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Upgrade to Lavina propane and electric concrete grinders If you're doing anything with polishing, drilling or sawing concrete these days, you're likely already using water in your processes. Those hedging on not using wet processes are staring straight at a mandate from OSHA that requires contractors to reduce the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica.

OSHA's New Respirable Crystalline Silica Regulations Do Not Impact All Decorative Concrete Products

OSHA standards for silica dust protection has changed and not all concrete contractors will be effected. - Photo from Concrete Decor archivesChris Sullivan discusses the new OSHA respirable crystalline silica regulation and how it may not impact all decorative concrete products.

Chris Sullivan
May 26, 2017
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The Power of Diamond Grit

Upgrade to Lavina propane and electric concrete grinders One of the largest lighting manufacturers in North America has recently moved its product development to a 132,000-square-foot building in Atlanta, Georgia, and the company chose polished concrete as the most cost-efficient and easy to maintain flooring option.

Weather Affects Set Time of Stamped Concrete Overlays

Stamped concrete overlay on a busy driveway in a southern California subdivision.When working with stamped concrete overlays, experts caution you to keep your eye on weather and temperature conditions.

David Searls
Jun 7, 2017
Build Up Your Concrete Portfolio with A Fleur-de-Lis

fleur-de-lis is a great next step in building that portfolio. There are so many variations to this image that it's hard to get bored doing them.A concrete contractor diversifies his portfolio by adding numerous medallion designs, including fleur-de-lis, by learning the basics of patterns.

Rick Lobdell
May 26, 2017
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Decorative Concrete Tips: Reducing Random Cracking Through Preparation

Compacting the ground prior to the pour makes for less concrete cracking.The creation of a high quality concrete job starts with proper sub-base compaction. Generally speaking, a minimum of 4-inch rock sub-base is required to support the concrete slab cast on grade. The rock sub-base should provide uniform support to the slab without any soft spots.

Bart Sacco
Aug 5, 2002
Buddy Rhodes Concrete Derby was EPIC | Derby Cars Made Out of Concrete

Buddy Rhodes concrete car derby

Vanessa Salvia
Final Pour
Feb 1, 2015
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Stamp Shield Hybrid Concrete Sealer Promises a Change for the Better

sealing decorative concrete - It's no secret that most people think sealers are the Achilles' heel of decorative concrete. You can do nearly everything perfectly while installing your concrete masterpiece only to have something like a sealer decimate all your good efforts.It’s no secret that most people think sealers are the Achilles’ heel of decorative concrete. You can do nearly everything perfectly while installing your concrete masterpiece only to have something like a sealer decimate all your good efforts.

Editors
Carlton's Corner
Jan 1, 2016
The Amazing Vince Schrementi of Everlast Concrete

Circular concrete bar top with metal and sea shells embedded and ground down.Seamless has been coating floors since 1939. Now the company has taken a decorative direction.

John Strieder
Artisan in Concrete
ASCC-DCC 2013 Award Winners

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How Adding Color to Concrete Sealers Creates Beautiful Effect

Create a new look by adding color to your concrete sealer.A practical and less expensive way to create unique surface treatments for enhanced color finishes on concrete is to add color to the concrete sealer.

Craig Park
Apr 1, 2002
Self-Leveling Concrete Overlays: An Aesthetic, Cost Efficient Alternative

Yellow furniture grouping in home with self-leveling overlay stained a rich brown.Self-levelers offer interior spaces unlimited design possibilities, fast! Through the use of integral colors, dry-shake color hardeners and similar products, fresh concrete need no longer be gray, monotone and drab looking.

Bruce Hackett
Jul 7, 2001
Website Considerations for the Decorative Concrete Professional

How to make a better website

Mark Donaldson
How to Color Concrete Sealer with Metallic Powder

Adding a concrete stain after a sealer has been applied will not affect the concrete. Removing a stencil after adding a concrete sealer.Adding a metallic color treatment to interior decorative concrete floors or cementitious overlays is a simple step and adds a very distinctive look with concrete stenciling applications.

Editors
Dec 1, 2005
The ASCC's 2014 Decorative Concrete Award Winners

shiny blue polished concrete floor

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Concrete Recipe for Success: Mix Design

Use only the best ingredients in your concrete mix Creating the right recipes for your concrete mix will ensure high quality installations with a decorative finish every time.

Cindy Grawl
Feb 1, 2002
Architectural Concrete Stands Tall

Wasserman Building architectural concrete

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Project Profile
Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame: The 2014 Inductees

Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame by Concrete Decor magazineThe Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame is pleased to honor its inductees for 2014: Gary Jones, Frank Lewis and Jon Nasvik. The Hall of Fame will announce the group at the 2014 Concrete Decor Show.

 

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Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame
Aug 15, 2014
Small Stamped Concrete Project Turned Large

Stamped concrete patio with pergola and fire pit in muted slate colors.What began as the customer’s modest plan for a concrete slab to go under a jumbo-sized hot tub morphed into a three-tier, 2,700-square-foot stamped concrete patio that integrates a spa with two other focal points: an eating area with wood pergola to house an outdoor kitchen, and a recessed fire-pit area with sitting wall.

Joe Maty
A Veteran Floor Guy Takes on a High-End Cast-in-Place Countertop

Cast in place concrete countertopIt all started when I got a call from interior designer Julie Doran. Been a long time. Where you been? “Second career as a flight attendant, third career as a full-time mom. Now, I’m back into design.” What’s up? “Got a new client. I’m designing a tricked-out outdoor kitchen. I think you may be just the guy to do the countertops.”

Michael Miller, the concretist
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Site Technologies Inc., Roswell, Ga.

For this niche contractor, it's all about the hardscapes.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Copings & Edges: Forming the Future

When it comes to bordering walls, pools and other installations, it pays to get edgy. Here are a few fresh options.

Mike Dawson
Jun 19, 2008
Recipes: Reactive Stain Effects

Acid staining is unpredictable by nature, but after years of experience, several of the country’s most gifted artisans have developed techniques that incorporate the stains into tried-and-true effects.

Kelly O'Brien
Aug 8, 2010
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