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Vol. 13 No. 6 - August/September 2013

Materials Made for Concrete Color Restoration

Concrete Coloring material for driveway before and after.Just about any coloring material or tool can potentially be useful on a restoration job. However, some manufacturers have targeted this growing niche with specially marketed materials. Here are a few of those products, with some descriptions from their suppliers.

By Joe Maty
August 2, 2013
Carlton's Corner: Knowing When and Why to Say No

three older men discussing a serious matter concerning concreteAt first, everything seemed perfect as my salesman and I finished setting up our booth for the annual home design and remodeling show in Visalia, Calif. Our exhibit location was ideal, our stamp and stain samples strategically located. The weekend crowd was near maximum capacity and everything seemed ripe for booking plenty of new accounts.

By Doug Carlton
August 3, 2013
Introducing Carlos Perez of Custom Concrete Designs

Stained concrete floor in a color burst of rays coming out of a star.At just 34 years old, Perez is the owner and manager of Custom Concrete Designs Florida, in West Palm Beach, Florida. The relatively new business is making its mark in South Florida and beyond.

By Joe Maty
August 12, 2013
The Rewards and Realities of Concrete Color Restoration

One man's loss can be another man's gain, though, and so it goes in the decorative concrete business if restoration work has a place in the portfolio.Unlike a fine wine, decorative concrete does not always age well.

By Joe Maty
August 1, 2013
Perfect Fixes for Polished Concrete Floors

Prior to polishing a concrete floor, cracks are being filled with a two part epoxy

By Wade Christensen
August 13, 2013
Get the Rock Look With Epoxy-Bonded Stone Systems

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
August 23, 2013
Choosing the Best Mixer for Your Countertop Concrete

By Steven Miller
August 23, 2013
Concrete Questions: Why Is My Integrally Colored Concrete the Wrong Color?

We just had a large stamped concrete patio completed, and we chose a light buff integral color with dark tan release powder. The resulting color of the concrete surface looks entirely different from the color we chose -- it's more like an antique rose color. We just had a large stamped concrete patio completed, and we chose a light buff integral color with dark tan release powder. The resulting color of the concrete surface looks entirely different from the color we chose -- it's more like an antique rose color.

By Chris Sullivan
August 23, 2013
Tips and Techniques: Polishable Overlay Installation

The Nordstrom Rack clothing store in Aventura, Fla., contains 7,000 square feet of polished overlay, including this aisle. The project is the work of Creative Concrete Services, Lakeland, Fla. Photos courtesy of CTS Cement ManufacturingIn terms of decorative options, existing concrete slabs are limited to topical color systems. In many cases these coloration processes are subject to fading and wear and are sensitive in high-moisture environments. You’ll find more versatility in 3/8-inch concrete overlays. Not only do you have a choice of UV-stable integral colors, but you can also choose from several types of aggregates.

By Joe Zingale
August 27, 2013
Polished Floors Add New Dimension to Science Museum

By Joe Maty
August 27, 2013
Gloss Readings Help You Finish Floors That Shine
By Joe Reardon
August 27, 2013
Basic Facts About Colloidal Silica Densifier
By David Loe and Steven H. Miller, CDT
August 27, 2013
J.C. Penney Remodels Continue as Wave 3 Crests

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
August 27, 2013
How White Cement Can Help You on a Colored Concrete Job

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
August 30, 2013
Fixing Slippery Stamped Concrete Near Pools

The combination of pools and stamped concrete doesn't necessarily spell disaster. For one thing, when a stamped concrete surface near a pool is slick, a topical sealer, not the texture, is often the culprit. The combination of pools and stamped concrete doesn’t necessarily spell disaster. For one thing, when a stamped concrete surface near a pool is slick, a topical sealer, not the texture, is often the culprit.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
August 30, 2013
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