The Concrete Polishing Industry...
Concrete Polishing is a vibrant part of the flooring industry. The benefits of concrete processed to a high gloss are extensive. Many facility owners and managers are realizing the long term benefits such as ease and lower cost of maintenance. Another benefit of polished concrete that is often overlooked is slip coefficient. Polished concrete, when properly processed, will meet or exceed the national standards for slip coefficient (ANSI/NFSI B101.1-2009 and ANSI/NFSI B101.3-2012). You can learn more about this by attending our Tradesman or Craftsman courses or by contacting our offices.
The CPAA supports the concrete polishing industry through many avenues. We are a valuable resource for Architects, Contractors, and Facility Owners / Managers needing non-biased answers surrounding specifying, installing or maintaining polished concrete. The CPAA has several committees, representing a diverse group of industry professionals, that offer consensus based definitions, procedures, and best practices to suite every situation. Visit the glossary, specifications, and resources pages for additional information.
Are you a contractor new to the industry wanting to know more details about the concrete polishing process? Are you a veteran contractor wanting to learn about the most up-to-date technological advances and network with peers across the nation? The CPAA can help. Membership in the CPAA offers many benefits above and beyond education. Our Member Benefits page is always growing with new opportunities to save money-directly increasing the bottom line. Members have access to a Technical Hotline for those unexpected troubles encountered in the field. Don't be left alone, join with many other members who share your same interest and help shape our industry.