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Vol. 13 No. 7 - October 2013

Artisan in Concrete: Cory Hanneman, Element7 Concrete Flooring

Cory Hanneman Element 7 Concrete

By Joe Maty
September 30, 2013
Flashy Mica Flake Attracts Concrete Artisans

Mica flake concrete flooring

By Joe Maty
October 1, 2013
Casting Thin Concrete Furniture with GFRC

Casting Thin Concrete Furniture with GFRC

The acceptance of glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) has inspired a current trend toward light, thin and delicate concrete furniture.

To illustrate what GFRC can do in furniture form, Jeffrey Girard of The Concrete Countertop Institute describes three projects — a table, a lounge chair and an S chair — that show off the strengths of the material.

By Jeffrey Girard
October 1, 2013
Plaza Uses Decorative Concrete to Educate People About Water

Concrete Mosaic

By Joe Maty
October 4, 2013
Concrete "Stone" and Sand Finishes in a Beach-themed Backyard

Concrete in a Beach Themed Backyard created using existing concrete.A backyard is dominated by a swimming pool with waterfalls, a rocky cliff look, and lots of concrete from the 1980s — far too much to remove the existing concrete and redo everything and is ready to be transformed.

By Chris Mayo
October 4, 2013
Improved Practices Make Better Polished Concrete School Floors

A high school in Yakima Washington with polished concrete floors in the hallway.On of the advantages of landing a contract for several polishing jobs is that the later ones can improve on the minor missteps of the earlier ones. A recent pair of jobs for the Yakima, Wash., School District is a classic case in point.

By Gail Elber
October 1, 2013
Vertical Polished Concrete Inspires Innovators

On the job site preparing to polish concrete vertically at a church.What do you do when your client asks for polished concrete walls? Not many contractors have responded to that request in the affirmative so far, but some are starting to ask, “Why not?”

By Amy Johnson
October 2, 2013
Densifier Tips and Tricks from the Field

Ground and polished concrete floor using a densifier exposes the inlayed metal pieces with stars.You’ve heard of densifiers. But let’s face it — much of what you’ve heard about them to date has come from densifier manufacturers.

By Joe Maty
October 8, 2013
Mastering Polishing Specifications for Success and Profit
By Jennifer A. Faller
October 8, 2013
Concrete Questions: The Acid Stain Looked Good at First ... What Went Wrong?

Concrete Acid Stain FailureWe then washed the floor with soap and water and removed almost all of the color. The floor now looks spotty and ugly. Why did all the color come off, and what can I do to make it look like it did before I cleaned the floor?

By Chris Sullivan
October 8, 2013
Movement, Contrast and Texture: Explaining Colored Concrete Options to Clients

Color in decorative concrete

By Troy Lemon
October 8, 2013
Consistent Concrete Yields Superior Stamping

Understand Concrete Mix and Placement

By Doug Carlton
October 8, 2013