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.
Enliven exterior concrete with brilliant color and lasting protection with Acryl Pen, a premier stain and sealer for broom-finished or textured concrete.
Unlike a chalk line, the tape always provides a visible line to follow. Scoring tape extends between two points and adhere's firmly to the surface. Once the tape is in place, simply following the black line with the saw to produce a clean, straight line.
Once the general public realized there could be more to concrete than broom finishes and exposed aggregate, they wanted it; contractors and suppliers hurried to meet the demand.
Stamping concrete is a process of stretching the surface of the hardening concrete to create a unique indented pattern/texture on an otherwise ﬂat surface.
Surfaces are protected from discoloration caused by air pollution and the damage caused by freeze-thaw cycles, carbonation, grafﬁti, and pedestrian and vehicular-borne substances.
Densifier stops the deterioration and improves the integrity of the concrete. For new concrete, it is used as a cure. For older concrete, it can be used as a "densifying" sealer under the decorative overlayment.
In Las Vegas the tendency might be to look up at all the bright lights. But if that's all you do, you're likely to miss some exceptional magic right under your feet. In the glitzy theme world of Las Vegas, concrete is everywhere.
Planned carefully, skins will make your job a distinguished work of art. New-and profitable-tricks can be learned by old dogs, including concrete and contractors. Texture skins and color release chemicals are changing the look of concrete.
Producing concrete that mimics natural stones is art in a cementatious medium and overlapping texture skins is one of the crucial techniques. Completely counter to the precise alignment of stamps, skins must be placed randomly so their impressions imitate the irregular looks of natural stone materials.
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.
Do you know how to prevent concrete cracks in the corners of a fresh pour? Doug Bannister has a tip that just might make your day.
A painted concrete surface is just that — an opaque painted surface. Staining doesn’t deliver a specific color because it is a reactionary process. The concrete itself actually gives you the final look. Depending on how old the concrete is and the condition it is in when you start out can make a lot of difference.
The recognition of the name L. M. Scofield comes from more than 85 years in the industry, creating high standards for products that form a virtually unlimited menu for coloring and texturing concrete.
The concrete has cured for at least 28 days, the surface has been cleaned thoroughly, and the contractor is ready to start applying the acid stain. Or, is he? Did he prepare to do the job safely? Is he wearing the proper personal protection?
Use of various colors produce a more two dimensional (or realistic) look. They help to blend concrete to the environment or distinguish it from other construction materials.