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Concrete Decor LIVE! wows Canadian neighbors

Concrete Decor LIVE! debuts in Canada.Following the 2018 World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Concrete Decor magazine received a call from management at The Buildings Show in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, asking if it would be interested in hosting an event like Decorative Concrete LIVE! in Toronto inside the show’s World of Concrete pavilion.

Jan 14, 2019
Campout Centers on Concrete Boat Building

group boating on a concrete boat created at the Mendo MiniAbout 20 people gathered together Sept. 27-30 in Manchester, California, a town about three hours north of San Francisco, for the third annual Mendo Mini Campout and Boat Build.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Jan 9, 2019
Should You Seal Concrete Now or Hold Off for Warmer Days?

This sealer failure was caused by condensed moisture in a low spotIn my experience, sealer issues caused by cold weather don’t occur in the northern “cold climates” but rather in the more temperate or “shoulder” regions that have transition seasons. They also tend to happen in warm climates that may experience cold weather for only brief periods of time.

Chris Sullivan
Jan 9, 2019
Take Another Look at Form Liners for Concrete

Form liners are essentially molds for giving texture and design to vertical concrete surfaces.As an old technology finds new applications, walls take on shape and texture.

Amy Johnson
Apr 28, 2006
Applying Concrete Color Hardener as an Accent

Using concrete color hardener to create light and shade effects on a slab.Lee Levig of Concrete Works shows how applying color hardener to create light and shade effects on decorative concrete.

Lee Levig
Jan 19, 2007
How to Choose the Right Concrete Overlay

You need to take a good look at the subfloor structure. Is it built solid? Is there a threshold joint? If there is flex in the deck, you have to figure that in. As Thome points outThings to consider when choosing from the ever-growing array of options. Be sure to match product attributes with the substrate and the desired outcome.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Feb 8, 2005
Atomic Placement of Elements Makes for Strong Concrete

atomic placement of elements in concreteThe reason concrete is so strong is elemental. According to researchers at Rice University, studying friction on materials such as concrete has provided the answer.

Jan 12, 2015
Accurate Project Records Today Get You Work Tomorrow

A person holding a pile of papers. Some things in life a person can bluff their way through but, unfortunately, decorative concrete is not one. When a previous customer called asking to add more decorative stamping, I learned the hard way. She loved the work previously installed, and now wanted to add a pool deck to match, right down to the colors and pattern. No problem, right? Wrong.

Doug Carlton
Jan 24, 2013
Nine Tips for Not Getting Lost in Translation

image of the earthToday’s global economy means companies are doing business all over the world, which often requires marketing materials or websites to be available in multiple languages and producing content in several languages may help attract clients who don’t speak English as their primary language.

Tina Grady Barbaccia
May 5, 2016
Add Design to Concrete Borders, Edging, Curbs and Gutters

Decorative concrete curb or edging around flower bed separates the grass from the bark mulch under the tree. A look at the possibilites for adding value to projects with decorative concrete edging, curbs, gutters and borders. Here’s a look at some of the possibilities for adding value to these projects with decorative techniques.

Gail Elber
Fu-Tung Cheng Concrete Exchange Design Awards

Circle of distinction - Cheng Awards - Best of Show Karen Smith Countercast Designs Surrey, British ColumbiaAt a wine and cheese gala held during the WOC tradeshow, Concrete Exchange presented awards to the winners of its first concrete countertop design competition.

Rosemary Camozzi
Mar 10, 2005
Trio Creates Heartfelt 9/11 Memorial in Watchung, New Jersey

Project was 'A Journey of the Heart' for Everyone Involved 9/11 Memorial in Watchung, New JerseyWhen sculptor Seth R. Alexander teamed up with concrete artisan Richard Winget and his son, Jacob Winget, to create the Watchung 9/11 Memorial in New Jersey last summer, the task truly involved the whole borough of Watchung.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Jul 4, 2018
Soy-based Products for Concrete: Nontoxic and Biodegradable

Soybeans are one of the oldest crops in the world, but soy-based products are new to the decorative concrete industry.The healthy choice for floors. Soybeans are one of the oldest crops in the world, but soy-based products are new to the decorative concrete industry. There are soy-based products available for every phase of a project. Should you be using them?

Loretta Hall
Feb 18, 2007
How to Apply Protective Sealers to Decorative Concrete

Huge garage black and dark gray squares of concrete sealed properly with concrete sealer.Proper application of a sealer is essential to just about every decorative concrete job.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Jul 4, 2005
Transforming a Show Room Floor with High-Gloss Metallic Epoxies

Metallic epoxy was added to this show room floor to add a visually appealing space.The big national chain needed a ritzy floor for one of its new high-end home furnishing stores. A San Diego contactor brought the glamour, including metallics and a pearl finish.

Amy B. Johnson
Sep 3, 2007
Colored Concrete Sealer with a Reflective Shine

Elite Crete Reflector Enhancer added to clear concrete sealer.This incredibly simple staining application lends a distinct reflective sparkle to any floor.

May 6, 2009
Polished Concrete Education Coupled with Reality TV

Polished concrete is a lot more than just a shiny floor. Floors that are burnished to a high gloss are considered polished, but of course a lot of work, skill and technique goes into achieving that look.Polished concrete is a lot more than just a shiny floor. Floors that are burnished to a high gloss are considered polished, but of course a lot of work, skill and technique goes into achieving that look.

Nov 3, 2014
Decorative Concrete Tips: The Torpedo Groover

Torpedo Groover by Slip Industries works very well for long and straight applicationsThe “Torpedo Groover” from Slip Industries has become an invaluable tool for the guys that know its advantages in placing control joints but as a decorative hand tool it has also taken on some slick advantages.

Oct 13, 2001