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Vol. 10 No. 5 - July 2010

Artisan in Concrete: Bay Area Concretes Inc., Livermore, Calif.

These Bomanite veterans now boast two of their own product lines, as well as an impressive portfolio of achievements.

By Natasha Chilingerian
July 8, 2010
The Toy Box, Modesto, Calif.

A checkerboard-patterned floor was a natural choice for sprucing up the private garage of a racing enthusiast.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
July 8, 2010
How Contractors Handle Maintenance

Picking the right sealer. Teaching the client. Selling a plan. Contractors have several ways to make sure their projects — their calling cards — stay maintained, durable and looking great.

By Amy Johnson
July 8, 2010
Recipes: Terrific Terrazzo

Inspired by the rotors of the helicopters the client manufactures, this intricate, precise design shows off not only the contractor's technical aptitude but also terrazzo's design versatility.Our regular feature offers two step-by-step descriptions of unique floors that were created with good old terrazzo.

By Kelly O'Brien
July 8, 2010
Design Ideas: Retail Spaces

From department stores to convenience stores, decorative concrete is turning up in retail spaces across the country.

By Emily Dixon
July 8, 2010
Carlton's Corner: Beat the Heat with Evaporation Retarders
By Doug Carlton
July 8, 2010
the concretist: A Tale of Two Topping Slabs
By Mike Miller
July 8, 2010
Green Matters: Protecting Your Crew from Silica Dust and Lead
By William D. Palmer Jr.
July 8, 2010
Product Profile: SS DYE-namic from The Stamp Store
By Sue Marquette Poremba
July 8, 2010
Tools: Floats
By Chris Mayo
July 8, 2010
Final Pour: More Than a Cemetery
July 8, 2010
Iron Oxide: The Workhorse
By Chris Sullivan
July 8, 2010