Specifications Basics for Polished Concrete
presented by Jennifer A. Faller, Concrete Polishing Association of America
Thursday, May 22, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Rosewood
Session: Concrete Polishing

This presentation will explain the process and benefits of polished concrete floors. The designer will have a better understanding of the different methods for polishing concrete floors and will be able to properly specify options for densifiers, sealers and guards that are right for their project. The designer will develop a better understanding of the safety and environmental benefits of utilizing polished concrete flooring.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the process of polishing concrete floors.
  • Compare and contrast the different methods for polishing concrete floors and list options for densifiers, sealers and guards.
  • List several safety and environmental benefits of utilizing polished concrete flooring.
  • Explain the life cycle cost benefits of polished concrete floors.

  • Speaker Bio:

    Jennifer A. Faller has been in the surface preparation and polished concrete chemical industries for the past 19 years. She specializes in polished concrete specification editing and writing, frequently gives AIA presentations, and has trained over 1,200 contractors to fine tune their polishing techniques since 1996.

    Her field experience and understanding of everything concrete sets her apart. She serves on the Executive BOD for the CPAA Concrete Polishing Association of America as Co-chairman. Faller writes articles and speaks at trade shows including the World of Concrete, Concrete D├ęcor and ICPSC. Recently, she was hired by Diamatic USA as National Account Director managing the ULTRAFLOR architectural polished concrete system and National specifications. Contact her at Jennifer.Faller@DiamaticUSA.com