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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
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.

Editors
Jan 14, 2019
Shipping and Receiving Ramp Gets Concrete Makeover

Shipping and receiving ramp with a fresh lookAs part of the Aagen Group’s renovation of its facilities in Houston, the Business Flooring Specialists refurbished the company’s shipping and receiving ramp. The ramp was showing wear and tear and also needed its traction improved — especially when it was wet.

Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Jan 9, 2019
Training and Education is Good for One and All

Decorative Concrete Trainer talking with an attendee at a trade show at Brickform last summer.Decorative concrete done well, and properly maintained, is long-term free advertising. It’s like having a huge billboard on the side of the road showcasing your work.

Greg Iannone
Oct 10, 2017
Sales and Marketing Techniques for Decorative Concrete Contractors

Contractor talking with customer about his decorative concrete product and why he should choose his method. Sales and Marketing your services is essential.Learning the necessary skills required for this type of concrete work produces high-quality results! Concrete Decor shares some. It’s one of the truest and simplest maxims in the world of business: You won’t be successful if people don’t know about you.

Bruce Hackett and Lindy Ausburne
Jun 1, 2001
Concrete Crafters Blend Applications at Popular Microbrewery

Concrete Crafters Blend Applications at Popular MicrobreweryThere’s a little bit of art and a little bit of science involved in the making of beer. And when the popular Sun King Brewing Co. in Indianapolis, Ind., needed an upgrade to its floors, the local flooring contractor contacted to handle the job applied the same mixed approach.

K. Schipper
Jan 6, 2014
Grow Your Business by Working Smarter, Not Harder

Do I keep a database of previously completed projects complete with pictures?Success can’t and shouldn’t be measured by comparing your business against your peers’. Comparison is a dirty word and an even worse habit which can lead you down a rabbit hole of self-doubt, worry and personal as well as professional destruction. After all, we all have different motives and goals as why we do what we do.

Greg Iannone
Jul 9, 2018
Cracking the Case of Cracks in Overlays and Toppings

Ideas for how to repair cracking overlays that are replicating the cracks from the concrete below.Ideas for what to do — or not to do — with cracks in overlays.

Susan Brimo-Cox
Oct 10, 2005
Concrete Polishing Tips: Slow Grind Speeds, Cool Tools and Sweeping Compound Pitfalls

Grinding concreteThis is very similar to the story told in the old children’s tale, “The Tortoise and the Hare.” If you remember, the slow-footed tortoise won a race against the faster hare by keeping a slow, steady pace while his faster counterpart sprinted, tired and lost concentration.

Bryon "Bru" Bruington
Apr 6, 2014
Digital-Age Synergy: Polished concrete clicks in California's high-tech mecca

Concrete floor that looks like railroad timbersWhat might computer users learn when they google the terms “google” and “polished concrete?”

Joe Maty
Jan 5, 2015
Bayferrox iron oxide pigments

Big glowing chemistry set with a small glass cup receiving red iron oxide pigment for concrete.In its standard form, Bayferrox iron oxide pigment is a very fine, particle-sized powder. With Bayferrox C, the standard powder is compacted into an irregularly shaped granule. This is a cost-effective, low-dusting and free-flowing pigment that can be metered easily and accurately.

Editors
Feb 5, 2004
University Facility Gets High Marks Thanks to Innovative Flooring Solution

Urbanest is student accommodation with a difference, where everything is top of the class; is distinctive, interactive and extremely functional. The renowned student hub was founded in 2008 and has expanded to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.Urbanest is student accommodation with a difference, where everything is top of the class; is distinctive, interactive and extremely functional. The renowned student hub was founded in 2008 and has expanded to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Editors
Nov 9, 2015
New Metallic Products Fuel the Trend in Decorative Concrete

A sample board of metallic coatings.As the popularity of metallic floors blossoms, more and more installers are beginning to buy their metallic pigments directly from other sources to save some money and several companies have added metallic pigment products to their lineup.

Editors
Jul 10, 2012
Create Unique Designs by Seeding Concrete Floors

Place decorative aggregate by hand instead of mixing it in, and beauty is just a stone's throw away.Place decorative aggregate by hand instead of mixing it in, and beauty is just a stone’s throw away.

Sue Marquette Poremba
Apr 9, 2010
Filling Control Joints in Decorative Concrete

Filling contraction joints, control joints - Control joints are cuts placed into the concrete at the time of pouring, or shortly after, to control random cracking in concrete. This works by creating a weakened area in the slab -- concrete cracks follow the path of least resistance.Control joints are cuts placed into the concrete at the time of pouring, or shortly after, to control random cracking in concrete. This works by creating a weakened area in the slab — concrete cracks follow the path of least resistance.

Nick Dancer
Jul 1, 2014
Seven Steps for Success with Ornamental Casting

The first step to casting a piece is to prepare the model you'll be basing the mold on. Models can be existing pieces or they can be something you sculpt from clay, wood or stone yourself.A How To feature that offers step-by-step instructions for casting statuary and other fine-featured pieces.

Bart Sacco & Kelly O'Brien
Jun 5, 2012
Decorative Concrete Tips: A sound foundation for your countertops

Decorative Concrete Tips: A sound foundation for your countertopsWhen blueprinting the process of forming cast-on-site counters, an important detail that's overlooked, is using the right material for the job.

John Kipp
Oct 31, 2005
10 Amazing Concrete Jobs

round concrete tea barOf all the lists we compiled for this special issue, this one was probably the hardest. It wasn’t because there were so few good jobs to choose from — quite the opposite.

Editors
Jul 7, 2015
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