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.
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 suit 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.
The Concrete Polishing Association of America is a trade association with a mission that focuses on networking the concrete polishing industry, compiling technical knowledge to draft and revise best practice guidelines, and educating the industry to those best practices. This is a monumental task, requiring many hours of work. The CPAA, like many organizations of similar design, is able to bear this task by dedicating discreet groups of volunteers to an aspect of that task. The committees of the CPAA are where the diamonds meet the concrete. Click the link above to learn more.