete Institute (www.decorative concrete in Douglasville, Georgia. He has conducted hands-on training seminars in architectural concrete in locations around the world in addition to being a part of technical support and research and development at a large decorative concrete manufacturer for almost a decade.

In addition to sharing his expertise with others through his involvement with numerous industry associations, Harris spoke at four seminars at the 2004 World of Concrete Trade Show on topics including Acid Etch Staining and Sandblast Stencil Techniques, How to Get Started in Decorative Flatwork and Advanced Decorative Overlays.

His dream for many years was to put down onto paper the knowledge he has received from his extensive field experience and training to teach others the many techniques he has learned.

Anne Balogh writes feature articles each month for The Concrete Network ( She is a freelance writer based in Glen Ellyn, Ill., and a former editor of Concrete Construction magazine.

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