Decorative & Polished Concrete
Decorative concrete is the process which takes concrete beyond its perceived image of plain, grey and boring and transforms it into an attractive and innovating decorative element. Concrete in commercial, institutional and residential floors, plaza’s and patios, entryways and countertops may be customized to meet any decor, architectural style, pattern, color etc, while still serving the integral function of an essential construction element. The transformation of concrete into decorative concrete is achieved through the use of a variety of materials, that may be applied during the placing process, after the concrete is cured or in restoration of older concrete surfaces. These materials and/or systems include, but are not limited to; integrally colored concrete, stamped concrete, acid staining, decorative overlays and polished concrete.
Polished concrete is fast becoming the ultimate no-wax commercial flooring material. Thanks to recent advances in polishing equipment, densifying materials and polishing techniques; contractors are now grinding concrete floor surfaces, whether new or old, to a high-gloss finish which never needs a wax or coating. Typically, concrete is not considered polished until a 400 grit abrasive has been used on the floor surface. It is normally polished to even higher progressive grit levels. Stains and dyes are often applied to enhance polished concrete, as well as, other options such as: scoring, creating radial lines, grids, bands, borders, and other designs. Factor in the superior durability and performance of concrete, and it’s easy to understand why more retail, warehouse, and office facilities are opting for polished concrete flooring as an alternative to marble, granite, tile and linoleum. Polished concrete is considered a good sustainable design flooring option, because it makes use of the materials already present. Most modern buildings are built on a concrete slab; polishing the exposed concrete eliminates the energy and material consumed by applying the floor covering product and the continual maintenance. Polished Concrete is something to consider when building or modernizing towards a more environmentally green solution.
L.M. Scofield Company
The name L.M. Scofield Company represents the oldest and one of the most trusted manufacturers in the business of Decorative Concrete Manufacturing. This recognition comes from more than 90 years in the industry, creating high standards for products that form a virtually unlimited menu for coloring and texturing concrete. Salmon Bay sells Scofield LITHOCHROME® Chemstain® Classic and LITHOCHROME® Tintura™ Stain.
Anything that can be made with concrete can be colored with Davis Colors™. Davis Colors makes the widest selection of standard and custom colors in the concrete industry. Their colors are used by Ready-Mix Companies, Concrete Paving Unit Manufacturers, Contractors, Architects, Builders and even Do-It-Yourselfers. Integral color is a way to take the “ordinary” look out of concrete and make paving that blends in or structures that stand out. Salmon Bay distributes the full line of Davis concrete colors.
For over 30 years, architects and installers worldwide have recognized BRICKFORM as the leading manufacturer of texturing systems. BRICKFORM systems work seamlessly together to resurface and restore aging concrete or to create new colored and textured hardscapes. Salmon Bay sells Brickform stamped concrete products and micro toppings.
Smith Paint Products began manufacturing paint in 1929. They have developed thousands of specialized formulas for specific applications, such as concrete staining. Their Cement Stain line is environmentally friendly and water-based. Smith uses the highest quality raw materials and control in their manufacturing process to assure dependable and consistent products. Today, Smith products are used throughout the world. SBSG sells and stocks Smith’s Color Floor products.
One floor. One system. One time. When you choose FGS/PermaShine, you get a complete high-performance system of products for polishing concrete floors. Explore the savings, durability, and ease that come uniquely with the FGS/PermaShine polished concrete floor system from L & M Construction Chemicals. We represent the full line of L & M Construction Chemical products; including FGS PermaShine.
CONSOLIDECK® High Performance Concrete Products combine the industry’s highest quality lithium-silicate floor hardeners with the best-performing protective treatments. CONSOLIDECK® High Performance Concrete Products are easier to install and outperform conventional hardeners, stains, safety striping and protective treatments. Salmon Bay is a regional distributor of CONSOLIDECK® and PROSOCO products. Local representatives are available for project consultation.